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Carnival Pride to Bahamas Review

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Pride | Sail Date: Jun 21, 2015

Baltimore was close, but 1 and 1/2 hour wait trying to get in to parking lot. Once aboard, ship was clean and staff, friendly. The muster drill was a disgrace, 25 min. outside in the hot sun, several elderly passengers passed out.  The food was excellent. The linens and towels smell sour, Not sure they even use detergent, smell like they autoclave with water and heat. The room was neat and clean and the stewards attentive. Second dinner at table number 163, which was above the ships engine. Every  night the table dishes, and stem ware shook and clanged, everyone around us kept looking. I did mention this to the head waiter, who stated that this is to be expected as it was in the back of the ship. Look up and the entire second floor of the restaurant was open. Photographers were everywhere. Lovely photos, however quite expensive. I witnessed the staff throw out 14 large plastic bags from the photo recycle bins, the last night. Why not make the photos more affordable, what a waste. The shows were spectacular. Unable to find a chair by the pool . Found one on the top deck in the sun. Passengers save chairs for hours at a time. Seems there should be enough lounge chairs as paying guests. Tried o book a future cruise while on board, however there was no one on board to assist.

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Better than expected

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Pride | Sail Date: Jun 21, 2015

My first cruise on Carnival was a very bad experience, therefore I was not expecting much on this cruise.  Aside from a grouchy Guest Services agent on the first day, the cruise was excellent.  The rest of the staff were very pleasant and accommodating.  The last port was not worthwhile.  The port of Baltimore was the best port I have ever sailed out of.  Our dining room staff were perfect and quite entertaining.  Based on this cruise, I might go on another Carnival cruise, although my preferred cruise line is Holland America.

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Excellent Cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Pride | Sail Date: Jun 14, 2015

We choose this cruise for our Honeymoon because I had cruised with Carnival before. My husband loved it! The crew were extremely friendly and the ship was very clean, the crew was always cleaning. There was a huge selection of food to chose from on the Ledo deck. The dining room staff was very professional and friendly. The only port we were not thrilled with was Freeport, not because of our excursion, that was fantastic, the time there was very short and the port was not very appealing to look at, it look like a refinery. Grand Turks and Half Moon Cay were extremely enjoyable and beautiful, we wished we had more time there. We are both looking forward to our next cruise which we will be booking with Cruises Only, we received a GREAT deal with the ability to acquire an upgrade at no extra charge with the help of Cruises Only! A good friend of mine recommended Cruises Only and I have already recommended them to another bride to be.

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Carnival Pride

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Pride | Sail Date: Jun 14, 2015

Ship is in very good shape especially since the recent 2.0 upgrades.  Guy's Burgers is a great addition with yummy burgers and fries.  Very clean and very friendly staff.  No issues or concerns during cruise - all went as expected. Hit or miss with comedians - total of four during cruise, 2 great, 2 mediocre.  CD - Kevin- adequate but not very outgoing; rest of entertainment staff very good.

 

 

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Good experience overall with some opportunities

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Pride | Sail Date: Jun 07, 2015

My wife and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary by taking a cruise to the Bahamas. The cruise overall was good - no complaints about the accommodations or the food, both were excellent. The service provided by the crew was fantastic - super friendly and always greeting you with a smile. There was quite a bit of confusion about their entertainment - the itinerary that was published each day had many mistakes, including mislabeling different events, etc. As a result, my wife and I missed out on a few shows and events. In addition, the smoke in the casino was terrible. I realize that many states still allow smoking at different venues and casinos, but it was completely overwhelming. My wife ended up with a sinus infection as a result of the amount of smoke exposure. They need to work on creating a non-smoking section that is completely separate or simply not allow smoking in the casino.

We would definitely recommend carnival and we will definitely cruise with them again.

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First Timers

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Pride | Sail Date: Jun 07, 2015

The service was GREAT ! The Food was Fantastic. Everything was clean.  The excursions were a bit too expensive and did not meet our expectation.  The sales booths on the ship were a negative and not worth the money. 

