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We chose Pride because it was within a six hour drive from home and booked a month out hoping for a bit of warmth in the Bahamas. The ship is unique, a bit old fashioned in a Grecian Italian decor, we thought maybe it was built for the European market. Boarding was easy, our room was lovely although a bit tired, an obstructed veranda unusual in size with more storage than we could use. Built in 2001 she was aging well and due an update in April, we were pleased thus far. Ports were not our choice, we heard they will not be returning to Port Canaveral and that is just fine with me. We enjoy ship life and relaxation and usually get off to take a walk. Food was better than we hoped, we liked the food court choices for breakfast and lunch and had a really good table at early dinner. Maitre d' and our head waiter were the best. Nothing to do with the ship or the company, I have to say "it was cold" strong north winds blowing every day. That was circumstantial but kept everyone indoors. The passengers were mostly a younger group, perhaps the drink packages made things a bit rowdy at times, early to bed, early to rise was our motto. Biggest negative overall was smoking in the casino, it wasn't even segregated,,,,we found smoking machines right next to non-smoking and not very well policed at times. Saved us a bit off money by staying away. It had been 35 years since our last Carnival Cruise in 1983 on Mardi Gras, we were pleasantly surprised but agree that it is for a much younger crowd.

Pleasantly Surprised

Carnival Pride Cruise Review by winky12

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: March 2018
  • Destination: Bahamas
We chose Pride because it was within a six hour drive from home and booked a month out hoping for a bit of warmth in the Bahamas. The ship is unique, a bit old fashioned in a Grecian Italian decor, we thought maybe it was built for the European market. Boarding was easy, our room was lovely although a bit tired, an obstructed veranda unusual in size with more storage than we could use. Built in 2001 she was aging well and due an update in April, we were pleased thus far.

Ports were not our choice, we heard they will not be returning to Port Canaveral and that is just fine with me. We enjoy ship life and relaxation and usually get off to take a walk.

Food was better than we hoped, we liked the food court choices for breakfast and lunch and had a really good table at early dinner. Maitre d' and our head waiter were the best.

Nothing to do with the ship or the company, I have to say "it was cold" strong north winds blowing every day. That was circumstantial but kept everyone indoors.

The passengers were mostly a younger group, perhaps the drink packages made things a bit rowdy at times, early to bed, early to rise was our motto.

Biggest negative overall was smoking in the casino, it wasn't even segregated,,,,we found smoking machines right next to non-smoking and not very well policed at times. Saved us a bit off money by staying away.

It had been 35 years since our last Carnival Cruise in 1983 on Mardi Gras, we were pleasantly surprised but agree that it is for a much younger crowd.
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