Coasting to Florida

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Our cabin
Monday morning and the Pride was in the Atlantic. The Captain's Noontime announcement informed us the ship was 15 nautical miles off Cape Hatteras. It proved to be a rough day at sea. Waves were high and the ship was pitching quite a bit. The swimming pools were closed as water sloshed all around. The ship seemed empty. I surmised many passengers stayed in their cabins. The motion did not affect Susan or I and we were out and about, for there was much to do in the two sea days to Port Canaveral.

Bingo and Trivia were offered, though they did not seem to be quite as popular on the Pride as on previous cruises. Afternoon Tea was held in the main dining room.
Choppy seas from our cabin window
Monday afternoon was a CruiseCritic.com meetup for the "Roll Call" Board for this cruise. About a dozen of those who had posted messages on CruiseCritic met in one of the lounges and we introduced ourselves and exchanged information about planned port activities. The first sea day was also Cruise Elegant Night (Formal Night).

Tuesday, the second sea day, dawned much clearer and calmer.  More passengers were seen, the covers came off the Lido pools, and the Atlantic Deck open promenade was opened. It was in interesting makeup of fellow cruisers and a bit different vibe than summer cruising. There were about equal parts university students on Spring Break, families with children, couples of varying ages, and Senior Citizens.

Tuesday was the Destination Shopping presentation with shopping tips for the Bahamas.

Carnival Pride really shone in its entertainment department. There were three different production shows during the cruise with singers and dancers and elaborate scene changes. Full use was made of the Taj Mahal Lounge's rotating stage and stage elevator. Unfortunately, photography of the production shows was not permitted, so I cannot show an example.  Two comedians and a ventriloquist (who managed to make his characters sing a duet) also entertained passengers.


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Our cabin
Our cabin
Choppy seas from our cabin window
Choppy seas from our cabin window
Entertainment on the Lido Deck
Entertainment on the Lido Deck
Ice carving demonstration
Ice carving demonstration
Ice carving demonstration
Ice carving demonstration
Completed carving
Completed carving
Afternoon Tea
Afternoon Tea
Afternoon tea service
Afternoon tea service
Afternoon tea service
Afternoon tea service
Captains reception
Captain's reception
Taj Mahal show lounge
Taj Mahal show lounge
Taj Mahal show lounge
Taj Mahal show lounge
Mughal mural at the Taj Mahal show…
Mughal mural at the Taj Mahal sho…
Cruise Director Jamie
Cruise Director Jamie
Carmival Pride Band
Carmival Pride Band
Ventriloquist
Ventriloquist
Towel animal (rabbit)
Towel animal (rabbit)
Sunrise over the Atlantic
Sunrise over the Atlantic
Entrance to Butterflies Lounge
Entrance to Butterflies Lounge
Bingo in Butterflies Lounge
Bingo in Butterflies Lounge
Destination shopping presentation
Destination shopping presentation
Bahamas shopping tips from Jennifer
Bahamas shopping tips from Jennifer
Bahamas shopping tips from Jennifer
Bahamas shopping tips from Jennifer
Normandie Dining Room
Normandie Dining Room
Normandie Dining Room
Normandie Dining Room
Cruise Elegant Night
Cruise Elegant Night
Waiters Dance
Waiter's Dance
Carnivals signature Warm Chocolat…
Carnival's signature Warm Chocola…
Towel animal (Koala)
Towel animal (Koala)
Carnival Pride at night
Carnival Pride at night
Atlantic Ocean
photo by: Andy99