Carnival Pride Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

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3 out of 5

Not amazing, not bad

Sail Date: November 21, 2010

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Oceanview

First of all, the ship's artwork was overwhelming. I don't mind nudity here and there, but all of the wallpaper was of nude women and babies of the Renaissance style. I didn't like looking at it in every hallway, every elevator, pretty much everywhere. Second, the shows were probably comparable to other cruise ships, but the other entertainment was not that amazing. Although they filled most of the time slots in the day with events, 15 minute trivia brought to you by a guy and a boom box is not that exciting 5 times a day. I used to a be a Resident Advisor in college and we could put better programs on then they did for the small entertainment side. Second, I really like sports and fitness, and although they had VERY NICE treadmills and a few free group fitness classes, the jogging track was VERY small and always crowded with putt-putt extras. Ping pong was nice when you didn't have to wait an hour to play. The basketball courts were always busy, and their "volleyball tournament" was a joke. The comedy shows, however, were pretty good. We liked 2 of the 4 comedians on board, and there were about 2 shows per night. The food was probably by far the best thing on board, with tons of healthy options and other options available, even sushi. The dining room staff was also excellent, although we had anytime dining (we liked it) but sometimes had to wait a bit to be served. The biggest complaint, however, is that there were too many sea days. We take FOREVER to get to the bahamas, then spend 1.5 of the 7 days there, then truck back home at lightening speed. What a ripoff, I guess they just want us to spend more money at the casino and on their stupid bingo.

Pros: food selection, housekeeping service, dining service

Cons: too many ship days, not enough hot tub/pools, poor entertainment outside of shows

Recommends Carnival Pride? No.

Children's Programs
My sister did Club O2 (15-17) and liked it ok
Ship Quality
Bad artwork, clean ship
Busy schedule, quality lacking, best program was Carnival Quest
Food and Dining
Good food, quality, availability
Cabin / Stateroom
Good stateroom, enjoyed our housekeeper a lot
Service and Staff
Overall very friendly and helpful
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island
This plays sucks at the port, have to go to Paradise Cove via their private bus booked ahead of time, lots of snorkeling for only 35$
Nassau, Bahamas
Atlantis is something else, probably gonna stay there next time instead of cruise

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