June 2015 - Carnival Pride to Caribbean - Eastern
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.