Carnival Pride

3.7 out of 5
Price: $ $ $ $     Size: L     Refurbished: 3 yrs ago    
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Carnival Pride is a large ship, carrying 2680 passengers and 910 crew, and sails from Baltimore, Maryland and Tampa, Florida.

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Never again

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
3 out of 5

Carnival 7 Night Eastern Caribbean cruise review

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Overall a fun experience.  The most fun was an independent excursion around Grand Turk on ATVs.  Unfortunately, due to weather our snorkeling excursion was canceled.  Half Moon Cay was a fun time for all!

Somewhat of a smaller vessel, little engagement opportunities for singles.

Would have preferred some additional staple food choices. 

Accommodations were comfortable and our cabin steward was excellent, as well as our ballroom waiter.

Too much sales activity going on, yet this seems to be the new way of the land when cruising.  Would also prefer some extended time in ports.

More focus on young adults activities as well as meet & greet opportunities would have been preferred.

Chair hogging is an issue on all cruise lines, something more efficient needs to be put in place so that all passengers have an opportunity to lounge by the pool areas.

All in all, we had a good time and I would recommend if you're looking for an affordable vacation opportunity.

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
1 out of 5

Never again

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We were so excited to take our very first cruise for our 30th wedding anniversary. Imagine our disappointment when food was left laying on the edges, only to be swept behind pillars, bathrooms were dirty and pieces of the ship were missing. We saved and paid a lot of money to be able to have this experience and have a wonderful anniversary.  Disappointed doesn't even begin to describe it. Attached is a picture of the outside of the ship with a piece of the roof missing.  I can't imagine ever wanting to cruise again, let alone on a carnival ship.  The Carnival Pride is nothing to be "Proud" of.

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
4 out of 5

Great staff horrible Taj Mahal shows.

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The Carnival Pride was a great ship.  We really enjoyed the dining room experience with our waiter Charlie.  Also our cabin steward Carlos was excellent.  We would have liked to have spent more time in the casino but the smoke was so thick we could not even get near the place.  Smoking in the casino should be banned the smoke was awful.  The shows in the Taj Mahal were not entertaining at all.  A lot of lip sinking and just ok choreographed dancing.  Hardly any props.  The show room was only about 1/4 the way full every night because it was so bad.  The comedians were great, there wasn't enough room for everyone to sit in Butterflies, maybe they should perform in the Taj Mahal.

 

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

Carnival Cares

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

There are a few things that stand out about our cruise.  The first is the wonderful portrait that was taken of my husband and I by Ivana, one of the ship's photographers.  It is better than any of our wedding photos (shhhh...don't my wedding photographer. lol)! The second is that Carnival does care about the well being of their guests.  Unfortunately, one of our excursions had to be canceled due to rough waters at our last port.  I imagine that was quite a financial loss for Carnival.  I was happy to see them put our safety ahead of profit for that day.  My only negative is that the Carnival Pride is an older ship and is in need of some repairs and cosmetic improvements.

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
3 out of 5

Balcony Room

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (young children)

Good entertainment.  OK food.  Balcony rooms are spacious and comfortable.  Terrible check in process took over an hour and half.  Stopped at Grand Turk, Half Moon and Freeport.  Freeport was terrible, would much rather gone to another beachy island, Grand Turk and Half Moon were beautiful.

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Wonderful Honeymoon!

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

We just loved cruising on the Carnival Pride! Our favorite part was that the staff was so friendly, courteous, and helpful. The ship was a lot of fun and it was great to just relax. Had an overall amazing experience.

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

1st time cruiser

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Singles/Friends

My favorite part was the unconditional attention from all the crew. It was nice to feel spoiled. I would only recommend that the debarkation process be changed. Instead of having us leave our staterooms by 9am and crowd the hall and Taj Mahal, maybe we could sit in our staterooms and wait to be called by Deck. This will free up the elevators and hallways. And I would most definitely recommend this cruise to others, matter of fact we are already looking at our next cruise.

 

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Amazing......food, service, ammenties, shows, Islands, exursions........

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This was mine and my daughters first cruise ever.  I think leaving from Baltimore is to long for us out to sea.  We both got sick, and we still can't shake the rocking of our bodies/head, 3 days later.  Of course Carnival can't control this.  This was an amazing experience.  Loved everything about it.  The food is unbelievable.  Authentic, and delicious.  Entertainment was great.  Cruise employees - host/hostess - just amazing.  They go way above and beyond.

What can I say about the Islands......just amazing. Beaches, food, service - outstanding.  Oh did I forget the shopping, lol.  Our tour guides in Turk on our Stingray and snorkeling excursion, all 3 of them were fabulous.  Patient with all of us.  Entertained the kids.  I will do this again, but out of Florida so I don't have to spend so much time on the boat.  Even though I did enjoy my boat time, relaxing, dancing, swimming, etc, I just couldn't shake the motion sickness.  You live and learn, next time, I'll have medicine, patch, bracelet or something for this.  Truly enjoyed meeting people from other areas, and countries.  Love

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Baltimore Carnival Pride

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Shows were excellent.                                                                                                                                                                                                                             great                                                                                                

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
5 out of 5

Excellent Cruise

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This was our second cruise on Carnival.  It was an excellent experience.  The entertainment was very good.  The variety of experiences was also very good.  The stateroom was very comfortable and the staff very attentive.  The meals were good with a good selection of options.

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Lido

The Lido Deck features The Gymnasium, Carnival Spa, The Look Beauty Salon, Apollo Forward Pool, Bar Venus, Venus Main Pool, whirlpools, Mermaid's Grille,...

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Promenade

The Promenade Deck features the lower level of the Taj Majal Main Lounge, Starry Night Jazz Club, Crystal Card Room, The Piazza Cafe, Sushi Bar, Perfect...

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Atlantic

The Atlantic Deckfeatures the second level of the Taj Majal Main Lounge, the Sunset Garden Interior Promenade, Nobel Library & Internet, The Chapel, Ivory...

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The Sports Deck includes Mini-Golf, a jogging track, David's Steakhouse balcony, the Kid's Pool, and waterslide entrance.

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RandyBomn
Contributor Level: Purser

A stateroom with a balcony is always a plus I think,and try their Rueben on Libido deck,one of the best I have had thepleasure to eat

travelers1964
Contributor Level: Third Mate

Don't buy the bargain sale watches with metal bands from the gift shop as there are no instructions on how to adjust the band (which are set for people with very large wrists). I was told to bring the watch to a jewelry shop when I get home to have the band adjusted.

akblack
Contributor Level: Purser

a stateroom with a balcony is a must and the cheeseburgers on lido deck were the best with the seasoned fries, the ice cream was a very great hit.

Cruises:
7 Night Bahamas & Grand Turk (Baltimore Roundtrip)
7 Night Bermuda (Baltimore Roundtrip)
7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Baltimore Roundtrip)
7 Night Bahamas & Florida (Baltimore Roundtrip)
7 Night Bahamas (Baltimore Roundtrip)

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Price

L

Size

Jan 2002

Built

3 yrs ago

Refurbished

2680

Total Passengers

2.95

Crew to Passenger Ratio

13

Number of Decks

1062

Total Cabins

28

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