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Carnival Pride Review

4.0 / 5.0
1,594 reviews

Ship broke down, very poorly handled, missing the next leg of our trip

Review for the Baltic Sea Cruise on Carnival Pride
First Time Cruiser • Age 30s

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Sail Date: Jul 2023
Cabin: Interior

The ports of call were incredible. We especially loved Tallinn, Estonia. The ship was ok. We enjoyed the main restaurant. The entertainment was not really for us and we found it to be all too repetitive for a 12 day sailing. Only about six movies made it into the dive-in movies lineup. They were mostly superhero films which we were not interested in. The movies in the rooms were also pretty unwatchable. We often found ourselves counting down the seconds until we could get back off the boat. Again, the ports were incredible and we looked forward to every one, however we also got very sick of the onboard lifestyle. This was compounded when the ship experienced a “technical issue” and the Gothenburg stop was canceled. We were refunded our $40 port fee and given some onboard credit which was fine, however information was extremely scarce coming from Carnival and occasionally contradictory. Ultimately, we were docked back in Kiel, Germany and held on board for an extra day. We had planned to stay at a very nice hotel in Battle, UK and to tour the Hastings battlefield the day after the cruise. This has been a bucket list destination for me for over a decade and was a major reason for traveling through Dover. However, we were told that we would not be able to make it back to England in time to do so. We have so far not been given any concrete information as to when we will be able to make it back to the UK and it appears that all of our plans for hotels, tours, and to meet with our family living near London will possibly be canceled without any word on compensation or refunds. We were told today that we could attempt to book our own travel back to London but only told that we would “probably” be reimbursed by Carnival. This was my first cruise. It is most likely my last. Carnival has been a major disappointment unfortunately.

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