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Wanted to try a cruise out of Baltimore as it was close to home (1 hour drive). Our boarding pass said arrive between 1230 and 1 PM so we did. Waited about 90 minutes from getting in line to getting on board. Nobody ever checked the time on our boarding passes. The couple traveling with us were scheduled to board between 2:30 and 3 but no one ever checked their pass and they boarded with us. Why advertise that you should arrive at a certain time and then totally ignore the process? We also wanted to visit Turks and Caicos but the hurricanes spoiled that plan. Instead we went to Half Moon Cay on Wednesday, Nassau on Thursday and Freeport on Friday. The ship was in decent condition but could use a little work. Our cabin steward was excellent. The food was good and we dined in David's Steakhouse the first night to get the free bottle of wine. The rest of the cruise we ate in the Normandie Restaurant for breakfast and dinner. Lunch was on the Lido deck at the Pizza Pirate, buffet or Guy's Burgers. Entertainment was good and we were able to watch football and the World Series in the Sports Bar. Overall a good cruise that I would do again to get to Turks and Caicos. We did not travel with children and there were very few on board as school was in session. Our cabin door to the balcony would not lock but 20 minutes after I told the room steward it was fixed.

Not bad, not great.

Carnival Pride Cruise Review by oscm(sw)

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: October 2017
  • Destination: Bahamas
  • Cabin Type: Balcony
Wanted to try a cruise out of Baltimore as it was close to home (1 hour drive). Our boarding pass said arrive between 1230 and 1 PM so we did. Waited about 90 minutes from getting in line to getting on board. Nobody ever checked the time on our boarding passes. The couple traveling with us were scheduled to board between 2:30 and 3 but no one ever checked their pass and they boarded with us. Why advertise that you should arrive at a certain time and then totally ignore the process? We also wanted to visit Turks and Caicos but the hurricanes spoiled that plan. Instead we went to Half Moon Cay on Wednesday, Nassau on Thursday and Freeport on Friday. The ship was in decent condition but could use a little work. Our cabin steward was excellent. The food was good and we dined in David's Steakhouse the first night to get the free bottle of wine. The rest of the cruise we ate in the Normandie Restaurant for breakfast and dinner. Lunch was on the Lido deck at the Pizza Pirate, buffet or Guy's Burgers. Entertainment was good and we were able to watch football and the World Series in the Sports Bar. Overall a good cruise that I would do again to get to Turks and Caicos. We did not travel with children and there were very few on board as school was in session. Our cabin door to the balcony would not lock but 20 minutes after I told the room steward it was fixed.
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