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Bermuda has been on our bucket list and getting there from any of the Cruise Ship Ports in the south is very difficult. Decided to "bite the bullet" and add the expense of airfare and since we are Platinum Members with Carnival, we decided to sail out of Baltimore. This Pride is definitely dated and in serious need of a dry dock and complete update. Although this ship apparently did dry dock in 2014, apparently that was to add the Fun-ship 2.0 amenities. Everything about this ship is dingy, old, and dated. The staterooms need all new everything, including bathroom updates. The common areas need carpet, paint, tile, and redecorated. The crew from a customer service viewpoint was average. We chose anytime dining for the first time (we usually eat late to enjoy the day). It seems like Carnival uses this venue as a training area to prepare their new head waiters for the main dining room. We often were given what someone else at our table ordered; if we order more than one appetizer, they often forgot to bring it or brought both at once; many times items from the table were missing when we were seated (napkins, silverware, butter, condiments). The food was overall also probably not as good as most Carnival Cruises we've been on. It seems like this lines food continues to deteriorate, as does their customer service. We did love Bermuda however, and felt like the Captain, did an excellent job getting us there since we had to dodge Hurricane Jose getting to Bermuda and race Hurricane Marie cruising back. Although the seas were pretty rough, especially headed to Bermuda, we felt the crew did an excellent job utilizing the ships dated technology to provide a stable ride. There were quite a few passengers who got to experience being sea sick. Cruise Director Brandon was average at best as well. Although I'm not positive, I believe he is new to the position and has much room for improvement. Communication from him to the passengers, particularly on our cruise was virtually non-existent when it came to sharing the Captains "plan" on how we were going to avoid the Hurricane to get to Bermuda and what to expect. All we got was rumors and a lot of speculation from crew members and other passengers. Thumbs up to Bermuda as a destination! Thumbs down to the Carnival Pride until it gets a refurbishment, allegedly scheduled for sometime in 2018.

Ship Needs Refurbished

Carnival Pride Cruise Review by ATCPlaneMover

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: September 2017
  • Destination: Bermuda
  • Cabin Type: Interior with French Door (obstructed views)
Bermuda has been on our bucket list and getting there from any of the Cruise Ship Ports in the south is very difficult. Decided to "bite the bullet" and add the expense of airfare and since we are Platinum Members with Carnival, we decided to sail out of Baltimore.

This Pride is definitely dated and in serious need of a dry dock and complete update. Although this ship apparently did dry dock in 2014, apparently that was to add the Fun-ship 2.0 amenities.

Everything about this ship is dingy, old, and dated. The staterooms need all new everything, including bathroom updates. The common areas need carpet, paint, tile, and redecorated.

The crew from a customer service viewpoint was average. We chose anytime dining for the first time (we usually eat late to enjoy the day). It seems like Carnival uses this venue as a training area to prepare their new head waiters for the main dining room. We often were given what someone else at our table ordered; if we order more than one appetizer, they often forgot to bring it or brought both at once; many times items from the table were missing when we were seated (napkins, silverware, butter, condiments).

The food was overall also probably not as good as most Carnival Cruises we've been on. It seems like this lines food continues to deteriorate, as does their customer service.

We did love Bermuda however, and felt like the Captain, did an excellent job getting us there since we had to dodge Hurricane Jose getting to Bermuda and race Hurricane Marie cruising back. Although the seas were pretty rough, especially headed to Bermuda, we felt the crew did an excellent job utilizing the ships dated technology to provide a stable ride. There were quite a few passengers who got to experience being sea sick.

Cruise Director Brandon was average at best as well. Although I'm not positive, I believe he is new to the position and has much room for improvement. Communication from him to the passengers, particularly on our cruise was virtually non-existent when it came to sharing the Captains "plan" on how we were going to avoid the Hurricane to get to Bermuda and what to expect. All we got was rumors and a lot of speculation from crew members and other passengers.

Thumbs up to Bermuda as a destination! Thumbs down to the Carnival Pride until it gets a refurbishment, allegedly scheduled for sometime in 2018.
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Cabin Review

Interior with French Door (obstructed views)
Cabin 4K 4122
We booked a Category 4K stateroom which is a "French Door" balcony, that has obstructed views and actually, although you can open the French Doors get fresh air, there is no balcony. We specifically chose Cabin 4122, because it indicated on Carnival's website that the view was between lifeboats, which it was. However the view wasn't great, but we could see the water. Most of the cabins in this category have a life boat that is directly in your the line of sight.
Cabins are very dated and just about everything is wearing out. Bed linens, curtains, towels, carpet, etc. all need replaced.
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