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Carnival Pride Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 5

Overall Rating:

1.0 out of 5
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7 Night Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip)
Sail Date: November 30, 2014
Ship: Carnival Pride
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 7155
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 3 years ago

Boarding process went smoothly, and our cabin was ready as we boarded.  This was the high point of this cruise.  Our cabin steward was also very good and efficient.  The cruise Director was the worst we have encountered in our 400+ days of cruising on multiple lines.  He insisted on volume levels that caused several of the more mature group, such as us, to walk out of shows.  He kept insisting that the sound man "turn up the volume".  All entertainment was directed at the "20 something" groups.  While our fixed late seating dining staff was exceptional, the service at open seating breakfast and brunch was awful.  Orders were incomplete, coffee refills were difficult, and one assistant waiter stated that bananas were only available on port days, while people in our party who ate at the buffet were served them without delay. Shipboard activities were often in error in the daily "FUN TIMES", and said we would arrive in Cozumel at 9am, when we were actually docking in Costa Maya.  Disembarkation was a disaster, after arriving several hours late, we were held aboard for an additional 2+ hours.  No more Carnival for us.

Food and Dining

1 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5

Entertainment

1 out of 5

Children's Programs

n/a

Service and Staff

1 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship Tip

Be wary of anytime dining, as we saw people waiting to be seated on the upper DR level, while the set dining was only 75% or less occupied.

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1 out of 5
When the daily bulletin warns of armed robbery of tourists outside of the dock compound, perhaps this is not a suitable cruise port.
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