31 Carnival Pride Cruise Reviews for Entertainment Cruises to Bahamas

Went on my first cruise, carnival pride and was not impressed at all, the food was subpar and some of the staff didn’t seem like they wanted to help and seemed bothered if I stopped them to ask a question. Our neighbors had there kids ... Read More
Went on my first cruise, carnival pride and was not impressed at all, the food was subpar and some of the staff didn’t seem like they wanted to help and seemed bothered if I stopped them to ask a question. Our neighbors had there kids unattended running up and down halls all night and slamming doors and we reported it several times and finally the day before we got home the noise stopped. So many young kids running around without parents that we couldn’t play miniature golf because they were breaking the clubs then we docked home 6 hours late, the one positive thing was the guy that cleaned our room, he was fantastic and we even tipped him extra!!! I’m not sure I’ll ever take another cruise and if I do it will NOT be with carnival pride. We wanted to go to movie night and there were not enough chairs and the ones that were taken had sleeping kids on them so we never got to do movie night and the serenity pool was nice but people came up to save there chairs at 6am by putting towels there then went back to room so chairs stayed saved and empty for hours so it was hard to find a chair to lay out, people who couldn’t find chairs did let staff know that seats are saved and empty for hours and they didn’t seem to care so I went over and removed all the towels so the 6 women could sit and I gave towels to employee and told them and they just took towels and didn’t even I spoke to them. Never again!!! Read Less
Sail Date February 2020
I booked this cruise because it went out of Baltimore and it was the best deal I could find. I had very low expectations, and just wanted to get away for a week with my family, see some new places, and not have to cook or clean. The ... Read More
I booked this cruise because it went out of Baltimore and it was the best deal I could find. I had very low expectations, and just wanted to get away for a week with my family, see some new places, and not have to cook or clean. The Carnival Pride surpassed my expectations in every way. The musicals at night were awesome. Our cabin was perfect. My kids had so much fun in the pool and doing the water slides over and over again. I had read reviews saying that the food on Carnival Pride was lukewarm and not good-- we ate mostly in the main dining room, and the food was wonderful and always hot. My husband did wish there had been a live dealer for poker in the casino. I had also read reviews saying that the passengers on the Pride are rude-- this was not our experience at all. Everyone was friendly and seemed to be having a great time. The other passengers did not act annoyed by our children, which I had been a bit concerned about as this is supposedly a "party boat." Many people stopped to talk to my kids and really seemed delighted by them. The ports were decent-- we swam and hung out at the beach in Princess Cays, and did a glass bottom boat Carnival excursion in Freeport. Those were both nice. We explored Nassau on foot and went to the Pirates Museum and the restaurant next to it for lunch. I enjoyed getting out of the cruise terminal area and walking to the museum-- we were able to talk with several local people who helped us with directions, and it was nice to interact with these kindhearted Bahamian souls. Nassau was my favorite port out of the three because it felt like we got to experience a bit of the true culture of the Bahamas. Ultimately, this cruise was so much fun and my whole family can't wait to do it again. Read Less
Sail Date February 2020
We went on this cruise over New Year's. The first 2 sea days were very bumpy. THis was because of a storm. Carnival's embarkation process was very smooth. The safety brief at the beginning of the cruise was also very simple. We ... Read More
We went on this cruise over New Year's. The first 2 sea days were very bumpy. THis was because of a storm. Carnival's embarkation process was very smooth. The safety brief at the beginning of the cruise was also very simple. We had a lot of fun over the 7 days that we were on the ship. The dining room staff needed some training, but the main waiter was great. The bars were a slight disappointment because they were not open for most of the day. No rock climbing wall was also a disappointment. The dining overall was very great and I liked the ship. I would do it again. We stopped at Princess Cays which was a little bit of a disappointment. There should have been more than just a beach. But, Nassau was really great. The stores where really fun. Freeport was not the best stop due to the damage from Hurricane Dorian. Overall, the cruise was fun, but not over-the-top. Read Less
Sail Date December 2019
I chose this cruise because I wanted to get away for Christmas. Horrible, will never use carnival pride. Needs to be retired along with the horrible food and service. One African American woman was discourteous all of the time for ... Read More
I chose this cruise because I wanted to get away for Christmas. Horrible, will never use carnival pride. Needs to be retired along with the horrible food and service. One African American woman was discourteous all of the time for breakfast. The show's were for amateurs. The casino only gave free drinks after 1500 ppints. The kids on the ship were knocking on doors randomly, horrible. The shipp is old, needs to be retired. The food was Luke warm. And had no taste. 2 days were good. Lobster and prime rib, spare rib. Needed a better assortment of vegetables. Had problems with the light in the bathroom. Was told to leave the light on. Was that an electrical issue? The entertainment was mediocre. I've been on different carnival ships and had an excellent experience, this was horrible. Been on Holland America and Norwegian and never experienced such as this. Very, very disappointed. Read Less
Sail Date December 2019
We wanted to go back and visit the Bahamas again and we wanted to try out the sister ship Carnival Pride because we just sailed on Carnival Miracle and thought that was a awesome cruise and a very nice ship. Everything went as smooth as ... Read More
We wanted to go back and visit the Bahamas again and we wanted to try out the sister ship Carnival Pride because we just sailed on Carnival Miracle and thought that was a awesome cruise and a very nice ship. Everything went as smooth as possible before, during and after our cruise, very easy embarkation and disembarkation and from past cruises on Carnival we had no issues getting around the ship. The Pride is very clean except for rust on our balcony, our cabin stewards were professional and very friendly, the dining everywhere was excellent and we loved the entertainers even the Dr. Suess Christmas show for the children was cute. This was our first cruise out of Baltimore and we drove 6+ hours to get there, for some reason it was $400 to fly there round trip, we used the parkSleepSail and stayed at the Best Western PLUS Hotel & Conference Center, very nice hotel with friendly staff and a restaurant on the premises and they provided courtesy transportation to and from the port for a little under $200, we would do this same trip again. Read Less
Sail Date December 2019
This is the trip that my traveling agent put together for my family and I, we had a wonderful time I met a lot of people on the trip from many different states , and countries , it was so amazing for our first time family whom travel with ... Read More
This is the trip that my traveling agent put together for my family and I, we had a wonderful time I met a lot of people on the trip from many different states , and countries , it was so amazing for our first time family whom travel with us they really enjoy the cruise, the cabins was very nice and clean at all times loved my animals on my bed each day I returned to my room, the food was outstanding, good from the beginning of my trip to the end, I think I gained 10pds in 7 days from eating so much. The entertainment was very nice, had someplace to go on the ship all doing the day and at night. The slots were good for those who like to gamble or just for fun.i met a couple who was entertaining us with songs Joel and Carina they were great loved all the songs they sing. Restaurant workers were great. Read Less
