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Carnival Pride

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What people said about this ship:

"Food was excellent in the dining room and on the Lido deck." in 77 reviews.

"The lunch provided on the Lido deck was excellent." in 23 reviews.

"Loved the cruise director and his side kick." in 29 reviews.


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Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Balcony

Experience:
2-3 cruises

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Spring Get-a-away

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Pride | Sail Date: Apr 27, 2014

I was very excited about this cruise taking off from Baltimore (I live 2.5 hours away) and didn't need airline reservations to another departure point.  Embarkadation was swift and we were onboard only after 1 hour.  The ship sailed at designated time and we were able to go to our room within 2 hours.  The food seemed at best "cafeteria food".  However, later in the cruise it seemed to be upgraded and by the end of the cruise I would say it reached a level 4 star only b/c we dined in the dinnng room most of our meals.  I would like to say that David's Steakhouse was amazing!!  5 STAR!!  It is worth every extra dollar that is charged.  Our selections for dinner (18 oz. ribeye for him and my surf 'n turf) were excellent and the staff as well!  After 3 cruises, we finally dined at David's and I will always dine while on Carnival Pride!  The housekeeping staff was excellent, always had clean towels and a new towel figure in the room.  The cruise director did a good job keeping everyone busy with activities.  I believe the only way to cruise is to get a balacony room, we brought 12 bottles of water each and 1 bottle of wine each.  We did enjoy that! Oveall I would depart again from Baltimore on another cruise with a different path.

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Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Balcony

Experience:
7+ cruises

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Okay trip, Staff Amazing, food okay, room very nice

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Pride | Sail Date: May 04, 2014

I was not very fond of the decor of the ship, but that is a personal taste thing.  Many of the common rooms were quite dark. The dinning room staff were exceptional--Table 212 @6:00 seating. The guests services desk was very helpful and understanding.  Our room was nice, steward was very helpful and I was traveling with an ex-husband with disabilities and a sister that was on her first cruise. We had a balcony and I don't think I will cruise again without a balcony. Carnival uses a very poor system for their bingo games and should take lessons from Royal Caribbean where the game is concerned. I found the ports rather disappointing, but we did enjoy the Ecotour on Half Moon Cay and I took my sister on a private taxi tour of Grand Bahama, which turned out great. I must say the dis-embarking on Sunday morning was unbelievably smooth and quick, a real treat!

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Traveled As:
Singles/Friends

Room Type:
Inside

Experience:
1 cruise (first)

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Was a good experience

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Pride | Sail Date: Apr 27, 2014

I had a very relaxing cruise, just thought that we were at sea to much. I expected to stay a day at each port. But my overall 1st experience was all good, I requested a handicapped room and it was very spacious and made my cruise so wonderful for this reason.

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Traveled As:
Family w/older children

Room Type:
Balcony

Experience:
4-6 cruises

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Cruise to the Bahamas, July 2014

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

This was an absolutely wonderful cruise aboard the Carnival Pride.  The cabin stewards were efficient and neat, knew our names by the end of the first day.  We dressed up and attended dinner in the formal dining room every night, for the 6:00 seating.  The food was excellent, and there were plenty of vegetarian choices for me.  Our dining room wait staff were also fast and efficient, but we never felt rushed at dinner.  Our wine steward was very attentive, but not pushy.  Everyone in the dining room greeted us like family when we arrived for dinner.  The shows and entertainment onboard were excellent, especially the three comedians we heard perform.  The activities offered suited everyone in our group, which varied in age from 12 to almost 60.  My son had great fun at the onboard Ping Pong tournament!  He also enjoyed the Arcade, and some members of our group spent time in the Casino.  The pools were nice, especially the adult Serenity area, and the wait staff were attentive.  Three of our party took advantage of a Spa mini package, which was value-priced and absolutely wonderful!  We felt relaxed and pampered.  Our three days in port were extremely enjoyable, and we participated in a variety of wonderful excursions.  The whole cruise experience was fabulous, and it was one of the best we've been on!

