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Carnival Pride Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

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Overall rating:

4.8 out of 5
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Carnival Pride

7 Night Bahamas (Baltimore Roundtrip)

Sail date: January 19, 2020

Ship: Carnival Pride

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: 1130

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Thus was by far our best vacation ever (even with a little sea sickness and not being able to go to Princess Cays). We normally go camping, or stay in places that have a kitchen, so we are still cooking and cleaning and doing dishes. This was awesome to have everything done, have so many options for entertainment, such wonderful food, and awesome sports to explore. We will definitely start saving for the next cruise!

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Seamless, just have your documents out.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
All the food was absolutely delicious! We especially enjoyed the "Rare Finds" item on the menu each night (frog legs, ox tongue, etc) to try.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
There was so much to do, it was impossible to get to everything! But, 13 and 14 year old teenagers plus my husband and I were always having a good time, together or apart. The teens especially enjoyed their freedom and own club, Circle C, to hang out with other teens until the wee morning hours.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
The performances, DJ's, comedians, magician - everyone really gave their all and were great.

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
They loved it all!

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Jan, our room steward, and his team were like ninjas. We only ran into them in our room once the whole week. They were very helpful whenever we needed anything. There were some rough seas during the week, and people got sick in public areas, the cleaning staff were right on it and cleaned it very well (think carpet) and you couldn't even tell after they were done.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
The Pride is a beautiful ship, I especially enjoyed the sunset garden little hidden areas for reading. We enjoyed every area of the ship, except the casino because just to walk through there was like smoking a pack of cigarettes yourself (that is my only complaint, coming from the US where most all establishments are smoke free now, it was very overwhelming to have to smell that all week. Even the outdoor areas that were designated for smoking, we avoided, but it was so windy that the smoke would come over to the non smoking side of the ship).

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Bigger than I had anticipated. It had tons of storage, the beds were comfy and the bathroom plenty spacious. We had 2 teens and 2 adults in our room, so the bunks were folded out of the walls for the teens.

Ship tip

Keep exploring the ship day after day, they dont open access to everything on the first day, so you can still discover new areas every day. And, enjoy a massage! The gym was also great, with the treadmills and elliptical machines all facing the right (forward) direction.

Ports of call

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

Winds made the seas too rough for safe transport to the island.

Nassau, Bahamas

3 out of 5
There was plenty to do and see, the area is dirty, and there are tons of people hollering at you to buy something and if you stop for a minute to look, they start hounding you with negotiation.

Freeport, Grand Bahama Island

5 out of 5
So much cleaner than Nassau, even though there was tons to clean up still from the Sept hurricane. Everyone was very nice, and the vendors were much more laid back.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Seamless again. We chose to check our luggage, and we waited a bit to disembark, but we had plenty of time to eat one last breakfast and sit and read/snooze (kids) while we waited. Once we got off the ship, the lines moved pretty quickly and finding our luggage was easy. Dont get separated from your kids here though, because in the next hallway they will yell at you if you try to wait for them (some kind of port safety measure).
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