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This was our second time on the Pride and we choose it because of its proximity to where we live in the Northeast. The ship is older, I believe going into dry dock next February, and does show some age. However, where it can be clean - it's spotless. The most wear that I saw was some rusty spots on the balcony and around various parts of the ship. Other than that the floors are kept immaculate and the staff is wonderful! The windows need some washing too. We ate in the main dining room each night and the food was good to great. My family ordered the hanger steak several nights and really like it. One night a pork chop was a bit tough, but we also understand things happen when you are cooking for 2,000+ people. The dining room staff was fantastic and made the week quite fun for our whole family. On our way back up the Chesapeake, the ship felt like it was floating over gravel and rumbled a lot during the night. Very little sleep was had. Half Moon Cay - WOW!!! I don't know else to say. I never imagined a beach or water like that could exist outside of Fiji. Simply incredible! We rented the Villa for $599 as there was 11 in our party and it was worth it. If you have the budget...do it. They include snorkel gear, float mats, fruit, soda, water and veggie snacks in the price. There really isn't much difference between Villa A-C location wise. However, D and E are a bit farther down and may be quieter. We had A and thought it was just fine. Did I mention the water? Holy smokes it was like glass. Freeport was Freeport - the beach stuff is about a 30 minute drive from the pier and it was a nice afternoon in the water. Grand Turk - I was really surprised on how empty the island felt. It wasn't congested at all and I also didn't know about the donkeys. That was pretty funny to see them walking all over the place. The water where the ship docked was gorgeous and they have a free beach and very large pool for swimming right off the pier. It was a nice day. That's about it and the Pride is what it is...a good ship that floats without a lot of bells and whistles. Halfmoon Cay is like heaven and Grand Turk was pretty darn good.

Fun times! Great views! Rickety ship!

Carnival Pride Cruise Review by kurukthemal

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This was our second time on the Pride and we choose it because of its proximity to where we live in the Northeast. The ship is older, I believe going into dry dock next February, and does show some age. However, where it can be clean - it's spotless. The most wear that I saw was some rusty spots on the balcony and around various parts of the ship. Other than that the floors are kept immaculate and the staff is wonderful! The windows need some washing too. We ate in the main dining room each night and the food was good to great. My family ordered the hanger steak several nights and really like it. One night a pork chop was a bit tough, but we also understand things happen when you are cooking for 2,000+ people. The dining room staff was fantastic and made the week quite fun for our whole family. On our way back up the Chesapeake, the ship felt like it was floating over gravel and rumbled a lot during the night. Very little sleep was had.

Half Moon Cay - WOW!!! I don't know else to say. I never imagined a beach or water like that could exist outside of Fiji. Simply incredible! We rented the Villa for $599 as there was 11 in our party and it was worth it. If you have the budget...do it. They include snorkel gear, float mats, fruit, soda, water and veggie snacks in the price. There really isn't much difference between Villa A-C location wise. However, D and E are a bit farther down and may be quieter. We had A and thought it was just fine. Did I mention the water? Holy smokes it was like glass.

Freeport was Freeport - the beach stuff is about a 30 minute drive from the pier and it was a nice afternoon in the water.

Grand Turk - I was really surprised on how empty the island felt. It wasn't congested at all and I also didn't know about the donkeys. That was pretty funny to see them walking all over the place. The water where the ship docked was gorgeous and they have a free beach and very large pool for swimming right off the pier. It was a nice day.

That's about it and the Pride is what it is...a good ship that floats without a lot of bells and whistles. Halfmoon Cay is like heaven and Grand Turk was pretty darn good.
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