2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: March 2019
I have cruised on Carnival 9 times and this was the 2nd to worst cruise. The activities were lacking, the assistant wait staff was poor for the first few days and one Alchemy Bartender was really rude and not customer friendly. On ... Read More
I have cruised on Carnival 9 times and this was the 2nd to worst cruise. The activities were lacking, the assistant wait staff was poor for the first few days and one Alchemy Bartender was really rude and not customer friendly. On the other hand our cabin steward Rommel was an awesome professional, our waiter Mehmet was the saving grace and the lobby bartender Katherine was the best bartender ever. The food was not of the normal quality and they did not offer escargot on this trip. The entertainment after dinner shows were bad talent and they need to find a better way so all passengers can enjoy the Captain's cocktail party. With all the competition among cruise lines Carnival needs to step it up. Further like Princess Carnival should consider allowing individuals to sign up for the Cheers Program. My wife does not drink and I don't think it is fair to require her to sign up just because I sign up. Also need to figure out a way to allow passengers to get to the dining room without walking through a smoky casino Need to step it up. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
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 It's outdated from the decor to the ship.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 It's outdated from the decor to the ship.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
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: November 2018
Where should I start....The first night we were told that we would not be able to go to Nassau and Princess Cay due to mechanical issues. They offer us a 50 credit and then add a free cruise after there was an uproar at the lobby. Alot of ... Read More
Where should I start....The first night we were told that we would not be able to go to Nassau and Princess Cay due to mechanical issues. They offer us a 50 credit and then add a free cruise after there was an uproar at the lobby. Alot of people opt out and left. They were refunded there money but have to wait 3 weeks to receive. We didnt leave Baltimore until after 12AM.For the most part the staff was awesome but there was a few that was rude or not so nice which is my first time experience with Carnival which shock me. The food was hit and miss and 90 percent was not hot when served. When we left Freeport we were told AGAIN due to mechanical issues we would not leave on time. We left at 730pm only to enter into a Tropical storm 73mph winds for 2 days. You can image how many people was sick and scared. Puke was everywhere. The last straw was we was supposed to come back to Baltimore at 10am we were told due to Mechanical issues we will no be there until 230pm. Alot people miss there flights smh. For the pro...The cruise director Cookie did an excellent job. He made the best of the situation and if it wasn't for him I would of been miserable. Also the servers (muhammed)and stewards (Ketut)did and excellent job. I so disappointed this was my 6th cruise with Carnival and never had I had a bad experience with them. But this has me thinking I should explore other cruise lines. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: October 2018
We choose this ship because we could drive to it from Philly. Once again we got sucked into Carnival because of the cheap price. Never again. The security getting on the ship was the worst ever, don't know what they were looking for ... Read More
We choose this ship because we could drive to it from Philly. Once again we got sucked into Carnival because of the cheap price. Never again. The security getting on the ship was the worst ever, don't know what they were looking for but the line was terrible. From the outside of the ship we saw more rust than we did on any other ship we have been on. (about 12). The balcony cabin was fine, till we met the cabin steward and he asked if we wanted AM or PM room service? Every other cruise line they do both. Cheap. The dining room was easy to get seated, but getting your order taken and food served took forever, every day. Cheap. The first night of entertainment left me with a bad taste for the rest of the week First you need to walk through the casino which full of smoke all the time. The cruise director lied to the men in the audience to have them volunteer, saying wouldn't you do anything for your wife for a FREE CRUISE? After he got 5 men on stage and torqued them for free entertainment, when it was all over, there was NO FREE CRUISE, HE LIED. CHEAP.The pool area, there were 3 hot tubs on the ship, one in the back that held 4 people and was warm at best. One toward the front that was in the middle of the smoking section. The other was always packed full of people. Cheap. Come meet the Captain night. Most cruises have some free wine or something, not here $1 dollar off some drink. Cheap. If price is the main reason for you to cruise, this is it. If not, spend a few dollars more and get a true cruise experience. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: September 2018
I chose this Cruise line because that first time I've ever been on a cruise it was so nice and enjoyable. My honeymoon on the Carnival Pride# Staff was not friendly the bar staff is very friendly other than that not at all. The staff ... Read More
I chose this Cruise line because that first time I've ever been on a cruise it was so nice and enjoyable. My honeymoon on the Carnival Pride# Staff was not friendly the bar staff is very friendly other than that not at all. The staff barely understood English that meant really no communication. The food was loudsy they do not cater to ur eating habits if u did not eat pork there was not much of a choice. Guys burgers not good too greasy. I lived on boiled eggs and french fries. The price match false advertisement . I found a tour cheaper then I paid on board bought back apix of the difference in money they came up with a lame excuse it has to be On Line That's not wat the commercial saids IF YOU FIND AT LOWER PRICE THEY WILL REFUND THE DIFFERENCE!!! LIKE I SAID THIS was not a good cruise Read Less
