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Price: $     Size: L     Refurbished: 0 yr ago    

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Great bang for the buck!

doulamot reviewed 3 days ago

What people said about this ship:

"Also, staff in dining room very nice and friendly." in 89 reviews.

"we never saw the cruise director once and we got pro rated from a 7 day cruise to a 6 day..." in 32 reviews.

"Poor food in the dining room and not real good on the lido deck." in 25 reviews.




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Great bang for the buck!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Pride | Sail Date: Jan 18, 2015

Wonderful ports.  Nice ship.  Good food.  Fun entertainment.  Used off-ship excursions, awesome experiences, and very economical.  Room stewards were awesome people, very genuine, caring, and funny.  Would definitely love to repeat this cruise and visit these ports again.

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Very nice except for vibration of ship

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Pride | Sail Date: Jan 18, 2015

We booked a balcony guarantee 7 day cruise out of Tampa on the Carnival Pride and received a Very nice upgrade to a 7th floor extended balcony stateroom which had a lot of space and great views. The crew, staff, and officers were always polite and went out of their way to help with anything. The food was excellent and service was great. We never experienced long lines at any of the buffets or had to wait longer than 5 min. at the made to order dining options. The entertainment was awesome and Skip, the cruise director, was fun and informative. Getting on and off the ship at any of the ports of call went very quickly and smoothly. I felt that they should have allowed more time to embark (only 3 hours for 2,500 people) but was surprised that we only had to wait in line 20 min or so. My only and biggest complaint was that this particular ship vibrated very badly anytime the ship went faster that 19 or 20 knots. When we got out to the deeper waters and it was cranked up to 19 or more knots, the vibration towards the aft  (back) especially in the main dining room was very uncomfortable even though I had a motion sickness patch on. At night it felt like I was sleeping on a vibrating bed. For this reason alone, I would not book another cruise on The Pride. This was our 3rd cruise but the first time we experienced this vibration issue. We have sailed with Carnival before (different ship) and were completely satisfied.

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CARNIVAL IS CARNIVAL

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Pride | Sail Date: Jan 11, 2015

All was as expected except dining room service was significantly less prompt and less attentive than in any of our many other Carnival cruises.  The dining room menu changes every day, but it is the same from cruise to cruise.  That's OK if the food selection is good in the first place.  This is not completely true for Carnival.

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CrazyJay
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A smaller ship but plenty to do.

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Pride | Sail Date: Jan 11, 2015

I have traveled with Carnival in the past on the Breeze and it was an awesome ship.  The pride is a smaller ship but has recently been updated and still has plenty to see and do.  I truly enjoyed the destinations especially Belize, Rotan Honduras and Grand Cayman.  First travels to Belize and Rotan and they were memorable ports of call.  Georgetown Grand Cayman is always a treat.

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First time on the Pride

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Pride | Sail Date: Jan 11, 2015

This is the smallest Carnival ship we have been on which allowed for some good and bad points. The good part was there are many less people than their larger ships.  It is much quicker to walk from front to back and the service, for the most part, was of the same great quality that we've come to appreciate.  On the bad side, it felt as if the entertainers and restaurant staff were their "minor league" team. The singer in the Ivory Piano Bar was so bad it was embarrassing. And while our wait staff were very friendly, they were just not as on their game as we've had with the larger ships. Overall, though, we had a great experience and enjoyable time, as usual with Carnival.  

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small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Pride | Sail Date: Jan 11, 2015

I wish to add one other caveat. We attempted to reach Cheap Cruises representatives more than 3 times while in Belize, using the 3 phone numbers provided. 2 of the numbers - we received a recording - "not a valid number" - one of these was indicated as an EMERGENCY number(!) not feeling a lot of confidence with this group (at least for excursions), the third number rang and rang until we were disconnected, many times. Needless to say, uncertain we will ever book with cheap cruises again. I give them a grade of 65% out of 100%. 3 out of 4 excursions = 75%, MINUS 10% FOR BEING UNAVAILABLE WHEN NEEDED.

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al442
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WOW !!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Pride | Sail Date: Jan 04, 2015

This was our very first cruise and we were just amazed at our experience. We always heard from our friends who cruise that once you cruise you will certainly cruise again and they are right. We are looking forward to our next experience. We have told everyone who has inquired how we liked Carnival and our experience. we just cannot stop talking about the fun we had. The staff is beyond any thing we imagined. The ship was beautiful, our side trips were very well organized and we have nothing negative to say about any aspect of our trip.

