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Carnival Pride
Carnival Pride
Member Name: SEFnSPF
Cruise Date: January 2014
Embarkation: Baltimore
Destination: Bahamas
Cabin Category:
Cabin Number: 6277
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Member Rating   5+ out of 5+
Dining 5+
Public Rooms 5+
Cabins 5+
Entertainment 5+
Spa & Fitness 5+
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions 5+
Embarkation 5+
Service 5+
Value-for-Money 5+
Rates Not Rated
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Carnival Pride is Worth the Price of Admission

This was by far the best vacation experience my sweetheart and I have had! We left the snow of the Northeast on a Sunday afternoon and never looked back. First of all, be sure to get the "Faster to the Fun" for $49.99. The cost covers the entire traveling party and it is better than a FastPass at Disney. The Pride was a magnificent vessel. The customer service was lights out from the moment we stepped into the terminal until we got off.

Our cabin was fantastic and we will never sail again without a balcony. The views are breathtaking and it allowed for some very relaxing moments. The ship had many activities and our photo even ended up on the Wall of Fame from the first elegant night dinner. The steakhouse was well-worth the $35 per person. We are big Ruth's Chris fans, among other nice steakhouses and this one ranks in the top 5. The waitstaff was very attentive and they don't start your next course until you are almost done with the previous one. Everything was tasty and hot off the grill.

Our ports of call were Port Canaveral, Nassau and Freeport. I would suggest renting a car in Port Canaveral and making the 1-hour drive to Orlando yourself. We paid 50 bucks for our rental and had a great time. I personally wouldn't pay the almost 200 bucks for the theme park excursion. Freeport is way nicer than Nassau and the locals are less aggressive in the market. We had a blast, enjoyed many tours and drinks and our final bill was about $700.00 including pictures.

Be sure to pack a power strip because outlets are very limited and don't forget bottled water and a 12-pack of Coke or juice. The only free drinks were water and diabetes-inducing lemonade :)...

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Publication Date: 02/16/14
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