61 Carnival Pride Bermuda Cruise Reviews

We were big Carnival fans but then they got greedy and service and quality went down to the basement. But we came back last year and things had improved-not much but somewhat On the Pride the service was excellent everywhere we went. ... Read More
We were big Carnival fans but then they got greedy and service and quality went down to the basement. But we came back last year and things had improved-not much but somewhat On the Pride the service was excellent everywhere we went. Our cabin steward Yasa was fantastic. we had cruised with him before on Carnival. He exceeded all expectations of service and being just a great guy. We usually have issues in the formal dining. I mean some bad slow service but this time on the Pride- HayDee and her team of Roland and Rexter were outstanding. They were terrific people. My wife cried on the last service saying goodbye-Yeah I got a little choked up too. Due to weather the production shows were modified but still good. I hope Carnival keeps them as they are fun and entertaining. Some other cruise lines have changed things up and we don't care for their entertainment Cruise direct Dr. E worked hard to keep the crown engaged. He was fun. We are senior citizens but like fun times and Carnival most of the time provides that. But we expect excellent service and decent food. Carnival keeps trickling UP their drink prices and gratuity while limiting choices like a "bar" brandy and 18% tag on for drinks. They are greedy. Parents- either leave your kids at home OR watch them- IT is NOT their ship to run all over screaming and hollering. All in all- a good time was had. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
The Trip: Now that our kids are grown, my wife and I prefer cruising in late August/early September for several reasons - not the least of which is to take advantage of back-to-school while its still warm enough to swim and enjoy the ... Read More
The Trip: Now that our kids are grown, my wife and I prefer cruising in late August/early September for several reasons - not the least of which is to take advantage of back-to-school while its still warm enough to swim and enjoy the sun. This year was no different, and we knew the risk of booking during hurricane season - despite the fact that we'd been lucky over the previous 4 cruises and knew the odds were starting stack up against us. Previously we've had minor inconveniences, but nothing major. Well, we finally had a cruise that had to be redirected due to a hurricane, and it really wasn't that bad of an experience. We had a couple of days of rough weather (5-10 foot swells), but we wore the seasick patch and fared pretty well. Other people who had nothing or waited too late to take Dramamine didn't fare as well for 2 of the days, but I have to thank Carnival for redirecting south along the far edge of the storm to Grand Turk and Amber Cove rather than going north to New England or Canada - we were able to enjoy the warm weather and swim/sunbathe all 7 days. The Ship: The pride is an older ship, but in general Carnival's refreshes have improved her and she has held up fairly well. Some complain about the decor (I frankly don't care), and others complain that the ship is old. However, my wife and I prefer the smaller feel of the older design - the newer ships (in particular the megaships) are just too crowded for my taste. We did a Royal Caribbean cruise on a larger ship (3500-4000 passengers), and were turned off by the way they managed the larger crowds. The downside to the smaller design is that there really isn't a lot to do all day during bad/cold weather; the bigger ships have enclosed pools or other activities beyond the bars and casino. A definite upside is that the passenger to crew ratio is better, and the ship is easy to navigate. The Food: The best "free" food is definitely in the dining room at dinner, and the whole experience is a positive. The food was generally very good, although a few items were average (appetizer/dessert). My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the singing and dancing of the waiters - it is a nice touch I hope they keep. For lunch Guy's was great, and rivaled any chain such (Five Guys or Smashburger). The Lido buffet is passable, but it is average at best even for a buffet. At breakfast the dining room was good, but the room service egg sandwiches were not. We did pay for David's steakhouse one night for dinner, and it was excellent. Entertainment: One of the reasons my Wife and I prefer Carnival over other lines is the nightly comedy club. Over a 7 day cruise there are 2 pairs of comedians who do 3 different sets apiece so the comedy is fresh each night. The comedy shows are thus much better than the song and dance production in the main theater. On good weather days there is plenty to do up on deck, and at night there are plenty of choices of live music along with the typical clubs and bars. Service: For the most part service was pretty good, and in particular our steward and Dinner staff were very good. They did seem to be rushed at times, but were always pleasant. Walking the ship, most of the crew would greet you with a smile and a hello. The steward did offer a choice of morning or evening which offends some, but honestly I didn't feel the need for anything more than once. Embarkation: We live in southern New Jersey, and have sailed out of New Jersey, New York, and Baltimore. By far the easiest port to get into an out of is Baltimore. The new scheme of your sail-and-sign card being on your door is absolutely fantastic - there was virtually no line at security and once we were through we just walked onto the ship. We typically do the "faster-to-the-fun", but for embarkation you really don't need it now. Grand Turk: This was our first time to Grand Turk, and since we were redirected there after we sailed we couldn't do any prior homework. We picked an excursion for an all inclusive trip to a beach, and would not do it again. The food was pretty bad, and the drinks were basically rum punch or soda. It was a 10-15 minute ride, and it would have been much easier and cheaper simply to go to one of the beaches right at the port terminal. The beach had lots of rocks, and without water shoes my wife couldn't even go in deeper than her knees. Amber Cove: First time here as well, and we ended up booking a trip to "Ocean World" to swim with the dolphins and it was great. It is basically a smaller version of discovery cove plus seaworld, without the rides. Despite the reputation of the Dominican Republic, there was plenty of security at Amber Cove and Ocean World. Conclusion: We've already booked next year's cruise on the Pride, so yes I am happy with the experience. After cruising on Disney, Carnival, Royal Caribbean, and Celebrity my wife and I are convinced that Carnival offers not only the best value but has the best options for us. Read Less
Sail Date September 2019
My first attempt at a cruise review after 4 cruises. We were to leave Baltimore on September 9, 2018 for Bermuda. Because of Hurricane Florence we were rerouted to the Bahamas. Grand Turk, Half Moon Cay and Freeport. We cruised to ... Read More
