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2680 Psgrs
Refurbished
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Nov 2010

What people said about this ship:

"Also our wait staff in the dining room, the 6 o'clock seating, were not consistent." in 73 reviews.
"We preferred eating in the Lido deck over experiencing the dining room just twice all week." in 22 reviews.
"The cruise director , assistant director, waitstaff, our stateroom -..." in 26 reviews.

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I've been home 7 days and I'm still in bed sick!!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Pride | Sail Date: Apr 06, 2014


It's a shame. the boat was lovely, the majority of the staff was very helpful. 3 major problems 1. I have been sick for an entire week and been to the doctors twice and both times they have concurred I picked up a nasty virus from this cruise. 2. Our destinations change without us knowing? U say u sent us an email, yeah didn't get that until we were in baltimore. 3. I walk with a cane, the ship was incredibly rocky the first 2 days so I needed to get a wheelchair so I would stop falling. You actually charged me $175.00 -- that is some crappy customer service. This is the 2nd time I've given carnival a chance and if I realized anything. You get what you pay for.

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Not what I expected

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Pride | Sail Date: Apr 06, 2014


My vacation began on Friday after work prior to the Sunday we left with an email from the cruise line that my cruise was going to stop in Charleston, South Carolina and not Freeport Bahamas as expected.  Unfortunately I was not able to reschedule my cruise as others did because of the planning of my husbands and I job, kids school schedule etc.  This was my first cruise and my husband had been on many others so I had some expectations of the type of hospitality that we were going to receive.  Many of the crew did not speak english very well so it was difficult to understand the "all inclusive alcohol beverage package".  What we didnt find out until after purchasing the $400 all inclusive "cheers" package was that you receive smaller beverages than anyone who purchased by the glass $8.95 per drink price.  So essentally it was 2 drinks to the 1 normal galss size when purchasing this program.  Oh and by the way there was a 15 drink per day maximum with this program and if you were in port and received a drink you had to be pay a port tax in addition.  The weather was very rough the first day so I got sea sick and was in bed sick for the first day and then the boat stopped in South Carolina and it was 68 and rain so we didn't even get off the boat because we didnt have rain gear.  The lines were very long for lunch so you have to be make sure you do not eat and peak lunch times.  The pizza line was always enormous but it was open 24 hours but always a line for it.  The late dinner crew was excellent.  Jorge and Florine were excellent entertainers, my girls loved them.  Dann the steward was extremely friendly and went out of his was to remember our names.  We went to a few shows and comedy clubs which were really good.  We were asked to leave the comedy show early one night to let the next shift in when the comedian wasn't finished which was disappointing.  They smoke in the casino's which I was not ready for either.  All in all my girls had a great time in the teenage clubs and they were entertained 24/7.  There were two small pools, one was closed the entire time.  The adult hot tub was closed one full day for some reason.  They would close the slide at 6 pm but sometimes close it early and there were alot of disappointed kids.  Not a good experience for my husband and I.  I was very disppointed but glad but kids had a good time.  I would not return on this particular ship all in all.

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Not what we booked for, but made the best of it

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Pride | Sail Date: Apr 06, 2014


