Old dated worn out ship

Carnival Pride Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
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Overall rating:

2.5 out of 5
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Carnival Pride

7 Night Bahamas (Baltimore Roundtrip)

Sail date: January 21, 2018

Ship: Carnival Pride

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: 6166

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

This is a very old boat. It caters to very old people. Nasty cruise.


4 out of 5
Baltimore has easy Parkin and easy access. Thank for doing the muster drill inside as it was freezing out in January

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

2 out of 5
Dining room experience good for breakfast and dinner. Staff pleasant. Loved the "try it" foods, rabbit, escargot, frog legs. I didn't love them all but enjoyed trying them The buffets were messy, crowded and loud. Hard to find a table . Food was average at best....plentiful but mediocre.

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5
Bored to tears . Activities for the 7 year olds or 79 year olds...NOTHING to do between 8-10:30 that didn't involve money or drinking. Entertainment was passable but boring to hear the same 3 acts every night for a week. No variety. Comics not funny as they were aiming for a crowd with many kids/Dadjokes


1 out of 5
Old, average predictable. Motown mostly. Once you've seen one, you've seen them all. Bored, bored, bored

Children's Programs

No kids

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Michael was ok but did not know how the heat worked. Requested extra glasses and was told that I needed to call room service. Took 3 days to get a crib for our room (grandchild) that was requested prior to booking Roster in the spa was excellent! Room service was prompt and cheerful Bar tender inn the sports bar didn't want to take an order for wings since it would take at least 45 minutes. We were the only ones in the bar

Ship Quality

1 out of 5
Soooo terribly outdated and old and dusty. The ship has not been updated in years and looks like granny's parlor. Brocade and curvy sofas and chintz funeral curtains. Awful! Knobs falling off dressers, doors that don't slide. Please update this boat. It looks like a mortuary. The graphics on the walls are nudes. Men with a fig leaf and lots of boobs. In this day and age, it is unnecessary and offensive. The nude women DO point the correct direction in the hallways however. Boobs in the elevator, boobs on the ceiling , huge nudes going down 4 floors in the glass elevator. That's a big fig leaf. Horrible dated decor

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Dated and a lot of bathroom caulking but roomy with lots of dressers and closets. Clean, fluffy bedding and very comfortable but feels like visiting granny's house? The lamps are yellow glass must Grooms (really). The lights are each operated by at least 4 switches and dimmers. Good luck going to the bath room at night! The switch is Full ON! Nice balcony and chairs. Bring a bungee chord to prop the door open as it will amputate you leg when it closes

Ship tip

Eat in the dining rooms... the buffets are full, messy and crowded. Use room service. They are quick and cheerful. The spa is great (ask for Roster) The game room is full of games and puzzles; the library full of new good books

Ports of call

Baltimore, Maryland

3 out of 5
Great parking. Did not tour

Princess Cays (Cruise Line Private Island)

5 out of 5
Fabulous.!!! Rented a $199 bungalow. It came with floats, 4 sets of snorkeling gear, reserved chaises, umbrellas and a shower. They brought a cooler of sodas, chips, salsa, Guacamole and sour cream and a huge plate of fresh fruit . Close to bathrooms and the bar b que. Airconditioned if you wanted to cool off. Best $$ we spent on this trip! Private and away from the masses. Note: one $199 bungalow is for 4 people NOT $199 each person. Again best $$ we spent on the trip!.

Nassau, Bahamas

1 out of 5
Unless you go on an excursion, the town is dirty and scary. Not a place to stroll. We found a great bar ( Bacardi lifestyle) upstairs full of friendly people but dont expect ( as we did) a quaint village with nice cafes. The cruise lines make you go thru the gauntlet of tourist trap shops before you get out into the town and then the town is disappointing. All of our e cursions were cancelled at the last minute by Carnival and we were not informed until we were out in the line to load. Waste of a day

Freeport, Grand Bahama Island

3 out of 5
The cute tourist village at the port was fun and lively. We took a cab ( $90) and requested downtown. They took us to port Lucia which is just a tourist shopping area. Most of the shops were not open. They will only take you back when they have a full cab of 10 people. I told them that I had wanted to go downtown and they said I didn't, Tourist TRAP


2 out of 5
Boat was late to port by 2 hours. Carry your own luggage to get off earliest. Daughter missed her connection as the disembarkation took sooooooo long. Prepare to sit in a lobby for 3 hours minimum
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