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Carnival Pride Cruise Review to Bermuda

Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 2

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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7 Night Bermuda (Baltimore Roundtrip)
Sail Date: April 10, 2011
Ship: Carnival Pride
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 7 years ago

This cruise is geared toward people who enjoy having fun with a crowd. The shows were extremely enjoyable. There is certainly no lack of talent on the ship.
As far as the staff goes you would be hard pressed to find anyone unfriendly or unwilling to go beyond the expected.
There is very little on the cruise about the port of call. In our case, Bermuda. There is plenty of information about shopping but there is scant information about the island.
The food was a bit of hit and miss. Like the girl with the strawberry curl when it was good, it was very very good, when it was bad, it was horrid. Fortunately most of the time the food was good. However I would have to say very very good was reserved for food about 60% of the time. The Normandie dining room should have been spot on most of the time. It wasn't and that was a disappointment.
The decor is horrible. The Carnival line would do itself a favor by removing all the garish plastic decor. They would lighten the ship and improve the ambiance. We were amazed that the approval for this design must have passed many people before final approval. Were they all asleep? The decor is so cheesy it should be an embarrassment. Our advice is get rid of the plastic paint over the very poorly represented masters on the walls and the ship will be improved 110%.
The cruise was enjoyable however, we were not able to take part in the casino because they allowed smoking. That was also the case in the piano lounge. For us they were the main places we would have liked to have spent our time. So that was a huge disappointment for us.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
I would actually give a rating between good and excellent.


3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
You would be hard pressed to find anyone unfriendly. Not only does the staff perform their duties with friendliness most go above and beyond expectations. Our stateroom steward was amazing. Our waiter in the Normandie was also very attentive considering the number of diners that he was responsible for, he was AMAZING.

Ship Quality

1 out of 5
It is too bad they have lumped decor with the rest of the quality assessments. I would have given 5 starts for cleanliness, condition of public areas, ship size etc. The decor is so bad I had to give it one star for that reason and that reason only. Well one star is out because I don't want to say not recommended.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
We were amazed at the size of the stateroom. We were so glad we went for the ocean view window. I would absolutely do that againl
5 out of 5
We really didn't spend time in this particular area. However, it seemed like there was plenty to do here. We rented a scooter and went to see other areas of the island.
Don't Miss: We really don't have anything to recommend here.

Pros: cleanliness is amazing

Cons: some food DECOR is HORRID!

Recommends Carnival Pride? Yes!

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