We booked a BAHAMAS Cruise, not an EAST COAST US CRUISE!!! We booked to go to the Bahamas, We were informed that a transformer or something broke on the ship & they weren't taking us to Freeport, but instead to Charleston NC. because the ship couldn't go it's regular speed of 21 knots. We watched on the tv that the ship was going 20 knots, when we were closer to Baltimore we were only going 4!!! We know it's b/c we would have gotten into Baltimore waaayy too soon! The pool & hot tub  in the Serenty area, over 21 area, was not even filled til Friday when we were just about back!!! The hot tubs & pools were full of kids jumping all over, which was great for them, but we couldn't even get in either. Oh & most of the time one of the pools was closed. NOT Happy! The toilets had a mind of their own, flushing when they wanted to!!! Did not flush when you needed it to be flushed!! The ice machines at the Mermaid Grille, took turns working & not working. I purchased a Majestic Topaz pendant at Nassau. Purchased a different chain on the ship. Left the pendant with the guy selling the " By the Inch" chains so he could have the pendant on the chain before he put the "O" ring on, since the bail was small. Went back to pick it up, the pendant was gone!!! NOWHERE TO BE FOUND!!!! I'm furious about that!!!! The guy that sells them wasn't the one that put the clasps on, I lookd at him & said where is my pendant??? He just gave me a dumb look &said I don't know, didn't see that! I KNOW the other guy put it on the chain & put them in the bag!!!!  The selling guy offered me to take one of his charms. I had already bought the charms I wanted. I wanted the pendant I bought in Nassau!!!  He then finally gave me what I paid for it. Well it was never "found" & so I now don't have it!!!! I am really angry about that!!!! I'm sure somone is enjoying MY pendant!!! We enjoyed our family time together, all 6 of us, but had many dissapointments. Shame because we had to wait many years to be able to on on this cruise planning on it being to the BAHAMAS!!! We have already to driven to NC & didn't like it then & didn't like it even more when we were stuck having to go there!!! They offered us 25% off a future cruise, but then that foces us to have to spend more money on their cruise ship!! Gave us nothing for this one that was no fault of ours, it was the faulty ship supposedly. It may take us years to be able to do this again!!! We are not happy! It's sad!!

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Baltimore Port Atruim Main Staircase

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Not the best if Mother Nature isn't the best.

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Pride | Sail Date: Mar 23, 2014


Not enough to do if you don't gamble, drink ,play bingo  or want to listen to sell pitches. Need to add movie theaters maybe even bowling alleys . More time in ports . The ship it self is beautiful  the staff goes above to make your trip pleasant . There is plenty to eat . We did not go to eat . This was my first cruise and sad to say for the money I would never go again . The weather was awful the whole trip . Which isn't the cruise fault . But on land we could have found lots to do .  

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Wonderful Vacation

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Pride | Sail Date: Mar 23, 2014


As a first time cruiser I had no idea what to expect on this vacation.  From the moment I booked the cruise, up until I returned hom from my vacation, I was pleased.  I was kept up to date with emails before the vacation began. If I had questions or concerns I was encouraged to make them known. The embarkation process was easy, the directions to the port were understandable, and all of the Carnival employees were helpful.  Our balcony room was small, but that it always expected on a cruise, so I have learned. The balcony was a great asset and I'm glad I chose the balcony suite because the view was spectacular.  It was also very helpful to have natural light in the room when the power went out on the ship for about an hour on Monday morning. Hearing from others aboard the ship, the interior suites were dark and they couldn't see anything!  There was always something to do aboard the ship, and there was always food available to eat no matter the time of day. Our shore excursion in Nassau was cancelled at the last minute due to high winds (we were supposed to go parasailing) and we were afraid we wouldn't be able to find anything to do. We were able to take a carriage ride thru the city and just wander around shopping on our own.  There were plenty of other excursions we could have picked from, even at the last minute.  In Freeport we chose the culinary experience which I would highly recommend.  The food aboard the ship was amazing, the staff was friendly, and the whole vacation was fabulous. I'm so glad I booked this trip!

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Both Pleased and Disappointed

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Pride | Sail Date: Mar 23, 2014


There were parts of this cruise that we loved, and unfortunately, parts we didn't love so much!

The Good...

1. David's Steakhouse .. Excellent!

2, The Tours.. Kennedy Space Center and the Dolphin Experience .. Excellent

3. Stateroom ... Very Nice and staff cleaned it 2 or 3 times a day!

The Disappoinments ...

1. The food was average at best, and the staff was very nice, but seemed so rushed, the never had time to do anything, but get your food and plop it in front of you.