Sail Date: August 2018
This is my second Carnival Cruise-Legend was our first and Pride our second. Pride is a SMALL OLDER ship.Sailed out of Baltimore -we walked in and registered and walked straight on to the ship and INTO OUR suite--OUTSTANDING-no waiting ... Read More
This is my second Carnival Cruise-Legend was our first and Pride our second. Pride is a SMALL OLDER ship.Sailed out of Baltimore -we walked in and registered and walked straight on to the ship and INTO OUR suite--OUTSTANDING-no waiting anywhere, The port had their stuff together. Leaving the ship was just as easy, walked to customs and then to our car 500 feet away. Port parking---OUTSTANDING, JUST PERFECT--CLOSE AND SECURE PARKING!!! . Room service (food) was outstanding (makes the best pizza (approx. 14 inch), wings and banana splits. Breakfast (room service) was a disappointment. No hot foods for BREAKFAST ONLY, only options are toast, bagels and muffins AND COFFEE with good condiments such as jelly's and peanut butter. Coffee is good but only warm-out of 5 am services coffee was never more than luke warm. All delivery times were good, any where from 15 minutes to 1 hour (because people come back from excursions and order in). Four times the room service call would just ring 25 or more times. I guess it was because they were busy. Outside deck was nice but rust everywhere and paint all over furniture (had to have cleaned). Glass was excessively dirty. Furniture comfortable. Back to the inside, the bed was outstanding, I have a severe back issue to failed surgery and bed was outstanding. Pillow (got 2 additional for a total of 6) were great firm yet really soft. Bed cover must be down or something close to it. Very thick but really light weight. Restaurant food was outstanding, shrimp gumbo OMG, 2 guys burgers-better tan 5 GUYS burgers (in my opinion) another OMG, with a side bar or bacon, onions, hot and sweet peppers, potato sticks, mushroom, fried onions and much more. The PROBLEMS-------------DRINK PACKAGE (soda only--$7.50 per person) ALL PEOPLE IN PARTY ---MUST----PURCHASE) IS A RIP OFF. If one person in your room wants the alcohol package-EVERYONE MUST GET IT--EVEN IF YOUR WITH FAMILY AND HAVE SOMEONE 18 OR ABOVE WITH YOU--like i would want my son or daughter to have unlimited alcohol) Its not like on a larger ship where cup came with package (was IN ROOM UPON ARRIVAL)and soda dispensers were every where. BEWARE on the PRIDE-- anyone-kids included MUST GO TO THE BAR FOR SODA--YES I SAID BAR-and they MUST scan your card for every soda. We used our's 14 times in 6 days due to the inconvenience-we ended up paying $18.00 per six pack (4) we had delivered to our room so getting a drink was more convenient. It is not available at any eatery unless you request your server to get it from the bar. I asked for a refund for the last 24 hours (had 48 hours left on cruise) and "team member refused. It does say package is day to day but it also states no refunds even including what you do not use-- I advised the 'team member", in case he could not see my card was red (means you have cruised Carnival more than once) I advise him I was a VIP member and would like a refund for the non used soda plan. Still he insisted on NO REFUNDS PERIODS!!!! SHIPS CHAT PROGRAM (so you and speak to each other anywhere on the ship via your phone) -- ($5.00 per person) Team member could not even get it to work. They did refund our $10.00 (one plus for them, I hope we didn't break their bank).Since we had so many issues on this cruise I advised him I will NEVER use CARNIVAL AGAIN. Still no refund---I hope they enjoy their $15.00 extra profit. We had several other issues. I mean I will NOT RECOMMEND OR USE THEM AGAIN!!! Read Less
Sail Date: July 2018
I chose this cruise for convenience (location, do flight necessary, past experience). We have taken this cruise 3 other times and noticed the service going down, but still had high hopes for carnival because of our experiences with their ... Read More
I chose this cruise for convenience (location, do flight necessary, past experience). We have taken this cruise 3 other times and noticed the service going down, but still had high hopes for carnival because of our experiences with their other ships. We have traveled on the Princess and loved our trip. Some of the main points I would like others to be aware of are the new rules; they ask you when or how often you want your cabin serviced. When on a cruise I want to be pampered and freshening up my cabin should not have to be a question. One of those nights our cabin was not cleaned until 7pm. Ice in my bucket should not have to be asked for daily, but it was. Another thing you should know is that our cabin toilet leaked. The water was shooting out all over the floor. They stopped it and mopped it up, but I didn't see any bleach or extra cleaners. The ship seemed dusty and you could see a lot of dirt build up in the corners. Another of my disappointments was the dining. We asked for early seating prior to the cruise and they placed up at 8:15 dining. Who eats at 8:15 at night? We immediately went to the service desk and to the desk for dinner. The head waiter said there was nothing that he could do, he had no other seats. We would have to go to anytime dining up stairs. They knew well in advance that there were not enough seating accommodations for everyone. My question is how did they decide who got what? While we are speaking about the diner, please allow me a few minutes to talk about the service. On the first night I got something in my meal that