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Carnival Pride Cruise Review by elpiper

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Carnival Pride
Carnival Pride
Member Name: elpiper
Cruise Date: October 2013
Embarkation: Baltimore
Destination: Bahamas
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Member Rating   4.0 out of 5+
Dining 3.0
Public Rooms 4.0
Cabins 5+
Entertainment 3.0
Spa & Fitness 4.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions 5.0
Embarkation 4.0
Service 5+
Value-for-Money 5.0
Rates Not Rated
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You get what you pay for!

This was my fourth cruise and my husband's first. While I had a good time, it was definitely not all that I remembered cruising with Carnival to be.

The embarkation was simple and easy. The dining options and quality of food were absolutely SUBPAR! The most enjoyable food on this voyage was the Chocolate Molten cake on the evening dessert menu and the french toast. The public bathrooms tended to smell terrible so I always had to go back to my own room. We were located very close to the Taj Mahal and Butterflies lounge which were quite nice. The evening shows in the Taj Mahal performed by the Carnival Pride singers and dancers were hit or miss; the dancers were fantastic, the male singer was ok, and the female singer was quite disappointing (often sounding like she was screaming the songs, not singing). I felt like the Entertainment Hosts were overworked and I applaud them for not going crazy on some of the guests on my particular cruise. Pauly V, Harry, and Marissa all seemed like they were frazzled and in need of a break, so hey kids, cut them a break! The comedians were excellent, so great work Pauly V! The adult beverages were well priced and well made.

The debarkation wasn't too terrible, other than the fact that when calling self assisted for level 1 all of the other levels decided that included them as well, making a longer debarkation time. For the price that we paid we got our money's worth, but as you can see all of these other little caveats to the trip cause me to be of the mindset that you get what you pay for.

Publication Date: 11/13/13
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