2. The entertainment/shows ... below average ... we actually walked out of 2 shows.

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Good Cruise - Alot of time at sea

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Pride | Sail Date: Mar 16, 2014


Cruise was as expected. Food and service were good. Quality of the ship was above average. The special dinner we had in the steak house was fantastic - but was enough of an extra charge, we could only do it once. Would probably not choose another cruise with so much time at sea. The entertainment shows weren't quite what we have seen on other cruises.

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THE FOOD WAS BAD PIZZA WAS GOOD.

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Pride | Sail Date: Feb 23, 2014


I HAVE BEEN ON 10 CARNIVAL CRUISES,  THE CARNIVAL PRIDE HAD THE WORSE FOOD BY FAR.  THERE IS NOTHING GOOD ABOUT THE FOOD EXCEPT THE PIZZA.  

TO STOP IN FREEPORT FROM 7:00 A.M. TO 1:00 P.M. IS A WASTE OF TIME, AND NOT WORTH GETTING OFF THE SHIP.

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nice trip

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Pride | Sail Date: Feb 23, 2014


The service was stellar, the staff was very attentive and we wanted for nothing. Everyone made a point of smiling and knowing our names which was very nice. There were lots of things to do on board and a nice gym to use. The food was a solid B in the dining room except for the desserts which I'd give a C as some of them just weren't very good.  But there was a lot of food and they were generous about bringing you more than one course of anything. The lido deck was better I thought for dessert although there was some overlap. Their asian bar was great, I enjoyed their italian one also. Breakfast was pretty standard but they had great chocolate cupcakes, I'm glad I didn't discover them till the last day. We did 2 excursions, the snorkling was great but too short, of course, and we saw Coco Beach, it rained so unless the weather is awesome, don't bother. We didn't do any of the drinks packages but bought from the bar instead and that worked well for us.  It was a very relaxing trip overall.

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Relaxing, price valued cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Pride | Sail Date: Feb 23, 2014


This was our fifth sailing with Carnival Cruise Line's Pride. Once again, a relaxing cruise experience.  Every ship member we encountered was courteous, friendly, and very professional, many quickly learning our names and addressing as such ... a nice personal touch.  Sailing out of Baltimore is a snap IF you have the proper documentation and identification.  Food service, in both the grill and dining room, was wonderful with plenty of meal variety.  Reading other negative reviews, I can't understand what some people are expecting ???  For the price of this cruise, it more then met our expectations.  Anyone who went hungry .. shame on them for it was their own fault.  Great cruise for relaxing but if you wanted to go ashore you have to do your homework and search out activities in port.  Excursions were still a bit over priced.  Carnival needs to sharpen its pencil and find more short, cost effective beach excursions for those passengers who cruise south in search of a warm, sunny beach to relax on.  Balmoral Island needs more shade! Nassau has a public beach which has been cleaned up since we last visited.  Freeport has a nice little dock side area which appears to be undergoing improvements and upgrades for those who elect to stay close by but still leave the ship.  Room service onboard was exceptional ... stewards worked very hard to meet our every need.  Evening entertainment was very good, featuring so many young talents who sing and dance their hearts out to please the audience.  Casino was a bit smoky for those who elect to play.  And do people really win .... you bet. One customer won a new BMW on a slot machine but elected to take the cash equivalent.  ONLY complaint from me is that the Sushi Bar was discontinued in lieu of some little snack food Taste Bar .... no comparison.  We need the Sushi Bar reinstated !  All in all it was a very cost effective and relaxing vacation away from the snow and ice of home.

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Free public beach ... Nassau

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Cabins of Carnival Pride

Balcony Stateroom on Carnival Pride Size:
185 sq ft.; Balcony: 40 sq ft.

