Carnival Pride 50th Anniversary Let Down: Carnival Pride Cruise Review by 2OregonGuys
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Carnival Pride 50th Anniversary Let Down
Destination: Mexican Riviera
Embarkation: Los Angeles
Now it gets even better. Dining it's all that we live for on the cruise ships. My partner and I have enjoyed wonderful new friends and wait staff on previous trips and had talked up the great dining room experience with all the family. Then table 105 came onto the horizon. Pride table from hell. For us anyway. Have you ever seen the movies where they are slopping the hogs and throwing stuff everywhere... well welcome to our reality. Oink Oink. Imagine if you will 14 of us... dressed to the nines... planning for months to really have some fun... then the lights dim and... well our waiter arrives. I think he was ready for a day off about a year ago. I won't go into too much detail only to say... wow... service was absolutely unacceptable. The funny thing... really I'm a nice guy... but wow. Oh and I did have a word with the Maitre d' but he wasn't in the mood to help the customer. But the good news my partner and I did save well over 200 dollars that we tipped Bianca last year! Thank you Carnival Glory... you did it right. Shame on you Pride. Oh the food well lets just say... maybe eating out isn't such a bad idea if you can wait for the port calls! Sub-standard. Really we are nice guys!!!
To the positive... our room steward was "nice"... not exceptional. Really for the money spent and all the people we brought onboard... money would have been better spent flying to Maui for a week. Shoulda Woulda Coulda. Oh and even tackier they didn't give us our fuel supplement back even though it was under 70 dollars a barrel except for 1 of the 25 days.
Ok ports of calls were great... love Mexico and the wonderful people. They really treat you well... like they appreciate you being there... **take note Carnival**... spa was nice... friendly staff.
But now... let's talk photo employee... his name that of an emergency vehicle... he is the most rude retail person I have ever encountered. I was with my Mom during a transaction and thank goodness I was because he was very rude. I complained to a fellow photo employee and he said the manager was aware. Well maybe the rude employee should be doing something else besides waiting on customers buying hundreds of dollars worth of photos... just an idea.
The only above and beyond bright spot on the entire cruise... and I do mean onboard... was Brian the country singer. He learned my parents favorite song and sung it to them when they came out of the dining room on their Anniversary night. Thank you Brian... you made their cruise experience memorable.
Overall F minus for our experience but because of Brian we will give the Carnival Pride a D. Do wish you better luck. Oh and again... Thanks... Mary. Less
Not all that much to be proud ...
Great time aboard the Pride!