Carnival Pride Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

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2-3 cruises

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4 out of 5

Wonderful Two Weeks

Sail Date: March 13, 2016

Reviewed: 8 months ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Balcony

Cruising out of Baltimore March 13th, this 14-day 8 -island trip was more than could be expected. The service aboard the ship was as we expected - great!

 

Only negatives were the long line and time it took to check in, and some of the entertainments was not as good as we've seen before on the Pride.

 

But I've discovered that two-weeks at sea is perfect - twice as nice as the one-week and it's over before you sneeze cruises.

Cabin / Stateroom
Our Cabin Attendant, Ian, was very accommodating to our special requests. He kept our ice cooler filled and also provided us with a lounge chair for us to use on our balcony! The bed was firm and comfortable.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Getting off the ship at the end of the cruise was a breeze. As for embarkation ... VERY POOR. But the Baltimore Port Authority should be to blame for that.
Ship Quality
Destinations and Excursions
Onboard Activities
Entertainment
The comedians and the stage shows were no up to what we saw on our previous Pride cruise.
Service and Staff
A great big THANKS to or head waiter, Damir Hodo. He was like having our own personal attendant. At times it appeared that he was handling our requests before we had to ask.
Food and Dining
Just wish they offered escargot at more than one dinner.
Baltimore, Maryland
Grand Turk Island
Getting into the water at the beach was a little tricky due to the reefs. There was another ship docked when we got there and the place was very busy. A good bet is to head to the pool. It was crowded but there was still room to relax.
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas
Never knew any place could be so beautiful!
Dominica
Very interesting people selling their wares. Look for the man that makes his own jewelry. Great deals and cool man. He was really the only person with selling original handmade items.
Castries, St. Lucia
Martinique
Although the island was beautiful the people were rather standoffish. I went into the town and found most of the people only spoke French. I did find a nice pastry shop on one of the back streets. Great food but I got the opinion they didn’t like Americans too much by the way the worker talked (or should I say didn’t talk) to me. However, the street vendors that were set up right off the ship were easier to talk to. NOTE: The streets in town reminded me of the European streets – narrow and bustling.
Antigua, West Indies
Take the "See Antiqua by Sea" excursion! WELL WORTH THE MONEY!!!

Tip

The 24-hour room service is great. Their BLT's are the best. Only draw back is their cookies. They don't appear to be made on the ship like the last time we cruised with them.



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