Amenities:
- A private balcony twin beds that convert to a king-sized bed private bathroom with shower and hairdryer interactive television with first-run movies wall safe sofa and sitting area closets mini-bar individual climate control and a telephone.
- A private balcony twin beds that convert to a king-sized bed private bathroom with shower and hairdryer interactive television with first-run movies wall safe sofa and sitting area closets mini-bar individual climate control and a telephone. Many staterooms in this category have a partially obstructed ocean view.
- A private balcony twin beds that convert to a king-sized bed private bathroom with shower and hairdryer interactive television with first-run movies wall safe sofa and sitting area mini-bar closets individual climate control and a telephone.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guest staterooms. Guests are permitted to smoke outside on the balcony.

Available On Decks:
Main, Upper, Empress, Verandah, Panorama

Interior Stateroom on Carnival Pride Size:
185 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Twin beds that convert to a king-sized bed private bathroom with shower and hairdryer interactive television with first-run movies wall safe chair and coffee table mini-bar closets individual climate control and a telephone.
- Twin beds that convert to a king-sized bed private bathroom with shower and hairdryer interactive television with first-run movies wall safe chair and coffee table mini-bar individual climate control and a telephone.
- Twin beds that convert to a king-sized bed private bathroom with shower and hairdryer interactive television with first-run movies wall safe chair and coffee table closets mini-bar individual climate control and a telephone.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guest staterooms.

Wheel Chair Accessible Cabins:
6101, 6102, 7101, 7102

Available On Decks:
Riviera, Main, Upper, Empress, Verandah, Panorama

Aft-View Extended Balcony Stateroom on Carnival Pride Size:
185 sq ft.; Balcony: 60 sq ft.

Amenities:
- An extended private balcony with an aft-view twin beds that convert to a king-sized bed private bathroom with shower and hairdryer interactive television with first-run movies wall safe sofa and sitting area closets mini-bar individual climate control and a telephone.
- An extended private balcony with an aft-view twin beds that convert to a king-sized bed private bathroom with shower and hairdryer interactive television with first-run movies wall safe closets mini-bar sofa and sitting area individual climate control and a telephone.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guest staterooms. Guests are permitted to smoke outside on the balcony.

Available On Decks:
Empress, Main, Upper, Panorama, Verandah

Extended Balcony Stateroom on Carnival Pride Size:
185 sq ft.; Balcony: 60 sq ft.

Amenities:
- An extended private balcony twin beds that convert to a king-sized bed private bathroom with shower and hairdryer interactive television with first-run movies wall safe sofa and sitting area closets mini-bar individual climate control and a telephone.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guest staterooms. Guests are permitted to smoke outside on the balcony.

Wheel Chair Accessible Cabins:
6234, 6281, 7260, 7303, 8234, 8239

Available On Decks:
Empress, Upper, Panorama, Verandah

Junior Suite on Carnival Pride Size:
275 sq ft.; Balcony: 40 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Private balcony two twin beds that can convert to a king-sized bed sofa and coffee table interactive television with first-run movies mini-bar wall safe separate vanity area telephone closets individual climate control and a private bathroom with double sinks shower whirlpool tub and a hairdryer.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guest staterooms. Guests are permitted to smoke outside on the balcony.

Available On Decks:
Main

Premium Balcony Stateroom on Carnival Pride Size:
230 sq ft.; Balcony: 85 sq ft.

Amenities:
- A large private balcony twin beds that convert to a king-sized bed private bathroom with shower and hairdryer interactive television with first-run movies closets wall safe sofa and sitting area individual climate control mini-bar and a telephone.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guest staterooms. Guests are permitted to smoke outside on the balcony.

Available On Decks:
Empress, Panorama, Verandah

Premium Balcony Stateroom (obstructed view) on Carnival Pride Size:
230 sq ft.; Balcony: 55 sq ft.

Amenities:
- A large private balcony that has obstructed views twin beds that convert to a king-sized bed private bathroom with shower and hairdryer interactive television with first-run movies wall safe closets sofa and sitting area mini-bar individual climate control and a telephone.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guest staterooms. Guests are permitted to smoke outside on the balcony.