Sail Date March 2019
My husband and I went with another couple to the Bahamas on Carnival Pride March 10, 2019. We were super impressed with how clean the ship was. Staff seemed to be cleaning all the time. Our steward was Rommell and kept our suite clean ... Read More
My husband and I went with another couple to the Bahamas on Carnival Pride March 10, 2019. We were super impressed with how clean the ship was. Staff seemed to be cleaning all the time. Our steward was Rommell and kept our suite clean twice a day. The main dining room food was better than any 5 star restaurant! The filet mignon was AMAZING! We ate at buffets most mornings. As a pizza lover I was very happy that they had pizza 24 hours and they make it fresh while you wait. We ate one night at Dave’s Steakhouse. It was ok but I was just as happy with the ships main dining area. The staff on the whole ship was always happy and fun. Our cruise director, Dr. E was so funny and really made the voyage entertaining! He is very talented and reminded me of a young Steve Harvey. We loved our ocean suit and was amazed at how much storage there was. There were a lot of great shows but I have to say the best show was Love&Marriage hosted by Dr. E. The comedians were great as well. Getting off and on the ship was very efficient. The cruise line really had the process organized. There was only a few things I would say could be better: 1. not much shopping on board and very expensive jewelry. 2. There was only 1 American power outlet. All others were Europe German. Would have been nice if they had put an American outlet on both sides of room and the didn’t have the option to buy a European plug on ship. 3. Wish that casino was smoke free or at least have a stronger ventilation so it wasn’t so strong. 4. The tv was awful and remote seldom worked. There weren’t many show options on tv to watch. Read Less
Sail Date March 2019
I chose this cruise because I live in MD and it was easy to get to port. Took my mother for a girls trip to relax and get away from the snow. The ship just had its upgrade to add Guys Burgers etc. The food was good in the dinning room, ... Read More
I chose this cruise because I live in MD and it was easy to get to port. Took my mother for a girls trip to relax and get away from the snow. The ship just had its upgrade to add Guys Burgers etc. The food was good in the dinning room, great in the steakhouse, and average in the buffet. Service was great, we loved our serving team in the main dinning room (Gabriel, Eko, and Braz). I recommend them if you have the My Time Dinning. The ship was clean and all staff was very nice. If you are looking for a trip with teens or pre-teens I suggest a newer ship. The Pride is limited for activities (unlike the Horizon and Sunshine). They have the normal stuff; pools, water slides, ping pong, basket ball etc but thats about it. For us it was great for relaxing on the lido deck and Serenity area. Shows are great, comedians were great (my face hurt i was laughing so much). Over all a good ship. Oh and Dr E is awesome. Read Less
Sail Date March 2019
I had never cruised before so wanted to see what it was like. Was told this was a nice ship but nobody informed you that the second floor smells like cigarette smoke and it seeps down to the first floor deck so I felt like one big ... Read More
I had never cruised before so wanted to see what it was like. Was told this was a nice ship but nobody informed you that the second floor smells like cigarette smoke and it seeps down to the first floor deck so I felt like one big cigarette. You cannot even go in the Casino without your throat hurting or chocking on the cigarette smoke. It is so unfair to those that want to gamble but cannot stand the smoke. The drinks were weak and very expensive and if you wanted the drink package you had to buy for everybody in your room but my partner did not drink so I was not paying another 400.00 for his drinking that he would never do. The staff were ok except for the guy at the grill who made you feel like it was a big problem to do a special order. It was kept clean which was reassuring. The Steak House was excellent and the best part of the meals on this trip. The hot tubs were not hot and so little you could never get in because other people were in them. The pool on the Serenity deck looked like some scum was in it so did not want to go in it. The entertainment was nothing to be desired but the comedy club had great comedians except for the first guy on the first show. The last two guys and CJ Jones were excellent. Thought it was somewhat cheesy and would expect better entertainment for the amount of time you spend on this ship. The jewelry is way over priced and you are better off to buy it in one of the Ports. Carnival has a great marketing strategy to charge for all kinds of things so don't go on this ship thinking you have paid your way as all inclusive. I was charged 3.75 for a coke. You will get a nice bill at the end! Don't believe I would ever go on this ship again just because of the smoking. The shore excursions were ok but have had better staying in a resort. The smoking was the worst. It was horrible and made for a mediocre trip. Read Less
Sail Date January 2019
Carnival Pride is affordable and let me see a part of the world I thought I would never see! Carnival made our 7 day Bahamas trip so great. The food was fresh and always available, the entertainment consisted of comedians, mega deck ... Read More
Carnival Pride is affordable and let me see a part of the world I thought I would never see! Carnival made our 7 day Bahamas trip so great. The food was fresh and always available, the entertainment consisted of comedians, mega deck parties, musicals, arts and crafts, dinner wait staff dancers, and I can’t say enough to brag on the staff, they were so friendly and worked so hard to ensure we had every thing we needed all the time and let’s me say we all especially loved Cookie the Cruise Director who made the events fun and he has a carefree personality that I enjoyed and Cookie and all the staff made the trip worth every dime. I will be booking another trip soon. I plan to bring more family with me on the next trip! Till next time Carnival chow for now. Love, Mari, Sarah, Rebecca and Danielle Read Less
Sail Date December 2018
This is my second time cruising on Carnival Pride from Baltimore. It has been 8 years since I been on this boat. This boat needs a really good renovation. It's outdated from the decor to the ship. Some spots were leaking where we were ... Read More
This is my second time cruising on Carnival Pride from Baltimore. It has been 8 years since I been on this boat. This boat needs a really good renovation. It's outdated from the decor to the ship. Some spots were leaking where we were standing, the decor is old and peeling. You can see all of the aging and wear and tear on the ship. The bathroom shower kept overflowing and water was everywhere on our bathroom floor. We had to keep the toilet seat down because it kept smelling like urine. The movie screen shows all the pixels in the world. Baltimore need some renovated boats to leave from this terminal. But on the upside, the cruise director Cookie was excellent. He kept us entertained each day. He is a major staple on this ship. He will make your cruise that much enjoyable and it takes your mind off of the negatives of the boat. I don't like go write reviews or give negative comments. I love Carnival cruises and I'm just hoping that enough people agree that this boat needs a makeover very badly that it will fall into the right hands to be replaced with a more updated ship. But please, never replace your cruise director Cookie. I would follow him on any cruise he's directing. And also, can they please find a better port to stop at beside Freeport. Theres never anything to do in Freeport. Read Less
