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Our Carnival Pride Spring Break cruise - 4/5/15 (with pics)

Jamman

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Here are some more towel creature pictures.....





The Red Frog Rum Bar.....







Time for my first Thirsty Frog Red of the day.....



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Jamman

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Today's Drink Specials.....



This was my view from my perch at the Red Frog Rum Bar.....



Ryan had gotten up, grabbed his breakfast, then joined me at the Red Frog Rum Bar. It's funny, but anytime Patti or Ryan wanted to track me down, they would check our account on the television, and find out where my latest bar charge was from. Works almost every time!!



Here are a couple of the larger towel creatures.....





Ryan finished his breakfast and went off to explore. After a couple more beers, I walked around the open decks taking pictures. Here is the Apollo Pool.....



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Jamman

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The hot tub at the Apollo Pool is already packed.....





A couple of views looking aft from Deck 11.....





The mini-golf, basketball court, and jogging track, are all located on Sports Deck 11, forward....



The basketball court was busy.....



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Jamman

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Looking out the glass windows in front down at the bow of the ship.....



Another view of the basketball court.....



A few more mini-golf pictures.....





A view of the retractable roof closed over the Venus Pool area.....



Outside of David's Steakhouse, looking forward on Deck 10 starboard side.....



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Jamman

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Looking aft on Deck 10, starboard side.....



The Twister Water Slide.....



A couple of Water Works views.....





A nice view of the funnel.....



Looking aft from Deck11 port side.....



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Jamman

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The Green Thunder Water Slide.....





Green Thunder Water Slide rules.....



The Twister Water Slide rules.....



Looking aft over Serenity from the Water Works on Deck 11.....





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Jamman

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The Serenity area was fully occupied this morning.....







I hung out at Serenity until Noon, then went to meet up with Ryan and Patti for the first blackjack tournament of the cruise. Ryan and I would be playing, Patti would be there to root us on and take pictures. Here we are, waiting our turn to try and qualify for the finals.....



Here we are playing in a qualifying round.....





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nieciez

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What a wonderful pictorial review Jeff! Thank you for going to so much work on this. Now I can't wait till our 14 day Carnival Pride cruise next March! We too love sailing out of Baltimore and the Spirit Class ships. Can't wait to experience the 2.0 upgrades. Keep it coming :doubleup:
 

Jamman

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Looks like Ryan is all in.....



Ryan didn't have enough chips to qualify.....



It looks like I'm deep in thought.....



I have enough to be the second highest qualifier at this point, but will it hold up?





Ryan is going to take another shot at qualifying.....



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Jamman

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What a wonderful pictorial review Jeff! Thank you for going to so much work on this. Now I can't wait till our 14 day Carnival Pride cruise next March! We too love sailing out of Baltimore and the Spirit Class ships. Can't wait to experience the 2.0 upgrades. Keep it coming :doubleup:
Thanks Denise!! As you know, the Pride was a GREAT ship before, she's even BETTER now!! :biggrin:
 
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Jamman

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Ryan gave it his best shot, but came up short. He'll get another shot on Saturday.....





After all the qualifying rounds were completed, I wound up as the third highest qualifier.....



The Final Round is about to start.....







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Jamman

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The blackjack tournament finals……





I busted out after 3 rounds. I have no chips left in front of me…..



The Dr. Seuss parade is forming in the Renaissance Atrium Lobby. They will be marching to the Taj Mahal Show Lounge for story time……







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Jamman

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The Dr. Seuss parade continues to form in the Atrium Lobby.....



Here comes Thing 1 and Thing 2.....



CD Jase getting the parade started.....



Things 1 & 2 lead the way.....



Once they arrived at the Taj Mahal, Jase had all the kids sit up on the stage. Here Jase is getting ready to read.....



The Cat in the Hat makes an appearance.....



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Jamman

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The Cat in the Hat and CD Jase are looking for volunteers to help out with the story…..



Some of the volunteers…..



Jase is reading the story, which is then acted out by the volunteers…..





Patti told me that children of all ages enjoyed this event.

Afterwards, Patti and Ryan hung around to play that afternoon’s Bingo session. They didn’t have any luck this time. I hung around the casino and played blackjack for a few hours, and wound up winning $150. I stopped and had a couple of Thirsty Frog Red’s at the Red Frog Pub, and soon it was time to head to dinner.

Patti started out with the French onion soup, followed by an order of chicken quesadeas…..



I started out with an order of shrimp cocktail, followed by an order of spring rolls. Patti and I both tried the much maligned meat loaf. It was ok, but not as good as Mom used to make…..



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Jamman

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I also ordered the seafood pasta, which was a bit dry, but not to bad.....



Ryan of course is a chicken lover, so the fried chicken was right up his alley.....



For dessert, Patti had the lemon cake.....



While I had the cheesecake.....



This was not my best meal of the cruise, but I wouldn't go hungry. I reminded our waiters that we would be dining at David's Steakhouse tomorrow, so they wouldn't be "worried" about us. Lol. Tonight, Ken sang another Sinatra tune "Fly me to the Moon"......





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Jamman

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Tonight, the waiters and guests danced to "Low, low, low".....





After dinner, Patti wanted to do a little shopping, then check emails, before calling it a night. Ryan and I made our way to the casino for another session on blackjack. I won about $50 dollars, but Ryan took it on the chin for $200. He plays well, but if you don't get the cards it doesn't matter. He's still way ahead of the game.

We made our way over to Punchliner's (Butterflies Lounge), for the 11:00 pm show starring Jim Young. He was pretty good, and we enjoyed the show.

Back to the cabin where we found tonight's towel creature, along with our invites to the VIFP party. Good Night!!!







Coming up next: One of our favorite ports of call, Grand Turk!!
 
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Jamman

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I was up at 6:30 am, hoping to get some sunrise shots, and was not disappointed.....







It was a beautiful day. Sunny, warm, and the seas were calm once again.....



Land Ho!! Grand Turk is fast approaching.....



Good as time as any to head up to the Blue Iguana Cantina and get myself a breakfast burrito. I brought it back to the cabin and ate it out on the balcony.....



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Jamman

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As I enjoyed my burrito and coffee, these were the views we had as we sailed into Grand Turk.....













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Jamman

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We are almost at the dock.....



Welcome to Grand Turk. It sure is good to be back here.....



The dock workers are waiting for us to come in.....



They are securing the lines.....





Now, the beach is deserted, It won't be much longer.....



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