My first attempt at a cruise review after 4 cruises. We were to leave Baltimore on September 9, 2018 for Bermuda. Because of Hurricane Florence we were rerouted to the Bahamas. Grand Turk, Half Moon Cay and Freeport. We cruised to those islands in 2011. I will give you some updates on changes I noticed on this cruise since our last cruise in 2016.. MY OBSERVATIONS: PARKING LOT: There used to be 2 lanes, one for cash and one for credit. The cash line was always the shortest. Now both lanes are open for either cash or credit. EMBARKATION: Seeming long lines at the 1:00 - 1:30 check in but they moved really fast. Carry on bags went through the xray conveyor belt but this time they were not opened and inspected like they did in 2016. We were aboard in about 15-20 minutes. Rooms were ready at 2:00. SHOWER: Water pressure in the shower was excellent. Shower curtain was extra long and didn’t wrap around you while you were taking a shower. I do wish they would add a small grab bar in the shower while the Pride is in drydock. ROOM SERVICE: Room steward brings a card and you check off AM, PM or BOTH. We were not pressured one way or another. We chose AM and wrote in ice. Our room steward was I Ketut and he was great! ROOMS: Our 4K room had a flat screen TV. Previous years you could find the day’s menu and check your sign-and-sail balance on the TV. Now you have to download the Carnival Hub to see those things. We didn’t take a device to use and locked our phones in the safe so this was no help to us. We would check our balance and add money if needed at one of the Kiosk’s at either end of the Casino. Never had to stand in line at Guest Services. I listed the TV Channels you get on the room TVs at the end of this review. BRUNCH: OJ was the only juice offered but you could ask for others. The bread basket came around and you could pick one piece. Menu was great! DINNER: We had YTD on the 3rd floor dining room. Bread basket was placed on the table. Water was really good on this cruise. Some choices came in little bit larger portions (caesar salad especially). Our waiters were awesome! Arta, Arya and Libin. At around 5:30 the line would start forming for the YTD. Crew members from the Dining Room were nice enough to bring those disabled guests right in to a table so they didn’t have to stand in line. I thought that was very nice. In past years they had a menu board outside the Dining Room with that night’s dinner menu. This cruise there was none. LIDO: Lots of good choices for lunch. Breakfast was always the same. I am not a fan. Best drink we found from Lido was to put about ½ inch of lemonade in the cup, add ice and then fill with water. Excellent lemon-water! Lido now has platters alongside the plates. Perfect to use as a tray if you need one, especially for bringing coffee and pastries back to the room. GUY’S BURGERS: Guys is a matter of opinion. Some love it and some do not. My husband loved it but I don’t usually eat burgers. The fries looked greasy and not crispy. However, I love fried onion sandwiches! I got a burger roll from Guys and filled it with the (yes, very greasy) fried onions from their fixins bar. Delish! PIZZA: We both preferred the pizza of 2 years ago made on a flat bread/foca bread type crust. This time it was made on traditional round pizza crust and it was served as ½ pizza when you ordered. (Unless you wanted a whole one. Approximate size was a medium). SHOWS: We didn’t go to any of the musical shows except KARAOKE which was fun. Hosted by Assistant Cruise Director Bendy Blake who was awesome! We did attend the CARIBBEAN SHOPPING SHOW. As reported by others, it was a waste of time, just telling you where to shop on the islands. (Stores associated with Carnival). Love and Marriage Show was hosted by Dr. E and of course it was very funny. He asked around 10 questions. COMEDIANS: Didn’t attend but heard they were very funny but only about 20 minutes sessions. Last couple of nights they had no comedians because they were to be picked up in Freeport on Friday but we skipped that port and came straight home Thursday after Half Moon Cay. CASINO: We spent a little time in the Casino on the first night. The smoke was unbearable. When we got back to our room, our clothes smelled like cigarette smoke! I wish they would make the table game side of the Casino the smoking section and the Slot Machines on the right as non smoking. That might help a little. DH was able to pick up a stack of $100 from the claw machine. We saw a couple other people grab one as well. CREW: As always, you won’t find a nicer, friendlier crew anywhere. When ship is docked in a port, the crew members are busy cleaning. CRUISE DIRECTOR: Reverend Dr. E (Eversen) was so funny and personable! Best cruise director we have ever sailed with! PORTS: GRAND TURK: We were last in Grand Turk in 2011 so it has been awhile. Back then Carnival advised to stay in the Carnival port area and not wander off beyond there. This time, locals were everywhere in the port. They offered golf cart rentals, jeep rentals, tours, chairs and umbrellas closest to the beach. It was really a big difference and to me it just seemed overcrowded with so much going on. Port shops were great. Half Moon Cay: Awesome as always. Captain announced on Thursday evening when we left Half Moon Cay that we would not be docking at Freeport on Friday due to Hurricane Florence. We would leave right then and go farther out to sea and around the Hurricane on our way back to Baltimore. Friday was a rough sea day as we did hit some rough seas. This also cancelled the Comedians for Friday and Saturday as we were unable to pick them up in Freeport. DEBARKATION: We did self-assist for the first time and loved it! If you have any questions, I would be happy to answer. TV CHANNEL SHOWING 11 FUN FINDS 13 CRUISE LIFE 14 CHANNEL GUIDE 15 SAFETY INFORMATION 16 FUN ABOARD 17 CARNIVAL ADVENTURES 18 MAP CHANNEL 19 FORWARD CAMERA VIEW 20 LIDO CAMERA VIEW 21 AUDIBLE FUNTIMES 22 CNN 23 CNN INTERNATIONAL 24 CNN SPANISH 25 HLN 26 BOOMERANG 27 CARTOON NETWORK 28 TNT 29 TBS / WATCHED IN ENGLISH/COMMERCIALS IN SPANISH 30 TCM 31 TRUTV / SPANISH IN PM & ENGLISH IN AM 32 FREE MOVIE CHANNEL / MOVIE GUIDE BETWEEN MOVIES 33 FUN FOR ALL 34 OCEAN VIEW 35 GOOD TO KNOW 36 MUSIC CHANNEL Read Less
Sail Date September 2018
This ship needs a complete overhaul. Bright work worn and battered. Upholstry throughout tattered and/or stained. Food not acceptable; lacked taste, although presentation good. Service insufficient. Wait staff good but slow. Bar ... Read More
This ship needs a complete overhaul. Bright work worn and battered. Upholstry throughout tattered and/or stained. Food not acceptable; lacked taste, although presentation good. Service insufficient. Wait staff good but slow. Bar tenders for the most part good but some down right unpleasant. Appears the number of wait staff was kept below required for the number of passingers. Save money at the expense of the customer. Entertainment is subpar. Some of the dancers were good but the troupe was not. The comedy club was decent in the PG portion but VERY short duration. Of our party of six people three suffered gastric distress. Food??? All seafood was poorly done and appeared to have been frozen, thawed and refrozen. The hours of operation were less that expected at all stations. You could only get certain drinks at certain bars and they were all over priced. This is our sixth cruise but the first on Carnival. It will be our last on Carnival! Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
We had a w/c accessible cabin (6182) for my mom who is in a w/c, myself and a friend. First for the god- Embarkation and disembarkation was easier than anything ever experienced on any other cruise ship/line. The crew was great/very very ... Read More
