Great 1st Cruise!!

Carnival Pride Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 25

Overall rating:

4.8 out of 5
Carnival Pride

7 Night Bahamas (Baltimore Roundtrip)

Sail date: February 23, 2020

Ship: Carnival Pride

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: 7280

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

This was a great 1st cruise and I enjoyed the ship as well. Half Moon Cay is an amazing place and I can not wait to return. We did the excursion at Freeport called Beach Getaway with open bar and had a great time. Drinks were good and plenty and we liked the tour guides on the bus rides over, very funny and informative. Booking another cruise as soon as possible.


5 out of 5
Embarkation at the Baltimore cruise terminal was so fast and efficient...even with the ship returning delayed from weather on the cruise before. Had FTTF so that helped tremendously.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Food was great on the ship, especially Guys Burgers and Davids Steakhouse.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
There was always something to do and never had the chance to be bored. Comedians were funny and the playlist production crew did a great job performing. I also enjoyed playing trivia and got my 1st ship on a stick.


5 out of 5
As I said earlier the playlist production crew did a great job. The only thing I wish that was available was more recent or current music and shows. They were mostly 70 & 80's shows.

Children's Programs

Did not travel with children

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
My room steward Arta was excellent and everyone remembered your name which added a nice personal touch to our vacation.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
The Prides design is perfect, not too big and easy to get around. You can tell she is a older ship with some rust and whatnot but I did not mind at all...adds character. I loved the renaissance theme.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Cabin was a nice size for just the two of us. The room steward came every evening and kept everything nice and tidy. No complaints.

Ship tip

Get FTTF if available for no other reason except to water tender 1st to Half Moon Cay if in your itinerary to get a clamshell to keep out of the sun the whole day if you're sensitive like myself. Also get to the rated R comedy shows EARLY if you want to ensure you have a seat as they fill up rather quickly.

Ports of call

Baltimore, Maryland

5 out of 5

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)

5 out of 5

Nassau, Bahamas

4 out of 5

Freeport, Grand Bahama Island

4 out of 5


5 out of 5
Super fast and easy...we self disembarked and carried our own luggage off the ship.
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