Is there a Captin? Where is the staff?

Carnival Pride Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 2

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Verified Review

Sail Date: November 22, 2015
Ship: Carnival Pride
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 6148
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 2 years ago

We had a wonderful time getting away. The ship needs some repairs. Tile work, carpet, elevator  and so many places. Our room Stewart was wonderful, our head waiter was wonderful the other staff not so much. Not even at the bar.  Live music was good, comedy was good but in the wrong location. You would have to show up 1/2 hr early just to find a seat (not a good seat- a seat).  The buffet food was COLD and not good. Dinning room food was better, they did accommodate for his gluten allergy, I was impressed.  This is the 1st cruise (been on 10) that I thought was just okay.  It will be a few years before we try this again.  I never heard the captain - not once, didn't welcome us aboard, no updates. Just sad! Hot tubs were very cold (all of them) the one in the gym was the best.  Our room was fine. The balcony was not very well maintained.

Never staff around to ask for help, get a drink, just any service.  Make the photos more affordable! Families can't afford this. Stop nickle and dimming families. Wifi, bottled water, sushi bar, soda, ect. The price for the cruise has not gone down but the services and the atmosphere has.  Get it together Carnival.  Get some decent shows and entertainment. And don't put all the shows at the same time!

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Food at buffet was horrible, dinning room was better. They never remember what we drank, never asked. We were lucky to get coffee after dinner.

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5
Nothing all day except for trivia - sad! Where is the chocolate making, we went to tea 3 times and no one ever showed up to do host it. Called front desk - opps sorry not today. Who puts the schedule together.


1 out of 5
Comedy show was the only show worth seeing and you put that in the smallest room. Never enough seating. Yet the main show room was empty.

Children's Programs

1 out of 5
Teenagers 15 was board. Get some staff that cares. Get some good movies on board.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

1 out of 5
So many things needed repaired I couldn't begin to list them. I thought I was at the motel 8. I paid a lot of money and yet I wasn't impressed.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
The room was okay. Never got pool towels. The balcony needed some work, didn't really want to sit out there. I do like having my room cleaned 2x a day so I hope they don't stop that (w/ all the other cut backs) Our room stewert was very helpful when it was keeping up with our kid. ;)

Ship Tip

Limit your purchases on the ship. Candy is very expensive. They do have specials in the shops but it's like black Friday and who wants that on your vacation.
have room Stewart remove expensive drinks and put your own.

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