Sail Date December 2018
This ship wasn't my choice however it wouldn't be in the future either. Cons : Old ship, Very dirty, hot tubs were not hot at all, lots of places to eat but most were below average, Dinning room has horrible ... Read More
This ship wasn't my choice however it wouldn't be in the future either. Cons : Old ship, Very dirty, hot tubs were not hot at all, lots of places to eat but most were below average, Dinning room has horrible service and is not classy at all. very unorganized choas!, Leaving from baltimore was a horrible idea do to the weather, The comedy shows were held in a threater (butterfly) far far to small to hold everyone and when we complained to the host, she brushed us off. (very very rude) OYJ awful, you needed to arrive at least an hour before each show to get a seat while the huge threater sits empty. On your holiday! WOW We purchased the cheers package but it didn't work on the island which is absolutely stupid!, Freeport shouldn't even be a stop!, Smoking area on the ship is in the most busiest spot of the ship where everyone has to walk through, very confused who the hell would design that! Dealers in the casino need to just do their job and shut their mouth. very poor training, TV's in the sports bar have been broke for weeks! unacceptable...... Come on! Pros: Rooms were very clean, Cleaning staff were very nice to deal with, Guys hamburger joint was the only place worth while to eat at, Cruise director was very informative and made things fun, The comedians were awesome, Drink choices were awesome, would i go again? No, Royal was way better, sorry...... Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
We chose to leave from Baltimore so we did not have to fly. The port is 4.5 hours from our house. It was easy to navigate the port. We chose to park at the port and sped $105 for the week in parking so we could easily get to our home and ... Read More
We chose to leave from Baltimore so we did not have to fly. The port is 4.5 hours from our house. It was easy to navigate the port. We chose to park at the port and sped $105 for the week in parking so we could easily get to our home and get on the highway quickly. We embarked on time. The first day was a little disappointing as it took forever for our room to be ready and even longer for our luggage to arrive so we had to hang around for awhile before we were off exploring. The first night was great but the weather was cool. Guys Burgers was perfect for a quick bite on our first nite. The first full day was full of exploring. We found trivia at the Red Frog that we would attend every evening for the rest of the week. The host, Naughty Neil was a hoot! Although this evening was a formal evening, we ended up eating at the buffet because we were having a rough evening at sea due to a Nor'easter that was coming off land into the ocean. IT WAS ROUGH. At this point, I seriously wondered if I would be able to make it the next 6 days but the next day was smooth sailing for the rest of the trip. The entertainment crew was great but got tired of OH YES Jess very quickly. Day 2 and 3 we participated in several activities provided by the ship including the trivia. There was a Hasbro game that we watched and the comedy shows were funny throughout. We were able to buy alcohol on the ship for very cheap that they store for you until debarktion. This was the first time we ate in the main dining room and the food was amazing! Every meal that we had in the MDR thereafter was 5 star plus! Day 4 was our day at Princess Cays. was the least favorite of the 3 places we visited. The buffet lunch they provided was very average, maybe less than average and the sugary alcohol drinks did not seem to have any alcohol. All activities on the island cost including using the lockers. The one thing I liked about this island is that since it is owned by the cruise line you are able to use your sign and sail card for purchases and not have to keep up with cash and credit cards. You do have to take a tender to this destination which was somewhat unorganized. When booking my next cruise, I will find one that does not stop at this destination. Day 5 - we spent at Nassau. This was a fun stop. We went to the aquarium at Atlantis. The tour was organized and the driver gave us a nice description of everything we were seeing and a brief history of the island. Every thing at Atlantis is extremely overpriced so if you need a snack or water, bring it with you. An ice cream cone was $14. The aquarium was nice and very clean and we were given a tour an was educated about each species as we were seeing them. After the aquarium, we spent sometime in downtown Nassau. Be prepared for everyone to be hassling you about braiding your hair, taxis, and cigars. We spent some time at Tortuga and ended up buying some rum and rum cakes. Since it was legal to drink in public we bought some local Sands beers while shopping. Day 6- This was by far the most fun stop. We chose an excursion that was a private beach tour where you could have all the food and alcohol you wanted. The worst part about this excursion was that it only lasted from 8-1. We rented paddle boards which were $20 for 1.5 hours. The servers were very attentive and our cups were never empty. There were a few that were unable to hold their liquor and made for an interesting ride back to the ship. Day 7- Sad day. Cruise is over. Announcements kept everyone informed. We made it back to port on time luckily but am ready to go again! We were in the vista suite 8 aft and never had any noise problems from the Lido. Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
This was my fifth time on the Pride. We have been cruising with Carnival for a long time (Platinum) and this was close to our worst trip. To start with that North Easter battered the ship very hard. We basically lost a whole day ... Read More
This was my fifth time on the Pride. We have been cruising with Carnival for a long time (Platinum) and this was close to our worst trip. To start with that North Easter battered the ship very hard. We basically lost a whole day (Sunday). We understand weather is a big part of cruising and we have to be understanding. We should have been given some kind of discount for the lost time. We lost about 8 hours of time on the first day alone. The ship was very late getting back to Baltimore. Our port stops were also changed due to the delay. The captain also had to go much faster which made any time laying by the pool impossible for the first two sea days. Basically the sea days were a bust. The main reason we cruise by the way. (They also switched to DST a day early just adding to our lost time). Nassau was our first port and the weather was nice. We did enjoy the day. The second day was princess Cay. The weather was horrible. We all wondered why we did not just stay the extra day in Nassau were the weather was fine. The seas and wind were very high making the Tender rides to and from the ship a real roller coaster ride. Most if all activities were cancelled well in advance to arriving because the surf was too high. We should have just stayed in Nassau. As usual the staff was great. Our waiters, cabin stewards, and entertainment / cruise director were top notch (Why we keep coming back). The condition of the Pride however was very lacking (What a difference from December 2017). We had room 8230 (Category 8k). For starters the room smelled like piss the entire trip. It took us days to figure out that the carpet near the glass door was the cause. There must have been a dog or an old person with a very bad bladder that stayed in that room. The carpet outside the room by the elevators smelled like rotten eggs and sewage. We could not help but notice the crew tried to clean it up every day. It appears that the ceiling had a leak. A lot of the hand sanitizer stations around the ship were not working or empty. The hot tub at the serenity deck was so cold we might as well stay in the pool. The paint or whatever coats it is basically all gone the jets will only stay on for 10 seconds at a time. Parts were literally falling into the tub for a person to step on. Yes painful. On the days you could use it they did not open it until after 1300. That tub is an embarrassment. The other tubs around the ship were not doing much better. The absolute worst thing for me was the internet. As usual I purchase the premiere package. I think it was $108 dollars. The speed was so bad I actually measured it. 6.5 seconds (yes seconds and not MS, your IT folks will know what that means). The packet loss rate was well over 33%. I had some critical email I needed to send for work and could not because of the horrible service. I had to wait until we got to port to send email. We were told this was the last cruise on board for the IT guy, not sure if this was the reason. We saw that he left the ship with lots of IT equipment. Honestly, I should be given a partial refund. It was that bad. If this situation is not corrected I will no longer cruise with Carnival. Read Less
