Carnival Pride Cruise Review by Lauren19: First Time Cruiser Review
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First Time Cruiser Review
Overall the trip was fine. The food was amazing. I will say that I won't travel out of Baltimore again. It's 2.5 days until you get to another port and it's cold and windy the whole time. I knew it wasn't going to be sunny and warm in February, but I underestimated how much the weather impacted what you can do on the ship.
We didn't do many of the shows, but the variety show was fun. There's not much to do in the morning and the middle of the day when you're on the boat. Honestly I was lame and didn't stay up late enough to go to the comedy shows at night. We went to the Ivory Piano Bar one night, which was very entertaining. The tough part there was that there are zero smoke-free bars on the ship, which really bothered me.
We did spend a lot of time in the spa and gym. I'll start with the spa first. Absolutely every experience was wonderful. I got my hair done on the first elegant night, and a massage on the last day of the cruise. The gym was fine as well. More Running on the treadmill is a little challenging when the boat is rocking back and forth so much, but it's doable. There's an area for free weights but a good area to simply stretch. Less
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Port and Shore Excursions
The only reason I didn't give Freeport a 5 is because there wasn't nearly enough time there.
Back in town we went to dinner at Conch Fritters. I had the roasted chicken which was HUG. Also be sure to try Kalik, the local beer. Very tasty. And of course no trip to Nassau is completed without a stop at Senor Frogs. Great way to finish the night!
The airboats to see the alligators was really cool. Our guide knew the area so well and knew exactly where to take us to see the gators, and also knew the history of the land very well. After that we sampled some fried gator. Then two people from a wildlife rescue place were there to show us some snakes, a turtle and a gator. They were INCREDIBLY interesting and my favorite part of the day. We even got to hold the animals in exchange for a donation to their rescue fund.
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