Carnival Pride Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

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3 out of 5

A so - so cruise.

Sail Date: July 24, 2009

Reviewed: 7 years ago

Traveled As: Family (young children)

Room Type: Balcony

Beautiful ship but not for children.

Pros: Our balcony cabin, food in dining room, customer service of Shore Excursion desk.

Cons: Dining room service, trash left here and there.

Recommends Carnival Pride? No.

Ship Quality
The ship was decorated in an "Italiate" theme. Very beautiful but not so much for families travelling with young children. There were naked women all over the ship. A statue of David was on public display while using the glass elevators and, again, he was completely naked. My 9 year old walked with her head down through the public areas.
Food and Dining
Food was very good in the dining room however, our food was always cold or luke warm. This may be due to our serving staff or that they brought it out of the kitchen too soon and let it sit while we were enjoying our appetizers or salads. Was not happy with the Mermaid Grille ---- the lines were too long. We visited this restaurant at different times and had to wait every time. Again, if you visited one station your food was cold by the time you made it back to your seat.
Cabin / Stateroom
Our balcony cabin was roomy enough for 3 of us and was well kept.
Service and Staff
Assistant Cruise Director Matt was excellent. Cruise Director Danny was very informative and funny but Matt stole the show.
Shows were good. Lots of dancing. Could have used another type of act for one of the nights.
Children's Programs
My daughter attended only twice --- she wasn't too thrilled with the activities but the staff did a good job. I would have never known that there was over 800 children on board.
Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)
Had a wonderful time ----- great island.
Grand Turk Island
We took a catamaran snorkeling excursion ---- great fun! Hit Margaritaville for lunch.
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island
2nd time hitting Freeport on a cruise and will not return!

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