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Panama Canal Partial Transit Out of Tampa
"This made for great open spaces in the common rooms and lots of elbow room in the dining areas.We took a few years off but now that we retired, we're back at sea...."Read More
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8 night Panama Canal Cruise on Carnival Pride

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Average Cruiser
10+ Cruises • Age 30s

We chose this 8-night cruise onboard the Carnival Pride for one reason: the Panama Canal. A Panama Canal Cruise has been on our bucket list and we were thrilled when we discovered this cruise fit into our schedule. We are frequent Carnival cruisers, but we were a little apprehensive about the age of the Carnival Pride. The Pride showed its age, but I loved the nostalgic feel of the ship. ...
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Sail Date: April 2022


Quite disappointed in Carnival

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cruiser6684
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

My wife and I had not been on a cruise for several years and were just about to schedule one when COVID hit. We chose the Panama Canal trip as we wanted to go places that we had never been before and the canal was an opportunity of a lifetime! Due to the nature of this cruise there were only 2 port days, on in Limon, Costa Rica and the other in Grand Cayman. Organization for Limon was well done ...
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Sail Date: April 2022

Cabin Type: Balcony (obstructed views)


Panama Canal Partial Transit Out of Tampa

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rodrig54
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

My wife and I characterize ourselves as seasoned cruisers having been on over 15 of them over the years. We took a few years off but now that we retired, we're back at sea. The cruise left Tampa on a Saturday and arrived back eight days later on a Sunday. We had taken advantage of a great casino promo code linked to our VIFP accounts and got an obstructed view balcony and a fair amount of ...
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Sail Date: December 2021

Cabin Type: Ocean Suite


Very Peaceful and Fun Cruise

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treasureht
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

The cruise was running at restricted levels which made the trip very pleasant. The cruise through the canal was delightful as we were able to see the locks from many different location. They did have crowds on the front decks and some people brought chairs and sat through the locks but most people were very courteous. I compare this to pre covid trip back in 2019 and the front of the ship was just ...
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Sail Date: December 2021


WORST CRUISE EVER COMPLETE WASTE TIME AND MONEY!

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stormielee327
10+ Cruises • Age 30s

By FAR the worst we've been on Guest services are unbelievably rude, and have nasty attitudes. The food was TERRIBLE (I even found a tree LEAF in the gravy and the chef shrugged it off and continued to serve it!) The whole cruise was EXTREMELY boring, no poolside games and contests everyday or any kind of fun games and activities around and inside the ship other than some TERRIBLE trivia. The ...
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Sail Date: December 2021


The Good and the Bad

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blondietink
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

We chose this cruise as going to the Panama Canal was on my bucket list. My great grandfather had actually worked building the original canal and I wanted to experience it for myself. There were 4 of us adults in an extended balcony cabin on deck 7. The cabin itself was fine; plenty of storage for the 4 of us as I have come to expect with a Carnival ship. There were some dents and scratches ...
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Sail Date: February 2017

Cabin Type: Extended Balcony

Traveled with disabled person


Better than expected, with only one resolved issue

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ctbednar
10+ Cruises • Age 30s

Was on the Journey’s cruise 14 days from Tampa ending in Baltimore. This is my 8th cruise with Carnival and have been on NCL and RCCL. I have done a 15 day to Hawaii with Carnival so we kind of knew what to expected. Wife and I are late 20’s, early 30’s. I think we only had a handful of people in our age group and almost no kids on this cruise. Most passengers 50+ or even 60+. Having some issues ...
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Sail Date: February 2017

Cabin Type: Extended Balcony


Super journey cruise !!

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labadee70
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

we took this journey one-way 13 day cruise from Baltimore to Tampa because of it's itinerary, what a great choice. we had been on the Pride abt 8 yrs before and remembered what a not-too-big ship it was. great improvements, small size (2100 guests). all stops were good. save maybe Cozumel. only because of the irritatingly-narrow gift shop you had to walk thru both ways) and the crowds ...
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Sail Date: January 2017

Cabin Type: Extended Balcony


Great Itinerary, Disappointing 2nd Pride Trip

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Schnauzer25
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We chose this cruise for its itinerary and were not disappointed with that. However found the Pride was the worst of any ship on our 14 cruises. 2 nights had nothing appealing to 4 of the 6 at our table. The other couple were first timers so had nothing to compare to. Room steward was great Jomel met our every need. However, our room balcony had paint splatter all over the lacquered railing ...
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Sail Date: January 2017

Cabin Type: Balcony


Loved the Panama Canal

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Fun Grammie
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

When we decided to go to the Panama Canal (bucket list thing) Carnival didn't have an itinerary that included the canal so we booked on another line. When we saw that the Pride would be making the trip, we changed our reservations for three families to Carnival. We are Carnival people! The staff on the pride were GREAT!. Really enjoyed the extra things that come with a "Journeys" cruise like ...
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Sail Date: January 2017

Cabin Type: Aft-View Extended Balcony


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