February 2014 - Carnival Pride to Caribbean - Bahamas
My main complaint is that the ship spends way too much time out at sea. A seven night cruise should spend more time at the warm ports like Florida but especially The Bahamas. A full day 9-5 in Florida was nice, but 10:30-5 in Nassau (we didn't get to our excursion, Atlantis until noon) and 7-1 in (yes that's 7am) Freeport, really???? I thought going on a mid winter cruise to get away from cold snowy weather would be a nice reprieve. The ship purposefully slows down so you spend more time onboard spending your money there. The food was pretty good. Drinks were weak but I knew that beforehand, and not worth the wait to get. Take advantage of being able to bring a bottle of wine onboaed. (1 per person 21 and over per carry on). The room and ship were very clean and our room purser was extremely nice and took care of everything we needed with our room accommodations. Oh and PARENTS WITH KIDS, set a limit on the arcade!!! All games are $1 each!!! $55 dollars goes pretty fast in an hour or so in one day!!
All in all not too bad if you like to just relax onboard and love to eat but if looking for more fun and adventure I would fly somewhere direct or really do more research on actual island and excursion times aboard another ship or cruise line.
Oh, and for the woman presumed overboard or lost at sea.... I wouldn't have had the stamina!!