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Carnival Pride Cruise Review to Caribbean - Southern

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Overall rating:

4.3 out of 5
Carnival Pride

14 Night Southern Caribbean Carnival Journeys (Baltimore Roundtrip)

Sail date: November 03, 2019

Ship: Carnival Pride

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 8188

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Entire cruise was wonderful. Food, drinks, state room, entertainment, activities, service and weather perfect. Except for last two days, when we hit rough sea with strong wind and big waves. Even though I still will sail every year. For me this is the best type of vacation.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
It only took 3 hours driving from Philadelphia and 20 min to board the ship. Very organized and pleasant experience. A+

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Main dining room very clean and excellent service (including some singing and dancing by the staff) with food to match. Buffet has good food for breakfast and lunch. David's steak house provide exclusive dining.

Guy's Burger Joint

5 out of 5

Great burgers. Delicious!!!

Grand Buffet

3 out of 5

After tree days I have tried all the menue

Deli

4 out of 5

Very nice selection of sandwiches all the time!

David's Steakhouse

5 out of 5

Excellent food chooses and outstanding service!

Cherry on Top

3 out of 5

OK, but prices little high.

Butterflies Lounge

4 out of 5

Comfortable seating and funny comedians (18+). Quest and scavenger hunts games. Love and marriage too.

BlueIguana Cantina

5 out of 5

Good food. Very quick service.

Beauties Dance Club

4 out of 5

Very interesting sculptures. Half naked men and women with no heads

Alchemy Bar

4 out of 5

Very pleasant and relaxing.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Main pools OK. Ocean water got change only 3 times true entire cruise. Hot spa in gym very nice and convenient feature. Fitness center facing great ocean view. Serenity for adults very nice place, with hot spa and quiet enviroment.

Hot Tubs

3 out of 5

Not all tubs were fully operational. Too many people using at the same time.

Guest Services / Shore Excursions

5 out of 5

Nice guest service staff. Very good with supportive actions.

Apollo Forward Pool

3 out of 5

Nice pool but music played to laud.

Entertainment

4 out of 5
Very good entertainment feature nice play production shows. Comedians, jugglers, magicians and ventriloquist was also included. Cruise director was very funny all the time. Good trivia's and quest games.

Children's Programs

No kids traveled with me

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
We had very nice cabin steward (from Indonesia). Even with broken English communication was good. Helped us any way he could. Room service and ship personal are very nice. A+

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Ship looks is in Renaissances style. Well-maintained. Good enough to enjoy all of it's amenities.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Room is fine. Convenient location to elevators, pools and buffet(only one deck up). How ever there is one minus. Located under entrance to Mermaid cafe on Lido deck. All night you can hear staff working there, preparing food and getting room ready. If you are light sleeper not a good place to stay.

Ship tip

This ship has to offer everything to have great cruising experience. You don't need to wary about nothing. Use all the amenities you can and enjoy your vacation.

Ports of call

Baltimore, Maryland

5 out of 5
Cruise ship terminal conveniently located of I95 highway. Easy to get in the port and get out of it.

Frederiksted, St. Croix, U.S.V.I.

5 out of 5
Scenic St. Croix excursion was OK. Warm weather. Clean waters. Walking distance beach. All this makes this port very pleasant.

Basseterre, St. Kitts

5 out of 5
Beautiful green island. We did St Kitts Highlights & Brimstone Hill Fortress excursion. Involve driving and plenty walking. No beach. Returned to ship after.

Fort-De-France, Martinique

5 out of 5
Very different Caribbean island compare to others. Went on Discover Martinique shore excursion. French style living. Nice houses build everywhere. Clean and good roads to travel. Did not visit beach, but enjoyed walking on land all day.

Bridgetown, Barbados

3 out of 5
Went on Best of Barbados Island Tour excursion. Visited botanical garden. Very nice views of nature. Had some local food and rum punch. Was not impressed. While driving back saw plenty tint shacks and poor people housings. Atlantic side of the island water very rough and strong wind. No swimming in the ocean

Philipsburg, St. Maarten

4 out of 5
On this island we took Old Town Philipsburg by Trolley Train tour. Was OK. Saw some narrow streets, old and original houses and lot's of shopping places(the sales people little to pushy). Then went to beach. That was nice.

San Juan, Puerto Rico

4 out of 5
Eat, Drink Walk: Puerto Rican Flavors shore excursion. Lots of walking up and down the streets. Had plenty food and drinks included. Learned about Piña Colada history. Visited fortress on my own. No beach.

Grand Turk Island

5 out of 5
After Top 10 Best Of Grand Turk shore excursion, this is great place for beach lovers. Next to your ship. Food and drinks plenty. Margaritaville with free pool access.

Disembarkation

4 out of 5
The Atlantic ocean was very rough on the way back. Had to wait due to coming late to port. Over all everything turned out OK.
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