Okay trip, Staff Amazing, food okay, room very nice

Carnival Pride Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 4

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
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7 Night Exotic Eastern Caribbean (Baltimore Roundtrip)
Sail Date: May 04, 2014
Ship: Carnival Pride
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: GUAR
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 3 years ago

I was not very fond of the decor of the ship, but that is a personal taste thing.  Many of the common rooms were quite dark. The dinning room staff were exceptional--Table 212 @6:00 seating. The guests services desk was very helpful and understanding.  Our room was nice, steward was very helpful and I was traveling with an ex-husband with disabilities and a sister that was on her first cruise. We had a balcony and I don't think I will cruise again without a balcony. Carnival uses a very poor system for their bingo games and should take lessons from Royal Caribbean where the game is concerned. I found the ports rather disappointing, but we did enjoy the Ecotour on Half Moon Cay and I took my sister on a private taxi tour of Grand Bahama, which turned out great. I must say the dis-embarking on Sunday morning was unbelievably smooth and quick, a real treat!

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Our dinner servers were exceptional!!!! They made the trip.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Trivia ganes were fun. There were a few other things we enjoyed, we just weren't drinkers or big party people.

Entertainment

1 out of 5
The bingo games were poorly done. The souns system was so loud at the evening shows I was unable to stay more than a very few minutes. I saw other adults holding their hands over their ears and heard many complaints about the volume of shows and anouncements. Trivia games were fun.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
All staff we were involved with were great

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
I was not fond of the decor, too dark

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Loved the balcony. Space was okay for the three of us traveling together. Room steward "D" was a great help.

Ship Tip

Eat in the dinning room for better food, but there is a great variety up on the ninth deck buffet.

5 out of 5
easy getting on board and easier getting off--my tenth cruise and the easiest offload ever!
3 out of 5
We did not book an excursion, but did a little shopping and enjoyed jimmy buffet's
5 out of 5
Water and beach BEAUTIFUL, Ecotour tour fun becuase the two ladies did and great job.
3 out of 5
Took private Taxi tour and our young man was a delight, kind and well spoken. He (Regis) was very informative and showed us the entire island.
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