July 2016 - 7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Baltimore Roundtrip) Cruise on Carnival Pride
Carnival Pride, 7/10
Favorite part of the cruise was not having to fly somewhere to arrive at the ship. Sailing out of Baltimore was awesome. However, all the people responsible for design the ship with a stateroom beneath a pub, to the decorator who decided not to carpet the pub (think chairs being dragged and bumped) to the party responsible for assigning a family with a 7 y.o. in the stateroom immediately beneath the pub, to the people at guest services who somehow 'forgot' we complained the first time, to housekeeping who has to move the chairs to clean, I'm just not sure at 6 a.m. ... all those people, and anyone else, should be made to sleep in Pride stateroom 1124 for a week of sailing. And whoever makes the decision to turn off the water/lemonade/iced tea/ice machines and remove the cups from the pool deck at 8 p.m., even though the pool is open until 10 p.m.? should have to go without beverages for a twelve hour stretch. And given how old the Pride is, I'm pretty sure I'm not the first to complain about these things. And then disembarking via the tender, and at the end of the cruise ... took way longer than it should have. Three hours to get everyone off the ship ... God help us if there had been an emergency.