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Age: 53


Number of Cruises: 1

Cruise Line: Carnival

Ship: Carnival Pride

Sailing Date: 2010-03-28

Itinerary: Bahamas

This cruise was a great first cruise experience. Yes, the shp's decor is dark, but, that is the period it is modeled after. The food was great. The service by our watiters, Olaf and Putru were excellant. I could not have asked to be taken care of any better. They were always smiling and kind. The cruise director Kirk was funny and upbeat. The shows were great.

One thing I caution you about is the soda card. We purchased the soda pass for $42.00 each. It was very difficult to find someone to bring you a soda during lunch and dinner. You pretty much had to go to the bar and get it yourself. If you were purchasing the soda on your Sail and Sign card you received the whole can. If you used your soda pass, you only got a glass full with a lot of ice. They also would not let you get more that one at a time. Not a good investment.

The breakfast and lunch food were acceptable. However, the dinners were excellant. A delicious, well prepared variety to pick from. Never had a bad meal.

Our stateroom was large enough for myself, my husband and our 15 year old son. It was bigger than I had anticipated. There was plenty of storage and the balacony was quite comfortable.

Alot of onboard activities to chose from. My 15 year old son was not to crazy about Club 02. He is not into the night club theme. Instead, he chose to spend alot of time at the basketball court. Which was fine with us. The bingo was quite pricy. We still played, but, we never won. We had fun partcipating in the different games such as Family Fued and trivia.

We did the Airboat and Alligators in Port Canavral. It was disappointing. The airboat ride was short and it took you only a short distance into the river, which was just off the highway. However, we did see 4 gators sunning themselves. The animal and reptile show put on at the camp was intersting. The camp is far from luxurious.

In Nassau we paid for the Aquaventure at Atlantis. However, we decided not to swim and spent about 2 hours walking around and exploring Atlantis on our own. We then had lunch at the Atlas Bar and Grill. It was pricey, $100 for the three of us and we did not have any alchohol. Although, it was very good. We then headed back to the town of Nassau and spent a few hours shopping and walking around the town. Just a note, I would come in before it got dark and would not go alone.

In Freeport, we did not plan and exvcursion and after waking to find us docked in an industrial harbor, I wish we would have. Not much to do but shop across the street were every vendor had the same merchandise.

Our cruise started off great on Sunday, only to wake on Monday with 100 foot swells. The boat was very rocky and many, many people were ill, including myself. So much so, that I missed the Captain's Dinner that night. The only night they served lobster. We later found out that they had tornados in North Carolina which made the ocean so rough. It was smooth sailing from Tuesday until our return on Sunday.

I would not give a previous reveiwers' comments much credit. We had a wonderful time and had none of the problems she encountered.

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