Carnival Pride Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Contributor Level: Purser

2-3 cruises


Helpful Votes

4 out of 5

Good experience overall with some opportunities

Sail Date: June 07, 2015

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

My wife and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary by taking a cruise to the Bahamas. The cruise overall was good - no complaints about the accommodations or the food, both were excellent. The service provided by the crew was fantastic - super friendly and always greeting you with a smile. There was quite a bit of confusion about their entertainment - the itinerary that was published each day had many mistakes, including mislabeling different events, etc. As a result, my wife and I missed out on a few shows and events. In addition, the smoke in the casino was terrible. I realize that many states still allow smoking at different venues and casinos, but it was completely overwhelming. My wife ended up with a sinus infection as a result of the amount of smoke exposure. They need to work on creating a non-smoking section that is completely separate or simply not allow smoking in the casino.

We would definitely recommend carnival and we will definitely cruise with them again.

Ship Quality
The ship was very clean and organized.
Food and Dining
Many options to choose from and there is food available 24/7, including room servive with several "free of charge" options.
Service and Staff
The staff was very friendy and accommodating.
While there was many things to do on the ship, the entertainment pales in comparison to the Disney cruises we were on. They had lots of trivia and games, but would like to see more full out stage productions.
Children's Programs
We didn't have any children with us. Really not able to rate this fairly.
Onboard Activities
Lots to do, but much of it was silly things like trivia and deck games.
Destinations and Excursions
We were very pleased with the excursions to Atlantis and Freeport.
Cabin / Stateroom
The cabin had a lot of space and was very clean.
Baltimore, Maryland
Not much to see in the Baltimore port.
Port Canaveral, Florida
We actually didn't get off the ship in Port Canaveral.
Nassau, Bahamas
We did the Atlantis beach day and discover Atlantis - we explored the aquariums, the casino and spent a little time on the private beach. Lots of walking so bring comfortable shoes.
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island
We did the gardens tour - the bus driver was more than 30 minutes late picking us up. This tour was kind of rushed - getting through the gardens and going into town for shopping was quite a stretch.

Was this review helpful? 8

Be the first to comment

Leave a Comment

Remember: Be polite and respectful. Our diverse community is home to members with different opinions and a broad range of cruise experiences.


* is not a booking agent or travel agency, and does not charge any service fees to users of our site. Our partners (travel agencies and cruise lines) provide prices, which we list for our users' convenience. does not guarantee any specific rates or prices. While prices are updated daily, please check with the booking site for the exact amount. is not responsible for content on external web sites.

Back to Top