We had a w/c accessible cabin (6182) for my mom who is in a w/c, myself and a friend. First for the god- Embarkation and disembarkation was easier than anything ever experienced on any other cruise ship/line. The crew was great/very very attentive to needs and went above and beyond, especially to help with my mom and make her feel included (she is 84). The cruise director, Leigh, was phenomenal. He is the one that really made this trip what it was. He was very funny, full of life and kept the fun going the whole trip. Entertainment was average and although the dancers were very skilled, the shows were simply average. No bells and whistles like on other cruise ships. Our cabin steward (Michael) was great, very attentive and so skilled with the towel animals. Our cabin was spotlessly clean and although he straightened the cabin and cleaned he respected our belongings and didn't rearrange everything, which is very important to us. Now, for the negatives and there are quite a few... When we arrived in our cabin, we noticed that the balcony, which had 2 chairs and 2 loungers, was covered in white paint flakes. The paint had apparently chipped off and was all over the chairs. I mentioned it to Michael and he said he would sweep it off. However, every time we went out to use the balcony, it continued to flake and get back onto the chairs. Not too big of a deal because we simply put towels down to sit on but when we tried to sit outside on the balcony for 1/2 hr one day, I came in and had paint flakes all in my hair so that was the end of that...we used the balcony for a total of 45 min. maybe the whole trip. Unfortunately we were hoping to enjoy the balcony but that wasn't the case. The cabin, which is a wheelchair accessible one, is HUGE. And the bathroom is bigger than most cabins themselves. I felt like we were in a mansion for a week. The room was clean overall but the carpets were terribly stained. They were not "dirty" but just covered in old stains. I completely understand that the crew is limited with what they can do between sailings but it is worth mentioning. Many of the drawers in the cabin were hard to open, almost as if they were stuck. The handle on the one closet was half falling off. I did let housekeeping know about everything so that hopefully it will be fixed. I must add that there is tons of space for clothing, belongings etc. The food at the buffet and what was served (some of the times) in the dining room was lukewarm at best. I did mention it to them as well. Many times the lemonade/tea machine was completely out. I also didn't feel that the cleaning on this ship was as great as it was on NCL. On NCL they have "Happy Happy Washy Washy " people who literally stand at the door to the buffet and spritz your hands with hand sanitizer. There were little germex machines available but of course you have those guests who don't use them and continue to cough into their hands and touch everything so.... But when some of the crew cleared the table, they took plates and about only 50% of the time actually wiped the table down. Many times I had to find someone to ask them to clear the table for us. On other ships it seems like they are waiting to jump on the chance to do that as soon as guests get up from eating. The BIG thing was the horrific odor in the cabin on the last day. We were told to stay in the cabin because my mom needed w/c assistance. We ate and returned at 8:45 am for a 9:30am pick up time from guest services. We had the cabin door and balcony doors closed (it was chilly and mom was cold). We noticed a very strong paint ?? odor suddenly in the cabin that seemed to be getting worse by the minute. A few minutes later we were all starting with headaches and feeling woozy so we opened the balcony and cabin doors to ventilate. I have no idea what it was but it was strong. I assumed they were painting since they have such limited time to do so. Of course, opening the doors made the cabin very chilly. I called to guest services twice trying to find out if we could possibly get the transfer w/c earlier rather than later and was hung up on twice (not very reassuring knowing that they could tell the call was coming from a room with a guest having special needs). Finally the person with the transfer w/c showed up at 9:45 but we had to remain in the area where the odor was for an hour. It was very strong. I am a Carnival and NCL fan. Love the companies but this last cruise really has me changing my mind about who I will sail with next. If it wasn't for the crew/staff and the cruise director being so absolutely wonderful... I honestly would not be returning to Carnival. Pride is an old ship and she is definitely showing it Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
We like to cruise out of Baltimore for the easy access for us We leave a day early and stay at the Best western O'Donnell st great transfers and easy boarding food was very good great service as always only real complaint was ... Read More
We like to cruise out of Baltimore for the easy access for us We leave a day early and stay at the Best western O'Donnell st great transfers and easy boarding food was very good great service as always only real complaint was the flys at Princess cay at the food area HORRIBLE need to do something about it people just tossing there food out Having platinum status sure makes life easy Carnival really takes care of you from perks to early boarding to first off the ship nice job Carnival The entertainment in the main showroom needs help need to get some jugglers or magicians some thing other then the dancers couple shows were good first two of the week stunk you could tell by how empty the venue was Comedy shows were good around the ship entertainment was good nice job from the cruise director. The band Beast from the east was very good and so was will terri guitar slolist The late night deck party's had major cut backs pretty lame and the chocolate Buffett has gone down hill Ship was supper clean Crewe was great all around a great time going back next year Read Less
Sail Date April 2018
we have been on the carnival pride before, and we like the size; not too-too big(but still managed to get lost from time to time). cruise was smooth. even tho waves were high a few times. we had an extended balcony 7199 on deck 7. ... Read More
we have been on the carnival pride before, and we like the size; not too-too big(but still managed to get lost from time to time). cruise was smooth. even tho waves were high a few times. we had an extended balcony 7199 on deck 7. good central location for going down to dinner on deck 3, up to buffet/lounging on decks 9 and 10. sat at late dining at table for 8 all new to each other. what a great group; not sure how carnival arranges it, but was real nice. all left as friends, exchanging emails. food in dining was very good, served by waiters dedy and alit who were good, and fun. I had a few slices from the pirate pizza. they are made individually to choice and were very good. played a bunch of trivia games, always fun with good groups (who knows these things?) embarkation was crazy late and confused, apparently because the ship got back late previously due to fog. once on ship and over the big delay all was good. disembarkation on this cruise seemed to be scheduled later that others we have been on. we were called to get off and collect or luggage abt 11. went to david's steakhouse one night; super. besides the late start at embarking, I think the only con of the cruise was the time we were at sit-down for bfast and we seemed to be right under the dr. suess bfast above that blasted kid's music(we had 'heads, shoulders, knees..etc on our brains for a while after). in Bermuda we did on-day bus/ferry all over for $19ea. good way to see island, played golf at port royal one day. $90 each from golfnow. $30 taxi each way. overall great cruise. Read Less
Sail Date October 2017
Travelled to Bermuda from Norfolk two years ago with Carnival. Many extended families, seemingly with navy affiltiation of some sort were on that 7-day cruise. In 2017, Norfolk not available for a 7 day, so chose to debark from ... Read More