Sail Date March 2018
Carnival Pride We were taking our very first cruise and were part of a group of six adults and to celebrate my wife’s birthday.. One in our group suggested we take the Carnival Pride since he had taken it four times before and had ... Read More
Carnival Pride We were taking our very first cruise and were part of a group of six adults and to celebrate my wife’s birthday.. One in our group suggested we take the Carnival Pride since he had taken it four times before and had always had a great trip. Unfortunately we did not experience such a fine adventure. Let’s start from the beginning and we can break it down as we go. 1) Embarkation – Actually this part was pretty uneventful. We got to the dock and waited in line and were allowed to park. Before we pulled into our spot we pulled up and two guys came out and took our bags that were to be sent to our rooms. We did not ask them to do it but they were there so we let them. We had actually intended on bringing our own bags aboard and taking them off at the end of the cruise. The only odd part was that they did not work for Carnival so a tip was expected. After we parked we walked to the building where we would be processed. Once again it was pretty easy but the issue there was that ignorant people who do not want to follow rules cut in lines throughout the process and the people in charge allowed it to occur. I had a feeling it was going to be like that all through the cruise. We finally made it on board after all of passes were cleared and then had to wait for the rooms to be occupied. This seemed to be a little strange since the rooms had been vacant since 0930 AM and it was already nearly 2 PM. It gave the ship a chance for nervous sea goers to have a few drinks and spend some bucks. We finally were able to get to our rooms but our bags had not made it. Had we not carried on one bag we would have bee without many needed things and our other bags did not make it until 7 PM. When we made it to our room, we met our Stewart, Julio. He explained the room cleaning process and was very informative and kind. I needed to get a SHARPS container and we asked for robes. He got the requested items very quickly. We ventured out to check out the boat before it began to head out and found the rest of our group. We sat around and waited until the ship started on our cruise the returned to our rooms to get ready for dinner at six. Our bags were still not in the room so we went in the clothes that we boarded with. Look a bit shabby at dinner but OK I guess. Overall I would give the embarkation process a ‘B’. Could be better getting bags to rooms. 2) Rooms – Our room had a balcony on Deck #5. The room had ample space for two and had a sofa that could be pulled out for additional guests. That would have been pushing the comfort level with more people. The décor was severely out-dated and tattered. Bed clothing was old and some had obvious staining that multiple washings had not been able to remove. Some of the furnishings had staining as well. Overall not a bad room but needs to have complete décor update. ‘C’. 3) Meals – This category is pretty easy to close out with an ‘A+’. All the meals were taken care of for us and the dinners were well prepared each night. Our Head Waiter was Parno. He explained the menu each night if we had questions then promptly took our orders. He was assisted by Nyoman and one other guy that I failed to get his name. They were on top of our needs and handled everything perfectly. One of our party had a problem with Gluten and Parno brought out the menu for the next night at the end of our meal and let her check out tomorrow’s selection so she could choose early. That is good customer service. During the day we had numerous venues to choose from. Our favorites for lunch were the Pizza Bar and the Burger Bar. For breakfast we usually went through the buffet which was loaded with all types of foods. Good job here. 4) Entertainment – We found the entertainment to be adequate in most of the venues. We like the Red Frog Bar when the band, ‘Beast From The East’ played and the Ivory Piano Bar had a guy named Mark who kept us entertained with his songs and stories. We hit a few comedy performances with Diane Ford and Thea Vidale and they were hilarious. The only weak show we viewed was the ‘80’s Pop To The Max’. The singing was weak at times and the dancing was down right bad. Overall I would give the entertainment a ‘B’. It would be lower if the comedy gals had not held up. 5) Shopping – This is where it starts to go down hill. People, I think, don’t generally like high pressure but most will be nice and stand and listen to a line by a salesman. If you were unfortunate enough to wander by the shops you would get hammered to take a ticket or stop and look at this or do that for a free do dad. Enough is enough already! Keep you salesmen in the shops and let us come in and then do the sales pitch. This is a vacation cruise and not on the Home Shopping Network Boat. Give it a rest. 6) Guest Services – I know that these people working this desk get put through the ringer and if they make it a year there then they should be promoted to a very high position. But, on the other hand, for the most part they don’t seem to be able to get answers fast. They always have to ‘Check With My Supervisor’. Our problems started the first night when our bags finally made it to our room. After dinner I found our bags and opened them to begin packing things away. Inside the first bad there was a letter from security stating that they had removed some items from that bag. They removed one bottle of ‘Wine’ and one ‘Electric Fan’. It took me a minute to figure out that the ‘Electric Fan’ was in fact a white noise machine that we travel with when going to places that may have excessive noise…like cruise ships. I opened the second bag to find that they had removed one bottle of ‘Wine’. The second bag was also wet and half of my clothes inside the bag were wet as well. My Stewart was walking down the hall and I asked him to come and witness the wet items and he offered to take everything and let his boss know of the problem and they would wash the clothes and dry out the luggage. Julio saves the day. I contacted Guest Services and asked them about the removal of the items. They informed me that ‘Wine’ had to be carried on and “electric Fans’ were prohibited. I told them that I must have misunderstood the instructions of ‘Wine’ and that I had intended on bringing my luggage on with me but allowed them to be taken by the guys at the dock for convenience. I also thought they had similar rules to airlines but they want to see just how much wine comes on because it cuts into their profit if you don’t buy booze from them. Lesson learned. Secondly I asked why they too my White Noise Machine. They could not answer that and would have to get back with me. Finally I asked just how my luggage and half of my clothes could have possibly gotten wet and once again that said they had no answer. But they did say I could contact my Stewart and they would take care of the clothes and I explained that they had already started on that. The woman we were talking to seemed to get confused and repeated her sentence. No