13 Carnival Pride Bermuda Cruise Reviews

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
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 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
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
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
This was the first time we've cruised to Bermuda, and will most likely be our last! The seas from Baltimore to Bermuda were so rough!! A lot of seasoned cruisers were complaining about being seasick and rookies were downright ... Read More
This was the first time we've cruised to Bermuda, and will most likely be our last! The seas from Baltimore to Bermuda were so rough!! A lot of seasoned cruisers were complaining about being seasick and rookies were downright miserable! This was our 3rd cruise out of Baltimore and the first one with any kind of rough seas, so I suppose we've been lucky. The weather was cloudy and a bit rainy off and on, but the wind was relentless, which created the 6-8 foot seas we were encountering. I DO realize Carnival has nothing to do with the weather, so other than the roughness, things were, as usual, quite nice onboard the Pride. We have noticed the reduction of staff and services though, even to the point of asking when you want your cabin tended to, morning OR evening, not both anymore! The main dining room staff has also been cut, so the wait for meals is longer, athe quality of the food has gone down as well. But cruising with Carnival is still a great way to visit new (or old favorite) places and have a fairly affordable, relaxing vacation. Read Less
Sail Date October 2015
This was my 3rd cruise on the Pride. We went to Bermuda, my first time there. I will start with the good things about the cruise. The other passengers on the trip were very friendly and very fun. I met many good new friends on the ... Read More
This was my 3rd cruise on the Pride. We went to Bermuda, my first time there. I will start with the good things about the cruise. The other passengers on the trip were very friendly and very fun. I met many good new friends on the trip, this is always the highlight of any cruise. My cabin Steward Nyomin did a great job and made sure that I always had a bucket of ice in my room, the one request I made when I met him on day one. The dining room staff with Juan Pablo as waiter and Nicolett as his helper did a great job. I was in the 8:15 seating and service and food were good. While not a major point Lobster was no longer on the menu for Formal night, one of many examples of small cutbacks Carnival is making that I noticed throughout the cruise. I also have to give credit to Nooky the Karaoke host who was closing up when a bunch of us came in around midnight one night, she reopened and gave us all a chance to sing a two, which was the highlight of the cruise for one of the new friends that I had met on this trip. Guys Burger's and the blue iguana were also nice additions to the ship both had reliable good fast food and were open whenever I felt like eating a burger. The green water slide was also a good attempt at trying to ad something to the ship. The concept of a really fast water slide which starts with a straight vertical drop seems good. However once the floor drops out and you begin to fall water jets up your nose as you quickly go down the slide. It is an adventure, but not really enjoyable. The weather on our trip was very bad on the voyage to Bermuda. the seas were rough and we were going against the gulf stream. There is really nothing the ship could do to counter this. On the first Sea Day the rough seas really made it difficult to do deck activities around the pool and the cruise staff had no contingency plans. Several people remarked about the lack of activities during the day, especially that Sea Day one. People just sat around and got sick since there was nothing else to do. Steve the Cruise Director had a kind of snarky sense of humor, when I talked with him he was a nice guy, but I just didn't get a lot of his jokes or quite know where he was going when he would try to MC some of the events. He also seemed to schedule most of the activities on the boat for the same time, between 8=10 Pm and there were a lot of dead periods where absolutely no activities were planned on the boat. Due to the rough seas and events happening in the Harbor in Bermuda the boat arrive a few hours later than anticipated and the first day in Bermuda was essentially canceled out since most things there closed at 5 or 6 PM. This is not the fault of the cruise ship but something to consider if you are planning a trip to Bermuda an Arrival at 4PM only gives you one hour to see the sights or shop, so don't plan on doing a full days worth of activity. My biggest complaint on the cruise was the Casino Host. Whenever I asked her anything she was downright mean to me and stared at me like I was some kind of maniac. I expect to lose money in the casino, but at least say hi and be friendly. When I get the score which you publish and want the reward which I am supposed to get don't hide from me then complain about having to give me what your company promised. Overall the cruise was OK but she just left an overall terrible impression in my mind. I know I am throwing away money in the Casino but I expect a smile and at least a thank you for giving us your money. I hate to stop sailing carnival over one mean host who actually works for a contractor but she was so condescending That I will probably not go on Carnival again. Read Less
Sail Date October 2015
It was a huge difference from just 8 months ago! Apparently the Pride has changed its executive staff and the ship has gone down hill ever since. First off, sailing out of Baltimore is great! They really have their act together at ... Read More
