First time on the Pride

Carnival Pride Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western


Contributor Level: Cruise Director
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 3
Helpful Votes: 7

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
Verified Review
7 Night Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip)
Sail Date: January 11, 2015
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 6143
Traveled As: Family (young children)
Reviewed: 2 years ago

This is the smallest Carnival ship we have been on which allowed for some good and bad points. The good part was there are many less people than their larger ships.  It is much quicker to walk from front to back and the service, for the most part, was of the same great quality that we've come to appreciate.  On the bad side, it felt as if the entertainers and restaurant staff were their "minor league" team. The singer in the Ivory Piano Bar was so bad it was embarrassing. And while our wait staff were very friendly, they were just not as on their game as we've had with the larger ships. Overall, though, we had a great experience and enjoyable time, as usual with Carnival.  

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Ship food is ship food. Not much to be excited about with the exception of Guy's Burger Joint which is amazing!

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Less to do than the larger ships. However, the art gallery was great.

Entertainment

3 out of 5
2nd rate.

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
Our daughter truly enjoyed the time she spent at Camp Carnival. The program and counselors seemed top notch.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Our room steward was excellent and knew our names when we arrived.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
The quality was fine but the decor left much to be desired.

Ship Tip

Don't miss the brunch served in the dining room on sea days. It's a nice departure from Lido deck breakfast.

3 out of 5
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