Carnival Pride Review

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Doesn't measure up!

Review for Transatlantic Cruise on Carnival Pride
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ptaalseth
6-10 Cruises • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Oct 2022
Cabin: Ocean Suite

This was a repositioning cruise of 13 days from Lisbon to Tampa. We chose it as a potentially relaxing way to return to the USA after several weeks touring Portugal. Our Ocean Suite was large and the cabin staff kept it very clean. However, the Pride is an old ship, and the cabinet doors and drawer fronts were sagging and squeaky. We hesitated to open the closet door for fear of disturbing the neighbors.

We paid extra to get the premium wi-fi package. It worked only sporadically, and was very slow. The "Hub" is the Carnival app used to inform passengers about all happenings on board, and the paper menus in the dining room have been replaced by QR code access via cellphone. Nothing sadder than a room full of old people staring at their phones, waiting to find out if their table is ready!

The food on the Lido Deck, including the buffet and Guy's Burger Joint was generally tasty and had a nice selection. The dining room choices sounded good, but in reality reminded us of school cafeteria entrees. The chicken was too tough to cut with a knife, as was the striploin steak. The accompanying vegetables were miniscule; broccoli was literally one floret. The presentation was also lacking - what ever happened to parsley or lemon ?? The occasional successes were: tournados of beef, apple crostada. Many of the cakes seemed to have the same interior, with varying frostings that didn't deliver enough of the advertised flavor choice.

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Ocean Suite

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