April 2015 - Carnival Pride to Caribbean - Eastern
As a platinum member my embarkment and disembarkment were expedient. I also enjoyed other privileges that accompanied my status. All of the crew members were respectful, friendly, and helpful. Most went above and beyond the call of duty to enhance the enjoyment of my cruise.
I was a little disappointed with the maître de in the dining room. While he did magic tricks night after night and happily greeted occupants at the table next to mine which seated approximately 20 persons, he only glanced our way and never stopped at the table where my granddaughter and I sat. I felt left out. This was my granddaughter's first cruise. However, the waiters and waitresses graciously entertained us almost nightly, and their service excellent. My granddaughter was particularly impressed with the animals made from towels that the steward made and placed in our room nightly. He really pampered us by making our beds in the morning; turning the covers back at night and leaving delicious goodies in the room for us. We were grateful for the bathrobes, and the beach towels provided.
The food was delicious, and I was impressed that hand sanitizer dispensers were readily available throughout the ship. Also, a video frequently aired on the television in our room emphasized the importance of proper hand-washing and gave a great demonstration. Sanitation/cleanliness seemed to be a priority for the staff, is not taken lightly.
The photographers were professionals and we had many great poses to chose from to help remember our cruise.
I have sailed on Carnival Pride several times, would highly recommend it to my friends, and am looking forward to my next trip.