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Great Service, Great Ports, Terrible Youth Program

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Pride | Sail Date: Apr 05, 2015

This cruise was a great deal more crowded than the same one we took the week after easter last year.  Service was still excellent from room stewards and waitstaff.  I am continually impressed with the friendly and helpful staff aboard this ship.  They did a fantastic job. The biggest disappointment for our family was that  (traveling with our four kids) our oldest daughter, who recently turned 18 and is in her senior year of high school, was no longer allowed to take part in the youth programs but was clearly not old enough for a vast majority of adult activities, many of which include alcohol.  She was lonely and bored for much of the cruise and this could have been so easily remedied by a few activities where the 18,19 and 20 year olds on board could meet each other and establish some friendships.  The youth programs in general which were excellent and very engaging to all our kids the year before, were quite lackluster this time around.  Most days the kids went to Camp Carnival or O2 only to drift back within the hour.  There was just not the leadership and inclusive atmosphere this time around.  The youth leaders were more apathetic and in the background.  Other kids on board seemed to feel the same, because by the end of the cruise there were just vast crowds of roaming, bored adolescents everywhere being load, rude and sometimes dangerous.  Obviously the youth programming hadn't really "grabbed" these kids either, as they preferred roaming the ship to whatever activities were provided.  This was such a great change from last years youth program that it will really impact our decision to travel with Carnival again.

 

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Roz226
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My First Crusie and It was Awesome!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Pride | Sail Date: Apr 05, 2015

I had the best time on this trip. It was much more relaxing than taking a trip on and airplane and dealing with the airport stuff. From booking it on cruises.com with Robert to the staff about ship was fantastic! The room was comfortable and the food was very good. The shows and events on board were loads of fun. The excursions off the ship were fun and the ship has the routine down pat for loading and unloading passengers at the different ports. Little to no lines. It goes pretty quickly. The wait staff and room stewards were fantastic. The room steward came in 2-3 times a day straightening our room and cleaning the bathroom. All around the ship there were hand sanitizer stations as well as several bathrooms. We were well taken care of. I would definitely go again. Already thinking about it. Bring bottled water with you on board. It will save you money. They do have good drinking water on the ship on the Lido Deck and in the Dinning Room.

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Spring Vacation

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Pride | Sail Date: Apr 05, 2015

It is so convenient for me to travel out of the Port of Baltimore! I took this same ship in 2010.  Ship, clean.   First stop, Grand Turk, no need for searching for a beach, one is right in front of you!  You definitely need water shoes, very rocky bottom.   Second stop, their private island, was perfect!  Could have stayed there the entire time.  Pool like water, clear and smooth walking.  Music, private play area for children.  Giant cook out, fun!  Last stop, Freeport, lots of shopping, not great prices.  We were only there for a short time.  We did not opt for the beach, too little time. 

Very cold and windy on the ship for four out of the seven days.  For Spring break, a Florida port would be smarter.  Pools were too chilly!

We ate at David's Steakhouse, twice!  Worth the 35 dollars per person.  Great food and service.

We also did the Chef's table, only fourteen people.  Worth the 75 dollars per person, surpassed all expectations.  Unlimited wine!  Superb presentation, phenomenal taste experience.  You start with a tour of the kitchen, then dinner, fun magic show, unreal dessert!  The menu changes all the time.  Service was top rate.

My friend enjoyed two spa visits, and could not say enough about the service.

Relaxed, saw three shows, 88 Keys, musical, very good. And two comedians, also very good.

Piano bar was a downer, performer had a cold, and kept on telling us.

 

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Looking Forward to My Next Cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Pride | Sail Date: Apr 05, 2015

As a platinum member my embarkment and disembarkment were expedient. I also enjoyed other privileges that accompanied my status. All of the crew members were respectful, friendly, and helpful. Most went above and beyond the call of duty to enhance the enjoyment of my cruise.

I was a little disappointed with the maître de in the dining room. While he did magic tricks night after night and happily greeted occupants at the table next to mine which seated approximately 20 persons, he only glanced our way and never stopped at the table where my granddaughter and I sat.  I felt left out. This was my granddaughter's first cruise. However, the waiters and waitresses graciously entertained us almost nightly, and their service excellent. My granddaughter was particularly impressed with the animals made from towels that the steward made and placed in our room nightly. He really pampered us by making our beds in the morning; turning the covers back at night and leaving delicious goodies in the room for us. We were grateful for the bathrobes, and the beach towels provided.

The food was delicious, and I was impressed that hand sanitizer dispensers were readily available throughout the ship.  Also, a video frequently aired on the television in our room emphasized the importance of proper hand-washing and gave a great demonstration.  Sanitation/cleanliness seemed to be a priority for the staff, is not taken lightly. 

The photographers were professionals and we had many great poses to chose from to help remember our cruise.

I have sailed on Carnival Pride several times, would highly recommend it to my friends, and am looking forward to my next trip. 

