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Carnival Pride Cruise Review by JMAE

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Carnival Pride
Carnival Pride
Member Name: JMAE
Cruise Date: January 2014
Embarkation: Baltimore
Destination: Bahamas
Cabin Category:
Cabin Number: 4187
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Member Rating   5+ out of 5+
Dining 5+
Public Rooms 5+
Cabins 5+
Entertainment 5.0
Spa & Fitness 5.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions Not Rated
Embarkation 5+
Service 5+
Value-for-Money 5+
Rates Not Rated
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Pride Sailing 1/26/2014

Before I get started we went on this cruise to relax not for the itinerary. We arrived at the terminal at 12:30. We paid cash for parking ($105) because there was a long line of cars waiting to pay by credit card. We had FTTF so embarkation went well, did not have to wait in any long lines. Boarding started at12:50 and we were in our room at 1:00. Had a great lunch and caught up with our waiter from our October Pride cruise.

We were in stateroom 4187. The stateroom is a standard balcony and we felt it was a great location, a short walk to the MDR and the main decks. When you walk into the room the bathroom is on the left, closets on the right. The couch and the bed's headboard were on the left wall toward the bow of the ship. The room did not have a flat screen TV. Overall the room was in good shape and very clean. Because of the location our stateroom of the two adjacent staterooms, one stateroom only partially shares the sidewalls which helps reduce the possibility of noise. So we did not have any sound problems from the staterooms next door.

The ship as a whole is very clean but there are some signs of wear, but nothing major. But the 2.0 upgrades will be welcomed. I know others have problems with the art work but it is not a problem for us.

We had a modified muster drill due to the cold weather in Baltimore. They made us walk to our muster station walk out one door and in the next (outside 2 or 3 seconds) and then we had to report to our interior muster station which was the MDR.

Port Canaveral – The day was cold (60 degrees) and rainy, but we rented a car from Payless for $30 (with taxes $38) and went to Kennedy space Center. We had a nice time.

Nassau – The day was hot (79 degrees) and sunshine. Went shopping in town and returned to the ship to relax on the deck in the sun. Great day!

Freeport – the day was hot (75 degrees) and sunshine. We just relaxed on the deck again. Once again a great day!

The weather in general was cold and rainy for our travel day so we spent little time on the open decks.

Food – We enjoyed the food in the MDR and food we selected at the buffet. We also liked the pizza and salad bar. Room service was timely and the food was good.

Staff – As always we found the staff to be very friendly and addressed our needs when requests were made.

This was our second cruise on the Pride in the last 4 months and had a great time on both relaxing cruises and we would recommend this cruise. I hope we can take another trip on the Pride before it leaves Baltimore, but we are glad the Pride is returning to Baltimore in the spring of 2015.


Publication Date: 02/09/14
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