jefferyshall
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Carnival Pride

April 2013 - Carnival Pride to Caribbean - Bahamas

Was a nice vacation, but not end all be all

The boat was very clean and personnel were very nice and attentive. There wasn't much space on the ship so I always felt crowded, the times that food (besides main dining) and activities were available was very chaotic. The pools were too small and the fact that there were two didn't help much because one seemed to always be closed. For the cruise line that is supposed to be more for families, I was not at all impressed by the activities available for children. We brought my 12 year old daughter, who is very out going and makes friends instantly, she attended one initial Circle C event and went back many times to check out what they were doing, but she never stayed. So that should tell you something if a 12 year old would rather be with their parents than to be off free on their own with other kids their age. That would not have been so bad, but the shore excursions weren't that great either and times in port were far too short so you really couldn't let lose and enjoy yourself because you had to be back so quickly and you had to watch the clock. I would much rather have skipped going to Port Canaveral and been able to spend more time at the two Bahamas locations. Lastly, being a smaller ship it was tossed about pretty easily during the ship and many people were very sea sick for two of the four sea days. We parked next to the Carnival Magic once and the Pride was dwarfed by the newer Magic.

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Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - Very limited excursions, very weather dependent for a lot of them (wind being the main culprit) and the time there is FAR TOO short.
Carnival Pride Carnival Pride - Go early to the main shows for good seats. Don't wait in line for your main dining room time just go down 5 minutes after your time & walk right to your table. The very first day takes a while longer because people don't know where their tables are yet so maybe go 15 minutes later on the first day.

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received a helpful vote on their Carnival Pride cruise review - Was a nice vacation, but not end all be all

received a helpful vote on their Carnival Pride cruise review - Was a nice vacation, but not end all be all

received a helpful vote on their Carnival Pride cruise review - Was a nice vacation, but not end all be all

received a helpful vote on their Carnival Pride cruise review - Was a nice vacation, but not end all be all

received a helpful vote on their Carnival Pride cruise review - Was a nice vacation, but not end all be all

received a helpful vote on their Carnival Pride cruise review - Was a nice vacation, but not end all be all

shared a quick tip for Carnival Pride"Go early to the main shows for good seats. Don't wait in line for your main dining room time just go down 5 minutes after your time & walk right to your table. The very first day takes a while longer because people don't know where their tables are yet so maybe go 15 minutes later on the first day."

reviewed their Caribbean - Bahamas cruise on Carnival Pride and gave it 3 stars!