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Carnival Pride Review

4.0 / 5.0
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1540 reviews
6 Awards

Bad start, decent cruise, good port and finish

Review for Carnival Pride to Bermuda
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CruiseToSmile
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Oct 2017
Cabin: Balcony
sunrise:)
some folks placed towels at 7:15am:(
great views from lighthouse after climbing 182 steps:)
love the pots in Hamilton
beautiful gardens behind church in St. George's.
fun "dunking" skit led by Town Crier.

Travelled to Bermuda from Norfolk two years ago with Carnival. Many extended families, seemingly with navy affiltiation of some sort were on that 7-day cruise.

In 2017, Norfolk not available for a 7 day, so chose to debark from Baltimore to take advantage of a full 7 day cruise, allowing for more time in Bermuda. This time, we saw mostly just small groups or couples.We read Pride has a reputation of being older but decent. Agree with this observation.

Ship was late arriving Baltimore. We arrived at noon as directed to be told to "circle around for an hour" so as to allow the parking lot to empty. We were scheduled for 12:30 boarding. OK, we circled. BUT... when we returned, told to "circle around" for another 3 1/2 hours!!! Amazing directive. Instead, we circled, then were able to grab a gap after yet another hour. BUT... once in the lot, again, yet another hour before we could actually park. Total incompetence. THEN... once inside, yet ANOTHER hour before we had cards in hand to ultimately board the ship a bit later. Not a good start - and waaay past scheduled boarding time. i.e., dinner time, not lunch.

Cabin Review

Balcony

Cabin 8D

Plenty of storage under bed for suitcases, 3 closets, some drawers and cabinets. Bathroom small but not so tight that the knees bang on cabinets. Shower has curtain but no leakage beyond the rim of stall. Reasonably quiet. TV adequate, but old style. Some smoke detection while on balcony. Not sure if from smoking area 2 decks up - we had gale force winds which could have impacted - or possibly from room nearby:( Would easily choose this room again. Room steward Nolito was attentive with a big smile.

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