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Carnival Pride Review

4.0 / 5.0
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1538 reviews
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Holy Ship on a Stick!

Review for Carnival Pride to the Mexican Riviera
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First Time Cruiser • Age 40s

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Sail Date: Feb 2009
Cabin: Premium Balcony (obstructed views)

Flew into Long Beach airport on Jet Blue. Quick $23 taxi to a hotel. We stayed for two nights at the Courtyard by Marriott prior to the cruise ($50/night on Priceline). Day of the cruise, we ambled to the supermarket within walking distance of the hotel, picked up a few bottles of wine (deciding at last minute to not use our rum-runners though liquor was available at the supermarket), and hopped a cab to the port (another $30).

Arrived at the port at 10:45am, had our luggage whisked away by two porters who were very happy to help ($5 tip). They pointed us toward the Queen Mary for check-in. We walked up to the counter in the Queen Mary with little-to no wait, and had our sign-and sail cards, and told to go to Zone 1 outside within minutes. When we walked to the area for Zone 1, we were told they had already left, and to head to the dome.

After security screening (where our bottles of wine could have been bottles of booze easily), we were on the ship within 15 minutes. Either things have vastly improved since other reviewers... or people area really to sensitive.

Cabin Review

Premium Balcony (obstructed views)

Cabin 9A

Cabin 8237, a 9A cabin. It was by far in the best location on the ship. Steps away from Mermaids, right next to the elevators (leading to the dining room directly below), adult pool right by. Simply fantastic. Hardwood floor entry, three chairs and a table on the balcony. Bathroom regular size, but all granite countertops and shower made it feel really nice, despite the normal size and no tub. (Do people really use a whirlpool tub on a cruise?) Some noise from the deck above, but nothing terrible. Never heard the elevators or anyone in the cabins next to us. Great big balcony.

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