This is my 17th Carnival Cruise Line cruise and fourth on the Carnival Pride which used to sail from Baltimore, MD, now it sails out of Tampa FL. Embarkment was a little slow going due to a lack of wheelchair pushers for my wife, once we did get on we went to the Lido deck for their buffet. The food offerings at the embarkment buffet had limited offerings and I would have to rate the variety below a Golden Corral luncheon offering, limited entries with little variety.
Our ocean view balcony was a standard balcony, adequate for my wife and I. Our stateroom steward
(now they re called attendants) Adi, fulfilled our every request. Always greeted us by name and was very cordial and prompt in tending to our stateroom.
standard ocean view balcony with just one 11 outlet, adequate shower, bed, chiller, desk chair and sofa, small table and two chairs in the balcony.
Been there before, stayed on the ship, you need to take a tender into the port.
Been there before, this port appers to have been created for cruise ships, not much to do, stayed on the ship
Ship docks at the last dock, its about 1.5 miles to the main shopping district, lots of silver jewelry shops and leather goods, If you are a baker, you need to pick up a liter of the mexican dark vanilla,
FABULOUS, we did a pre and post cruise stay over in Tampa's Ybor City Historic District. Lots of Cuban influence restaurants, bars, shops and traditional cuban style cigar shops on and in the 7th Avenue part of the district. You need to take the free electric street car that runs from Ybor to downtown Tampa, its about 2.5 miles and takes about a 1 hour RT ride.