here is where I am going to bring up another issue that I am sure many people had to deal with. This ship cruises out of Baltimore, Maryland in the United States. I discovered that out of nearly 1,200 employees on that ship there were only 12 Americans. SO what you sometimes would get are ship personnel that have a hard time understanding complex questions in English. It would have been nice not to have to repeat myself so many times on board due to this issue. Seems like that would be a priority on a ship that sails primarily from the US. Anyway, back to the White Noise Machine. We checked back later in the evening and saw someone with the machine walking it back to the supervisor at Guest Services. I asked the woman at the desk about our machine and she went back to check on it. She returned stating that the machine would have to be inspected by an electrician before it could be released. So now I am getting ticked off. It was obvious that these people had no idea of what a White Noise Machine even is and now it has to be inspected like something that is going up on the space station. At that point I was so frustrated that I walked away to cool off. My wife and I retired to a bar with our friends. When we returned to the room later in the evening our White Noise Machine was in the room but did not have a note saying it was approved or we apologize…nothing. We did complain several times about the wine and got nothing in response until a few days later we also got back one bottle of ‘Wine’ was in our room. Must have felt bad about soaking my clothes. Hell of a way to celebrate the wife’s birthday. I would give Guest Services a ‘C’. 7) Pools – The ship has three pools on the 9th deck. Two are in areas that have hundreds of kids running around and eating in and out of the water. Makes for a not so pleasant time if you are planning on catching some rays and reading. There is an ‘Adult Only’ pool at the rear of that deck in an area called ‘Serenity’. This is Carnivals dismal attempt at making an area where adults traveling without children can go to enjoy the quiet. Well on this ship it isn’t happening. First, they put ‘Serenity’ in a very small area and what you get is an overloaded area with adults attempting to squeeze in. Kind of like watching birds fight for nesting spots. Next the Carnival engineers designed a water slide set-up on Deck 10 that is almost right on top of ‘Serenity’. SO ‘Serenity’ ends up being over crowded and just a kid noisy as parts of the other pool areas. No “Serenity’ here! Pool and design of ‘Serenity’ gets a ‘D’. 8) Noise Levels and Disturbances – All our past trips out of the US have been targeted at ‘Adult Only’ type resorts. This cruise proved exactly why we covet those places. After the first night, it seemed that most of the parents who had kids older than 10 just let them run around the ship and do as they please. There were two major groups that we noticed. You have the tweens, 10 to 13, who ran all over the ship screaming and yelling. They ran up and down the stairs playing modified versions of star wars or something like it. They would come around the corners and almost take you out if you weren’t careful. They also came into the bars and took over the bars that had games like Darts and Foosball. Screaming to the top of their lungs at times. The staff ignored this behavior even after the time had arrived for those under 18 were not to be in the bars. This behavior continued to escalate until the last night. The teens, on the other hand, were not as loud but did annoying things like load up on all the elevators so no one else could fit and then ride up and down the floors tying up the elevators for long periods of time. They also came into the food areas and get lots of food then play with it at the tables and then walk away. Annoying behavior and totally unnecessary. But the staff allowed it to continue unabated. The staff should have corrected this behavior and controlled the situation. ‘F’ 9) Pixels – I am not positive about who controls the group that takes photos all over the ship but I would guess that Carnival probably owns Pixels. Anyway, Pixels was, by far, the biggest pain in my butt the whole cruise. It starts when you get checked in and you’re on your way to the ship. As you turn the corner you are ambushed by Pixel people who want to take you picture in front of a ship painting. That was Ok so we posed and went on our way. Little did we know that there was going to be a Pixel person EVERYWHERE! They line up several booths every evening right where you have to walk to get to dinner and hawk for pictures to be taken. They are very good in exploiting Americans love of pictures that was programmed into our brain way back in elementary school when they sent home those pictures to buy. Now as parents, we have no choice, so it seems, but to buy pictures that these people take and put up on a wall for us to see. You know we have to buy them or they will tear them up and we can’t allow that. Man they have us figured out. They pop up when you’re on deck, when you’re eating a snack, when you’re walking with friends, and every night at dinner, right when the conversation and food was getting good, bang….Pixel Man shows up. It got so bad I was half expecting them to pop up in my toilet and take a damn picture. And was not just on the ship…..oh no. They took pictures of you walking down the gang plank, at the bottom of the gang plank where that had another person dressed in some cheesy costume to pose with and did it again when you came back to get on the ship. There was no escape from the Pixel People. A very annoying and unnecessary issue. Oh, and to top that off, it was my wife’s birthday and the ship knew about it. She was to have some discounts to celebrate. It came the day after she bought here entry picture. When we went down to ask if they could apply her free ‘Smile’ card for the picture she got they said she would have to pick another one since she had already paid for the first one. Total rip off. ‘F-‘ 10) Spa – This one is easy. The spas on the ship are a total rip-off. Over priced and the staff is not very well trained. My wife fell for one of those ‘deals’ offered on a spa tour and she said it was worthless. Cost her almost $200.00 to discover that fact. Not worth it. Oh, and to top that off, it was my wife’s birthday and the ship knew about it. She was to have some discounts to celebrate. It came the day after she went to the spa and they said she would have to take another visit to use it. Total rip off. ‘F-‘ 11) Ship Condition – This ship started its sea service in 2002 and it really shows its age. I have pictures of massive areas of rust and some that was in the booms that lower the life boats really concerned me. All over the ship you could see where repair work was made that was not up to the quality one would expect to see on a ship. The rust was one issue that was ever present. Another was how cheap they were on repairs. In one elevator they used pennies for washers to repair a section of ornamentation that had been broken off. I all of Carnivals tool boxes is there no one who has real brass washers? That is really cheap. On our balcony, one side of the safety glass must have been broken so to replace it they used Plexiglas. Flimsy Plexiglas!!! You could easily have pushed through it and if I had kids in that room I would be concerned that they could push through it as well. Then there was the soot that came down upon those of us sitting in the ‘Serenity’ area. The old ship belched up chunks of soot from time to time which provided a nice black smear on your person or clothing. Nice! Not! There were many other issues that I took photos of that I will be happy to share. Makes you wonder what they do with all the money they make on Pixels! Anyway, this ship needs a complete revamp or just scrap her. She is old, outdated and lacks the basic needs for modern travelers. ‘D’ 12) Annoyances – I ma not the only one to have noticed that some things on this ship were completely annoying. First was the Cruise Director Saffron. Her voice became a major irritant on about Day 2. Almost like nails going across a chalkboard. Especially the way she signed off each day with that annoying ‘Bye byeeeeeee’. I thought my ears were going to bleed. Change the announcing around to different people and have some variety. Then there was ‘Yes Jess’. Now I can’t speak for everyone else but being treated like a third grader is not my idea of having fun and repeating ‘Yes Jess’ after all her juvenile questions is demeaning. Give it a break Jess! ‘F’ 13) Overall – I would have to say that this was a total eye opening experience. I would liken it to a trip to the local Wal-mart where you see people walking around in their pajamas with robes, annoying people talking endlessly in the checkout lines and other people running over your feet in motorized scooters. All this while at the same time they allow their kids to run amuck and create a panic in the toy isle. Yep, Carnival Pride, the Wal-mart of the Carnival fleet. That best describes it I think! Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
