Carnival Pride—Baltimore round-trip to the Bahamas (Nassau, Princess Cays, Freeport)
December 2-9, 2018
Come join our intimate and super-friendly group of Daddies, admirers and friends aboard the Carnival Pride for another Daddy Cruise. This year, we make a dramatic escape from cold, snowy Baltimore and head to warmer weather in the Bahamas. We'll take advantage of low fares in between Thanksgiving and Christmas so just about anyone can afford to take a much-needed breather between the holidays. Added convenience: all our stops are in English speaking locales!
Exclusive extras for our group only:
We sail out of Baltimore on the Carnival Pride. With a covered pool, this ship will be perfect for our journey from the mid-Atlantic cold to the Bahamian warmth in December. CruiseCritic gives Carnival Pride 4 out of 5 stars overall. They love the Sanctuary, an adults-only quiet area that boasts its own pool, bar, hot tub and other facilities. The food is "very good" with a wide variety of menu items "from gorge worthy to spa simple; ample portions are presented beautifully." Carnival's low-carb menu is popular with diet-conscious passengers, but I favor Guy Fieri's Burger Joint—the best burgers at sea, or land! My other favorite is the Blue Iguana Cantaina—an upscale taco and burrito bar with all the fixings. New will be Bonsai Sushi—an Asian restaurant with authentic, fresh sushi. All this deliciousness is included in your cruise fare!
Our main hangout will be the Alchemy Martini Bar, where trained mixologists whip up concoctions on the spot—off the menu as well as newly created just for you! Afterhours, attend a stunning show in the grand Normandie theater, or head to the Punchliner Club, featuring top-notch comedians, different every night.
Once we get to the warm weather, you'll want to try out WaterWorks, Carnival's onboard water park. Beyond the usual pools and hot tubs, there's the Twister Waterslide—hundreds of feet of fast spiraling twists and turns to the pool below. Or, get wet with the Power Drencher—a huge bucket that dumps hundreds of gallons of water in one quick flip. The ultimate? Green Thunder—a dramatic 35-foot water tube drop that will simply take your breath away!
Day 1 - Baltimore
The fun begins the moment you board the Carnival Pride—which has been deigned from bow to stern for your fun and enjoyment. As we sail out of Baltimore, we'll gather for a hosted LetsCruiseAway Party where you'll meet your fellow cruisers and start making new friends right away. We'll slowly cruise the Chesapeake Bay before heading out to the open Atlantic.
Day 2 - At Sea
Our first full day is at sea. Relax, unwind and get into vacation mode. Lounge on your private balcony or near one of the pools, or maybe even find a quiet nook to settle in with a book. Want to be more active on your day at sea? Play bingo, work out at the gym, scale the rock climbing wall, watch a movie, dance all night, attend a cooking seminar, soak in a hot tub, watch a sunset (or a sunrise), crawl the rope walk, play trivia games, sing along at the piano bar, do some wine tasting, check your email or surf the internet, grab a snack, watch live entertainment, get lucky in the casino, indulge in a spa treatment, play bingo, go bowling (yes, on board!), catch a game in the sports bar, and on and on.
Day 3 - At Sea
Another fun filled day at sea. All that stuff you didn't do above? Today's the day to fit it in!
Day 4 - Princess Cays, Bahamas
Our first stop is Carnival's private resort, Princess Cays, where you'll enjoy an exclusive Carnival beach party. Lounge chairs, umbrellas, and towels are all provided on the 40- acre resort shoreline. So is a full beach barbeque lunch (no need to run back to the ship for free food!). Nature is the key feature if you want to get active: kayaking, fishing, swim with the dolphins and much more. Otherwise, relax and soak up the rays.
Day 5 - Nassau, Bahamas
The capital of the Bahamas, Nassau lies on a hilly island and is known for its beaches and off-shore coral reefs. Here's your chance to go snorkeling or scuba diving. Maybe swim with the dolphins or sting rays (they're safe!). Get the ultimate water park thrills at the Atlantis Aquaventure—140 acres of endless water fun. Less strenuous options include submarine rides and glass bottom boat rides. No matter how you do it, you will enjoy the tropical waters here!
Day 6 - Freeport, Bahamas
Not ready to go back to the cold, so one last stop in the Bahamas, this time Freeport. Like elsewhere, natural beauty abounds. Visit Lucayan National Park to see an extensive underground cave system, one of the largest in the world. They filmed 'Pirates of the Caribbean' on the beaches here (now if only Johnny Depp were going to be there to say hi!). Less touristy than Nassau, Freeport is where you can wander a bit to see the "real" Bahamas—shops, cafes, and bars all beckon.
Day 7 - At Sea
After all this, you'll be ready for another full day at sea, either to relax…or to energize one more time!
Day 8 - Baltimore
When we get back to Baltimore, you'll be relaxed and rejuvenated, all ready for end-of-year holiday madness!
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|Interior Double Occupancy||
Interior double occupancy cabins start at just $499 per person. You'll have your choice of 2 twin beds or one king bed, desk, flat-screen TV, private bath and shower. With no window, you won't have that pesky sunlight to hinder your sleep at any hour!
|Ocean View Double Occupancy||
Ocean View double occupancy cabins start at $679 per person. All the same amenities as above, but these cabins include a large window so you can see what's going on outside as we cruise along!
|Balcony Double Occupancy||
Balcony double occupancy cabins start at $789 per person. These cabins are slightly larger than inside cabins, and they are similarly appointed (beautifully!). And they each have a private balcony accessed by floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors so you'll enjoy a view from inside or outside of your cabin! Imagine sitting on your private balcony watching the lovely Chesapeake Bay—and later the Atlantic Ocean—pass by!
ROOMMATE Matchup Program—let me help you find a suitable roommate. $50 non-refundable matchup fee guarantees a roommate to help you save money. Please call for details.
Remember, prices include almost everything: your berth and transportation from port to port, onboard entertainment, onboard activities, most beverages (pay extra for alcohol and carbonated drinks), all your meals (including free room service!), all the Daddy Cruise extras, and much more.
Oh, and the government will be adding $126 tax per person to any rate, those bastards!
In years past, we've had guys from all over the USA, Canada, and even Portugal on our group cruises.
Join us! Make new friends, and have a blast. You're welcome here!
Limited space is still available for this exciting adventure. Email or call for more details.
|1||Sun, Dec 2||Baltimore|
|2||Mon, Dec 3||At Sea|
|3||Tue, Dec 4||At Sea|
|4||Wed, Dec 5||Princess Cays|
|5||Thu, Dec 6||Nassau|
|6||Fri, Dec 7||Freeport|
|7||Sat, Dec 8||At Sea|
|8||Sun, Dec 9||Baltimore|
Contact us and let's get started!
Brian Cole Miller