Sunday, February 23, 2014

Cruising on the Carnival Pride, Day 1, 2/23/14

Being terribly tired of Winter, I booked a last minute cruise out of Baltimore 4 days before sailing. I got a screaming deal on Carnival, $680 for an extended balcony cabin on deck 8 for one person for 7 days. Under $100/nt for an oceanfront hotel with all you can eat food & room service. How can you beat that??

On previous cruises I had often felt like I had to be one of the first ones on the ship.  Carnival even offers priority boarding & some other perks for $50.  I decided not to bother....after all, did I *really* need an extra hour at the buffet trough?  :-)   Turned out to be a good decision, the ship was late, so I woulda paid $50 to be on 15 minutes sooner.

2/23/2014 12:29:54 PM

I headed straight to my cabin to see if it was ready, and it was.  Dropped my carry-on & went up one deck to the Lido deck for lunch.

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The ship sailed an hour late.  I was sad as I'd been looking forward to seeing a little of the Bay scenery.

2/23/2014 6:15:19 PM

2/23/2014 6:16:52 PM

Everyone seemed to think it was too cold. :-)

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David's Steakhouse

2/23/2014 6:40:16 PM

David's Steakhouse

2/23/2014 6:40:25 PM

David's Steakhouse Chef's amuse bouche

2/23/2014 6:53:23 PM

Crabcake appetizer

2/23/2014 7:00:50 PM

Crabcake appetizer

2/23/2014 7:00:54 PM

Tomato Gorgonzola salad

2/23/2014 7:10:47 PM

Grilled Lobster. Dining at David's was an add'l $35 charge, well worth it.

2/23/2014 7:39:24 PM

Chocolate sampler dessert. Oh, and a little coffee drink. :-)

2/23/2014 8:27:12 PM

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