Carnival Pride 2012 Cruise Part 2
Greetings from high above the Atlantic on the beautiful Carnival Pride. There isn’t quite as much to write about this evening compared to last night, but I will review our day a for you.
This morning we awoke around 7 am and thought nothing of getting up and heading to scope out a deck chair. We were still in summer cruise mode, I guess. When you sail on the second week of June from New York City like we are accustomed to doing you get used to having to nab deck chairs as early as possible. So basically Colton and I were upstairs and settled shortly after 7, which turned out to be a good hour ahead of the next earliest folks. It didn’t bother us though, he fired up the ipad and I my kindle and we settled in for a few hours of quality pool/reading time.
For some odd reason we decided to hit the hot tub once it opened rather than the pool which made our transition to the pool ridiculously difficult. The water was freezing! We stayed and played for a while, but the comfort of my book and a deck chair was calling my name. One of the twin pools on the Carnival Pride is covered by a retractable roof, making the actual weather almost irrelevant. That is until the gray dreary day resulted in some really rough seas. Sea sickness has never been an issue for me, but Steph is growing more and more susceptible to it. Her morning was a rough one and it probably took her til mid afternoon to recover.
So after pool/reading time Colton and I spent a good while just exploring the Pride. Having just been here last year, there wasn’t really much of anything new to see, but we had fun anyway. Its kind of funny having my 8 yr old perk up and say “lets find a bar.” I always buy the soda package and he has been killing the Sprites ever since.
The afternoon was full of what cruise ship life is all about. Naps and snacks. Well, you have to throw reading in there for me to because that’s a huge part of cruising for me.
By early evening we all got cleaned up for dinner which tonight was at the buffet. Formal night, or Elegant night as Carnival now calls it, usually means that we slum around at the buffet in our sweatshirts. We gave up dressing up on cruises many cruises ago, and I gotta say I really don’t miss it.
Probably the best thing I can say for Carnival these days is that their Punchliner Comedy Clubs rock! I’m not much for traditional cruise entertainment but we all love Comedians and the two tonight did not disappoint. I can’t tell you how good it makes you feel to sit there next to your son who is laughing hard for 45 minutes solid.
After the comedy show we hit the arcade for air hockey. Considering the sorry state of the NHL this year, air hockey is about the only hockey I’m going to see this fall. Colton shows improvement every year, but I still dominate the little guy. It’s always a good time.
Well, that’s about it for today. Lots of quality Cruise Ship Life which basically means snacks, naps, reading, and more snacks. With the exception of Steph being under the weather throughout much of the day, it was a good day at Sea.
A cold gray dreary day at sea. (still better than any day on land)
My vantage point for most of the morning.
One of Colton’s countless Sprites.
The Punchliner Comedy Club.