Awesome cruise!: Carnival Pride Cruise Review by pagirl1975
Overall Member Rating
There were a few things that we wished More were a little different. The pool and hot tubs were small, and they all closed early each night. We were on vacation and would have liked to have the option to use them into the night, especially since they were so crowded during the day. Another thing, people save chairs and then leave them empty for hours with their belongings on them, especially in the Serenity area. Also, the pizza area has to change!! They make pizzas to order and sometimes you would have to stand in line for 20-30 minutes waiting to order your food and have it made. Also, we had an inside stateroom. We always bring an alarm clock with us so we know if it is day or night. However, on the Pride each stateroom only has one outlet. We had to keep unplugging the clock so that we could charge our phones, charge the camera, and plug in my curling iron. It was quite a pain. Another guest said that she brings along a power strip. What a great idea!
We only had one issue on board during our trip. The last night room service called us at 1:30 am to say that our order was on its way. We were sound asleep and disoriented. A minute later when we realized that it was the middle of the night and not breakfast time we called back to say that we didn't order anything. They insisted we did. They knocked on our door and we told them that we didn't order anything so we refused the room service. A few minutes later the phone rang again and they insisted we ordered it. Long story short, we couldn't fall back asleep and had a 5 hour drive home the next day so we weren't too happy. To make matters worse, because we refused the room service they returned our breakfast order sheet to us (put it in the mailbox by our door) and would not deliver our coffee and breakfast the next morning. (So, no sleep, then no coffee. Nice!)
Overall, this was an excellent vacation. The staff and the other guests on the ship were very nice and friendly. We had great weather. We visited some excellent places. There were a lot of activities to participate in. And, we got engaged onboard the ship, so that made the trip even better!! Less