This is my first review and second ever cruise. So here goes:
Carnival Pride, set out from Long Beach, Los Angeles in late January 2009, right around the Chinese New Year.
CABIN At first we grouched about being on deck 7, assuming more spacious accommodations on deck 8, but realized we didn't have to deal with the band music and lawn chairs moved about every day on Lido deck. It was spacious, had a balcony, but only one outlet for all our electronics and oddly, the bathroom smelled faintly like sewage the entire trip. Horrid. Note that others wrote, the staff seemed burned out, and so it was. The balcony was not well swept, and we had to request soap/shower liquid although the bins were clearly empty. The phone direct call lines hardly worked, and the on board television entertainment system was clunky to navigate. So the biggest gripe was the sewage/pee smell, at least through Mazatlan. Yikes.