“Pretty Darn Good!”
Cruise review of Carnival Pride

Guinness1969 Carnival Pride 4 Pretty Darn Good!
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We arrived at Port of Baltimore at 11:45. My husband uses a wheelchair. From the time we pulled in the lot, dropped our luggage, registered and were up on the lido deck enjoying lunch was about 45 minutes. The baltimore staff is extremely efficient.

We found the ship clean, accessible, and homey in a strange kind of way. We were not botheres or offended by the decor. The elevators could get crowded at times

Our stateroom was clean and had enough storage. We chose an obstructed view balcony. We would not do that again. The door was very difficult to open and the balcony barely fit two chairs. Our room steward Caetano was unbelievable. The kids called him a ninja. We never saw him but everything was always cleaned, stocked, and the towel animals plentiful!

The Kids clubs were sufficient. We have learned that the kids are happy having freedom and breaking into little groups along the cruise. They are happy having a home base to go but for the most part do not partake in too may of the organized activities.

The entertainment was not as good as other cruises on Carnival. The comediens the first two nights..Mike Macy and Seth Buchwald were hilarious. After that the other comediens and musical acts were not up to par. As a matter of fact, the majority of the acts were off key and second rate.

The dining was good not great. The service in the dining rooms seemed to be understaffed. The Lido deck buffet was always super crowded. Alot of lines. Dinner in the Normandie was either rushed or too slow. The food although good was always luke warm at best

Disembarkation again was extremely organized. We chose self debarkation and from the time we hit the gangway got through customs and were in our car was 10 minutes...no exagerration!

All in all we enjoyed our cruise. Carnival is a good and consistent product.

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Cabin review: Balcony (obstructed views)

Port and Shore Excursions

Wow...when you wake up and look out your window it looks like you made a wrong turn and ended up in New Jersey. Very industrial. We took a cab to our Lucaya resort (Raddison). The cab was $10 per person round trip and they let you pay when you get picked up. That made us very comfortable. The resort was $20 per person for the day. Gave use of awesome beach and pool as well as changing room, bathrooms, and chairs. Well worth it. Carnival wanted over $300 for something we did for a bit over $100. Only issue is you are only in Freeport for a short period of time. Shopping is right across the street from the resort.

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My husband uses a manual wheelchair and this port was quite accessible. The straw market and stores are in walking/rolling distance. Myself and the kids did a bahamas segway tour that we booked on our own. Very enjoyable. My husband hung out in festival square right off the dock and raved about the conch fritters at Linda's and the Kalik beer.

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We rented a car from enterprise in cape canaveral. They have a shuttle that picks you up at port. the car for the day was $45 with tax. As a point of reference a cab for a family of 4 to kennedy space center(our destination) is $50 each way. We were also able to pick up several things that we had forgotten at Walgreens. Kennedy Space center was awesome. Try to get there as early as possible as there is a lot to see.

Published 08/18/11
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