I am also looking forward to cruising on the Pride Feb. 22! I have been spending hours on the computer researching the new ship, and the new Carnival cruise terminal in Long Beach. Two years ago we took our first cruise (husband and myself, he's 51 and I'm 44) on the Carnival Ecstasy for his BD on a 4 day cruise to Catalina & Ensenada. And we became hooked on cruising. Then last year, we went on the Elation (loved that ship!) with our 2 grown sons and my brother and sister-in-law, on the 7 day Mexican Riviera cruise. We loved it so much that we vowed to go back this year. Now my 24 year old son is getting married Feb 21st, and when I told him that I would send him on a cruise for their honeymoon, they said that they would like to go with us when we went! So, we are all going, and I can't wait! We are staying the night before the cruise at the Long Beach Best Western, they have a cruise package for $110.00 which includes free secured underground parking for the duration of the cruise, and free shuttle to and from the cruise terminal, and free continental breakfast. I am really looking forward to the new terminal, and early check-in on the Queen Mary. The only thing I'm not sure about is that we have guaranteed cabins on 8A deck, and since we won't be able to put our cabin number on the luggage tags, I don't know how that will work with early check-in, but I am sure I will find out when we get there! Anyway, sorry this is such a long post, if you would like to e-mail me please feel free, and have a wonderful cruise!
As far as I know, there is no limit on luggage, assuming you are driving to the port or the Long Beach vicinity. The rooms have plenty of storage, and you can stick your luggage under your bed(s). Are you part of the Cruisemates group?
You are a part of Cruisemates by posting on the boards. To get a group-deal you need to find the section for Cruisemates cruises. Hopefully, others can be more specific.
We just got a good deal with group rates on the ship. Capt Ron and I would certainly like to meet you. We lucked out and got an aft suite #5295. Those that I'm aware of include Marci and her mom in #6262, Harry and Art in #8277, Cruiseguy and Wife in #4228, and Mike L(our Host) in #8232.
You can go to the Board directory and you'll see Chit Chat in the lower left window. Pull it down and you'll see Cruisemates Cruises. Check out the messages for the Pride!
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