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We chose to leave from Baltimore so we did not have to fly. The port is 4.5 hours from our house. It was easy to navigate the port. We chose to park at the port and sped $105 for the week in parking so we could easily get to our home and get on the highway quickly. We embarked on time. The first day was a little disappointing as it took forever for our room to be ready and even longer for our luggage to arrive so we had to hang around for awhile before we were off exploring. The first night was great but the weather was cool. Guys Burgers was perfect for a quick bite on our first nite. The first full day was full of exploring. We found trivia at the Red Frog that we would attend every evening for the rest of the week. The host, Naughty Neil was a hoot! Although this evening was a formal evening, we ended up eating at the buffet because we were having a rough evening at sea due to a Nor'easter that was coming off land into the ocean. IT WAS ROUGH. At this point, I seriously wondered if I would be able to make it the next 6 days but the next day was smooth sailing for the rest of the trip. The entertainment crew was great but got tired of OH YES Jess very quickly. Day 2 and 3 we participated in several activities provided by the ship including the trivia. There was a Hasbro game that we watched and the comedy shows were funny throughout. We were able to buy alcohol on the ship for very cheap that they store for you until debarktion. This was the first time we ate in the main dining room and the food was amazing! Every meal that we had in the MDR thereafter was 5 star plus! Day 4 was our day at Princess Cays. was the least favorite of the 3 places we visited. The buffet lunch they provided was very average, maybe less than average and the sugary alcohol drinks did not seem to have any alcohol. All activities on the island cost including using the lockers. The one thing I liked about this island is that since it is owned by the cruise line you are able to use your sign and sail card for purchases and not have to keep up with cash and credit cards. You do have to take a tender to this destination which was somewhat unorganized. When booking my next cruise, I will find one that does not stop at this destination. Day 5 - we spent at Nassau. This was a fun stop. We went to the aquarium at Atlantis. The tour was organized and the driver gave us a nice description of everything we were seeing and a brief history of the island. Every thing at Atlantis is extremely overpriced so if you need a snack or water, bring it with you. An ice cream cone was $14. The aquarium was nice and very clean and we were given a tour an was educated about each species as we were seeing them. After the aquarium, we spent sometime in downtown Nassau. Be prepared for everyone to be hassling you about braiding your hair, taxis, and cigars. We spent some time at Tortuga and ended up buying some rum and rum cakes. Since it was legal to drink in public we bought some local Sands beers while shopping. Day 6- This was by far the most fun stop. We chose an excursion that was a private beach tour where you could have all the food and alcohol you wanted. The worst part about this excursion was that it only lasted from 8-1. We rented paddle boards which were $20 for 1.5 hours. The servers were very attentive and our cups were never empty. There were a few that were unable to hold their liquor and made for an interesting ride back to the ship. Day 7- Sad day. Cruise is over. Announcements kept everyone informed. We made it back to port on time luckily but am ready to go again! We were in the vista suite 8 aft and never had any noise problems from the Lido.

Loved it so much I am booking my next!

Carnival Pride Cruise Review by Luckyme73

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: March 2018
  • Destination: Bahamas
  • Cabin Type: Aft-View Extended Balcony
We chose to leave from Baltimore so we did not have to fly. The port is 4.5 hours from our house. It was easy to navigate the port. We chose to park at the port and sped $105 for the week in parking so we could easily get to our home and get on the highway quickly.

We embarked on time. The first day was a little disappointing as it took forever for our room to be ready and even longer for our luggage to arrive so we had to hang around for awhile before we were off exploring.

The first night was great but the weather was cool. Guys Burgers was perfect for a quick bite on our first nite.

The first full day was full of exploring. We found trivia at the Red Frog that we would attend every evening for the rest of the week. The host, Naughty Neil was a hoot! Although this evening was a formal evening, we ended up eating at the buffet because we were having a rough evening at sea due to a Nor'easter that was coming off land into the ocean. IT WAS ROUGH. At this point, I seriously wondered if I would be able to make it the next 6 days but the next day was smooth sailing for the rest of the trip. The entertainment crew was great but got tired of OH YES Jess very quickly.

Day 2 and 3 we participated in several activities provided by the ship including the trivia. There was a Hasbro game that we watched and the comedy shows were funny throughout. We were able to buy alcohol on the ship for very cheap that they store for you until debarktion. This was the first time we ate in the main dining room and the food was amazing! Every meal that we had in the MDR thereafter was 5 star plus!

Day 4 was our day at Princess Cays. was the least favorite of the 3 places we visited. The buffet lunch they provided was very average, maybe less than average and the sugary alcohol drinks did not seem to have any alcohol. All activities on the island cost including using the lockers. The one thing I liked about this island is that since it is owned by the cruise line you are able to use your sign and sail card for purchases and not have to keep up with cash and credit cards. You do have to take a tender to this destination which was somewhat unorganized. When booking my next cruise, I will find one that does not stop at this destination.

Day 5 - we spent at Nassau. This was a fun stop. We went to the aquarium at Atlantis. The tour was organized and the driver gave us a nice description of everything we were seeing and a brief history of the island. Every thing at Atlantis is extremely overpriced so if you need a snack or water, bring it with you. An ice cream cone was $14. The aquarium was nice and very clean and we were given a tour an was educated about each species as we were seeing them. After the aquarium, we spent sometime in downtown Nassau. Be prepared for everyone to be hassling you about braiding your hair, taxis, and cigars. We spent some time at Tortuga and ended up buying some rum and rum cakes. Since it was legal to drink in public we bought some local Sands beers while shopping.

Day 6- This was by far the most fun stop. We chose an excursion that was a private beach tour where you could have all the food and alcohol you wanted. The worst part about this excursion was that it only lasted from 8-1. We rented paddle boards which were $20 for 1.5 hours. The servers were very attentive and our cups were never empty. There were a few that were unable to hold their liquor and made for an interesting ride back to the ship.

Day 7- Sad day. Cruise is over. Announcements kept everyone informed. We made it back to port on time luckily but am ready to go again!

We were in the vista suite 8 aft and never had any noise problems from the Lido.
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The cabin was nice and spacious for the 3 of us. The steward was mostly attentive and left a towel animal for us each day. It had an amazing balcony and anytime we could not find place at the Serenity, we would lay out on our balcony. This room include a bedroom, dressing area, bathroom with double sink and shower / tub, a living room, and the large balcony.
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    Day 5 - we spent at Nassau. This was a fun stop. We went to the aquarium at Atlantis. The tour was organized and the driver gave us a nice description of everything we were seeing and a brief history of the island. Every thing at Atlantis is extremely overpriced so if you need a snack or water, bring it with you. An ice cream cone was $14. The aquarium was nice and very clean and we were given a tour an was educated about each species as we were seeing them. After the aquarium, we spent sometime in downtown Nassau. Be prepared for everyone to be hassling you about braiding your hair, taxis, and cigars. We spent some time at Tortuga and ended up buying some rum and rum cakes. Since it was legal to drink in public we bought some local Sands beers while shopping.
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