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New Year's Cruise on Carnival Pride

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Pride | Sail Date: Dec 28, 2014

The Carnival Pride recently went into drydock with several changes having been made.  The new Guy Fieri burgers were a welcome addition and are the best burgers.  Their new show "88 Keys" was fabulous.  The ship was beautiful and spotlessly clean.  Missed the Starry Night Lounge, as there now is no dance floor; only dance floor was in Beauties, which we felt was more for the 20 something crowd. We had an "obstructed view" stateroom and was very disappointed that the view out the window was nonexistant.  There was a lifeboat in front of the window and a platform that both totally obscured the view; there was a tiny view of water you could see and that was it.   We paid for an "obstructed view" and had "no view"...this room should be classified as an "inside stateroom."   The dining room food was a big disappointment.  Twice during the week we had to send back our dinner, as the meat was all fat and the second time you couldn't even cut the steak with a steak knife.  Food at the buffet was better, and the pizza was excellent.  The ports of Roatan and Belize were our first times there and, we would not take another cruise that goes to these ports!   All in all, I don't think I will be taking a Carnival cruise any time soon.  I would rather take a Disney cruise every other year than go on a Carnival cruise every year! 

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What a waste of money

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Pride | Sail Date: Dec 28, 2014

There was only two things good about my recent Carnival Pride cruise was Guy's Burger Joint and my cabin steward, Rafael.  That being said, Carnival is not what it use to be.  First off, the service has gone down hill big time.  Less staff by the pool and in the dining room.  While everyone was friendly, it took forever to get food in the dining room and when we finally got the food it was barely warm and cold within two minutes of eating and the food quality was barely mediocre.  By the pool area, they put in Guys, Blue Iguana and replace the regular bars with the Red Frog Rum Bar and the Blue Iguana Tequila Bar and all this seating for the eateries and bars.  As a result, they took away a hot tub and have less lounge chairs by the pool forcing parents with children under 21 to go to the front of the ship for more lounge chairs and a hot tub.  There was no supervision of any sort, such as warning children not to jump in the pool or use the one hot tube as a pool.  This was especially frustrating because parents felt the did not need to be parents and let their children do whatever they wanted as long as they did not bother them.  It was a terrible time at the pool and I can be glad that we only had two sea day.  If you had children over 21 or you were traveling with no kids, they created this nice area called serenity that filled up so fast, you could never get a lounger or a chair.  You could also go up to the sun deck where they had the most loungers, but you were not near the pool if you became hot.  The entertainment was so-so, the comedians were pretty good, but the New Year's Eve party was kind of okay.  The DJ was good but the band was hit or miss depending on what song they were playing and the champagne they handed (for free) was so disgusting I don't know how anyone could drink it.  The waiters were also handing out the champagne to kids under the drinking age of 21, not good.  I have been on Carnival in the best and always enjoyed it, but not this time.  I paid a premium for my cruise plus airfare and insurance, so not worth the money.  I could have gone to a first class resort in the Caribbean or a certain amusement complex in Florida for what I paid for this cruise.  Don't know if I will go on Carnival again.  So very disappointed.  If this is how Carnival is now, I don't know how they are the worlds leading cruise line.  Just not what it use to be.:(

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akblack
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Nice Cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Pride | Sail Date: Dec 28, 2014

cruise and ship was great. Islands were a disappointment. they were very dirty and not  much to do or see.  food was great and maid service was very good. the rooms were excellent and so was the shower. getting to the ship to check in was a mess and coming back to shore getting to our car and getting the car up front was not easy. the police would not let us get up front to get our group and pick up our luggage.there needs to be a lane for passenger and luggage pick-up. you can not pull luggage all over.

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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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Carnival Pride

14 Night Caribbean & Central America (Tampa To Baltimore)

Sail Date: Mar 15, 2015

Ship Name: Carnival Pride


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Carnival Pride

7 Night Exotic Eastern Caribbean (Baltimore Roundtrip)

Sail Date: May 03, 2015

Ship Name: Carnival Pride


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7 Night Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip)

Sail Date: Mar 08, 2015

Ship Name: Carnival Pride


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