Carnival Pride

3.7 out of 5
Price: $ $ $ $     Size: L     Refurbished: 2 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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5 Star rating!! Staff is stupendous!

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Contributor Level: Third Mate
5 out of 5

5 Star rating!! Staff is stupendous!

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This was my first cruise and I absolutely loved it! The staff on the Pride were outstanding! Everyone was friendly, quick to smile, say hello! and always glad to help you in any way!  Our cabin stewards (Randy & Tut) were the best - from always keeping the ice bucket full - to the towel animals and always remembering your name!  We went to David's Steak House and loved it!!! We went back two nights later!! Embarkation went smoothly - we had FTTF and were in our room enjoying the balcony as soon as we were on the ship!

Disembarkation went even faster - we were off the ship at 8:15 - through customs and at our gate at the airport waiting for our plane 45 minutes later!

Unfortunately we made a error in the time difference and almost missed the ship in Roatan - the Captain actually waited for us for 35 mins!  We were embarrassed but sooo happy.

I cant say enough about this ship and the people who work on her - we will be back!!

Thank you!

Jenny

 

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Contributor Level: Purser
3 out of 5

Service and ship left alot to be desired

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Overall we had a great time. The ship gave the appearance of being clean until you took a closer look. The windows were very dirty. The main walkways were clean but if you looked along the edges of the floor, they hadn't been cleaned in a while - they were black. The room was clean. We were notified that our balconies would be cleaned during our last day at sea. The plexiglass railing was cleaned about 3/4 of the way from the top. The rest was not touched. The ship had a terrible vibration throughout the entire cruise, except when in port.

The food was not very good. We only ate in the dining room one night. Shrimp in the shrimp cocktail were very small and warm. 2 of the 4 of us had steak. One was very overcooked, one was very undercooked. Our table waitress had an attitude and acted very stand-offish - as if we were an inconvenience. The buffet was ok - best meal was breakfast. 2 of the 4 nights we ate at the buffet had nothing we cared for. The Guy Fieri hamburger bar and Blue Iguana taco bar close early and aren't open during dinner hours so if you don't care for the dinner selections your only other option is pizza or deli sandwich. I read alot of really good reviews about the pizza. We weren't impressed. Mostly burnt and very thin crust. The deli offers the same sandwiches every day but they are good. The desserts are ok but not as good as they used to be. Fruit is always good. The midnight buffet is only a selection of about 4 items and is the exact same thing every night: ham and cheese sandwich, hot dog, chicken foccicia sandwich and the other item has slipped my mind. Room service was great.

We spent out last sea day on the 10th floor sundeck. There was only one person taking drink orders. When asked where all of his help was, his response was "that is what I would like to know". It took abut 25 minutes to get the drink I ordered after waiting almost 30 minutes to order it in the first place. 

Jessica in Guest Relations was the most unprofessional customer service person I have ever had the misfortune to be in contact with. After reporting a missing item from our room, she was very rude. When checking to see if the item had been found the next day, she was very nasty toward me and implied that I was lying. My 3rd encounter with her was the morning of our final island port. We purchased Faster to the Fun ($60 extra) and had an early shore excursion - not booked through the ship. We had to get off the ship as soon as possible to make it to our pickup point on time. She told us that we would not be able to be one of the first to get off the ship (after diamonds and platinums) because this was not a tender port and we were not in a suite - that only suite guests qualified for faster to the fun. When I showed her the letter I received the night before that stated I was to meet at that location at that time and was included in the early departure she said that was a mistake and I was not eligible. She told this to more people than just me and had many people very upset. Another guest services person was able to clarify and we were one of the first groups off the ship.

The shows were ok, the comedians were excellent. Many of the lounges don't open until very late - after 11 pm, if they open at all. The casino machines were super tight - very little payout. I heard many repeat cruisers commenting on this also.

Overall we had a good time. Our room steward was excellent, bar staff was very friendly. Guy Fieri hamburgers are really good - just wish they were available later.

The ship needs a good head to toe cleaning and some of the staff needs re-training. I will cruise again, but not on this ship.

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Had the best time....

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

It was surely relaxing and it was my grandsons first cruise ever he is 10, he loved it, the highlight on the way back to Tampa was baby dolphins swimming beside the boat as we journeyed home.....

