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jthorson
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
8 helpful votes
The Carnival Pride was seemingly decorated by a team of gypsy designers. The hallways are papered in scenes of Venice from the time of the Doges - which is fine - but the rest of the place, including the ceilings, represent a ... Read more
Thedrix
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because of the convenience of leaving from Tampa (30 minutes from home) and the variety of ports on just a 7 day cruise. To make it even better, we were joined by 2 friends who were EXCITED about their first cruise. ... Read more
betsyam
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
37 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
Husband and I chose this cruise out of Tampa in conjunction with another cruise back to back. Food in the dining room was okay-would appeal to families with children. Lunch was always on the Lido deck and the Guy's Burgers were ... Read more
oolietwo
Member Since 2011
4 reviews
4 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Just returned two days ago from sailing the Pride Jan 29-Feb 5, Cozumel, Belize, Roatan and Grand Cayman. This was our second cruise with Carnival and have also sailed RCC, Norwegian and Princess. I can honestly say that Carnival is just ... Read more
dbeauch6xx
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
2 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
My wife and I and another couple sailed out of Tampa in January. We drove up to Tampa from Port Charlotte and used the valet parking which got us to Faster to the Fun even faster. Our cabin (8192) was ready but our bags did not arrive ... Read more
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ShelbyCo
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
Board required standing in an incredibly long line that move at a snails pace. After getting on board, cabin was not ready for an hours and luggage did not arrive for 6 hours. The cabin was snug and the balcony was tiny. Sitting in a chair ... Read more
Bulldog1970
Member Since 2014
1 review
13 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2017
Our embarkation went smooth but slightly disorganized. The terminal at Tampa has people disembarking into same area as the passengers trying to board. The Pride is showing signs of ageing. The main entertainment in the Taj Mahal was not ... Read more
60 somethings
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
6 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
This was our 15th cruise, 2nd on Pride, mostly Carnival but also RCL, Celebrity and NCL. Pride is only from Tampa for a few weeks before return to Baltimore so we took advantage of a 7 day to Western Caribbean. Pride is the ideal size ... Read more
2LoveBikes
Member Since 2016
4 reviews
64 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2017
Although the ship was old and the decor not my favorite, it had all the usual entertainment and great service. The main dance band Addixtion was very good. The Playlist Productions were mediocre in their vocals but entertaining. Food ... Read more
musicmama70
Member Since 2017
1 review
We chose this cruise for a Panama Canal experience,& the other ports looked quite interesting. Being interested in art,we were challenged by the decor,displayed on the sight. Heard good reviews about "Journey" cruising ,so ... Read more
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labadee70
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
4 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
we took this journey one-way 13 day cruise from Baltimore to Tampa because of it's itinerary, what a great choice. we had been on the Pride abt 8 yrs before and remembered what a not-too-big ship it was. great improvements, small size ... Read more
Fun Grammie
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2017
When we decided to go to the Panama Canal (bucket list thing) Carnival didn't have an itinerary that included the canal so we booked on another line. When we saw that the Pride would be making the trip, we changed our reservations for ... Read more
MNM1011
Member Since 2014
7 reviews
22 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We chose this cruise because it was on the Pride which is a Spirit-class ship. We love these ships because of the great layout and their smaller size: only about 2000 passengers. We also loved the itinerary because of the visit to ... Read more
Schnauzer25
Member Since 2012
1 review
56 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We chose this cruise for its itinerary and were not disappointed with that. However found the Pride was the worst of any ship on our 14 cruises. 2 nights had nothing appealing to 4 of the 6 at our table. The other couple were first ... Read more
firecruise
Member Since 2008
1 review
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
Cruised before on the Pride, usually doing the Eastern Caribbean. The ship is a medium size ship that hold approximately 2,700 passengers. The ship was renovated in 2014 with Carnivals 2.0 upgrades. The older art that was on the ship ... Read more
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jake1964
Member Since 2015
1 review
7 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
We spent a 13 days on the Carnival Pride January 2017 and had a great time. Embarkation day - we always try to purchase faster to the fun. We had it for this cruise and we did get on the ship faster than most. We arrived at our ... Read more
plannertogo
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 forum posts
1 helpful vote
The ports were great and the way itinerary between ports and sea days was wonderful. I usually get exhausted trying to do 3-4 days straight of visiting ports. Whom ever planned this cruse should be doing more like this one. I enjoyed ... Read more
bijouhamham
Member Since 2017
1 review
14 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
This was our first cruise and we were a bit nervous but aside from being sea sick the first day at sea, we had an awesome time. Here's a breakdown: Embarkation -- Standing in line for almost two hours was a real pain but we had no real ... Read more
rcclover1
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
6 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Perfect vacation for our family with teens. Kids had fun socializing and doing organized activities as well as just hanging out playing soccer or eating late night pizza. The kids made lots of friends as there are plenty of kids on this ... Read more
Lynanne
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
This was a trip with our kids and six teenaged grandkids. I was a little tentative about this cruise line but was blown away by how nice it was. The port of Baltimore was VERY efficient with convenient, secure parking right by the ship. ... Read more
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ginbuck
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
204 forum posts
6 helpful votes
We took this cruise because we could drive to the port and because it fit perfectly with my grandchildren's vacations. We appreciate the kid's program on Carnival, and it included New Year's Eve. We are very seasoned cruisers with ... Read more
shermanfoster44
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Good afternoon, My name is Sherman Foster. My stateroom was 4169. I travelled on Carnival-Pride from Sunday, 12/18 and returned on Monday, 12/26. I had a great vacation. It has been 20 years since I have been on a cruise. The dinner ... Read more
JulieF
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
Christmas cruise for myself and 17-year-old son - paid for Faster to the Fun, a complete waste, did not get on ship until almost 1pm. Room was open and not vacuumed. Went to lunch and returned, room had been vacuumed. Later that evening ... Read more
Kaseyjoness
Member Since 2016
1 review
16 forum posts
7 helpful votes
We chose this cruise for a few reasons: This is our 4th year traveling at Christmas, we wanted to go somewhere warm(er), the port is 2 hours from our home, and the ship was not overly large. This was definitely a good choice. We got an ... Read more
Irenet2
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
8 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We started with Carnival and tried others. We loved being back on Carnival because there is so much more to do, especially trivia, which some of us love. The food was excellent in the Restaurant and some of us loved the burgers and ... Read more
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