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Carnival Pride is a large ship, carrying 2680 passengers and 910 crew, and sails from Baltimore, Maryland and Tampa, Florida.

Price: $     Size: L     Refurbished: 1 yr ago    

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Beautiful Carnival Pride

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Very nice ship. Room 7291 had extended balcony as there were 3 of us, however they would only allow 2 chairs out there. Had wet carpet for 3 days which they cleaned and put big fan in our room after they cleaned it. They gave us credit on our shore account for the inconvenience. Generous of them. Service and food were great.  There were times we wanted to be in room but housecleaning wanted to clean 2ce a day. We said we did not want them 2ce a day, but they were adamant. They asked we vacated the balcony one day for cleaning, which we did. But they never cleaned it. We prefer sitting on shaded private balcony then out with so many  other people. 

This cruise was mostly elderly people, few kids. Clubs and bars were quiet.  Drinks on the ship are high, the specials are one dollar of a $11.50 drink.  And the mixed drinks are small.  It would be nice if they had a more affordable alcohol program.  There has to be a lot of profit in a drink.  Late night dining is just to late, 8:15.  Early dining and anytime dining were full.  Seems ships are trying to get people to go to specialty restaurants.  Ship is cutting corners, but some of that is ok. No table cloth except for formal nights, staff doesn't put napkin on lap or pull out your chair. I'm ok with that. At buffets staff no longer brings you drinks. It is all self serve. No robes in room unless you request.

Carnival does a nice job. We liked the Pride a lot. 

 

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Stick with Royal Caribbean or Norwegian

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My biggest complaint with Carnival is the food. The quantity and quality are both lacking. Unless you want an ok pizza everyday, there are no options from 3-6 pm. So in other words when you board the ship around 4 everyday you cannot get a decent meal for another two hours (decent is a generous description). My daughter is a very picky eater but she looooves tacos. She was beyond excited to learn that there was a taco bar and vowed to eat there everyday. Because they close at 2:30 everyday she was only able to eat there once on a sea day and hated it, no ground beef for tacos?!?!?!?!

My second complaint with Carnival is the lack of entertainment. However, the few shows that they did provide were pretty good. This is certainly not a family oriented cruise as I would estimate the vast majority of passengers were between 50-70. There were 42 passengers under the age of 21 on our cruise.

 

We have been on both Royal Caribbean and NCL and would highly recommend either over Carnival!

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10 days in Paradise.

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Let me start by saying that we are both over 65, living on a fixed retirement income.  We try to save enough each year to go on one cruise.  We do not expect perfection.  And shop more at Wal Mart and K Mart then Sak's or Macy's.  That being said we may have less expectation of everything being "wonderful" and more understanding that life is life and life happens.

We spent 10 days seeing parts of the world we have never seen before while getting treated like royalty.  Not a fan of the new dining menu, but we cannot normally afford to go out to eat three meals a day for 10 days.  Some meals were not hot, the morning buffet scrambled eggs tended to be a little runny, but we got to eat them in Paradise.  How lucky we are!

The ports were all good.  The only real complaint would be the hair braiding woman in St. Lucia.  These ladies would not take no for an answer.  Booze is St. Kitts was incredibly cheap.  Excursions were varied and everyone should be able to find something they will enjoy.  The buses were often filled, so if you have cloustaphobia or don't like people, avoid bus excursions.  Sit back, relax and enjoy.  If there is road work which holds you up, enjoy it.  All the beaches we went to were nice and clean and vendors generally accepted no and moved on.  Shopping was generally very friendly and prices were reasonable.

We love the Pride and though there are signs of her age, but she is still comfortable and the crew is great.  They work overtime keeping her neat and clean and making sure that the passengers are having fun (though there will also be someone to complain, it's their nature).

Complaints:  Pizza Pirate.  There has got to be a better way to do this!  I guess we get used to instant gratification but I hate waiting 10 minutes for a slice of pizza.  

          Smoking.  But not what you think!  My wife is a smoker, doesn't make me happy but she is addicted.  They have closed off smoking except for maybe 40 seats on the Starboard ship forward on deck 9 and maybe 20 loungers on deck 10.  There are 6 tables and half a bar in the casino (for non-gamblers).  All these areas are always full!  Tells you how many smokers are on the ship.  When she could smoke on the balcony of our cabin, there were never any problems.

If you have any specific guestions, do not hesitate to ask me.  I will give you an honest answer.

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Older Ship but Great Crew

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This ship has a mix of various years of decorating style.  At first I did not like the interior areas of the ship.  The crew and the shows made up for the odd interiors of the ship.

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January journeys cruise

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The ship is beautiful.   A lot of retired folks on this cruise.  Not a lot to do on sea days during day.  Excellent dining room staff.  Maitre'd was best we ever had. 

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11 days at sea

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We booked last minute, but we still have  a good time.  We missed the white table clothes and the extra attention that the waiters used to do.  We were give back our dirty salad forks to use for the main meal.  Our bread and water was just placed on the table - no longer served. The shows continue to go downhill.  

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A beautiful ship, with an outstanding staff and crew, wonderful food, many great activities on board, interesting stops and excursions. Cabin attendants did a great job. Waiters WAYAN and LEONARDO at table 102 were very good. Attentive to all our desires. Service was as good as anyone would want. Rather difficult to initially sign on for internet access. No one near the terminals to provide assistance. BUT, Nebojsa from Guest Services was MOST helpful in resolving internet issues. Without his help, I'm not sure I would have ever gotten on.

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Nice itinerary to Southern Caribbean

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The 11 day cruise was a nice length and they were new islands for us.  Our Oceanview room was very comfortable, not like on some ships where you have to walk sideways around the bed.   And there was a full-size sofa.

 We liked the variety of food options on the Lido deck for lunch and dinner, but the food was not desirable the night we ate dinner there.  Opted instead to eat the rest of our dinners in the open seating dining room and asked for a sharing table with Dean and his assistants.  They were great!  Chopsticks and Guys Burger Joint and the dessert selections on on the Lido deck were favorites.  We heard a lot of good reviews about David's Steakhouse.  

We were disappointed in the selection of activities on our at-sea days, especially since there were six, however, the shows and comedy club were terrific!  The cooking demonstration, grand buffet, and galley tours were nice.

Our room steward Kurt kept our cabin in perfect order and the rest of the ship was clean and comfortable.  We especially liked the high back seats in the Taj Mahal theatre and lounges.

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Carnival Pride

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Awesome cruise! The staff was extremely friendly and accommodating. The dinning room met my special diet needs in advance and made sure I was satisfied.

If there was one thing I could change, it would be allowing smoking in the pool area.

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Love the Pride

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Consistent great service on Pride.  Love the food and drink options.  Julius Caesar in the main dining room was the best waiter.  Ken Byrne, singing Maitre d spoiled us with a great show 

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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.

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.

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

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