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Carnival Pride Review

4.0 / 5.0
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1563 reviews
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Panama Canal Partial Transit Out of Tampa

Review for Carnival Pride to the Panama Canal & Central America
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rodrig54
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Dec 2021
Cabin: Ocean Suite

My wife and I characterize ourselves as seasoned cruisers having been on over 15 of them over the years. We took a few years off but now that we retired, we're back at sea.

The cruise left Tampa on a Saturday and arrived back eight days later on a Sunday. We had taken advantage of a great casino promo code linked to our VIFP accounts and got an obstructed view balcony and a fair amount of fun-play cash for use in their casino. Ports of call were Limon, CR, a partial transit of the Panama Canal, and Puerto Maya, in Mexico. Otherwise quite a few days at sea.

Embarkation was somewhat quick but a bit chaotic. When you arrive at the terminal, more or less within your scheduled slot time, you're channeled through four x-ray scanners and then onto a large registration hall with over a dozen booths. It took about 20 minutes to navigate this and then wait just a bit more for our group to be called for boarding. Cabins were not ready for guests until 1:00 pm. Proof of a clean COVID report required to get on.

Cabin Review

Ocean Suite

Cabin was on the 5th level midship - 5235. It had an obstructed view with a life boat directly below the balcony. While not perfect, the boat was not a distraction at all. Being mid-ship it was an exceptionally easy walk down to the 2nd and 3rd decks to eat and be entertained. Could not have been planned better. Of course, steward was great with no issues.

Port Reviews

Costa Maya

A pretty structured shopping development clustered around a pool and the standard Caribbean shopping circuit

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