5 Oct 2009
Taylor Sailor Enjoys His First Days On The Carnival Pride
Well Taylor Sailor on got on to the Carnival Pride yesterday October 4th, 2009 and was instantly welcomed aboard by old friends and all of the staff he meets on the ship itself. The check in process for Carnival at the Baltimore Cruise Terminal was very easy and fairly fast. There was a bit of a line when Terry and he signed in but the line moved quickly. One we were on board we were able to go to the beautiful blue Mermaid Grill on deck 9 and enjoy a delicious buffet lunch – decisions, decisions, decisions. There was such a wide selection it was hard to decide but it was all really good.
After our luggage was delivered to the room, we unpacked and had time to roam around a bit to see more of the ship. Terry and Taylor Sailor met up with the staff of Cruises, Inc. in the Raphael room where we both got checked in for the cruise conference. After Muster, Terry and Taylor Sailor went to a reunion meeting with our Rising Stars friend from Cruises, Inc. We all gathered at the adult only aft pool and reconnected.
It was REALLY exciting when the ship cruised under the Bay Bridge – from our angle Terry and Taylor Sailor agreed that the Carnival’s signature Whales Tail looked like it passed under with just inches to spare – optical illusions are cool. We were advised there was plenty of space! Afterward it was back to the cabin to get dressed for cocktails and then off to dinner.
Cocktails were served to us in the Beauties Dance Club. What a great place to hang out, talk with old friends, meet new friends and enjoy the great atmosphere around us. We enjoyed a truly great dinner in the Normandie Restaurant where Terry and Taylor Sailor met with many new friends and ate lots of scrumptious dishes – including the Carnival Signature Creme Brule.
Taylor Sailor retired to the cabin after dinner.
Then Terry went off to the Welcome Aboard show in the Taj Mahal Theater. What a grand place! The Carnival Pride dancers and singers were wonderful and so was the band. Then we were entertained by a very funny comic named Carl Strong. Terry laughed so hard the cheeks on her faces hurt! After a full day we called it a night.
When Terry arrived back to her cabin, she found Taylor Sailor all tucked into bed for the night compliments of their cabin steward. Taylor Sailor did leave one chocolate for Terry to enjoy, left out for her on her pillow.
Today started early with breakfast in the Mermaid Grill. Lots of coffee made us wake up to attend our conference welcome session and classes and at 4:00pm Monday everyone attending the conference got together for a group photo – all 900 of us! Taylor Sailor is tired and wants a nap before this evenings festivities. Terry promised to let him rest , so we’ll catch up up more later while we sail on the Carnival Pride.