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vickier88
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Gliding on the Pride

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Pride | Sail Date: Apr 05, 2015

Overall, the cruise was wonderful. Though the ship is older, it is well maintained. Our cabin was clean and comfortable ( sixth floor balcony ). The best part of the cruise was the staff supporting Jase, a really great cruise director. There was plenty to do when the sun got to be too much.  Ken, the maitre d' was excellent and accommodated all of our dining requests. He has a wonderful singing voice. Our waiter, Orlando, was fabulous.  Serenity deck is truly serene...no kids at all!   Our cabin steward has to reminded several times to supply additional towels, but eventually he got the program.  The only negative was the lack of exciting ports.  Grand Turk offers a pool or beach.  Freeport is not as terrific as Nassau for shopping.  But I loved the fact that we left the cold north and moved to the 84 degree sunny Caribbean.  I really prefer Carnival over the other cruise lines I have been on because they truly try to make passengers happy .

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Nice getaway

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Pride | Sail Date: Mar 29, 2015

Saved some money going out of Baltimore instead of flying to Florida, but first couple days a little chilly. Kids swam in hot tub.  Food was okay, good variety.  Felt that most things were either bland or oversalted. Guy's Burger Joint and Taco stand had amazing food. Service good, has been better on other cruises.  Have been on another carnival cruise 15 years ago and a celebrity cruise 2 years ago that seemed a lot better.  Rooms could use an update along with general decor.  Had a lot of european type sculpture pictures along walls that were topless that my 10 year old noticed everywhere... Had taken a carnival cruise 15 years ago that I thought was better service.  Gave chocolate mints on pillows last time...other extra touches that were not there this time.  Beds and pillows were surprisingly comfortable.  My biggest complaint would be that there was no kids buffet or really kid friendly options.  My son could only get chicken nuggets if we did the formal dining which wasn't always an option with a 5 year old.  The kids are pretty open to new foods, but sometimes want the classics or some simple stuff.  They could get some of it if they ate dinner with kids club, but otherwise could not.  I also remembered on other cruises there being a presentation about upcoming ports that you could even watch on tv if you missed it, which I did not see on this cruise.  We didn't even know what to expect as far as weather/temperature each day.  Loved the Dr. Suess theme, although we had to pay extra to have room decorated.  The Dr. Suess breakfast was great and highly recommended!  Food was fun and dining decorated very playfully.  Kids loved it.  I wish there were more family type activites going on daily.  It seemed that you either had to drop the kids off at the camp carnival (you could not go in to do activites with them) to do adult only activity or spend money in the arcade to keep kids busy.  Comedy shows were really great and stone massage in spa to die for! Overall it was a nice cruise, but I am planning a resort vacation with my kids next time so that family activity options and kid food choices aren't as limited.

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Carnival pride review

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Pride | Sail Date: Mar 29, 2015

Excellent experience with the  friendly and professional staff. The islands were absolutely beautiful with a nice variety of excursions. The ship was very impressive and included exceptional dining choices  I would highly recommend Carnival to friends and family. I have cruised with Princess, Royal Caribbean, Norwegian and Carnival, with the Pride being one of my favorites.

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Excellent Cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Pride | Sail Date: Mar 15, 2015

We had a wonderful time. The ship was clean and staff was as friendly as they could be! Food was awesome!!! We had plenty of activities to do. We enjoyed the new Guy's Burger Joint and the new Mexican Cafe, Blue Laguna.

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Not a Fun Ship

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Pride | Sail Date: Mar 08, 2015

This cruise was boring.  Not enough music around the ship.  One deck party was fun, but the rest of the evenings were drive-in movies on deck.  No dancing before dinner.  The Red Frog Pub was not danceable.  The second pool was constantly dirty, food dishes not cleaned up in a timely manner, ashtrays full, etc. The entertainment was redundant.  The same singers and dancers did all the shows.  Not even a juggler or other entertainers.  Upon disembarking, one passenger showed me bug bites on her arms that she said she got from the cabin.  In general, when speaking to others on the cruise, they were disappointed in the lack of energy and excitement, as were we.  If you are a gambler, this is a good ship.  The casino is large, but very smokey.  I would not recommend the Pride for people looking to party.

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PFPRIBIK
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OVERALL EXPERIENCE

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Pride | Sail Date: Feb 22, 2015

THE FOOD WAS GREAT AND SO WAS THE SERVICE. WHAT I DID NOT CARE FOR WAS THE LOUD MUSIC AT THE EVENING SHOWS AND AT HE POOL SIDE. ALSO I DID THINK THE ENTERTAINMENT OVERALL WAS NOT AS GOOD COMPARED TO OTHER CRUISES I HAD TAKEN. LAST YEAR I TOOK A NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINE OUT OF TAMPA AND THE ENTERTAINMENT WAS FANTASTIC. i ALSO FEEL THAT THE DRINKS ARE GETTING OVERPRICED.

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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

Get to the hot tubs on the first night while you can while everyone is checking out the ship ceause after that they are never free!

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