The annual summer vacation cruise this year was out of Baltimore on the Carnival Pride. Since we live 40 minutes from the port it was great not to have to fly to board the ship. Got a drop off and a pick up seven days later so we saved the parking also. The drop off could not have been easier. We were dropped in front of the main door to terminal, handed off the bags , and into the terminal. Literally 15 steps.
Up to the lido for lunch, then to the room were the bags were waiting. Down the bay in about an hour. It was almost perfect. (Editorial Note: We sailed past the recently shutdown RG Steel mill. What a sad sight to see not a wisp of smoke or steam or any sign of life after 110 years of steel making.)
Nothing has changed for the better for carnival. Same buffet food, packed ship, same entertainment, same dinner menu`s with the recent changes still in place. With all that being said we knew what to expect. You get what you pay for and we were OK with all that I mentioned.