Not quite what we'd hoped for: Carnival Pride Cruise Review by Kween81
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Not quite what we'd hoped for
Destination: Mexican Riviera
Embarkation: Los Angeles
Like a previous reviewer, we found the waiters in the dining room to be pleasant and helpful, but the staff on the Lido deck (especially the women) were cold and rude. The hostess in the normandie dining room was snotty.
The Cabin stewards were very nice and on the ball. Our bed must have been made 3 times a day, and you have to love the towel animals.
The pools were tiny and freezing and you had to get out on deck before 8 am if you wanted a lounge chair.
The art in the hallways was atrocious (think pencil sketches of naked people) and done in the most hideous colors (lime green and orange).
The internet is 75cents a minute and is EXTREMELY SLOW (which is awfully convenient when you charge by the minute) and the phone is 6.99 a minute.
The embarkation and disembarkation takes FOREVER...think hours...
The cruise direction, Jeff Brrrronson (as he calls himself), is a total cheeseball and the entertainment, except for Jerome the comedian, was a joke (and not a funny one). I felt bad for some of the acts, as it was embarrassing to watch them bomb on stage.
The water on the ship and in the restaurants tastes like that dog was washed in it (why not when you charge 6$ for a bottle of H20) and the toilet paper was like sandpaper...ok, maybe now I'm getting nitpicky, but oh well! oh, yeah, and The hallways on decks 2 and 3 stunk like the toilets were backed up constantly.
We will cruise again, but definitely not on Carnival. This was my first cruise and, except for the dining room food, I was fairly disappointed. I wish I would have jumped over the excursion counter and strangled that unhelpful, rude, and uncompassionate jerk.
I wish I had done my homework before we spent so much money...hope this helps others... Less
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