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Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Balcony

Experience:
2-3 cruises

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I enjoyed this cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Pride | Sail Date: Jun 22, 2014

I enjoyed this cruise very much.  Carnival is a great company to go on the cruise with, they have a great amount of focus on keeping thier customers happy and satisfied, so when you're cruising with Carnival, you feel like you're one of the most important people in the world.  I will definitely go on another Carnival cruise.

The reason I gave this cruise four stars instead of five is because there were a few things that can be improved.  One of them is the size of the swimming pool.  This cruise has three sea days, when everyone is on the ship all day long, under the hot sun, or AC, whichever they prefer.  This ship has lots of family friendly activities, but bot everyone there is with the family (kids), and not everyone likes to join those activities.  I was going to the cruise to Bahamas, so that I could enjoy the heat, the ocean, and, during sea days, the pool.  The problem is that I wasn't the only one who wated to enjoy the pool, there were many (MANY) others who wanted the same.  This whip has three pools: two in the family friendly environment, with bunch of kids running around, yelling, paying, etc.  That where fun and loud activities took place.  There were alot of people there, no emply seats or beds, it seemed that everyone who had children on the ship spent their days there.  And a third pool, in the adult only "Serenity" lounge.  Very nice and quiet. Peaceful. But, unfortunately, everyone who didn't have children (or so it seemed), wanted to spend their time there.  This peaceful, adult only area, was not big enough for all the adults who wanted to chill there.  The pool was tiny, much smaller than family pools, and if you wanted to go in the water, because it was so hot under the sun, you had to sqeeze between other people, and sit in the pool like a sardine in the can.  It felt like a very big pool party, where no one knew each other.  Some people may enjoy it, but I felt like I needed more space.  

Another thing, I believe, can be imporved, is their food options.  Don't get me wrong, you will not be hungry on this cruise ship, in fact, I gained 11lb.  There was a lot of food, but not very healthy.  There's a restaurant that offers different menu every day, very good choices there, but I didn't find the quality of that food to be great.  It was ok, but not what I'd expect from a high class restaurant.  There's also a buffet, that offered food pretty much all day long.  During the day they had American food (burgers and hot dogs), Italian food (pasta), Asian food (rice, noodles, and variety of meat), and salad bar.  They also had pizza (very good), sandwiches (ok), and pastries all day long.  And late night stacks.  For people who are trying to eat healthy, salad was the only option, and that's not enough to stay full during the day.  And if you like to eat, like I do (despite trying to eat healthy), you'll eat everything, because you're on vacation so why not.  So what I would like to change is to add more healthy variety of food, like vegetables (cooked).

Evening entertainment was great, comedy shows, dance and singing shows, kareoke, games, etc.  

If you purchase an excursion, which I recommend, they have everything very well organized and easy to follow.  If I could turn time back, I would do this criuse all over again.  But when I book another cruise with Carnival, I'd like to try a different ship, and different destination.  It is my understanding that all their ships are pretty much the same, with the exception of few events and venues.  I'd like to see what they have to offer.

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Popular 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!

This is a great cruise for a group with a wide age range. Adults take advantage of the programs for kids and teens, so you may relax and have some adult time! Definitely enjoy the excursion time. Lastly the adult drink package was well worth the expense! My family shared moments we will cherish!




Roll Calls


Carnival Pride
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Members on Cruise

14 Night Caribbean & Central America (Tampa To Baltimore)

Sail Date: Mar 15, 2015
Ship Name: Carnival Pride
Greenhorn
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Carnival Pride
33
Members on Cruise

7 Night Bahamas & Florida (Baltimore Roundtrip)

Sail Date: Oct 12, 2014
Ship Name: Carnival Pride
33 Ship Mate app members

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Carnival Pride
32
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7 Night Exotic Eastern Caribbean (Baltimore Roundtrip)

Sail Date: May 03, 2015
Ship Name: Carnival Pride
32 Ship Mate app members

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