We went out of Baltimore from Long Island instead of the Breakaway out of Manhattan. We found the parking and the Embarkation to be more organized and half the cost to park. overall we were very satisfied with the food, cabin and the ... Read More
We went out of Baltimore from Long Island instead of the Breakaway out of Manhattan. We found the parking and the Embarkation to be more organized and half the cost to park. overall we were very satisfied with the food, cabin and the service was great other than the drink service on deck 10 above the pool deck, which was a struggle to get a drink in the early part of the day. Our teenager had a great time mainly because it was February break on some pats of the east coast. The service at table 142 was incredible. We had Selvin as our main server, and Pratama who made us feel like they were part of our family. On drink service we had mostly Owin , who was an absolute sweetheart and really took care of us. To sum it up, we were surprisingly satisfied with the entire experience. Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
We chose this cruise because my son and his family were able to drive to Baltimore rather than fly five people to Florida. We had 8 in our party altogether including a 3 year old, 14 and 15 year old grandchildren. We had early dining. ... Read More
We chose this cruise because my son and his family were able to drive to Baltimore rather than fly five people to Florida. We had 8 in our party altogether including a 3 year old, 14 and 15 year old grandchildren. We had early dining. Embarkation went smoothly especially considering we were first timers on this cruise line. The fun staff were indeed fun. Naughty Neil, Say Yes Jess, Saffie and especially Edgar were fun and added to the cruise. We participated in many onboard activities. The timing of dinner and the evening shows was not convenient. Some of the trivia and other games overlapped making it impossible to get to subsequent ones on time. I feel that Carnival caters to smokers which was very disappointing to us. The casino was midship and one had to walk through it's very smoky atmosphere to get to the Taj Mahal at one end of the ship or Normandy restaurant at the other end of the ship. There was also smoking at the tables around the pool. We did not being exposed to the smoke so often. Kids activities were great. Our teens made friends in Club O2 and were kept busy with those friends for the rest of the cruise. They are all still "group texting" even after being home for a week. We felt the kids were safe and even though they were out to the wee hours (430am the last night), we didn't worry. Really enjoyed the comedy club and they had PG comedy shows several nights that the grandkids could attend. Kids enjoyed Dustin who was the supervisor in Club O2. The program for the toddler was great. Could take him there for no additional fee. After 10 pm there was a charge, still reasonable though. We did have to alter our course to do a medical evacuation by the Coast Guard. Many were fascinated by the site of the helicopter lowering a person to the ship and evacuating the patient and significant other. We were delayed out of Baltimore for another medical emergency. One passenger also became ill and was admitted to a hospital in the Bahamas. Our serving staff was great. They broke into song and dance at about 715 most nights. The food was ok. Our favorite selection was the beef barley soup. Kids had steak most nights. I tried braised ox tongue. Son and husband were disappointed at the lack of cold soup selections. When they did have them, the serving was interesting as it started with just a small piece of fruit and the waiter then poured the soup around that small item in the bowl. Dolphin excursion on Princess Cays was ok. A bit disorganized and overprices, but enjoyed just the same. No personal picture taking so were at the mercy of the island staff for pictures. Many many picture opportunities on the ship and there was no discount or package deal for purchasing several. Disembarkation was not fun. We carried off our own luggage and the route to the Taj Mahal was difficult as people stopped in the aisles and was difficult to get by with the luggage. I would probably check it the next time. Overall it was a fun cruise. Lots of laughs and lots of memories. Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
We chose Carnival Pride for a winter getaway because the price was quite reasonable, the Port of Baltimore is less than 30 minutes from our front door and we had sailed the Pride in 2011 and were happy with it then. Embarkation ... Read More
We chose Carnival Pride for a winter getaway because the price was quite reasonable, the Port of Baltimore is less than 30 minutes from our front door and we had sailed the Pride in 2011 and were happy with it then. Embarkation was a breeze. We got to the port at our chosen time,12:30, and got our Sign and Sail cards quickly and were on the ship in short order. When our cabin was ready around 2:00, maybe earlier, we unpacked and the gifts I had ordered thru the Fun Shops were all there for us. Our cabin steward came by to introduce himself, made sure he had our names correct (and used them the rest of the cruise) and was off for the ice I asked for. I had read another review that said the Pride was a "tired" ship. Since I sailed in 2011, the ship looked good to me. If one was to look for a paint chip here and there, he would find it. The curtains in our cabin were a bit more than tired though, they were exhausted! But all in all, I would have to say it has held up well. There was painting and cleaning going on at each port we were docked. The improvements on the Lido deck where the Guy Fieri Burger Bar and BlueIguana Cantina were located was a decided improvement. The decor in each seating area was themed to Calif or Mexican with charming touches. There were also 2 new bars there and the pool had a couple tables and seats in it. Walking past that was another pool and hot tub, but this was a smokers area and there was, indeed, a lot of smokers. The hot tub at this pool was good sized unlike the Serenity hot tub which has a 5 person limit. Our Ocean Suite was 6173 and except for some running down the hall or doors occasionally slamming, it was quiet. There is SO much storage and closet space in this cabin that it is not a problem to unpack and find a place for everything. The balcony had one lounge chair, two chairs and a small table. There was plenty of lighting, but we only found one elec outlet which was in the dressing area. We didn't use our phones often or WiFi at all, so we didn't have to charge things more than a few times. The décor is as I remembered, orange-y vinyl sofa, chairs, bed cover and carpet. It was fine. Towels aplenty! The cabin steward cleans the room in the morning and straightens it every evening with plenty of clean towels. The shower/tub area had a couple rusty looking spots, but it was clean. The steward does his job like a Ninja! He seemed to know when we would be gone. When we did see him, he was friendly and always ready to help us with whatever we needed. Dining was fine and we did