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This was our second cruise on the Pride and, like last year, it was a great time and experience. Here a few thoughts: Boarding: Leaving from Baltimore is ideal and boarding and departure was smooth and on time. It took about an hour from arrival at port to reaching our stateroom - easy. The ship: The time in drydock was well-spent because the Pride looks much cleaner and newer than last year. Gone is the stained carpet, etc. There's a new lounge and new seating around the 2nd deck area. Still, the Pride retains its "traditional cruise ship" visage. Cabins: Clean and spacious. We had a balcony and loved sitting and reading as the sea passed by us. The beds are so comfortable! Dining: Once again, the food is great. The Normandie Dining room is a wonderful experience - great food and a wide selection of fare that should please everyone. A real highlight was Ken, the singing maitre d'. Not only is his nightly rendition of a Sinatra or Dean Martin classic a joy, but he was extremely helpful in fixing a pre-depature mixup (in which our family wasn't seated together). Entertainment: The stage shows and comedy acts were really enjoyable, just as last year. One new pleasure was Chris in the piano bar. We first encountered him as the opening act to the piano-themed stage show and loved him (the show was good but his opening act was hilarious). His dry sense of humor and Jack Black-like demeanor was hilarious and fun for everyone. Summary: Another great cruise. Our only suggestion for change is to have more cruises and destinations leave from Baltimore.

Another Great Pride Cruise

Carnival Pride Cruise Review by cwarguy

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This was our second cruise on the Pride and, like last year, it was a great time and experience. Here a few thoughts:

Boarding: Leaving from Baltimore is ideal and boarding and departure was smooth and on time. It took about an hour from arrival at port to reaching our stateroom - easy.

The ship: The time in drydock was well-spent because the Pride looks much cleaner and newer than last year. Gone is the stained carpet, etc. There's a new lounge and new seating around the 2nd deck area. Still, the Pride retains its "traditional cruise ship" visage.

Cabins: Clean and spacious. We had a balcony and loved sitting and reading as the sea passed by us. The beds are so comfortable!

Dining: Once again, the food is great. The Normandie Dining room is a wonderful experience - great food and a wide selection of fare that should please everyone. A real highlight was Ken, the singing maitre d'. Not only is his nightly rendition of a Sinatra or Dean Martin classic a joy, but he was extremely helpful in fixing a pre-depature mixup (in which our family wasn't seated together).

Entertainment: The stage shows and comedy acts were really enjoyable, just as last year. One new pleasure was Chris in the piano bar. We first encountered him as the opening act to the piano-themed stage show and loved him (the show was good but his opening act was hilarious). His dry sense of humor and Jack Black-like demeanor was hilarious and fun for everyone.

Summary: Another great cruise. Our only suggestion for change is to have more cruises and destinations leave from Baltimore.
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