Carnival Pride Cruise Review by scgirlatheart: New Years Eve Cruise
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New Years Eve Cruise
My husband & I booked this cruise as a present to ourselves to celebrate our wedding anniversary. As our anniversary is on December 30th, this meant we would also be onboard for New Years Eve. This is our 4th cruise; prior to this we've cruised on Royal Caribbean's Navigator of the Seas once and Grandeur of the Seas twice. We've been to the western Caribbean, the Mediterranean, and most recently Canada/New England.
I'm in my late forties, and my husband is in his early fifties. My husband does have mobility issues and is unable to do much walking. We're not the most outgoing people, but enjoy just getting away and being able to relax. This was our first cruise without the kids.
Pretty much by the second or third day of the cruise, we had decided we would probably not cruise Carnival again. We both feel that Royal Caribbean is far superior in food, elegance, helpfulness and friendliness of the staff, and overall a better value for our money. Our Carnival cabin More did have more storage space, and it seemed the room had a better layout. Less
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Port and Shore Excursions
This tour was a complete waste of money. We had maybe a 2 hour tour of the island, which really doesn't have a lot to see. Our driver mostly drove us through neighborhoods pointing out celeb's houses. We were then dropped off at Our Lucaya for more shopping, but at this point I was done shopping.
We got to the meeting place a little early, so I left my husband in a coffee shop while I walked around and shopped. Our guide met us at the appointed place and time, and drove us all around the island. He was very interesting and since we were the only ones on the tour we were able to stop whenever we wanted for photos. He dropped us off for lunch at a restaurant where we enjoyed conch fritters and Kalik beer. We had another hour or so of touring before he dropped us off the at the port.
He also informed us that the company was going out of business and we were the very last tour that would be given. Shame since we enjoyed this so much.
It's a fun, quick cruise!
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