It was a huge difference from just 8 months ago! Apparently the Pride has changed its executive staff and the ship has gone down hill ever since. First off, sailing out of Baltimore is great! They really have their act together at the port. Getting on and off the ship is one of the best I've seen and the port workers are friendly and helpful. The ship itself needs some cleaning up and maintenance. It's still nice, but the wear and tear is showing. My biggest complaint is the executive officers and their assistants. My wife and I work different shifts and when we go on vacation we devote all our time to just ourselves. The very first thing I do when I get on the ship is wait in line, 'over an hour' to see the matradee and get our dining assignment changed to a private table. I've never had a problem on 10 previous cruises until this one! Now this "my time dining" has consumed most of the private tables so the chances of getting one are very slim. Some people might call it petty, but that's my vacation! Quiet and private! I will say the room stewards were good and the waiters were excellent. But the new Matradee and his staff are rude, don't follow through with their promises and treat you like a pest. I was also amazed at the officers in uniform drinking at the casino lounge for over an hour on the last night! If your off duty, at least take the uniform off! A lot of people were taking notice to that, doesn't give you that comfy felling after they just had another ship sink because of a cowboy captain! I'm done with cruising for awhile. Going to try flying to a resort next time and see how that goes. Cruising was great just a few short years ago but the cutbacks on the food and service has taken it's toll on me. I would rather pay a higher price for excellent service like it used to be. I'm sure the newbies won't understand that! Read Less
Sail Date April 2012
Got back from the shortened 11/6/11 trip to Bermuda on the Carnival Pride. I took a while to write about because I had such mixed feelings about the ship and the whole vacation. First up, we left from Baltimore. We were called ... Read More
Got back from the shortened 11/6/11 trip to Bermuda on the Carnival Pride. I took a while to write about because I had such mixed feelings about the ship and the whole vacation. First up, we left from Baltimore. We were called Saturday night and told the sailing would be delayed on Sunday. Then we received an e-mail later Saturday night saying we would leave on Monday morning. After contacting our travel agent we found out Carnival has the right to change up to 24 hours of our vaction and we couldn't cancel. This was upsetting because we knew we would lose the whole day in Bermuda. The reason we went on the Pride was the good itinerary for Bermuda. Royal Carribean's Enchantment also goes to Bermuda but she has the shortened time in port that we ended up with. Embarkation on Monday was smooth. We were allowed into our cabin as soon as we came on board. Food was available. The cabin, a balcony, was a very nice size and was well taken care of. The ship itself is different from the three others we have been on. It is darker and smaller but we liked the interior design except for the murals on the elevators and in the cabin halls. Nothing terrible just not very attractive. We were waitlisted for the early dining but the dine when you want option is available if you ask. We did and were able to easily get seated around 6. There were many two person tables available. If you wanted a booth you were asked if you were willing to share. That's a nice way to meet another couple. The food in the dining room was very poor the first two nights. We were really surprised the quality was worse than the buffet. Quality was much better the last two nights we dined there but no variey of bread at dinner just seemed cheap. Table service was good except for the first night. Activities on the ship were very low quality. The entertainment was about average. We enjoyed a couple of the comedians and the piano sing a long. The Pride has a covered pool area which was nice and even usable when the weather was sunny and about 70 outside. The whirlpools were crowded and the slide was not open for use. The water in the adult pool didn't seem to be heated so that wasn't usable. That's a real shame because the Serendity area is nice. This is the fourth cruise line we've tried and it was the worse. There were good points such as the cabin size, good service, and a good buffet but when they took away over a day from our time in port the poor qualities of the cruise became more apparant. Cheap and infrequent activities, no enrichment, poor dining, mishandled disembarking in Bermuda, and lack of concern for our ruined vacation colored the whole trip. The end result is we were cheated out of our vacation. Despite many positives Carnival just didn't make the loss of a whole day in Bermuda right. Read Less
Sail Date November 2011
Things started off bad when we received an automated voice mail on Saturday saying "do not show up to the terminal until further notice". After several phone calls to Carnival, we were told that the ship was running late because ... Read More