Travelled to Bermuda from Norfolk two years ago with Carnival. Many extended families, seemingly with navy affiltiation of some sort were on that 7-day cruise. In 2017, Norfolk not available for a 7 day, so chose to debark from Baltimore to take advantage of a full 7 day cruise, allowing for more time in Bermuda. This time, we saw mostly just small groups or couples.We read Pride has a reputation of being older but decent. Agree with this observation. Ship was late arriving Baltimore. We arrived at noon as directed to be told to "circle around for an hour" so as to allow the parking lot to empty. We were scheduled for 12:30 boarding. OK, we circled. BUT... when we returned, told to "circle around" for another 3 1/2 hours!!! Amazing directive. Instead, we circled, then were able to grab a gap after yet another hour. BUT... once in the lot, again, yet another hour before we could actually park. Total incompetence. THEN... once inside, yet ANOTHER hour before we had cards in hand to ultimately board the ship a bit later. Not a good start - and waaay past scheduled boarding time. i.e., dinner time, not lunch. Once onboard, our room steward Nolito quickly welcomed us to our balcony (7125) and answered our few questions. Our room was kept clean and fresh with fun towel animals! We quickly unpacked and started exploring. Yep, there were a kazillion paint chips all over our balcony since work had begun to brighten things. No painting the balcony while we were on board, but amazingly the chips on the chairs did not transfer onto our clothes. I had asked for extra towels so we could put in the chairs to protect against the paint, but gladly found they were not needed. Balcony door and windows were washed the last day in Bermuda. Looked great! Washer actually came in through the room - we were warned -but be prepared. Overall, crew were friendly and always busy at task keeping floors clean/swept/dry and bathrooms were nearly pristine. Note: we're early birds, so missed anything late night. We had "anytime" dining in the Normandie (level 3) and enjoyed ok meals with fun, attentive service provided several nights from a team including Eko Budi, Elsa, and Rasadi (sp. for all?) who made sure I had my special dessert (creme brulee). Enjoyed their "dance routine" when the music came on:) Food in the Lido was fine. Not fantastic, but quite adequate with enough variety to satisfy. Guy's burgers were good, Chopstix tasty, sandwiches from the deli (carving board?) were good, also enjoyed a couple tacos at Iquana:) Bar service, especially at the Serenity Bar, was very good. Drinks were good, edging on strong. No one will ever forget Indra and his "yooohooo":) but others were also good. (Jahar??sp??) Also, started each morning with a delicious Irish whiskey coffee served by Galena (sp?) at the Coffee Bar on deck 9. As for chair hogs, took several pics. Two men put out towels at 7:15am on at least 4 chairs and a cabana right next to the pool, then no one returning until 10:33am. RUDE, SELF-CENTERED group. I hope to post the pics on a "wall of shame" if there is one. Sorry that Carnival didn't say anything!!! Made sure to capture pictures of the offenders but have discarded any with faces to "protect" their identity. Most other folks were fair, reserving for a short while, but then moving on once done. By the way, If you saw anyone with a red ballcap, another in gray t-shirt, and women in black suits. hmmmmm. Guess it could have been anyone, but.... Overall, we found the crew to be attentive and hard working, fellow cruisers to be pleasant and (usually) courteous, and Bermuda to be a great destination. Regarding Bermuda: often gale force winds on the way there, rain and wind once we arrived. We bought 2-day passes enabling us to bus or ferry at will. Nice people, great history and sights, no panhandling, very interesting dockyard history museum, fun in St. George's with the "dunking" skit. We're now looking forward to returning a third time. Disembarkation was much better than embarkation. We docked an hour earlier than projected and were in our car by 10am. This was after early morning fun watching the sunrise, fishermen in the Bay and the bridges as we sailed toward Baltimore. Read Less
Sail Date October 2017
We live in Western PA - almost to Ohio. This is our second time cruising out of Baltimore. Last time was the late debarkation when Hurricane Irene hit Baltimore head on in 2011. We drove down the night before and stayed at the Hyatt ... Read More
We live in Western PA - almost to Ohio. This is our second time cruising out of Baltimore. Last time was the late debarkation when Hurricane Irene hit Baltimore head on in 2011. We drove down the night before and stayed at the Hyatt right inside the Inner Harbor. The Inner Harbor is nice, but if you've never been, just keep your wits about you. There are panhandlers, beggars and others that don't make you feel safe. I'm not 100% sure what could be done to make it better, but just a pre-warning to keep your wits about you. Finally, the morning of debarkation. Made a trip to the local Wal Mart to pick up a few things and then figured we'd take the leisurely drive to the ship and park and be off (last time, it was the smoothest experience EVER). This time, turned what was supposed to be a relaxing vacation into an anxiety induced, blood pressure raising nightmare. When they give you a check in time, I figured that we'd hit it right on the nose. 1:30 - 2:00. We had passed the ship 3 times on our way from the Hyatt to points East (went to JC Penney before previously mentioned trip to Wal Mart), then back past it to Wal Mart and then back to park. So, we know the ship was there by lets say 11:30 - Noon (someone said it was late coming in?) Anyhow, we sat in NIGHTMARE, not moving bumper to bumper traffic for almost TWO HOURS. Pro-Tip - don't stay in the right lane - I think that was our biggest mistake. FINALLY we make it to the lot. The last time here, you paid, then parked, then took your luggage to be checked in (if I'm not mistaken). Now, you wait and wait and wait, then drop your bags, then pay, then park. Just be prepared for the experience because it was just beyond nerve wracking. Finally, we go through security which was surprisingly efficient but then you are herded like cattle (for another hour - at least) to finally get your cards, etc. Then onto the ship. The people in Baltimore are awesome, but MY LORD the traffic. Not sure that being dropped off (not parking there would have been better, unless you wanted to walk for probably about 2 miles). It's just a huge bottleneck. Anyhow, needed a drink badly by now, so we had pre-ordered the Drink Package so we got our drinks (you have to pay tax on drinks while in Port - Baltimore at least, just FYI). Then we went to our room and not only was it ready, but our luggage was there already. What the WHATTT??!? Spoke to Cabin Steward, Christopher who was ok, but we rarely saw. I gave him a decent tip at the end of the cruise because I think he did the best he could (we don't have a set or predictable schedule). Almost immediately was the muster station drill. Then, time to go look at the new upgrades to the ship. They didn't have Guys, etc. in 2011 so it was cool to see the additions. We went and did some walking and drinking while we departed and just explored the ship, getting reacquainted with it until Dinner (we had asked our Travel Agent for Our Time, but they had us down for Late Seating) so we just messed around till 8:30. We got a table for two anyhow, but asked to be changed to our time. We ALWAYS do the SteakHouse the first night for the free bottle of wine, but they've extended this to the first sea day too, more on that later. We ate and caught one of the comedy shows, which were funny, but some areas of the ship are awkward because of the posts that block the views. First world problems.... We managed. The next