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Carnival Pride Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas


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Experience: 7+ cruises
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7 Night Bahamas & Grand Turk (Baltimore Roundtrip)
Sail Date: February 07, 2016
Ship: Carnival Pride
Cabin Type: Balcony
Cabin Number: 8264
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 1 year ago

This was my 4th time taking this exact same cruise on Carnival Pride.  It is a real bargain for those of us who live close enough to Cruise Maryland to just get dropped off.  This is the first time I have taken the cruise in the winter, and I don't think I would do it again.  The seas are much rougher than in the summer, when you get to Ft Lauderdale and the Bahamas the temperatures are not warm enough for swimming even though they still sell snorkeling, etc shore excursions (avoid these in Jan and Feb)  I had a great time, however, at Walt Disney Animal Kingdom.  There were very few lines for anything, and the animals are all out trying to soak up what sun is available.  I spent most of my time on the ship and the food, service, and entertainment were well worth the price of admission if we hadn't been going anywhere.  Again - the bad weather made the ship late leaving and getting back to port, and disembarkment was very slow.  Carnival has to figure a better way of getting people off the ship.  They have rules about who goes when, but they don't really enforce them and the people who follow the rules really get screwed.  If you're looking for an elegant experience, forget Carnival.  They also don't enforce their own rules about dress and behavior in the dining rooms- it's kind of like going to Denny's.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
food is excellent at every venue.

Entertainment

3 out of 5
Typical, kind of meh.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The crew really strive to keep you happy. The room stewards are especially eager to please.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Beautiful ship, kept very clean.
5 out of 5
Love all of the excursions here. My husband loves the alligator swamp boat- I like going to the theme parks - about an hour, comfortable bus drive- no hassle trying to find your own way around and you are let off right at the gate, so no huge parking lot to navigate.
1 out of 5
Forget going on an excursion if you have a mobility disability. The drivers are jerks, and there is no help at the destination. Even at Atlantis it is difficult to get around - the elevators are practically hidden and the staff was no help at all in telling you how to get from one place to another with a walker or wheelchair.
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