2 Carnival Pride Cruise Reviews for Holiday Cruises to Caribbean - Eastern

Cabin Stewart's were around but not when needed. Last night none of our three rooms received tip envelopes or luggage tags. There were a few times of need for assistance and again no one was around. I was actually tempted to have ... Read More
Cabin Stewart's were around but not when needed. Last night none of our three rooms received tip envelopes or luggage tags. There were a few times of need for assistance and again no one was around. I was actually tempted to have customer service adjust out gratuities. Dining Room experience was awesome. We dined at table #293. Our waiting staff was awesome. We constantly saw them on deck and every time we were greeted by name and continued conversation. Our dining room staff consisted of I Made, Kusuma and Nemesio. Dining with three children in our group makes eating any where an experience. I Made interacted with the kids very well. Activities Taken Part in: Behind the Scenes Tour- I took this tour with my Dad. This was a great tour and I would take it again. The only thing I would have liked was that this tour be given earlier in the cruise. It was on the last day at sea. It did not give much time to really express appreciation for what we saw. It would also had been nice to be able to take pictures in areas that were not security risk areas. Park West Art Auctions- This is not the first time participating at an on sea auction. The event was very well scripted with little deviation. I personally marked 7 different pieces that never came across the auction block. Time with other family events prevented me from experiencing any of the other auctions. Galley Tour - Quick stroll through the Galley. Pictures were allowed here. Camp Carnival- Our Daughters of 11 and 7 and niece of 4 all participated in camp carnival. They enjoyed it very much. Our daughters have been in camp carnival before and first time for our niece. The counselors were very understanding when it came to certain things. Pools- The pools were nice and our kids enjoyed the use during our port day at Canaveral. The slide seemed to be closed during good weather for "Extreme Chlorination" and open during windy conditions. Read Less
Sail Date October 2011
We are two seasoned cruisers that have now learned a valuable lesson... you should always buy cruise insurance and you should always arrive in your cruise port 1 day before sailing. Due to the Blizzard of 2009 and 3 cancelled flights, we ... Read More
We are two seasoned cruisers that have now learned a valuable lesson... you should always buy cruise insurance and you should always arrive in your cruise port 1 day before sailing. Due to the Blizzard of 2009 and 3 cancelled flights, we barely made our trip on the Pride... however we did and it was great! We traveled with our extended family which included 7 adults and 3 kids Below a a few insights we have. 1) This cruise has the most random people we have ever seen, lots of scooters and overweight people. Be ready to be surrounded. 2) The excursions we selected, ROCKED!! In Port Canaveral, for a big family, the best option is to rent a car from enterprise and drive to Downtown Disney. Free day to walk around, spend time at Lego land, T-Rex Cafe, Disney store, Chocolate factory, and plenty of food options and site seeing. In Nassau, Get the day pass to Wyndham/Sheraton, it is $40 for adults and includes towels, beach chair, use of pool/hot tub/ awesome beaches, non motorized water sports, and a Kickin' buffet lunch. Kids are negotiable and we actually got them in free.. but it was Christmas. We then took a taxi to Atlantis and toured the lobby and small aquarium, only got to go to "free" areas. In Freeport, take the taxi to Port Lacaya shopping and beaches. Taxi is only $5 per person each way. The Rum Runner bar is so great and you get drinks out of real coconuts!! Beach is across the street and is free! 3) The Pride is very nice! Staff is good, not excellent, however the cruise director and his Girlfriend are really great! Buffet food is okay, Dining room food was good, I have several options that I really enjoyed. The warm chocolate melting cake dessert is like a dream! Entertainment was hit or miss but our comedian was funny, but that will vary from trip to trip. Roger in the Ivory Piano bar was great. Drinks were good and about regular cruise price (4-8.50 each). Small tip if going to buy a "Classic Cocktail" take your receipt to the casino cashier and get a $5.00 match play. 4)Overall had a great time on the Pride with our family, but would not travel out of Baltimore again for a variety of reasons. Read Less
Sail Date December 2009
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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