Available On Decks:
Upper

Balcony Stateroom (Obstructed View) on Carnival Pride Size:
185 sq ft.; Balcony: 40 sq ft.

Amenities:
- An obstructed view private balcony twin beds that convert to a king-sized bed private bathroom with shower and hairdryer a sitting area with sofa an interactive television with first-fun movies wall safe mini-bar closets individual climate control and a telephone. Staterooms in this category have an obstructed view.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guest staterooms. Guests are permitted to smoke outside on the balcony.

Wheel Chair Accessible Cabins:
5238, 5245

Available On Decks:
Upper

Vista Suite on Carnival Pride Size:
245 sq ft.; Balcony: 220 sq ft.

Amenities:
- A large private wrap-around balcony two twin beds convert to a king-sized bed sitting area consisting of a sofa arm-chair and coffee table interactive television with first-run movies mini-bar wall safe separate vanity area telephone closets individual climate control and a private bathroom with double sinks shower whirlpool tub and a hairdryer.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guest staterooms. Guests are permitted to smoke outside on the balcony.

Available On Decks:
Empress, Main, Panorama, Verandah, Upper

Interior w/ French Door Stateroom (Obstr View) on Carnival Pride Size:
185 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Twin beds that convert to a king-sized bed French door (obstructed view) private bathroom with shower and hairdryer interactive television with first-run movies wall safe sofa and coffee table mini-bar individual climate control and a telephone.

Please Note: French Doors open into the cabin there is no balcony. View is obstructed by a lifeboat or tender boat. Staterooms 4202 4203 4205 and 4207 have a picture window instead of a French Door.
Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guest staterooms.

Wheel Chair Accessible Cabins:
4202, 4203, 4205, 4207

Available On Decks:
Main

Grand Suite on Carnival Pride Size:
300 sq ft.; Balcony: 115 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Large private balcony two twin beds convert to a king-sized bed an interactive television with first-run movies mini-bar wall safe separate vanity area sitting area consisting of an L-shaped sofa 2 arm chairs and coffee table telephone individual climate control and private bathroom with double sinks shower whirlpool tub and a hairdryer.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guest staterooms. Guests are permitted to smoke outside on the balcony.

Wheel Chair Accessible Cabins:
6182

Available On Decks:
Empress

Oceanview Stateroom on Carnival Pride Size:
185 sq ft.

Amenities:
- A picture window twin beds that convert to a king-sized bed private bathroom with shower and hairdryer interactive television with first-run movies wall safe sofa and sitting area closets mini-bar individual climate control and a telephone.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guest staterooms.

Available On Decks:
Riviera

Ocean Suite on Carnival Pride Size:
275 sq ft.; Balcony: 85 sq ft.

Amenities:
- A large private balcony two twin beds that can convert to a king-sized bed sitting area consisting of a sofa arm-chair and coffee table interactive television with first-run movies mini-bar wall safe separate vanity area telephone closets individual climate control and a private bathroom with double sinks shower whirlpool tub and a hairdryer.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guest staterooms. Guests are permitted to smoke outside on the balcony.

Available On Decks:
Empress, Panorama, Verandah, Upper

Deck Plans for Carnival Pride

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Enjoy the panoramic view from the Sky Deck, the Carnival Pride's highest deck.

Sky
2 Upper Beds
2 Upper Beds
1 Upper Bed
1 Upper Bed
Twins/King Bed & Double Sofa Bed
Twins/King Bed & Double Sofa Bed
Queen Bed & Single Sofa Bed
Queen Bed & Single Sofa Bed
2 Porthole Windows
2 Porthole Windows
Unisex Wheelchair Accessible Restroom
Unisex Wheelchair Accessible Restroom
Twin Beds Don't Convert to King
Twin Beds Don't Convert to King
Twin Bed & Single Sofa Bed
Twin Bed & Single Sofa Bed
Twins/King Bed & Single Convertible Sofa
Twins/King Bed & Single Convertible Sofa
Twins/King & Upper Bed & Single Sofa Bed
Twins/King & Upper Bed & Single Sofa Bed
Queen Bed
Queen Bed
Queen & Upper Bed & Single Sofa Bed
Queen & Upper Bed & Single Sofa Bed
Connecting Staterooms
Connecting Staterooms
Twin/King Bed & Single Sofa & 2 Upper Beds
Twin/King Bed & Single Sofa & 2 Upper Beds
Wheelchair Accessible Stateroom
Wheelchair Accessible Stateroom
Obstructed View
Obstructed View

