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Carnival Pride Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
7 Night Bahamas & Grand Turk (Baltimore Roundtrip)
Sail Date: November 15, 2015
Ship: Carnival Pride
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 7300
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 1 year ago

In general:

Had a great time - barring a few issues with regards to our cabin which I will point out in the section about the stateroom we booked.

 

STAFF

The staff on the Pride is excellent and albeit a large vessel, it never felt crowded. 

 

 

 

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
FOOD
The food at David's Steakhouse (for which you pay additionally) is exceptional - make use of the free bottle of wine offered with your meal at David's on night one! 

The sit-down dinners in the evening had a lovely menu and was prepared with care and presented beautifully.

The room service menu is very limited and does not compare to that of Holland America, which is more comprehensive

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
The food demo at David's was really great.

Entertainment

3 out of 5

Children's Programs

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Really great.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

1 out of 5
Our cabin at the aft of the ship - with extended balcony - proved to be disappointing due to a very badly corroded balcony window through which you could hardly see anything whilst lounging in the deck chairs. BAD if you have 3 days at sea during which you intended sitting on that balcony looking at the ocean! 

After our outing to Freeport we took a snooze on our balcony - we awoke to find ourselves (and clothing and towels) covered in black-brown spots, this rained down intermittently for a prolonged time and ultimately we were forced to go inside for a shower and change of clothes. No idea what it was - soot, oil, or rust, but most unpleasant...

The cabin stewart was great and the stateroom itself clean and comfortable.

Ship Tip

Please note - your one bottle of wine or allowed beverage per person MUST be in your carry-on and not in your luggage like on planes! It will be confiscated. 

3 out of 5

Port Canaveral, Florida Did not visit port

Kayaking excursion at Manatee Bay was great, saw dolphins and Manatees. It is as advertised somewhat strenuous.
5 out of 5
Rum tasting was interesting. The conch tasting takes place at a restaurant and is NOT free...if you do feel like eating something remember it is the last stop before you return to the ship - order small. Portions are large. You won't have time to eat it all and of course dinner on the ship is included...

Freeport, Grand Bahama Island Did not visit port

Did the history and snorkel trip. Snorkeling was really good and visibility too despite the rain. The served lunch after the snorkeling was good and our guide excellent.
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