two days at sea were decent, the weather wasn't always great and it was a bit chilly. There were amazingly few kids on board (actual kids, not adults that think they are kids...haha) Just kidding actually, probably one of the best group of people we've been on. Average age was probably 40 at the oldest. We chose this cruise so there were fewer kids and we were right. Nothing stands out on the way there, just typical sea days, it depends on what you are into. Sleep all day, gamble yourself into even deeper debt, play Bingo, trivia or drink yourself into a stupor, pass out, wash, rinse repeat. If you are bored, you are probably a boring, uppity and aren't able to be pleased, so can't help ya there, Princess. We did the SteakHouse on the first formal night (Monday) and got surf and turf (myself) and the wife got the lamb chops. Both were very good and no wine tastes better than free wine. Wednesday morning, we arrived in Bermuda as scheduled and the weather was overcast mostly. We had purchased the Best of Bermuda package from Carnival. Why overpay you may ask? We had Chef's Table the first port day and didn't want to jeopardize missing it, plus Carnival usually has pretty decent excursions, in our experience. We weren't disappointed. I'll likely do a video review on this on You Tube if you are interested, look it up (probably by December of 2017 - will title if: BEST OF BERMUDA ISLAND TOUR with LOU). That was the name of our guide. Just to give the highlights in a sentence or two - you get to see the entire island in a 5 - 6 hour period. Is it 100% perfect, no but if you've never been here (we had not) then it'll give you ideas for the rest of your time here. We got back to the ship and did some pool time then got ready and did the Chef's Table. If you've never done this, you must try it. This is our third time and we'll always do it, just for the experience and it's nice to feel like a King / Queen - if only for a couple hours. Sadly, our table-mates seem to be stuffy and not very friendly - almost like they either ARE the Upper Class of Society and we're the peasants (we're not loud people - we adapt to our surroundings) or they think they are and don't want to be bothered with even just light conversation. No matter! The food is great and they are great hard working people. Anastasia was amazingly attentive and you could just tell that she was giving it 150%. The Head Sous Chef (forget his name) was great also. The next day, we went to Horseshoe Beach - took a $7 / person bus there and back. I always worry that we'll be scammed by deals like this - but there are no scammers, homeless and panhandlers ANYWHERE on the Island - except Hamilton but I think the dude just drank himself into a early afternoon slumber. The people aren't like they are in Nassau and some of the other Caribbean locations - even at the port. The Port is clean and orderly, albeit, not much to do and we never felt threatened at all. Horseshoe Beach is crowded, but they have great amenities. It was overcast, only about 75 and the surf was VERY choppy so we didn't spend much time here. We don't like just laying on the beach - we like getting in the water and this wasn't going to happen. So, we were only here for like 1 1/2 hours. Back to the ship. It takes a long time to drive back because of the roads. I don't know if we'd suggest renting scooters because these people drive like maniacs and we saw an accident on the way back. The roads are obscenely narrow and I know that we wouldn't have felt safe. To each their own though. We got some pink sand to bring back (didn't have any issues with this, by the way). It's not pink like Pink Panther if that's what you are picturing, but it has these little shards in it (you can Google why it's pink if you need an explanation - I'll screw it up). I don't know how anyone would be able to do anything the third day unless you are a very early riser. I'm sure we missed 98% of the island even though we saw almost all of it. Would we go back ? Yes, but probably not on a cruise. It's very expensive too, as I'm sure you've read elsewhere. Anyhow, then we sailed away and spent the remaining sea days doing our thing. I have to say that the blackjack almost felt rigged - have never lost so badly. Usually $100 can last an hour or more at a $6 table. I was down and out in 15 minutes. I'm not a heavy gambler as I'm a pretty sore loser, but knock yourself out, Carnival would love your money. Debarkation wasn't horrible, we did self assist and getting out of the Port was much easier than getting in. We left our cabin at 9 AM and were in the car by 10:15 AM. Best Custom's experience EVER. You don't even have to fill out those stupid forms telling them that you stole a bottle of sand from the beach and bought a magnet and a little $8 souvenir anymore. SWEET ! I hope this review was helpful. This itinerary has intrigued me for years. I only wish we had gone a little sooner - or probably even better yet, in early May (if they even offer it). The water temp. was doable and I'm a snob - I don't like cold water. But the surf ruined what I envisioned as an 8 hour day at the beach with a good sunburn that would last until at least Christmas. No such luck. One last thing - we got an obstructed view outside cable (4189) and it's like having a balcony stateroom without a balcony (WAY cheaper). Only drawback is all you can see is a lifeboat. We'd do that again for the savings. We never used the balcony anyhow. Read Less
Sail Date October 2017
I would recommend this destination to anyone wanting a change in venue. Bermuda was a nice change from island hopping! It was nice to see the nightlife for a change. Thanks to Ricky's Island Tours we saw everything of interest on ... Read More
I would recommend this destination to anyone wanting a change in venue. Bermuda was a nice change from island hopping! It was nice to see the nightlife for a change. Thanks to Ricky's Island Tours we saw everything of interest on the island and learned a great deal about the culture and history and it was half the price that Carnival wanted for an island tour. Embarkation was a bit distressing but the smoothness of debarkation made up for it. The service was excellent, most especially our wait staff. I will also say that the onboard activities could use a change. After a number of cruises there is only so much bingo/trivia contests/diamond sales/scam seminars one can take. My only other complaint is with regard to the smoking areas on the ship; there are not enough and guests should be allowed to smoke on balconies. Although I am not a smoker, my husband is. We have always booked a balcony so that he could smoke there. I feel that Carnival has placed too much importance on other "social groups" and given the smokers a raw deal. Read Less
Sail Date October 2017
David's steakhouse is the best! Room Steward (Domingo) was awesome! The Pride sailing to Bermuda, what could be better-our favorite ship sailing to our favorite island!!!!!! We loved the Max to the 80's show-WOW, great ... Read More
David's steakhouse is the best! Room Steward (Domingo) was awesome! The Pride sailing to Bermuda, what could be better-our favorite ship sailing to our favorite island!!!!!! We loved the Max to the 80's show-WOW, great entertainment. Coffee bar is awesome, day and night. Would definitely like the tablecloths back on the tables EVERY NIGHT. We don't like our silver ware to be placed directly on a table that has been cleaned with a rag that just cleaned several other tables without disinfecting the rag. Bermuda is our favorite island because of the people. They are so kind and respectful. If you have never gone-Please you must! Beautiful island! The food and menu onboard has definitely gone down in quality since Carnival did the "American Table". We are not a fan of the menu, at all. Two of the seven nights, I had to ask for my food to be warmed back up because it was ice cold. Read Less