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overall positive, a number of comments

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Pride | Sail Date: Jun 07, 2015

The cruise was overall a very good experience. My negative comments include:

1) The itinerary out of Baltimore is boring. You need to drop the Cape Canaveral port of call, and add another Bahamas port.

2) The casino refused to refund $8.00 left on my sign and sail account because it was in the name of my 85+ year-old in-laws (the Tichauer's cabin #6254) who were too tired and disabled to come down from the room in person at 10:00 PM on Saturday night before disembarking. I explained that their sign and sail card was backed by and on MY credit card, but the rude and rather too-young casino manager refused to refund the money unless they came down in person. That same rude casino manager refused to send a staff member up to their room to verify that they are who I said they are. So basically, the money was stolen.

3) We are Carnival Platinum members. According to your website, we are entitled to "priority seating" at dining. Despite multiple requests on the first night, we were assigned open seating. That would not be a problem, but we had two very old guests with us who used walkers, and they were in no position to stand in the long lines that formed early outside the open seating dining hall on the 3rd floor. And they were in no position to do late dining. When we approached the maitre d' on the matter, he was not helpful and made no accommodations. We then went to guest services, who called Ivan, at the upstairs (3rd floor) dining hall, and he very helpfully assigned us a table for the duration of the trip. I would like to commend the upstairs dining service manager for taking action and resolving the matter. This was especially helpful to our elderly guests.

4) Please understand that the above comments do not reflect the overall quality of our experience, which was superb as usual. We enjoyed the cruise very much. The comments above are meant to covey the few areas that need improvement and reflection. Many thanks. 

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Carnival Pride Bahamas

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Pride | Sail Date: Jun 07, 2015

While still a little gaudy, the Renaissance theme of Carnival Pride is preferred to the Las Vegas style on other Carnival ships I have traveled upon.  The abundance of balconies on Pride make booking that category more affordable.  The Bahamas itinerary was not my favorite, but the ability to tour D.C. afterward due to close proximity to the port was a bonus.  Freeport in particular was limited in time and experiences.  Embarkation and debarkation in Baltimore was the smoothest I have experienced so far.  The ship was clean, but in need of stateroom updates.  One of the two staterooms our party booked had a connecting door through which we could clearly hear conversations from the adjoining stateroom, so I wouldn't recommend such a room unless you need one.  The other stateroom's bathroom smelled musty.  Bring conditioner, because it is no longer provided and buying it in the store is expensive. Food was decent, but the Blue Iguana and  Guy's Burger Joint were good.  Your Time dining was efficient, but not as personal.  There seem to be more specialty food and activities that require additional charges, which is a trend I do not appreciate.  Many of the free activities onboard are essentially sales pitches.   The music/dance productions were among the best I have seen on a ship despite such a small cast.  Hasbro The Game Show and trivia were fun.  We saw two comedians who were mediocre.  The Serenity pool was too crowded every time we tried to find a lounge chair, but you could find chairs elsewhere on the lido deck.  The spa/gym was clean, well-equipped and not too crowded.  The locker room has a sauna, steam room and showers with multiple heads.  Our children made friends at the early teen and teen clubs the first day and attended club sponsored activities here and there.  They mostly just hung out with their new friends and had no complaints.

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Our trip

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Pride | Sail Date: Jun 07, 2015

My wife and I took our four grandchildren on this trip ages 11-15 and had a wonderful time. The ship, staff and activities wer fantastic. Our Priceline contact Kimberly Lindsey was on top of every step of our trip and very helpful in guiding us through the process  

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Great Crew

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Pride | Sail Date: May 31, 2015

The staff of the Carnival Pride were exceptionally well-trained and friendly.  As an older traveler, the entertainment and activities were not a perfect fit--for instance, there was not really any ballroom dancing, especially earlier in the evening.

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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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