Sail Date: February 2018
We take this ship because it's a great ship for first time cruisers and those who don't like the Butbig ships with long lines and too many guests. We just got off the Carnival Pride on Sunday Feb 11th 2018. It was a great cruise. The staff ... Read More
We take this ship because it's a great ship for first time cruisers and those who don't like the Butbig ships with long lines and too many guests. We just got off the Carnival Pride on Sunday Feb 11th 2018. It was a great cruise. The staff is always eager to please and grant you your requests. The only negative thing is that they got rid of a lot of tv channels. I realize that they want the guests to be out of the cabins and spending money on the ship. and ABCBUT, for those of us who like rest time in the cabin, there isn't much to choose from anymore. And why do they need 3 CNN channels ? 6 channels are devoted to Carnival, one movie channel, one children channel, and TBS. Really ? They used to offer Fox news, 2 movie channels, and NBC, CBS, and ABC. Other than that, we had a good time. Read Less
Sail Date: February 2018
Needed a winter getaway to someplace warm! This was our 10th cruise and 2nd with Carnival. We generally like quieter ships, but with the premium balcony, we spent most of our time quietly relaxing on our balcony lounge chairs! Staff ... Read More
Needed a winter getaway to someplace warm! This was our 10th cruise and 2nd with Carnival. We generally like quieter ships, but with the premium balcony, we spent most of our time quietly relaxing on our balcony lounge chairs! Staff were great and the only real complaint I have is the lack of focus on hand sanitation at the buffets. Many times the automatic sanitizers were empty and there were entrances to the buffet that didn't have them at all. This leads to easy spread of viruses. Carnival should adopt the same process as Norwegian where staff are standing at the restaurant entrances with spray bottles so at least 99% of passengers have clean hands when handling the buffet serving utensils. Other than that, the cruise was awesome and smooth sailing the entire time. Everything was on schedule and embarkation/de-embarkation was a breeze. Lastly, we had room 6279 which was AWESOME!! Highly recommend this room as it has lots of room to move around and a huge balcony. Read Less
Sail Date: January 2018
Because we needed out of the cold winter the Bahamas sounded great, first of all the ship was delayed by 5 hours we were put in what they called a comfort station which was nothing more than a fema trailer with hard chairs and nothing ... Read More
Because we needed out of the cold winter the Bahamas sounded great, first of all the ship was delayed by 5 hours we were put in what they called a comfort station which was nothing more than a fema trailer with hard chairs and nothing else..port a Johns were outside in a different trailer, so our beautiful vacation now was delayed by 9 hours..( by the time our our ship sailed.) We did NOT get to stop at the most important port which was the princess cay island .instead we got to stop to cape canaval.florida.which it was quiet cool.we made so many turns on this ship.. It became very very rocky and made the strongest of us ill.. this actually became a nightmare cruise..not happy at all.. I am not even sure we will be sailing Carnival again.. finally when we got to Bahamas our time on shore was cut short. Then the trip back was so fast back to cold weather .so our 7 day cruise was all cold except the 2 days we actually was ported in Bahamas.very dissapointed. Read Less
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Sail Date: January 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 of 6 ... 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
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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
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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
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Sail Date: January 2018
We chose this cruise because it was a Journey cruise which gave us 14 days away from the cold weather. Embarkation was pretty quick with only about a 15 minute wait after getting our ship card. We loved the ship's crew as they were all ... Read More
We chose this cruise because it was a Journey cruise which gave us 14 days away from the cold weather. Embarkation was pretty quick with only about a 15 minute wait after getting our ship card. We loved the ship's crew as they were all very courteous and professional. Several went out of their way to make sure our cruise was great. Loved the Cruise Director, Saffie, and she is a new favorite of ours. We had your-time dining. The meals were excellent but our favorite dining was Guy's Burgers. I think we ate there about 3 times over the 14 days. There were several incredible music groups on board, most notably Arjana and Evan, Beasts of the East and Flowuptous. We ended up listening to these three groups almost every evening of the cruise. We visited 7 ports and the most notable thing was the damage from the hurricanes. Each of the islands, except Granada, still had noticeable damage. In talking to the locals people we were amazed at their resilience and determination to move forward. Our last port of call was Grand Turk where we spent an enjoyable at Jack's Shack...as always. Disembarkation at Baltimore was easily the most painless we've ever encountered. Everything went very smoothly and the entire process through Immigration and Customs took less than 15 minutes. All-in-all it was a great cruise. The Pride is a Spirit-class ship which is our favorite of the Carnival fleet and we look forward to cruising her again. Read Less
Sail Date: January 2018
The port of Baltimore is a real sleeper. Small, but easy and very friendly. Getting on and off the ship was a breeze. Although there were a lot of wheel chairs and scooters, the cruise was great. The weather was great and the ports ... Read More
The port of Baltimore is a real sleeper. Small, but easy and very friendly. Getting on and off the ship was a breeze. Although there were a lot of wheel chairs and scooters, the cruise was great. The weather was great and the ports were what they are especially after the hurricane damages. Ken in the main dining room is something special. You need to get to know him because he is very responsive. We had a great time with the wait staff there. Marko is an up and coming head waiter and I Noyman is wonderful. Davor needs to shave his head (just kidding). But that's how much fun we had every night at dinner. The Serenity deck need less "thump, thump" music but it's the place to be. The Captain (Galatto) is very personable and accessible. It's fun to chat and have a drink with him. All in all, we had a great time. Read Less
Carnival Pride Ratings
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Cabins 4.0 4.4
Dining 4.0 4.0
Entertainment 4.0 3.7
Public Rooms 4.0 4.2
Fitness Recreation 4.0 4.0
Family 5.0 4.0
Shore Excursion 3.0 3.8
Enrichment 2.0 3.5
Service 4.0 4.3
Value For Money 4.0 4.1
Rates 4.0 4.2

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