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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A so-so cruise

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

Good mix of sea days and ports

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Going through the Panama Canal was fascinating. We had a balcony cabin and spent most of the day there, starting with room service for breakfast. While going through, the TV had commentary on what to look for and what was happening, how many gallons of water were displaced, how much it cost to go through, how many ships a day go through etc. It takes a couple of hours to go each way so it was nice to have a balcony.

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Contributor Level: Purser
1 out of 5

What were you thinking? Not happy

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

My favourite show was the hypnotism.show. The food was very bland. Shows were dedicated to seniors. Need to have food and shows for everyone. I was bored. 

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

FUN RIDE ON THE PRIDE!

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

13 Nights with 14 days of happiness, both onboard the Carnival Cruise ship Pride and ashore in each of the 6 foreign ports visited throughout the Caribbean.   Of course we would have preferred the Pride return to Baltimore instead of Tampa, as we had to fly home after the cruise, which limited what we could purchase to take home because we were already at our baggage weight limitation and a return to our departure port of Baltimore would have eliminated that problem for us.  Otherwise the entire cruise was stress free and full of good times with good people from all walks of life who we met throughout the cruise.  :)

 

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Carnival Pride

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Excellent ports, accommodations, entertainment, service and food. Baltimore Port received luggage in open parking lot. Luggage was left out in the rain! Worst internet service in all of my cruises, despite have the premium WIFI package and paying the highest price I ever paid!

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Contributor Level: Purser
2 out of 5

A so-so cruise

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Singles/Friends

The "entertainment" during the dinner meal was so load that that music hurt my ears.  It was way beyond loud.  The meal in the steak house awful.  My first rare steak was medium well and the second was raw. 

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

Very pleasantly surprised - loved it!

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

I would definitely recommend this cruise.  From the ease of baggage handling, accessible parking, organized check-in...Carnival and the Baltimore terminal had it all.  The crew on the Pride were great, the food was top-notch and the ports of call were great.  NYE was a special event and was fun for all ages.  The only thing that could use improvement was the nightly entertainment.  The shows in the theater were POOR and we stopped going.  Despite that, there were plenty of other things to enjoy.  On the warm days, there was plenty of room and there were plenty of chairs for lounging on deck.  Our three-generational family group had a wonderful time and created lots of happy memories on this cruise.  

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Contributor Level: Purser
2 out of 5

Great destinations, mediocre boat.

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Boat needs renovations.

Bottomless bubbles (not worth it), takes forever to get a drink.

Rooms are very updated (especially the bathrooms)

Hard to find things to do, on the days you are sailing.

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

A great family vacation

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

My family and I enjoyed this cruise a lot! I was able to rest & relax and spend quality time with my family! The first show by the carnival entertainers was horrible, so I couldn't get most of my family to attend any other shows. But the next night show was much better, with only 1 main singer (& he could sing well) & a lot of cool production stunts! My son went with me to the last show and it was pretty good; again it was much better than the first night. The comedians were excellent! New Year's Eve was fun with good music! Grand Turk & the private island were great ports, even with a bit of rain. Freeport is a terrible port & should be removed from the itinerary. It's a ripoff if you want to do anything other than shop.  

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

Very impressed with Carnival!

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Large Group

The ship was clean with beautiful architecture and amenities.  The staff was so attentive and really went out of their way to make sure customers had a great time.  We had a room on one of the lower decks but the room was still a good size and I was really impressed with the bathroom.  Plenty of room for 2 average sized adults.  The food was very good and I was really happy to see there were healthy options (the sushi was fantastic!).  We loved our waiter at dinner and looked forward to seeing him at night (Regalando - his singing voice was amazing).  We went to Grand Turk, Half Moon Cay and Freeport Bahamas.  All gorgeous places especially Half Moon Cay which is like your own private island.  Steve the Cruise Director did a fantastic job keeping all of us informed about what was happening and the events of the day.  There were so many options of things to do - you could lay in the sun or go to a spinning class.  Keep in mind that there are certain charges attached to activities and if you don't purchase the alcohol card, you have to pay for every drink as you go  (they keep your credit card on file and run a tab throughout the week).  Needless to say, it got a little hard to stay within our budget.  And it's really hard to bring your own alcohol on board so you are stuck paying $10+ for every liquor drink.  Another issue we had was the Carnival app did not work for us.  The ship wifi is very expensive so we couldn't text.  We thought the app would help us communicate but it has many bugs.  There were 14 of us and it got really hard to keep up with everyone.  I saw someone with a walkie talkie and think that is a great idea for next time.  On the last day of sea, our toilet started to really smell like a port a potty so that was a little gross but I guess normal?  Overall, we had a great time and will definitely sail with Carnival again

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

Great time

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Wife and I had to pick up cruise at first port (SC) since flights out of Indy could not leave due to ice. Boat is very nice. Employees are super friendly and helpful. They do make you feel at home. Port stops are great. My only whine would be not enough time at each port. Only time to do one thing then BOOM back on boat. Food on Lido deck is great. Buffet...help yourself. Their steakhouse is awesome. Big portion sizes and food is beyond belief. Main dining room seem to have same menu which is why we only ate there 3 times. Entertainment (comedians) were great. But honestly, rest of things to do on board were lame. Good small casino for those who like to gamble.

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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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