Sail Date October 2017
We chose this cruise because we knew several people who had gone on it. First of all dealing with Carnival is a nightmare they can be so rude totally unhelpful. We wanted a cabin above the 3rd deck because of a horrible experience on a ... Read More
We chose this cruise because we knew several people who had gone on it. First of all dealing with Carnival is a nightmare they can be so rude totally unhelpful. We wanted a cabin above the 3rd deck because of a horrible experience on a lower deck on Royal Caribbean. We ended up on the 1st deck no choice. Embarkation was a nightmare(not their fault). The ship was late arriving because of fog. We were stuck on the ramp from 95 to the port for 2 hours. Once we got in to the ship it went great. They put a lot of extra pressure on people with their check in on line. This only gave you a time from 3:00 to 3:30 to check in. They also said that they would quit taking baggage at 2:00pm. We were still on the ramp at 2:00pm. They did not stop taking baggage. Never had my bags been delivered so quickly before, The ship is a small ship originally built for another cruise line. We kept saying that the ship looked so much like a Costa ship. One of the administrative crew said that yes it had been built in Norway for another cruise line hence the Costa ambiance. Our cabin was incredibly small. You couldn't walk between the beds straight, only side stepping. However, there was more closet space and hangers than I have ever seen before. We each had 1 closet and a closet with shelves and 4 drawers an another set of shelves. However there were several areas that have to be mentioned. To cut costs there are no servers in the bars. You have to navigate to your table with your drink. No nibbles either. The internet that we and many others paid $70.00+ dollars for did not work all week. They said that they would refund the cost of the internet. There were strong winds everyday 35-54 miles an hour according to the ship weather page. This only a problem because the retractable cover to the pool didn't work, so only the hardiest went out there. Dining was great. We asked for and had a large table for dinner. It was all women as the nights went by we had more and more fun. The menu was varied. Every meal that I had was great.I am a picky eater but I do try to experiment with new things on the cruise. I loved being able to have a cheese or fruit plate for dessert. The entertainment was a bit dodgy. The two comedians at the start of the cruise were very funny in the family comedy show. The later show was all 4 letter words and sex. Neither of which I find funny. The singers and dancers were good. There were lots of things to do, but no real classes except the ones that try to sell you a service. The stewards and staff were terrific. Our steward even loaned me a phone charger to use for the cruise. Service at the bars was none existent. There were no servers. You had to go to the bar order and carry the drinks back yourself. What can you say about Bermuda. It was wonderful, even in the rain. We booked an independent tour, Byways Tours. Fantastic tour the ship did not have anything to compare, Read Less
Sail Date October 2017
My sister and I sailed on the Pride in Dec 2015 to determine if this ship would be right for a 50th wedding anniversary celebration. We were impressed with leaving from Baltimore and with the service on board. This cruise was ... Read More
My sister and I sailed on the Pride in Dec 2015 to determine if this ship would be right for a 50th wedding anniversary celebration. We were impressed with leaving from Baltimore and with the service on board. This cruise was disappointing. Service standards seem to have fallen. There was little or no communication between service departments and between supervisors and workers. A private party we had planned at great expense was coordinated badly. Especially disappointing was the failure of the photographer to show up even tho' we had ordered those services ahead of time and had checked with the Photography department on board the day of the party. The food all over the ship was of the quality of a Golden Buffet. David's steakhouse was waaaay overpriced. The steaks were tough and not flavorful. We had organized a party of 32 people, many of whom had never cruised before. We were embarrassed that we chose Carnival Pride for our group. Read Less
Sail Date September 2017
Checking in and out was fine.Everything in between was very so so. Struck by a very small cabin where you had better be careful when opening the bathroom door so you don't hit anyone. A balcony too small to contain lounges (only ... Read More
Checking in and out was fine.Everything in between was very so so. Struck by a very small cabin where you had better be careful when opening the bathroom door so you don't hit anyone. A balcony too small to contain lounges (only chairs and no foot stools),Had to ask for robes,pillow,soap,etc.Bring your own alarm clock. There is good ceiling lighting surrounding the room, but it is not over the bed where it is most needed. TV local channels from Florida,but no news from Baltimore from where the ship leaves and returns. The two TV channels with the time are show different times.Was always put in a hold when I called customer service, and had to visit in person to get any information. There was good storage in the room. The captain's messages were not understandable and often had to be repeated in English by an interpreter. The dining room food was good and the after meal crew entertainment was fun. But I wish the dining room didn't rest on the engine room. The noise and vibration was disturbing.From 4-6 each afternoon, only pizza was available to eat.The library is O.K., but it contains no reference books.Movies are only outdoors. I could go on, but you get the idea. I have avoided using Carnival cruise lines until now, and only did this time because it was the only ship leaving Baltimore for a 7 day cruise to Bermuda. Others are just 5 days. Let me summarize by saying that it is the ultimate irony to call this ship The Pride. Read Less
Sail Date September 2017
Bermuda has been on our bucket list and getting there from any of the Cruise Ship Ports in the south is very difficult. Decided to "bite the bullet" and add the expense of airfare and since we are Platinum Members with Carnival, ... Read More
Bermuda has been on our bucket list and getting there from any of the Cruise Ship Ports in the south is very difficult. Decided to "bite the bullet" and add the expense of airfare and since we are Platinum Members with Carnival, we decided to sail out of Baltimore. This Pride is definitely dated and in serious need of a dry dock and complete update. Although this ship apparently did dry dock in 2014, apparently that was to add the Fun-ship 2.0 amenities. Everything about this ship is dingy, old, and dated. The staterooms need all new everything, including bathroom updates. The common areas need carpet, paint, tile, and redecorated. The crew from a customer service viewpoint was average. We chose anytime dining for the first time (we usually eat late to enjoy the day). It seems like Carnival uses this venue as a training area to prepare their new head waiters for the main dining room. We often were given what someone else at our table ordered; if we order more than one appetizer, they often forgot to bring it or brought both at once; many times items from the table were missing when we were seated (napkins, silverware, butter, condiments). The food was overall also probably not as good