Small ship, good staff, so so food.

Carnival Pride Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

Contributor Level: Third Mate
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 18

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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10 Night Exotic Eastern Caribbean Carnival Journeys (San Juan To Baltimore)
Sail Date: January 28, 2016
Ship: Carnival Pride
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 8159
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago

The Carnival pride is a small ship, only 3 pools and hot tubs, 1 adult only of each. The hot tubs are not very hot and the pools colder. Even with the 2 water slides, there isnt much for kids to do on the ship. The staff is great. I really liked the Piano bar player and a few of the shows. The male acoustic guitar player was also excellent. 


Our cruise took us to 6 different islands and was very good except the first sea day when we cut across the current and had rough seas and winds. The entertainment was fair. Some shows were way too loud with enough bass to stop your heart, others were done just right and quite enjoyable. 


The food was ok. Dining room was good and so was lunch, but the buffet was small and not very appealing. Breakfast was the standard with nothing really to make it stand out.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Dinner buffet needs help. Very limited dining choice for dinner outside the dining room.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Their idea of 80's Trivia is Cheers. Out of 20 questions, 8 were cheers, 3 Night Court, and 3 Golden Girls. They need to mix things up a bit. Also, the hot tubs are very cool, and only 2 pools which were even colder.


3 out of 5
Some shows were great, a couple were way too loud and the bass was enough to give you a full body massage leading to a heart attack. Lots of people left the Getaway Island show early because of it. The piano bar player was awesome and most of the other shows were good.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Our cabin was great outside a little rattling of the doors.
5 out of 5
Take the local bus system for a dollar a person instead of the over inflated Taxis.
5 out of 5
Local Taxis will give you an island tour with beach for $20 a person, dont pay the $50 from the cruise line.
3 out of 5
Dont be alone with electronics. Had a local try to steal my laptop even in a crowd of people. Everything is closed on Sunday, so do an excursion or beach if you go then.
5 out of 5
Getting to the twin Pitons and the Volcano is cool, but its a long drive with lots of twists and ups and downs.
5 out of 5
Local Taxis will give you an island tour with beach for $20 a person, dont pay the $50 from the cruise line.
5 out of 5
Best place to buy souvenirs. Lots of shops and a nice beach in easy walking or water taxi ride.
5 out of 5
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