Things started off bad when we received an automated voice mail on Saturday saying "do not show up to the terminal until further notice". After several phone calls to Carnival, we were told that the ship was running late because of bad weather and would not pull into port in Baltimore until very late on Saturday night. Therefore, our original departure on Sunday would be canceled and we would be leaving on Monday instead. Needless to say, that was a disappointment. Even worse, we were informed that an entire day in Bermuda would be cut from the schedule. That was the ONLY reason we were taking this cruise - to see Bermuda and swim in the beautiful waters. That was not to be. We left on Monday around 1:30PM and experienced lots of unsettled waves and rocking and unpleasantness. We finally arrived in Bermuda on Wednesday but arrived late and didn't get to shore until around 2:30PM. We caught a bus which took over an hour to get us into the town of Hamilton. Once there, we found that the stores close at 5:00PM. We hurried around and caught the 6:00 PM fairy back to the ship. The next day we were told that they would be cutting that day short because of possible bad weather so we were to be back on the ship by 12:30PM. We hurried off the ship only to find that the beaches were closed. We walked around the docking area since we had very little time but there wasn't anything of importance to see for us. The ship left at about 1:30PM and we cruised back home to Baltimore for a couple of days arriving at the Port of Baltimore 8:00AM on Sunday. So we really went on a glorious ship ride that took us to only one port and allowed us no time there. However, we were stuck on the ship and, of course, highly encouraged to spend money at the casino since there was little else to do. They had ONE show on Friday night and that was it. It was a great show, "Jazzin" but the other lounge acts and comedians were mediocre and disappointing. The rooms were nice but the food in the dining room was attractive but not very tasty. The buffet on Lido was hit and miss but not bad. The bottom line is this: We wanted to see Bermuda and snorkel and swim and lay in the sun. The Pride knew very well that they were heading into a very high alert on gale force winds and possible tropical storm but sailed us straight into the heart of it. Since they had just gotten back from the Bahamas with that same ship and the ship had serious damage from that storm, why would they not put the ship in for repairs first? So we had a total of about 5 hours in Bermuda, no other ports and two days of sea sickness. After delaying the debarkation of our cruise because of the severe weather on the last trip, why did they force us to go right back into the eye of the storm? There were over 2,100 people on board and none were happy. We are well aware that weather can't be controlled but when you know you can get the people to their port to enjoy themselves then don't take them out. It was like going to a wedding where the bride and groom couldn't make it. Shame on Carnival Pride for giving us a real bummer of a cruise with no destination and still taking our money. What a ripoff! Read Less
Sail Date November 2011
We chose this cruise because of destination, Bermuda, and the fact it was only 52 miles from home. The trip to Baltimore was easy with plenty of time to spare. We arrived early, around 11AM. and were able to board early. very easy ... Read More
We chose this cruise because of destination, Bermuda, and the fact it was only 52 miles from home. The trip to Baltimore was easy with plenty of time to spare. We arrived early, around 11AM. and were able to board early. very easy embarktion, very smooth and courteous.We walked around and then went to the lido deck for lunch. The ship was delayed, and we watched while they loaded late deliveries. Our room was ready early and bags were there. Great service. Room was clean and spacious although the balcony could have been bigger. Room steward was super. Trip a bit rocky to start but smoothed out. The speakers throughout the ship need to be updated, as most times you couldn't understand what they were saying. Dinner was open time,and we never waited more than 5 minutes. Very polite service, but never got a hot meal in the dinning room. Hostess was very nice but the last two nights our serves were slow or non entities. Breakfast and lunches at the Buffet. Pools very small, Hot tubs even smaller. Shows OK but not as good as the other cruise. Casino very outdated and laid out poorly. Would probably go back, only if they go out of Baltimore and to somewhere we haven't been. Read Less
Sail Date September 2011
I had cruised with Carnival 4 times before, so I was confident when booking the cruise to Bermuda aboard the Pride sailing out of Baltimore on September 18th. The service standards on previous cruises with Carnival had always exceeded ... Read More
I had cruised with Carnival 4 times before, so I was confident when booking the cruise to Bermuda aboard the Pride sailing out of Baltimore on September 18th. The service standards on previous cruises with Carnival had always exceeded expectations. However, on the Pride, I found the service to be lackluster. Drink service in the Serenity area would be spotty at best. In the gift shop, one lone crew member worked the register, even though the line would be out of the shop. Our servers at dinner were adequate and that's all I can say about the dining room staff. Never asked our names as had been done on other cruises. No one waited on our table until we brought the oversight to the attention to another server. We had ordered a cake that was never delivered. The young woman who took the bar orders in the dining room could use some manners. The table would be missed for picture taking and several bar orders. The room steward was nice - no more or less. Yes, we would have liked wash cloths and towels and clean glasses but I am sure the poor man had enough running around to do for others. As we were packing for the return trip, a quick look under the bed revealed a pair of men's flip flops. Leftovers from another cruise! No crew member was rude on this trip but no one went out of the way to make us feel especially wanted. I think next cruise, we will look elsewhere. Read Less
Sail Date September 2011
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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