Dining

Your Time Dining on Carnival Pride Dine in the main dining room anytime between 5:45 and 9:30 PM. Guests are usually seated within 20 minutes on a first-come, first-serve basis, depending on party size. Parties of 10 or more may need to be accommodated at different tables.

Seating Times: 5:45 - 9:30 PM.
Dress: We suggest smart casual dress attire. On formal evenings, formal dress is required. Shorts and swimwear are not permitted.
Costs: No cost. Specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks are offered at current bar menu prices.
No reservations required.

Normandie Restaurant on Carnival Pride Inspired by the legendary luxury liner, the two-level Normandie Restaurant provides elegant dining in a fabulous Art Deco setting. Every night there are new appetizers, soups, salads, entrees, and of course, desserts.

Seating Times: Breakfast: 7:45-9 AM; Lunch: Noon to 1:30 PM; Dinner: Early: 5:45-6:15 PM or Late: 8-8:30 PM.
Dress: We suggest smart casual dress attire. On formal evenings, formal dress is required. Shorts and swimwear are not permitted.
Costs: No cost. Specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks are offered at current bar menu prices.
Reservations required.

David's Steakhouse on Carnival Pride Beautifully dressed -- that describes you and David's, Carnival Pride's elegant, reservations-only steakhouse. Less formally dressed is the 12-foot replica of Michelangelo's masterpiece, for which this dining enclave was named. Menu selections include prime aged beef, South African lobster, and a variety of other gourmet items.

Seating Times: Open for dinner 6-9:30 PM. Please allow 2 1/2 hours for your dining experience.
Dress: We suggest formal attire.
Costs: A nominal fee of $35 USD per dining guest, including gratuities. The fee does not include specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks which are offered at current bar menu prices.
Reservations required.

This exclusive dining event for 12 lucky guests features a multi-course dinner hosted by one of Carnival's master chefs. The evening includes a private cocktail reception, a tour of the galley led by the chef, and a sumptuous dinner in a non-traditional dining venue, such as the gallery or the library. (Dining location depends on the vessel.)

Seating Times: TBA
Dress: We suggest formal attire.
Costs: $75 per dining guest; the fee does not include specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks which are offered at current bar menu prices.
Reservations are required and need to be made onboard at the ship's guest service desk.

Mermaid's Poolside Grille on Carnival Pride This casual, Lido-area eatery offers full breakfast, lunch, and dinner buffets, a New York-style deli, and Asian and American specialty food areas.

Seating Times: Open 7 AM to midnight.
Dress: Casual attire.
Costs: No cost. Specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks are offered at current bar menu prices.
No reservation required.

Sushi Bar on Carnival Pride Watch the sushi chef carve and create a bunch of delicious mouthwatering pieces of sushi for your dining pleasure. Saki is also available to purchase.

Seating Times: 5:00 - 8:30 PM
Dress: No dress code.
Costs: No cost. Specialty beverages, Saki, beer, wine and soft drinks are offered at current menu prices.
No reservations required.

The Taste Bar on Carnival Pride Sample complimentary bite-sized appetizers before dinner for a taste of flavors that await at the ship's most popular dining venues.

Seating Times: Check onboard for hours of operation.
Dress: Always casual attire.
Costs: No cost. Specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks are offered at current bar menu prices.
No reservations required.

