Carnival Pride Cruise Review by debra816: Carnival Pride - no reason to be proud

Carnival Pride 2
debra816
Member Since 2005
9 Forum Posts

Overall Member Rating

Carnival Pride - no reason to be proud

Sail Date: September 2010
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
Embarkation: Baltimore

We drove over 6 hours to sail on the Pride. Family was 45 mins. away. We found the Carnival Pride to be dark and have a dingy look to the decor. Paintings were worn and seating was like "antique" looking. I'm used to Carnival being bright, festive, etc. This was a letdown. Everywhere we went people were looking bored to death and trying to find something fun to do.

Entertainment in the lobby/atrium was shut down 50% of the time. When they did have music, it was the worse I've ever heard on a cruise ship. THe live raggae music on the lido deck near the pools were nice but (amateurs) off key at the most. Bob Marley would have been so ashamed. The music coming from the speakers put you to sleep, it was more soprano, or italian opera or symphony type music. It was nerve wracking. In the main theater (Taj Mahal) the shows were outdated, jokes were repeated from 6 years ago on another ship.

I think we traveled on a transition week because every show they presented, they More said it was their last week or last night with carnival. Even the comedian was not very great. The atrium leaked water, they had buckets encircled by yellow "caution" tape. Mid week, the room started havineg a faint urine/sewage smell. After I told the room steward, he sprayed some nice smelling deodorizer, but after 24 hrs it came back to stay.

Positive: the food and cabins were superb (5****)! Great room steward and dining room server. But the ship seemed to be old/worn, some of the decor was missing, broken, torn, worn. It desperately needs to be refurbished. The lighting had a yellowish ghoulish hue for the ceiling lights and table lamps.

It was fitting for a pre-halloween cruise. Very gothic feel thruout. That's not my thing. Less


Published 10/24/10

0 Helpful Votes

Read more Carnival Pride cruise reviews >>
Read Cruise Critic's Carnival Pride Review >>

Compare Prices on Carnival Pride Eastern Caribbean Cruises

Cabin review: 6A1226 Ocean View

The cabin was wonderful. Pristine clean and cabin steward was there at every beck & call. Very attentive.

Read All Ocean View (6A) Reviews >>
debra816
Member Since 2005
9 Forum Posts
Cabin
Dining
Embarkation
Enrichment Activities
Entertainment
Family & Children
Fitness & Recreation
Public Rooms
Rates
Service
Shore Excursions
Value for Money
Share feedback
Thank you!  Cruise Critic values your feedback.
How can we improve this page?
Skip X

See Carnival Pride deals up to 82% off:

September Deals
Carnival Pride 76% Loved It

 
7 Night Bermuda Cruise From Balt
See all Carnival Pride Deals >>

Thank You For Signing Up!

Please Note: To ensure delivery of your free e-letters, please add news@cruisecritic.com to your address book.
We're committed to protecting your privacy and will not rent or sell your e-mail address. By proceeding, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.