as most Carnival Cruises we've been on. It seems like this lines food continues to deteriorate, as does their customer service. We did love Bermuda however, and felt like the Captain, did an excellent job getting us there since we had to dodge Hurricane Jose getting to Bermuda and race Hurricane Marie cruising back. Although the seas were pretty rough, especially headed to Bermuda, we felt the crew did an excellent job utilizing the ships dated technology to provide a stable ride. There were quite a few passengers who got to experience being sea sick. Cruise Director Brandon was average at best as well. Although I'm not positive, I believe he is new to the position and has much room for improvement. Communication from him to the passengers, particularly on our cruise was virtually non-existent when it came to sharing the Captains "plan" on how we were going to avoid the Hurricane to get to Bermuda and what to expect. All we got was rumors and a lot of speculation from crew members and other passengers. Thumbs up to Bermuda as a destination! Thumbs down to the Carnival Pride until it gets a refurbishment, allegedly scheduled for sometime in 2018. Read Less
Sail Date September 2017
This is our 6th Carnival cruise and the 4th on the Pride. We love the Carnival Spirt Class ships. From the layout to the capacity. This cruise was sold out and we never felt crowded or have to wait long for anything except Muster and ... Read More
This is our 6th Carnival cruise and the 4th on the Pride. We love the Carnival Spirt Class ships. From the layout to the capacity. This cruise was sold out and we never felt crowded or have to wait long for anything except Muster and debarkation which is normal. The cruise terminal staff was quick and had us onboard in less than 20 minutes. Once we left the ship we were back in our car in less than 15 minutes. This was our first cruise to Bermuda and it was nice being able to enjoy the island each day and have place to come back to for a rest or a meal whenever we needed. The Kings Wharf / Royal Naval Dockyard area are great if you don't want to stray to far away and just want to shop and do a few activities. The shuttles, busses, taxis and ferries are all right there and can take you anywhere else you need to go. Even with a larger ship in port with us it was easy to get transportation without a long wait. We decide not to do any shore excursions because we had so much time on the island to do our own thing. The itinerary is not offered too often from Baltimore and was a nice option from the normal itinaries. We really enjoyed the extended time in port allowing us to explore and enjoy the island. Any of the staff and crew we interacted with on the Pride were always friendly and professional. The ship is in very good shape. They were always cleaning and doing repairs as needed to keep her tidy. It was disturbing to see that some guests seem to think the ship is their own toy. Damaging, defacing or just leaving trash anywhrere they please. The food and entertainment on the Pride was as good as the first time we cruised. I see others complain and can't understand why. It is what you make it. If I have ever needed something or had a concern I have asked the staff and they make it good and take care of it. We have already booked our next cruise on the Pride in less than 6 months. Read Less
Sail Date July 2017
My husband and I cruised out of Baltimore on the Pride to Bermuda on July 2nd. This was our second time on this ship, but it previously hadn't had the 2.0 upgrades. The ship has changed some, but most of the Renaissance decor is the ... Read More
My husband and I cruised out of Baltimore on the Pride to Bermuda on July 2nd. This was our second time on this ship, but it previously hadn't had the 2.0 upgrades. The ship has changed some, but most of the Renaissance decor is the same. The ship was definitely kept clean. I enjoyed most of the food, especially Guy's burgers and dinner in David's Steakhouse. We chose to do My Time Dining. We requested to be seated in Darell's section each night. Our steward, Ketut, was friendly and kept our room clean. The entertainment on this cruise was much better than what we've seen on Carnival in the past. I enjoyed all of the joys. The singers were phenomenal. We enjoyed Bermuda. It was nice being there for 2 overnights. We didn't feel that we had to rush. It was very easy to take the mini bus to Horseshoe Bay Beach, which was gorgeous. Read Less
Sail Date July 2017
I can't say enough good things about the cruise my DH and I took to celebrate our 25th anniversary on the Carnival Pride. From the accommodations, to the friendly crew, to the Carnival Excursions, the entire experience was absolutely ... Read More
I can't say enough good things about the cruise my DH and I took to celebrate our 25th anniversary on the Carnival Pride. From the accommodations, to the friendly crew, to the Carnival Excursions, the entire experience was absolutely fantastic. This was only our second cruise (first back in 1999), but we've already booked 2 more! We boarded the ship in Baltimore - such an easy boarding experience. Then we enjoyed all the ship had to offer - Steakhouse reservations one evening, comedy shows throughout, a Behind the Fun tour, several stage shows, and the Cheers! drink package. Our waiters Francisco, Igusti, and Michele were so attentive and did a fabulous job making us feel spoiled. The Serenity Pool (though often crazy crowded) was a nice respite from the regular Lido deck pool. Our room #7192 was perfectly situated in the middle of everything, but was not at all noisy. The balcony was fantastic - so nice to be able to watch the ship pull into Bermuda and dock, then watch it all drift away as we sailed off. :( The Carnival Excursions, though somewhat pricey, were definitely worth it. Highly recommend the Restless Native Catamaran snorkeling excursion. We had a private cove all to ourselves to snorkel, look for seashells, or just float and enjoy paradise. The crew (Zander, Sam & Steve) were very personable and made us feel right at home. And the Rum Swizzles and freshly made chocolate chip cookies were perfect for the ride back. Also, the Horseshoe Bay excursion (though way too short) was an awesome experience. The driver even took us the long way back to the ship, past the Gibbs lighthouse, for some photo ops. Check out the Arts and Crafts market and the Ferry (within walking distance to the ship) - very nice! Also, visit Hamilton via the Ferry (only $4.00 one-way) and enjoy some of the amazing shops in town. I honestly can't wait to go back to Bermuda! Read Less
Sail Date July 2017
One of the reasons I booked a cruise from Baltimore was to "sail" down the Chesapeake Bay but since this cruise was delayed by 7 hours, it was dark when that part of the cruise finally happened. I leave on the West Coast now ... Read More
One of the reasons I booked a cruise from Baltimore was to "sail" down the Chesapeake Bay but since this cruise was delayed by 7 hours, it was dark when that part of the cruise finally happened. I leave on the West Coast now but am from the DC area and missing that Bay experience was really disappointing. The reason for the delay was a "medical deviation" so I cannot fault Carnival since the safety of guests must come first, even if it resulted in a reduced experience for my experience. That aside, as usual, the crew members of Carnival did an amazing job and it was a nice trip. The TV in my cabin flickered while watching the channel that shows the location of the ship and all the info, and that was a bummer. Since Carnival does not ask for feedback after a cruise, I have not reported that problem. Everything else on the Pride was fine and I loved Bermuda and having a cruise to be docked in a great location at Dockyard and being able to come and go 24 hours for three days. Rented scooter and loved being able to park it right outside the ship at night to jump on it the next day. I would do this one again but hopefully without a disappointing delay. Read Less
