New Year's Cruise on Carnival Pride

Carnival Pride Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 6

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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7 Night Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip)
Sail Date: December 28, 2014
Ship: Carnival Pride
Cabin Type: Inside
Cabin Number: 4205
Traveled As: Family (young children)
Reviewed: 3 years ago

The Carnival Pride recently went into drydock with several changes having been made.  The new Guy Fieri burgers were a welcome addition and are the best burgers.  Their new show "88 Keys" was fabulous.  The ship was beautiful and spotlessly clean.  Missed the Starry Night Lounge, as there now is no dance floor; only dance floor was in Beauties, which we felt was more for the 20 something crowd.

We had an "obstructed view" stateroom and was very disappointed that the view out the window was nonexistant.  There was a lifeboat in front of the window and a platform that both totally obscured the view; there was a tiny view of water you could see and that was it.   We paid for an "obstructed view" and had "no view"...this room should be classified as an "inside stateroom."  

The dining room food was a big disappointment.  Twice during the week we had to send back our dinner, as the meat was all fat and the second time you couldn't even cut the steak with a steak knife.  Food at the buffet was better, and the pizza was excellent. 

The ports of Roatan and Belize were our first times there and, we would not take another cruise that goes to these ports!  

All in all, I don't think I will be taking a Carnival cruise any time soon.  I would rather take a Disney cruise every other year than go on a Carnival cruise every year! 

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Food in the dining room was just ok, did not look forward to dining there!

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Missed the dance floor in the previous Starry Night Lounge and there was also less karaoke sessions. I did enoy the Comedy Club!


5 out of 5
Entertainment was great, but wished there were more shows on a 7 night cruise.

Children's Programs

No children with us this cruise, so cannot comment. We did see the Kid's Club and it could be greatly improved. Not sure I would recommend kids for this cruise based on the size and location of the kid's club.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Our server "Gregory" from Trinidad & Tobago was the best. He got every order correct and when we asked him for something, he was back in less than 2 minutes with what we asked for. He was very professional, yet very friendly. He gave me a dollar bill from Trinidad for me to give to my granddaughter!

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
The Pride is well maintained and is a beautiful ship. They need to get new flatscreen TV's in the staterooms.

Cabin / Stateroom

1 out of 5
Thought we were getting a "French Door", it was nothing more than an oblong window with a totally obstructed view. Not worth the $$ spent for this room!

Ship Tip

Stay away from "Obstructed View" staterooms; either upgrade to a balcony or get an inside and turn on your tv for a live view of the outside. New hairdryer was awful to use, had to keep your finger on the button or it would turn off! Get new flatscreen tv's.

5 out of 5
1 out of 5
Crowded port with not much shopping and was expensive compared to other ports we have been to.
1 out of 5
Mahogany Bay was way over-crowded with 2 ships there. We were second to arrive and by the time we got off the ship, there were NO chairs/lounges to be had. Had to pay for lunch if you wanted to eat there....unlike Disney's Castaway Cay where they provide lunch and sodas.
5 out of 5
Went to Royal Palms on our own and it was the best thing we did all week, highly recommend going there and renting a cabana!
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