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Carnival Pride Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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6 Night Bahamas (Baltimore Roundtrip)
Sail Date: June 20, 2009
Ship: Carnival Pride
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Family (young children)
Reviewed: 8 years ago
This was a nice drive from CT - taking less then 5.5 hours, and the port was easily located off of I95. The ship was nice inside with a lot of different paintings and sculptures. My 2 year old could have rode the glass elevators all day!. The food was so so, and was not at all what we had hoped for. The deserts were very good, and was needed since the regular food left you wanting more. The staff was very friendly, and the pools were nice and were not crowded. We did the Atlantis excursion, and it was awesome. It is clearly the best water park, my daughter loved everyone of the slides. In Freeport, we did the glass bottom boat ride, and were disappointed because we didn't many animals and the viewing away was very small. The weather was perfect for our trip since we had 3 Sea days.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
We had two sit down lunches, and one sit down breakfast. The food quality and quantity did not meet our expectations. We have heard such good things about the foods, but we were really disappointed. We had an omlette the last day of our cruise, and it looked like it was made with one egg. I had french toast with strawberries, and it was served with warmed strawberry jam. The buffet food was good - for a buffet. the kids selection was poor - they had a more appealing buffet for kids, but was only open from 11-3.

Children's Programs

3 out of 5
on the first night, there was a nice dance party - other then that, the activities didnt look too appealing for our kids

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
everyone who greeted us was always smiling, and saying hello

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
The rooms were clean, the kids loved the towel animals. it wasn't too hard to get from one end to the other for the ship. The tables in the buffet area could have been cleared a little more often, so it would look cleaner.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
we had a balcony view, which was a bit small. the room was clean and was "almost" big enough for 2 adults and 2 kids. The TV Channel selection was poor (no kids channel when we were out to sea) so it was hard to try to have the kids entertain themselves while getting dressed.
3 out of 5
We did the Glass bottom boat ride. the viewing area was too small and cramped. the viewing time was pretty small, but the kids seemed to enjoy it.
5 out of 5
Atlantis is a must do (as long as your kids are over 48in!). my daughter was able to do most of the slides, even though she is 46in - but of course, the one ride that she wanted to go on, the lifeguard wouldnt let her. there is a big kids area as well. there were 3 other cruise ships in port, but the water park was not busy. The only downfalls to this place is that it is a walk from the main entrance of the Atlantis property to the waterpark, and the locker rental was at the far end of the waterpark - and there was a huge line. Also, the taxi drivers who shuttle you from the dock to Atlantis and back - drive horrible!! DO NOT sit near the side door, or the front of the taxi bus..

Pros: the weather

Cons: the food

Recommends Carnival Pride? Yes!

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