looked like the bristle from a scrubber. I showed it to the waiter and he said, "Well, I hope you like your dinner tomorrow better." That was it, no "I'm sorry" nothing. Two days later someone at another table broke the pepper shaker. No one cleaned it up. People walked by and slipped several times. I told the waiter and one of the head staff. They continued to walk by it. The head waiter pretended to call someone on her phone but no one came. They did the staff dance while the pepper was on the floor. They serviced meals while it was on the floor. Right before we were to leave one of the head waiters came by and pushed the pile of pepper to the side with their foot. It was not cleaned up while we were there. During the morning brunch, tables were not cleaned after customers finished their meal. We sat among dirty tables that were not bused at all. This was every time we came to brunch. On the top deck the tables were not cleaned and the food areas were messy. Water was always everywhere and made it easy to slip in the dining area. Food also remained on those tables for long periods of time. The staff was not as friendly as it use to be. We were not greeted with good mornings or the likes. The Casino is completely smoking. I remember when it was non-smoking we there would be a section for the smoking people. There was no section for us. We were told the vent in the isle would pull out the smoke and the two machines by the door were none smoking. They were the old keno machines. No consideration was taken for those of us that have breathing concerns or health problems. I went to be smelling of smoke and coughing each night. This seems like reverse discrimination. The hostess told me it was because they were a small ship and that most of the other areas on the ship were none smoking. I asked her was that for the safety of the ship or its guest? Read Less
6 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: July 2018
We cruised as 2 adults and a 9 yr old. Not sure why we chose to cruise out if Baltimore. This is not a good area at all. We had cruised on 2 Norwegian ships previously without the child. The wait staff, cruise director and his staff, ... Read More
We cruised as 2 adults and a 9 yr old. Not sure why we chose to cruise out if Baltimore. This is not a good area at all. We had cruised on 2 Norwegian ships previously without the child. The wait staff, cruise director and his staff, stateroom steward and supervisor were all very good. They are the reason I am giving this ship to 2 stars instead of zero stars (if that were possible). We arrived to wet carpet in 2 places and balcony door curtain in our stateroom was wet too. I am talking WET. I called the steward line and was transferred directly to room service, hung up, called guest services, requested someone come up the next day to resolve. While we were out someone came because things were moved but no explanation as to what was being done. I called again this time getting through to a steward, not ours, they said someone will come. Nothing was done. My boyfriend went to guest services and finally the supervisor came up and put 2 fans in for the whole day to dry the carpet. Then they gave us 10 free drinks. Great. We received 2 more (total 3) letters stating the guest services wanted to resolve this after it was already resolved. The bathroom floor became flooded with every shower. Water and soap suds were coming up a drain in the bathroom floor i assume is in case any water gets on the floor from the shower. The a/c was not cooling the room. Their explanation was the rule is between 70 and 74 was sufficient. I have tell you we were sweating every night. Supervisor tried to get them to make it colder. That lasted 2 days then we were sweating again. Also, the balcony was dirty. Even after the balcony cleaning took place at port. The comedians were great. The food selection is lacking. Not enough options. Only the pizza station and ice cream shops were open at night. Pizza had a line of 15 people every late night. The swirls ice cream "shop" was an ice cream machine in a corner behind a wall. That's it. We booked this cruise by phone. We ordered faster to the fun which should get us early boarding. Come to find out they never put it on our account. They actually let us board early anyway but this should not have been necessary. We were not told there were 2 formal dining nights. We did not pack any formal clothes so had to eat buffet 2 nights. Also booked the steak house and not told of the dress code so had to cancel that too. Carnival brought the chef down to talk with my boyfriend about it. Great. They gave us a free round of drinks at our dining table. Great. The dancing/singing group was subpar. Everything they performed sounded the same. Whether it was 40s, 50s, 80s, Michael Jackson or Beyonce. All same sound. There were no special shows like on Norwegian. The piano player was putting us to sleep. On the last night our stateroom door started whistling. Air was squeezing out through the gasket and it whistled all night long. I called guest services who told me it was because the suitcases were being loaded into the cargo area and would be finished shortly. After an hour my boyfriend went back down to guest services. Someone from maintenance came up and looked and said she would check it out. No one returned until morning and said it was the gasket. My steam iron was removed from my suitcase (understandable) and a notice was placed in the suitcase in a different pocket that I never use. So I had to ask where it was and how to get it back. I found the notice on the last day. Also, on our last day we received a notice informing us of spa packages for the day before. Bottom line is there is a serious communication problem on this ship between depts and they need to overhaul many things. The ship is older and had some broken tiles but I liked the detail in the ships decor. The kids club was good except they had one night in the beauties club for the 9-11 yr olds. This club's decor is naked male and female mannequins. Why would they bring children here? I was not comfortable but the decision was made to allow her to join with her new friends. 