Ship Needs an Overhaul

Carnival Pride Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 22

Overall rating:

3 out of 5
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Carnival Pride

7 Night Bahamas (Baltimore Roundtrip)

Sail date: January 20, 2019

Ship: Carnival Pride

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 8241

Traveled as: Large Group

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

If you want a "party" cruise Carnival is your best bet. Be aware that you will be double charged - they add 18% to every onboard purchase and they also add a generous gratuity on top of that - so you end up paying more than 30% above the list price for massages, alcoholic beverages, etc. This ship is in desperate need of a complete overhaul - lots of areas that showed signs of water damage, leaking, and extensive wear and tear. Food in the restaurant and the steakhouse was quite good.


4 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
The steakhouse was amazing - from the service, the food and especially the staff. It was a wonderful evening we will not soon forget.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Comedy club was mixed - one performer was excellent and the other was a dud. Live shows were creative and entertaining. We also enjoyed the Serenity Spa and gym.


3 out of 5

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
The wait staff in the restaurants were amazing and the room stewards tried hard. Room service staff could not seem to get orders correct.

Ship Quality

2 out of 5
This ship is OLD and needs a complete overhaul. Lots of water leaks and areas showing excessive wear and tear.

Cabin / Stateroom

1 out of 5
Water leak directly above our door. At one point, water was GUSHING out onto the door and the carpet. We reported it the first day of the cruise - nothing happened. Third night we came back to find someone had placed a large commercial dryer in our room to try and dry out the carpet. The smell of mildew was overpowering.

Ship tip


Ports of call

Princess Cays (Cruise Line Private Island)

3 out of 5
Carnival - and the other cruise lines - need to commit to banning plastic. We were handed plastic silverware wrapped in plastic and each drink had a plastic straw. There was plastic floating in the ocean and littering the beach. It's 2019 people - you can do better!

Nassau, Bahamas

3 out of 5
We went snorkeling and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. There were not too many people on the trip and the guides were friendly and professional.

Freeport, Grand Bahama Island

3 out of 5
Freeport has been so badly damaged by hurricanes over the last several years. They are trying to recover - we recommend Taina Beach. Not one recommended by the cruise lines - more of a "locals" beach - lovely, good food, water toys and friendly people.


4 out of 5
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