Pizzeria (located in the Mermaid's Poolside Grille) on Carnival Pride Stop by for a warm, delicious slice of pizza any time, day or night.

Seating Times: Open 24 hours.
Dress: We suggest casual attire.
Costs: No cost. Specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks are offered at current bar menu prices.
No reservation required.

Specialty coffees and fresh baked goods are the order of the day at this patisserie.

Seating Times: Open 7 AM to midnight.
Dress: Casual attire.
Costs: No cost. Specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks are offered at current bar menu prices.
No reservation required.

Room Service on Carnival Pride Nobody goes to bed hungry aboard Carnival ships. No matter what time your appetite catches up with you, complimentary and cheerful stateroom service is just a phone call away.

Seating Times: Available 24 hours.
Dress: No dress code.
Costs: No cost. Specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks are offered at current bar menu prices.

Entertainment

Butterflies Lounge on Carnival Pride Deck: Riviera
Type: Bar
Description: Be courageous with Karaoke or just be entertained by the hilarious comedians at the Carnival Pride Butterflies Lounge.

Camp Carnival on Carnival Pride Deck: Upper
Type: Kids Zone
Description: From finger painting to cartoon time, the little ones will have a blast at this supervised camp for kids ages 2-11.

Circle C on Carnival Pride Deck: Main
Type: Kids Zone
Description: One of the coolest spots on board is Circle C and it's just for kids 12-14... video games, dance parties, late night movies, Karaoke and more. What could be more fun?

Club O2 on Carnival Pride Deck: Sun
Type: Kids Zone
Description: We know just what teenagers 15-17 like...Music, video games, food, new friends and BIG fun, Carnival Club O2's got it; the perfect 'round-the-clock hangout full of the funnest things to do.

Formalities on Carnival Pride Deck: Atlantic
Type: Other
Description: Rent your formal wear here.

Internet Cafe on Carnival Pride Deck: Atlantic
Type: Other
Description: Send friends and family a quick email and don't forget to include a picture. They'll be so jealous.

Ivory Piano Bar on Carnival Pride Deck: Atlantic
Type: Bar
Description: Join us at the Carnival Pride Ivory Piano Bar and sing along to your favorite tunes.

Library on Carnival Pride Deck: Atlantic
Type: Other
Description: Catch up on your reading, write family and friends back home or stimulate your brain with a game of Chess, Checkers, or Scrabble in the Library.

Lobby and Atrium Bar on Carnival Pride Deck: Atlantic
Type: Bar
Description: People watch with a friend and a cocktail at the Carnival Pride Renaissance Grand Atrium and Bar.

Lobby and Atrium Bar on Carnival Pride Deck: Promenade
Type: Bar
Description: People watch with a friend and a cocktail at the Carnival Pride Renaissance Grand Atrium and Bar.

Lobby and Atrium Bar on Carnival Pride Deck: Main
Type: Bar
Description: People watch with a friend and a cocktail at the Carnival Pride Renaissance Grand Atrium and Bar.

Mini Golf on Carnival Pride Deck: Sports
Type: Sports
Description: Foooooore! Have a swinging good time at the Sun deck's new 9-hole mini-golf course. The greens are meticulously maintained and the view is great. Just remember your follow through and no bogeys allowed.

Perfect Game Sports Bar on Carnival Pride Deck: Promenade
Type: Bar
Description: Cheer your home team to victory or just catch up with friends old and new at the Carnival Pride Perfect Game Sports Bar.

Photo Gallery on Carnival Pride Deck: Atlantic
Type: Shop
Description: The photo gallery is loaded with some of your best Fun Ship moments. Pick your favorites; then take home your fondest and most fun memories.

Slide Entrance on Carnival Pride Deck: Sports
Type: Pool
Description: Splash, play and slide on our Twister Waterslide. Its spiral is three-decks high and fun for all ages.

