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

Discussion in 'Community Message Board' started by Jamman, Apr 25, 2015.

  1. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    Patti took a couple of the ship and me.....

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    I got one of Patti and the ship.....

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    Patti got one more of me.....

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    Sadly, it's time to get out of the water and dry off for a bit.....

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    To be continued.....
     
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  2. kpopperwell

    kpopperwell Well-Known Member Community Sponsor

    This is like being on the cruise with you. Can't wait for the next episode
     
  3. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    It was starting to get late, and slowly but surely the beach was becoming more deserted. We noticed that the group that had rented Villa "C" had departed, so we decided to go inside, take a tour, and take some pictures.....

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    On the first floor there is a hot tub. The bathroom is also on the first floor.....

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    This is the view from the hot tub.....

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    These are the loungers on the first floor porch.....

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    On the second floor you'll find a table and chairs, along with the counter area where the snacks are kept.....

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    To be continued.....
     
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  4. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    This is the view from the second floor of the Villa.....

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    This is the stairway back down to the first floor.....

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    Here's another view of the hot tub.....

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    Villa "C"......

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    Villas "A", "B", & "C".....

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    To be continued.....
     
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  5. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    It's now 3:30pm and the last tender back to the ship is at 4, so it's time to head back. Last look at Captain Morgan's and the Villas until we're back in July.....

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    Looking out, we can see a very full tender heading back to the Pride.....

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    I'm leading the way back.....

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    Another view of the I Wish I Could Stay Here Forever Bar.....

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    The Carnival Pride is out there waiting for us.....

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    To be continued.....
     
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  6. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    Here we are waiting for the last tender at the Rumrunners Bar.....

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    The HMC drink menu.....

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    Last call. The crew is packing up to leave.....

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    Patti took this view of the Plaza from the top of the wall......

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    The last tender is 4pm.....

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    Boarding the last tender of the day.....

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    To be continued.....
     
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  7. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    We head to the upper level of the tender because we know that the upper level will get off first. Here I am enjoying my last drink from HMC.....

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    From the upper deck you can get some good views as we begin to head back to the ship. Here's one of the Carnival Pride.....

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    I guess we'll see the finished work when we're back here in July.....

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    Here are our final views of HMC as we tendered back to the Pride.....

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    To be continued.....
     
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  8. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    We are approaching the Carnival Pride.....

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    Our balcony is in the middle of this picture on Deck 6.....

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    Looking up at the whale tail.....

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    Once back on board, I went up to Guy's Burger and got myself a "Ringer". Patti and Ryan went back to the cabin and ordered a room service snack of veggie platters, Caesar salad, and grilled cheese sandwiches.....

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    To be continued.....
     
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  9. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    We hung out in the cabin relaxing, and enjoyed a beautiful sunset, until it was time to head to dinner.....

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    Ryan is hungry and ready to eat.....

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    To be continued.....
     
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  10. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    I started off with two shrimp cocktails, and an order of tomatoes and mozzarella cheese.....

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    Patti started with the tomatoes and mozzarella, and we both had the lasagna.....

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    Ryan had the chicken noodle soup, and an order of the jumbo fried shrimp.....

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    For dessert, Patti had the apple pie, I had chocolate ice cream, and Ryan had orange and lime sherbert. Ken Byrne wowed the crowd with his rendition of "New York, New York".....

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    Ryan got up to dance with the waiters.....

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    To be continued.....
     
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  11. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    Afterwards, we all decided to head to the casino and gamble for a few hours. When all was said and done, I had lost $200, and Ryan had broken even playing blackjack. Patti was tonight's winner, winning $100, playing the slots. Way to go Patti!! We were exhausted from the day, so back to the cabin we all went. Tonight's towel creature was waiting for us.....

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    Also waiting for us was our Diamond invitation from the Captain, Francesco Borgogna.....

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    Coming up next: Our short, but very enjoyable stay in Freeport, or how to have a blast without leaving the pier area!!
     
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  12. connie seabee

    connie seabee Well-Known Member Community Sponsor

    Thanks for taking me on another tour of your cruise. You do such a fantastic job narrating, along with the amazing photos. I love all the pictures, especially the sunset photos.
     
  13. Krazy Kruizers

    Krazy Kruizers Holland America Specialist

    Have been enjoying your review and wonderful pictures.
     
  14. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    Our final port of call on this cruise is Freeport.....

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    We awoke at 6:30am and we were already alongside the pier in Freeport. The port area is very heavily industrialized, and is just not pretty at all. The sun is rising over the cargo containers.....

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    Looking forward from our balcony I can see an ambulance, and realized that it probably was the reason we had docked so early. I later found out that a crewmember had appendicitis, and had to be transported to the hospital.....

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    Here are a few shots of the port area taken from our balcony. Here is Senor Frog's.....

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    Some of the vendor stalls.....

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    A view of the shopping area.....

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    To be continued.....
     
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  15. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    Here are some more port views. The Freeport sign.....

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    I guess we are docked in the right place.....

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    We won't be leaving the port area today. Patti and Ryan will be getting off around 9:30 to do some shopping. I will be getting off around 11 to meet them at Senor Frog's for drinks and lunch. Here are Patti and I at breakfast.....

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    We all had omelets today.....

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    To be continued.....
     
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  16. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    After breakfast, Patti wanted to check emails, so I grabbed the camera and took some pictures. Here are some views of the Fun Shops.....

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    The Venus Pool.....

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    The Blue Iguana Tequila Bar.....

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    The Red Frog Rum Bar.....

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    To be continued.....
     
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  17. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    Here are some more port views taken from Deck 10. Another view of Senor Frog's.....

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    Shopping at the port.....

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    The forward gangway.....

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    The security gate where everyone must go through coming from and going to the ship.....

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    This is a long shot of the now defunct Bahamas Celebration, now laid up in Freeport.....

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    To be continued....
     
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  18. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    As I mentioned earlier, Freeport is an industrial port.....

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    This is the Grand Bahama Shipyard. This is where many of the Carnival ships go into dry dock.....

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    I made my way to Serenity, where I would hang out for a few hours, until I made my way ashore. Patti met me there to get the camera, and then she and Ryan debarked. Here is Ryan checking out the retail map.....

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    The Seaman's Rest Sports Bar.....

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    To be continued.....
     
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  19. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    The bow of the Carnival Pride.....

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    Looking up towards the Sports Deck.....

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    The Carnival Pride docked in Freeport.....

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    Looking up at the slides.....

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    The fountain....

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    The Welcome to Freeport sign.....

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    To be continued....
     
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  20. Jamman

    Jamman Carnival Specialist Community Sponsor

    A Reggae Band plays in the gazebo.....

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    Fat Tuesday's.....

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    Taxi information and rates.....

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    Senor Frog's.....

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    The House Rules.....

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    To be continued.....
     
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