Carnival Pride Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

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2-3 cruises


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2 out of 5

Stick with Royal Caribbean or Norwegian

Sail Date: January 28, 2016

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Balcony

My biggest complaint with Carnival is the food. The quantity and quality are both lacking. Unless you want an ok pizza everyday, there are no options from 3-6 pm. So in other words when you board the ship around 4 everyday you cannot get a decent meal for another two hours (decent is a generous description). My daughter is a very picky eater but she looooves tacos. She was beyond excited to learn that there was a taco bar and vowed to eat there everyday. Because they close at 2:30 everyday she was only able to eat there once on a sea day and hated it, no ground beef for tacos?!?!?!?!

My second complaint with Carnival is the lack of entertainment. However, the few shows that they did provide were pretty good. This is certainly not a family oriented cruise as I would estimate the vast majority of passengers were between 50-70. There were 42 passengers under the age of 21 on our cruise.


We have been on both Royal Caribbean and NCL and would highly recommend either over Carnival!

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Bring a surge protector, there is only one outlet throughout the entire stateroom.

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