Spa Carnival on Carnival Pride Deck: Lido
Type: Health
Description: Relax, it's all in the technique. Feel the stress sail away as you pamper yourself with soothing treatments and massages for your body and soul at the Carnival Fantasy Spa Carnival...Ahhhhh.

Taj Mahal Main Lounge on Carnival Pride Deck: Atlantic
Type: Entertainment
Description: Sit back and enjoy the performance at the Carnival Pride Taj Mahal show lounge, where every night is an extravaganza.

Taj Mahal Main Lounge on Carnival Pride Deck: Promenade
Type: Entertainment
Description: Sit back and enjoy the performance at the Carnival Pride Taj Mahal show lounge, where every night is an extravaganza.

Taj Mahal Main Lounge on Carnival Pride Deck: Main
Type: Entertainment
Description: Sit back and enjoy the performance at the Carnival Pride Taj Mahal show lounge, where every night is an extravaganza.

The Fun Shops on Carnival Pride Deck: Atlantic
Type: Shop
Description: Everything from t-shirts to high-end timepieces, trinkets to your favorite spirits (duty-free) - That's what you'll find at the shops of Carnival. Find the perfect Fun Ship gifts for friends, family and yourself.

Venus Lido Pool on Carnival Pride Deck: Lido
Type: Pool
Description: Take a swim or just relax poolside at the Carnival Pride Venus Lido Pool -- Whatever floats your boat.

Video Arcade on Carnival Pride Deck: Main
Type: Kids Zone
Description: If you love to play video games we've got just the spot for you - no matter your age. Check out The Warehouse video arcade, which is equipped with the latest high tech games.

Wedding Chapel on Carnival Pride Deck: Atlantic
Type: Other
Description: Hopefully you remember her in the morning!

Tips for Carnival Pride

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!

Check out the chicken strips on the Lido deck for a quick snack during the day. Public beach in Nassau is safe and FREE.

order the chocolate melting cake daily along with another dessert, just in case you don't like the other dessert, because you will like the melting cake.

all the ice cream you want,seating in a warm breeze....

Be certain to go to the Pizza Pirate for a personally crafted pizza. Open 24 hours. I had a pizza each day of the cruise. Take advantage of the fun-flled shows and activities. We hope that the Carnival Pride will remain at the Port of Baltimore for future cruises.

watch the chairs on the Serenity deck. We moved some towels if people didn't use the lounge chair after 40 minutes.

go to the comedy shows early if you want to get a seat

Go early to the main shows for good seats. Don't wait in line for your main dining room time just go down 5 minutes after your time & walk right to your table. The very first day takes a while longer because people don't know where their tables are yet so maybe go 15 minutes later on the first day.

LOVE the Adults only Serenity area on Deck 9 Aft.

Make sure that you go to the teas. We only made one - but it was GREAT!

The sea brunches rock.The Serenity adult deck fills quickly. David's Steakhouse is so worth the $35/pp.

Beverage package is worth it if you plan to have more than 5 drinks per day! Serenity desk is the best place for 21 and over!

Very smooth ride even in rough waters!

Do not run and buy unlimited drinks unless you absolutely want to. It's best to wait and get all the details first. Don't waste your money if you don't drink much.

utilize camp carnival if you have kids! ours were ASKING to go each day by the end of the cruise!

you can bring a bottle of wine to celebrate the Birthday of someone special......

Make sure to take a power strip with you for all your electronic needs.

in bahamas, carry small bills, i.e. 1's n 5's. also nothing is made by or sold for the "school children" this is their line to try to guilt you into paying for the "free" stupid little bracelets, but if you want genuine hand made shark tooth necklace for 5 bucks find "RONA" on the beach in FREEPORT.

Water shoes are ideal if you plan to spend a lot of time on the Lido deck by the pools. The floor stays wet due to people getting in and out of the pools and hot tubs and it is easy to fall if you're not careful.

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