not have a specific seating time, but went to the Deck 3 entrance whenever we wanted. Twice we were told it would be an hour wait and were seated in 5 min. The longest we waited to get seated was 10 min. This trip the Main dining room had the steak, filet mignon and lobsters with a surcharge of $20. We did have lobster one night and a small filet over short ribs on the regular menu and prime rib on our last night that was delicious. There are several choices each night, including vegetarian and we never had a problem finding something we wanted. The service for the most part was good, though a couple of nights were slower than expected. The Lido buffet was OK, I find buffet food tends to dry out or not be quite hot enough. I got eggs Benedict for breakfast a couple of times and the bottom of the English muffin was hard from sitting on the heat. Salads were good with many add-ons to choose from and whole fruits. Never had the pizza tho it smelled good. Guy Fieri burgers were excellent with lots of add-ons at the fixin's bar there, too. The bars, ah, the bars. I wish the Alchemy Bar was in my neighborhood. The martinis were delicious, the bartenders excellent, and the bar area is soothing in black and ivory. My husband is a fan of the Red Frog Pub (and it's signature Thirsty Frog beer) where he did some card tricks for anyone and everyone. Delicious rum concoctions there. The Atrium bar had entertainment thru the day that was perfect for still being able to carry on a conversation. Drinks were $9-11 and the liquors were Grey Goose or Absolut in my martinis and Bacardi rums in tropical drinks. The public areas were nice and again, if you were to look very, very hard, you might see a little wear here and there. Maybe. Our favorite spot is the Sunset Garden on Deck 3 that has small tiled tables and comfy chairs with an Italian look. It has several large port hole windows and is a pleasant place to read or play cards. We went to 2 shows in the Taj Mahal theater that looked like it had been spiffed up. Nothing tired here or the Butterflies Lounge where we saw some comedians. The décor was charming and comfortable in both places. The shows were entertaining, but I have to say the parts of their acts where the comedians were ragging on the ship staff was NOT funny. If I have a negative to mention it would be kids in the hot tubs. They are swimming around and playing when it is not a playing area. My husband was kicked several times while he was the only adult and 3 kids were in it. I realize there is an adult only pool and spa, but as mentioned, it is smaller. Sorry, just don't think kids belong in the spa/hot tubs. Period. We did one excursion and it was a tour of the Atlantis Resort. There was a bit of a mix-up as to where we were supposed to meet up with our group leader, but it all worked out. Nice tour and glad we did it. We planned this trip to get away from the cold and not looking for something to do every minute or fascinating ports of call. My husband likes to play slots, we did a few trivia games, watched a movie one night, watched the ice carver, read, played cards, ate, drank, and chatted up a lot of folks. It was a convivial bunch of people, especially after my husband did a card trick! We had a good time and my husband just this afternoon said we should do it again next year. Read Less
Sail Date February 2018
First ship was late to arrive. Had 2 life flights the first 2 days, which I know isn't their fault. But we lost our first stop in the Bahamas to stop in Cape Canaveral to unload 2 more emergencies. We stayed there in Florida till 5 ... Read More
First ship was late to arrive. Had 2 life flights the first 2 days, which I know isn't their fault. But we lost our first stop in the Bahamas to stop in Cape Canaveral to unload 2 more emergencies. We stayed there in Florida till 5 of 6 which made us late to Nassau. I signed up for the Shallow water dolphin adventure (don't pay full price!!!) we were supposed to be there at the dolphins 9:30 am, ship got in at 11, so they bumped up our time to 12:10 and after we got there they bumped us up to 1:35. The whole process of the Dolphin adv. was truly unorganized. we sat in a locked room in our wet suits by our selves for 30 minutes while we were getting our instructions. Turns out we were just watching a video on dolphin trivia. After the very short adventure there were 25 families in line to be hustled for pictures ($90 minimum package) at photo kiosks, 4 of them. by the time we all got through it was almost 4 and had to be back to buses by 6. Luckily we found a place to get a hot dog and slice of pizza for $19 near by. The maps they give you do not show the 2 or 3 aquariums depends on who you ask. Waste of a full day to touch a dolphin for 2 minutes. Last stop was Freeport. I bought the all inclusive beach getaway. $89 per person. 9 am to 1 pm, The included buffet was food provided by the ship, They charged us extra to eat the same food we have been eating all week. Cabin was good, the dining room wait staff was the only bright side of the whole trip. My wife and I got talked into doing a vacation photo shoot. We were told the picture packages started a $150 was (we thought) on par for the $22 photos they were selling. But the next day we go to the viewing we find out that the $150 is for 1 picture, Most of the packages are in the thousands of dollar range, the cheapest package 3 photos with digital copies was $299 plus a video of all pictures was $500 more. Well until I said no, then the price dropped all the way down to $100. They charged $100 to transfer 1 file to a USB drive. The whole cruise was a bait and switch. Also if you go only gamble the first 2 days. They replace the machines and no one wins again. Read Less
Sail Date January 2018
I chose this cruise line because it was comfortable my last sailing (3/17). We upgraded our room to an extended balcony and were celebrating my 49th birthday. We were disappointed to find the room temperature was way too warm for my ... Read More
I chose this cruise line because it was comfortable my last sailing (3/17). We upgraded our room to an extended balcony and were celebrating my 49th birthday. We were disappointed to find the room temperature was way too warm for my comfort and the bed felt like springs were poking through. We notified the cabin steward at least 3 times and went to guest services once. They claimed to take a look into it. It was never fixed and we never heard back from guest services. I got tired of complaining. I agree with Floyds1 - they were not interested in pleasing the clientele. I am an ex-smoker and it also seemed very smoky. It could use a separate non-smoking casino and table games. We were planning on doing a yearly cruise; but, I'm not sure if it will be Carnival. We spent a lot of money for the actual cruise and a lot of money on the ship. However, we feel like we were jipped. Read Less
Sail Date January 2018
I chose this cruise because it was a two week cruise, which is what I wanted. I booked it for my brother and I, who have both recently experienced the loss of our spouses. I booked two staterooms with balconies and it was wonderful. ... Read More
