Cookie, Charlie, and the fun squad made the trip worth it.

Carnival Pride Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 23

Overall rating:

2.8 out of 5
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Carnival Pride

7 Night Bahamas (Baltimore Roundtrip)

Sail date: November 25, 2018

Ship: Carnival Pride

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 4146

Traveled as: Large Group

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Fir as much as we pay for cruise, all food and drink should be included except of course the steakhouse stuff. Excursions are overpriced also. Not sure if i will go with carnival again or with another line that includes more for the price.

Embarkation

2 out of 5
Ship was late and lost most of the day. Only got $15 to cover half a day. Didnt even cover the extra transportation that was needed.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Its implied that there is a wide variety of food available 24hrs. But its disappointing to find out that late nite you have to pay extra. Pizza and ice cream are only 24hrs. Hot dog bar made up their own hours. The deli was the worse thing. Most of the sandwiches were premade and just popped in toaster to be heated up.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Some of the pool areas were closed off for some of the trip due to having to make up time. The last nite and nicest nite of the trip had the 21+ pool deck closed off for a private party. This not being told to everyone in advance is disappointing when you want to get away from the dozens of kids in the main pool.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Cookie and Cheeky Charlie were amazing. They made the trip worth all the negatives. The shows were very good. You can tell the dancers enjoyed working together. The fun squad was enjoyable as well, especially Sabrina. She did a great job with the different trivias. Even if she didnt know something, she had no problem interacting with guests to get it right.

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
Our room stewardess, Ayu, was perfect. Anything we could ask for, she got with no hesitation. She was very approachable and friendly in the halls.

Ship Quality

2 out of 5
I feel that having the casino in the midfle of the ship is a horrible design. Thats the most trafficked area for everyone. Smokers and nonsmokers. Shouldnt force nonsmokers and kids to go through the smoke or take long routes around the casino just to get to destination. Casino needs to be on one end of boat and ventilation needs to be highly improved.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Cabin was exactly what was described by friends. Little cramped but im a big guy.

Ship tip

Skip the buffets. The best food is in the restraunt.

Ports of call

Baltimore, Maryland

2 out of 5
Port officials are rude and port is in a very crappy area.

Princess Cays (Cruise Line Private Island) Did not visit port

Even thoough was weather related, highly disappointed in missing this port.

Nassau, Bahamas

2 out of 5
Did not realize that the only way to really enjoy ports was to do excursions. Was sadden to see how run down the port area was.

Freeport, Grand Bahama Island

2 out of 5
A little nicer than nassau but still run down. Another port where excursions is only way to enjoy.

Disembarkation

4 out of 5
Was a smoith process. All you gotta do is follow the directions.
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