1 elevator was broken. The ship was wobbly and many people were getting sick. We had some strong wind and rainy days so this is understandable. In a discussion with one of the kids club staff I learned this ship and all Australian made ships are wobbly regardless of the weather. I will need to do this research before booking a cruise again. A fellow cruiser bought a facial in the spa. The anethstician proceeded to tell her she has all these wrinkles etc making her feel terrible about her face all to get her to buy products and procedures. She said "it was the worst facial I ever had". Freeport bahamas is the worst excursion. This port is so run down it is scary. The port is actually fenced in. Our excursion took us beyond the fence through a slum area. It was depressing. I would be surprised if it stays a tourist port for long. Even though they attempted to make it right for us by giving us free drinks I will never cruise this ship again, possibly not Carnival at all. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: July 2018
I traveled on Carnival Pride for seven days. This was my first time cruising. I chose a cruise because I have never taking a cruise and it was my birthday trip to myself. The comedy shows and karaoke were the best thing on the ship. The ... Read More
I traveled on Carnival Pride for seven days. This was my first time cruising. I chose a cruise because I have never taking a cruise and it was my birthday trip to myself. The comedy shows and karaoke were the best thing on the ship. The ship did not offer many activities. The ship was not thoroughly cleaned as it should have been. The quality of the food was very poor. The buffet was extremely horrible.The food was very bland , overcooked and the variety was horrible. The restaurant was a little better , but not that much better.There is really not much to do on the three different Islands, if you do not plan an Excursion. Freeport was by far the worst. There was absolutely nothing to do there. My cabin was always cleaned. The staff there are truly overworked. The ship should be updated. Two days out of the 7 they woke us the guest up early by stripping the paint off the sides of the boat with very loud machines. That was extremely rude and if you want to sleep in you could not. If you wanted to use the iron and ironing board you have to literally walk half way around the ship to find it . Instead of having an iron and every cabin . Instead of offering one free portrait of when you first arrive on the ship you have to pay for everything! Be careful of all of the fees and gratuity that they charge. I advise that you check your sail card everyday, so you won't get hit with fees before you exit the ship. I will never travel on this ship ever again. For the price that we all paid, it really was not worth the money we paid. Last but not least the cruise director was absolutely fabulous. He made sure that everyone was having a good time and he put on some good shows. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: June 2018
It was a cruel portend when we waked onto the ship the first day, only to be overwhelmed by the cigarette smoke. Unfortunately, this was not the last time this happened during this 7 day cruise. Bringing this problem to the attention of ... Read More
It was a cruel portend when we waked onto the ship the first day, only to be overwhelmed by the cigarette smoke. Unfortunately, this was not the last time this happened during this 7 day cruise. Bringing this problem to the attention of Guest Services and the Casino reception was a waste of everyone's time. This first experience with the cigarette smoke came after a 45 min delay getting out of the Baltimore Terminal because of apparent loss of data between the terminal and the ship, causing us and many others to have to do over our cabin-card registration and photos, all the while standing in a line because there were only 2 people doing the re registration! When we got to our cabin we had to call the attendant since there were no glasses in the room. We had the plumber in our cabin 3 times, the electrician once, 2 requests to Guest Services to get our VFIP rewards and the AC had to be adjusted, since it was not cool enough at max setting. The refrigerator in the room leaked water whenever it defrosted (1x/day). We chose not to do anything about this since that would mean we would have to be there when the repair person appeared and by this time we felt we had enough of the waiting around for repairs. When the drill was run there was a lot of confusion. Most of the people assigned to our muster station had to go through one door and each had to have their cabin key scanned by only one person. It was a agonizing and time consuming process, standing all the while. One night at dinner the menu had swordfish but what was delivered was not swordfish then I was told there was none and they substituted mahi-mahi without telling me. But the taste made it obvious that it was not swordfish!! On the last day we awoke to no water at the sink, just air until after a few minutes, then water emerged as very rusty water for about 15 minutes. A suitable ending to the week. Suggest not buying the internet since it is terribly slow. This was our fifth time on this ship and about the 20th overall cruise for us. This was our worst experience cruising. Read Less
Carnival Pride Ratings
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Cabins 4.0 0.0
Dining 4.0 0.0
Entertainment 4.0 0.0
Public Rooms 4.0 0.0
Fitness Recreation 4.0 0.0
Family 5.0 0.0
Shore Excursion 4.0 0.0
Enrichment 3.0 0.0
Service 4.5 0.0
Value For Money 5.0 0.0
Rates N/A 0.0

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