I chose this cruise because it was a two week cruise, which is what I wanted. I booked it for my brother and I, who have both recently experienced the loss of our spouses. I booked two staterooms with balconies and it was wonderful. EXCEPT for the first two days. Upon arrival in the Stateroom I noticed it was "cold" but was told there were problems with the heating system and that they were working on it, so the first night was a bit chilly since we were leaving out of Baltimore. On the second night, Monday a lot of people regained their heat but my room was still extremely cold. I called "Guest Services" and advised them and they send a young lady to my room with a small machine which she placed on the bed for a few minutes to calculate the temperature of the room which turned out to be 66 degrees. I asked her when it would be done and she couldn't give me a definite answer.....BUT DID SAY...."It would be better if you had someone to share your BODY HEAT so you could keep warm". I was stunned and told her I was a recent widow. I found that remark to be completely out of line. The next day I went down to Guest Services and advised them of my experience upon which two senior officers came to interview me. I advised them of what happened and they should hold a seminar of "what not to say to a customer and that the statement was completely out of line". Naturally, they said it would be taken care of and the next day when I asked for a copy of my bill, I saw that they had taken $88+ off for two days (for the cold room). Otherwise, this was an awesome Caribbean cruise to all the islands and my brother's first cruise and he was delighted. I had booked two rooms on the 4th floor with balconies which had two chairs and one table each. Jessica in the jewelry department was absolutely a wonderful person to deal with--very helpful and caring....helping anyway that she could. She was sincere. The staff, in general, were fabulous. I needed a wheelchair to get on and off the ship since I'm going to have right knee replacement surgery this coming February and "Bettie" who is one of the wheelchair employees was all around "the best". Kudos to both Jessica and Bettie--both kind and caring individuals. Except for the start of the trip, I found the cruise to be exceptional and the tours I selected were the best. Grand Turn, our last stop, we decided for the private island all day and it was the best way to end the cruise. My brother used the fitness room and found it to be excellent with the equipment they had on board. I found no fault with the ship---it was clean, we tried the Normandie room and buffet for dining and both were excellent, entertainment and activities were wonderful. Kudos to Kyle and Mia and Maya. I used room service every evening for ice for my knee and they were also prompt and gracious. And, as noted above, the ports and shore excursions were wonderful and we were blessed with wonderful weather. All in all a great cruise except for the second evening. Read Less
Sail Date January 2018
DH and I wanted a change for the holidays so we decided to cruise on the Pride. Overall, a fantastic experience! The weather was not the best that week, but that isn't Carnival's fault. We loved the dining room meals each ... Read More
DH and I wanted a change for the holidays so we decided to cruise on the Pride. Overall, a fantastic experience! The weather was not the best that week, but that isn't Carnival's fault. We loved the dining room meals each evening. Only ate at the Lido one evening. We really enjoyed the Alchemy Bar and went every night. We also did the Chef's Table, which was AMAZING! The Pride is a great hips, well-laid out and easy to find what you need. Yes, there is wear and tear in a few places, but unless you are really looking for that, you won't notice it. Everyone we met in the crew was so friendly, and out to make the cruise the best it could be for us. Shows are pretty good, and the comedians were funny. Embarkation was slow due to the ship not arriving until late. While others had to drive around before being allowed to enter the port, we just happened to time it right and pulled into a spot right around 2pm. we were onboard by 3:30 and settling in to our cabin. Debarkation was very easy. We checked our bags and waited for our number. Off the ship and on the road by 1pm. We loved our cruise, and are already planning another! Read Less
Sail Date December 2017
This was a belated honeymoon and I firmly believe when someone delivers excellent service, they must be recognized. We can't speak highly enough about Kishor; he knew our names and drinks and was always happy, personable, and would ... Read More
This was a belated honeymoon and I firmly believe when someone delivers excellent service, they must be recognized. We can't speak highly enough about Kishor; he knew our names and drinks and was always happy, personable, and would bend over backwards to help us. He truly loves his job and it shows. I also want to recognize Ruby Finck in the salon who gave me a vanilla deep conditioner treatment then flat ironed my hair and made it look like glass. I was so pleased I told everyone who cared to listen and made then feel my hair! We booked the VIP luxury sail in Nassau and Captain Seymour and Navado were so fantastic! I highly recommend this excursion. The lunch was so delish and the crew was very hospitable. I can't remember all of the names but the room service person was really incredible. Once, I called and really wanted my coffee and within seconds--seconds he was there!! Our steward brought my husband and extension cord for his C-PAP machine instantly on the first day. The towel animal were also very amusing and we looked forward to them. The girl in the fun shops from South Africa was also very sweet and helpful. Also, the hostess for Normandie was spectacular. The sushi at the Bonsai sushi bar was superb. We also met the Captain during the Behind the Fun tour and he was so chill--truly a cool dude. We loved that he was growing tomatoes on the bridge! Read Less
Sail Date December 2017
There was a a four hour delay to getting on the ship., which I was happy to get notice and understandable. Monday sea day we went for breakfast in the dining there were 2 other couples the one couple and y husband never got what they also ... Read More
There was a a four hour delay to getting on the ship., which I was happy to get notice and understandable. Monday sea day we went for breakfast in the dining there were 2 other couples the one couple and y husband never got what they also my husband never got his either. For us we never in all our cruises never experience that. It was not busy which didn't make sense, so follow that we went up to the lido for breakfast and try it again another day and took over 45 minutes to get our meal again not busy, we attended karaoke 5 nights, Please when assigning karaoke host should be aware of how to adjust the sound, there was 1 night that the host was not aware to set the sound. The comedy PG shows were funny and enjoyed them all. there was also a delay in coming back into the harbor. But you can't help when mother nature puts a hand in the forecast. The weather was beautiful from Florida on. Can never enough of cruises and can't wait to go again . Read Less
Sail Date November 2017
The itinerary was fabulous, even thought we didn't get to do what we scheduled in Grand Cayman because of high seas. Food was good and the team was fabulous in the dining room. That was the positives. I am a Gold member, so I have ... Read More
The itinerary was fabulous, even thought we didn't get to do what we scheduled in Grand Cayman because of high seas. Food was good and the team was fabulous in the dining room. That was the positives. I am a Gold member, so I have been on a few cruises. On every cruise there is less quality in many areas, especially the entertainment and activities. That is evident when you see no one following any entertainer, many had empty areas when playing. There was always sitting room in the Atrium, which before was never possible with fabulous entertainment. There was poor scheduling movies during early dining, when you don't want to miss the beginning or stay up for a later movie. Comedy Club times often conflicted with the big shows in the theaters. The theater shows were so poor, many left! The shore excursions were ran with little information. The debarkation was a MESS! Too many people exiting once luggage cleared, instead of a few areas at a time. Then people were arriving at the same time other were leaving. What has happened to the cruise business? I know the fabulous entertainers, that I still follow, are on the new ships. Our cabin was okay and service was great. I could attach balcony pictures of the rust and chunks of paint gone and dirty areas. I have NEVER written a poor review. It isn't due to the service people, but all the cuts and specialty restaurants have ruined the fun. I am not planning a cruise until things change. Read Less
Sail Date February 2017
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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