Sail Date July 2017
We had a great time on our 25th anniversary cruise. We had a balcony stateroom on the 4th deck aft starboard side - very convenient for getting to the 2nd deck where all of the action was. This cruise's schedule was disrupted by ... Read More
We had a great time on our 25th anniversary cruise. We had a balcony stateroom on the 4th deck aft starboard side - very convenient for getting to the 2nd deck where all of the action was. This cruise's schedule was disrupted by Tropical Storm Karl - but Carnival did a good job of keeping us up to date on the changes. Things we really enjoyed: Alchemy Bar - we first saw this on our last cruise and enjoyed it there - and also loved it on the Pride. Very creative martinis and great bartenders. It was popular almost every time we passed it - partly because it is right next to the dining room entrance so people go for a before dinner drink. Chef's Table - this is the first time we have done this and we really enjoyed it. Wonderful food and a great atmosphere with only 12 people. Wine and champagne are included with the dinner. It is pricey at $75 per person but we thought it was worth it. Most of the others that were doing it had done it several times before. Steakhouse - We did this the first night and really enjoyed it as usual. So much food but it is wonderful. If you go the first night of the cruise, it is a free bottle of cheap wine or half price of any wine they have. Trivia Games - we love these, lots of fun as always. Bermuda was nice - though the weather was rainy. We did an all day tour with a non-Carnival supplier - it was very nice and took us all over the island. It was called Hidden Gems of Bermuda. The area around the King's Wharf had quite a bit of shopping as well as a small beach - so if you didn't want to go far that was nice. Overall we had a great time and would highly recommend this cruise. Read Less
Sail Date September 2016
I will start with arriving at the Baltimore Port Parking Lot. Some of the workers were not happy to be at work and were less than helpful. Some of them were helpful and made up for the ones who weren't. We were scheduled for ... Read More
I will start with arriving at the Baltimore Port Parking Lot. Some of the workers were not happy to be at work and were less than helpful. Some of them were helpful and made up for the ones who weren't. We were scheduled for the first check-in time and got through the line and were waiting until we were able to board. However, there was a police situation on 95 which forced the closure of 95 and the entry into the port for the returning ship. So, the ship was delayed probably about an hour and a half. I'm glad that we were sitting and not standing in line waiting to check in. In any case, that was not Carnival's fault and I think that they did the best they could, under the circumstances, and we actually were able to board a little earlier than they expected the delay to cause. This is my third time cruising on the Pride and the one thing that I like about it is the layout. I like to walk in the morning. The Pride has a smaller walking deck, but you can also walk on deck 10 all they way around. We were able to have lunch up by the pool before we got into our cabin and met a lot of people before we checked in to our room. Everything was delayed. My friend and I were seated at dinner with 4 other women and we had a great time with them and met them for other things during the week. We've planned to get together again after our cruise. Our wait staff was a lot of fun and took very good care of us. My friend had never been on a cruise before and she enjoyed the entertainment during dinner. The shows were very good and afterward we went to the Red Frog and saw a very good band, Adiktion, and danced a lot. We got to know many of the people in the Red Frog. Our itinerary was changed because a hurricane was on the way. We arrived in Bermuda a day earlier than expected. Arrival day started cloudy and ended up with rain. We did manage to get to Horseshoe bay and it is beautiful! It poured the following day, but then the weather changed and the third day we had sun and they actually extended our stay by 4 hours. Bermuda is lovely and it was on my bucket list. We took the Famous Homes and Hideaway excursion. It would have been better if it wasn't raining, but it was still very educational and it was, after all, Bermuda. :) I really learned a lot about the island. Definitely worth the money. We visited the Bonefish Grill near the port one night and they have a dj and food and outdoor seating. The staff was very nice. This cruise I also took advantage of some of the spa informational programs. They had one about skin care, acupuncture and posture. I learned a lot. I also had a mini massage outside of the spa on the first day for free and one by the pool on a sea day for $30. They were heavenly. I think that Carnival does a good job of providing a great vacation. Bermuda was on my bucket list, but I'm not sure that I would go there again. I will probably go on another Carnival Cruise, though. Read Less
Sail Date September 2016
We picked this cruise due to easy port to drive to for us, and also we had never been to Bermuda. We have been on about 5 ships in the Carnival fleet and 1 royal Caribbean. The embarkation went fine due to times now being assigned for ... Read More
We picked this cruise due to easy port to drive to for us, and also we had never been to Bermuda. We have been on about 5 ships in the Carnival fleet and 1 royal Caribbean. The embarkation went fine due to times now being assigned for check in, I was not a fan of this new process but hey I can admit when something works, good call. I almost rated this ship below average due to the lack of attention to detail with the staff. We have been in an extended aft balcony for the cruise prior and I was able to have a sun lounger brought up so that I did not have to go up on deck and fight for a seat. When I asked the steward to please bring one up he said no it is not allowed, I said really because the last cruise we had same type cabin and they put one on our balcony just fine. Hmmmm. Also Carnival no longer leaves the little toiletries in the bathroom for you, so hope you do not forget anything. Of course it is available in the fun shops if you want to pay that much. Dinner service was SLOW , we only went 5 nights and 4 of those nights it took over 2 hours for us to eat. I will not go into detail about all the little things like forgetting to refill drinks or not bringing bread. They do not serve the bread anymore just put a basket on your table. We went to sit down breakfast and several of the other couples who had also cruised carnival before stated they noticed all the little things that were no longer a part of cruising on Carnival. The entertainment was good but has been better in the past on other ships. The punchline comedy club is newer and was always packed for the later shows.. maybe they should move this to a larger area on the ship instead of making sure not everyone gets to enjoy it. Well at least they still do the towel animals. Read Less
Sail Date September 2016
Carnival Pride Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 4.0 4.4
Dining 4.0 3.9
Entertainment 4.0 3.7
Public Rooms 4.0 4.2
Fitness Recreation 4.0 4.0
Family 5.0 4.0
Shore Excursion 4.0 3.8
Enrichment 3.0 3.5
Service 4.5 4.3
Value For Money 5.0 4.0
Rates N/A 4.2

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