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Contributor Level: Third Mate
5 out of 5

50th Anniversary Cruise with family

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Large Group

The eight family members that cruised with us and two of them first time cruisers that are now hooked.The shows, comedians & music were all top notch very enjoyable. Not much luck in the casino which seems to be the norm lately and better than average food. Would recommend the Pride to fellow cruisers.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

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4 out of 5

Carnival pride ride

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Large Group

My favorite part was just the relaxing and doing nothing 

the only part that could use review was the amount of workers in the red and blue bars. Many times we only saw one server who was working as fast as possible but people were two and three deep.  You would sell a lot more if you could provide faster.  Also we sat at second pool and only saw one server for all the people back there 

I would recommend this tour for anyone wanted dun snd relaxation 

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4 out of 5

overall review

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Did not like the casino at all. Not enough slots which also need to be updated. Need sugar free desserts for people with diabetes. Free drinks while gambling.

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4 out of 5

Very nice older ship

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Very nice get a way aboard the Pride. We had not been to Tampa and many years and decided to combine a Busch Gardens visit with a cruise. The cruise was very relaxing with great weather. The food was very good, the room was nice and the ship was very clean. I love the Guy's burger joint had lunch there everyday. The food at David's steak house is a little pricey and then my wife got a very tough filet during our dining experience. The ships entertainment is questionable when the karaoke and love and marriage game is better.

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4 out of 5

Cruise fun

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Our 5 day cruise was fun and relaxing. The staff was kind, informative, and did a great job. We spent a night under the stars watching a movie with other cruisers poolside that was fun. The best hamburger we have ever had was at Guy's burgers and the buffet had so much to choose from we found ourselves eating way to much. The weather was good every day and we spent a lot of time relaxing looking out over the amazing deep blue ocean. The submarine trip in Cozumel, Mexico was more than we expected, the reef was beautiful with lobsters seen, at 100 feet we saw the wall drop off to unknown depth and a surprise came into view that I don't want to reveal so it will be a surprise for you. We would recommend this cruise.

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1 out of 5

Awful

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Singles/Friends

This cruise was the worst i have ever taken. Don't even know where to start.... The nightly shows were repetitive...meaning when you have seen a comedian don't come back because the show is the same....what????  never heard that before... then the teenagers singing show...that is good for a high school production.... entertainment was awful...no variety.... the food was just so so...shrimp cocktail...4 little baby shrimps.... scallops....3 little bay scallops.... formal night ...nothing special on the menu....then i paid top dollar for a massage then the massage therapist really turned ugly when i didn't buy any products... at the bar, the drink of the day was different price at different bars?????? cleanliness was mediocre, you sit at a table to eat and it is dirty??? do i need to go on???? 

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5 out of 5

Caring/helpful community

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

This was my mother's first cruise in her 88 year old life and she had a ball! With a rented wheel chair she was able to go from one end of the ship to the other. We especially liked the 10th floor "boardwalk" area overlooking the vast ocean. It was breathtaking.The food was delicious and beautifully presented.  The crew from cruise director, the entertainers, room steward and waiters were honest, open, very efficient and caring, not to  mention talented and funny.

    One difference on this Carnival Pride from a different cruise line was no knowledge at the service desk of any Sabbath service organized or a way to do so. (Despite that I was moved to say some prayers on our balcony, amazed by God's heaven, earth and ocean!)

     The shore excursions were wonderful. I found the history of the Grand Cayman island, 1511, as well as its present use, every square mile are 600 banks very interesting and the Seven Mile Beach's white sand and clear water true to its description! Cozumel, Mexico opened our eyes to Maya Indian "ball game" which was performed live for us - one where the winner would be sacrificed to the gods only to be reincarnated should they pass the 9 tests in the underworld. The costumes, war songs, drum beats, and fast ball moves were amazing as their athletic prowess was worked to the max! This was followed by a Mexican buffet with traditional Mexican dancing with long, colorful, swirling  skirts by the women and sombreros worn by tap dancing men. Our guide, Pedro Guy, was kind to push my mother on the sandy path, showing us Maya statues, and pointing out little pineapples growing from the ground. From morning to night my mother and I were busy with cruise talks, various trivia contests, towel animal lessons, dancing, singing, eating, meeting new people, shows, musical performance, etc. 

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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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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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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.

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Price

L

Size

Jan 2002

Built

2 yrs ago

Refurbished

2680

Total Passengers

2.95

Crew to Passenger Ratio

13

Number of Decks

1062

Total Cabins

28

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