too much time in fl, not enough in bahamas

Carnival Pride Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 20

Overall rating:

3 out of 5
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Carnival Pride

7 Night Bahamas & Grand Turk (Baltimore Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 09, 2012

Ship: Carnival Pride

Cabin type: Balcony

Traveled as: Family (young children)

Reviewed: 8 years ago

Review summary

the cruise was nice. all of the staff were absolutely wonderful. so many reviews said food was terrible but all 6 of us thought it was great. definitely take the time to go to davids steakhouse. it is worth the $35 for sure! i did feel bored often bc there didn't seem to be enough activities on the ship during the down time and sea days, but a cruise is what you make of it. we definitely had way too much time in port canaveral and not nearly enough in the bahamas. we took it SO slow to get to florida, making it a two sea day trip down, but booked it back from freeport and only had one sea day with lots of turbulence (is it still turbulence when youre on the ocean? i dont know but you know what i mean!) :) nassau was nice but when we were done our excursion all of the shops were closed so we had not much choice but to go back to the ship. freeport was beautiful and we DEFINITELY did not have enough time there. not at all. the people of freeport were the nicest yet. we absolutely loved it there. if i can recommend ANYTHING to carnival, it would be to extend the time in port at freeport. the shows on ship were ok. the lead female singer was no very good and we all agreed on that. there was a man who did motown one night and he was great. the comedians were very good too. he picked on everyone in the front row so i felt bad for them but still laughed very hard. :) our room was a typical stateroom. we did have a balcony with an obstructed view but we rarely used it. its just nice to have as an option. waiting for the dining room on some nights was long bc we did the your time dining, but it was always worth the wait. our waiter, nandalall was awesome! food on deck 9 (lido) was very good as well, so you have very good options. we mainly did breakfast in our stateroom (continental type) and would venture up to lido deck for buffet, but never went to the dining room so i can say one way or the other for breakfast there. one complaint other than the times in port, is the pools were not both open at the same time so everyone had to cram into one pool. they opened the outdoor pool when it was freezing and had the indoor pool open when it was HOT (still in the bahamas). on the last day they opened the outdoor pool only and my husband said he thought it was to keep the families with kids inside spending money, which i have to agree that sounded like a good explanation. :/ all in all, i love cruising, no matter what. the ship is nice and teh staff is wonderful. food was great as well. :)

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
needed more activities for sure


3 out of 5
shows were just ok

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
kids loved camp carnival!

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship tip

utilize camp carnival if you have kids! ours were ASKING to go each day by the end of the cruise!

Ports of call

Freeport, Grand Bahama Island

5 out of 5
beautiful! best people weve encountered! definitely not enough time here!!!

Baltimore, Maryland

1 out of 5

Nassau, Bahamas

3 out of 5

Port Canaveral, Florida

1 out of 5
too much time here, not much to do

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