Old April 30th, 2014, 08:44 PM
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Default How is the Carnival Pride?

So not too long ago my family and I went on our first cruise on the Carnival Freedom which sailed in the Western Carribean including Key West, Grand Cayman, and Jamaica. It left from Fort Lauderdale and we had to drive there to save money as flying is very expensive so 21 hrs to drive down there and another 21 back up after the 6-Day Cruise was not very nice, but the cruise was amazing, so next time we go we will probably leave from Baltimore, Maryland as that is the closest one only 6 hrs so we can handle that. The ship there is the Carnival Pride so I was just wondering how you all thought of it and the such...so yeah any reviews on the Carnival Pride would be much appreciated.
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Old April 30th, 2014, 09:17 PM
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Definitely not as nice as the Freedom, that's for sure! It's okay, but due to the size, it doesn't have as many amenities. Plus, due to the distance it has to travel, you won't be doing the Caribbean - you'll be doing Florida and the Bahamas, so in my opinion, the ports aren't as nice as they are in the Caribbean. And if you're sailing when it's cold outside, it'll take about 1-1/2 days to reach warmer weather, which amounts to 3 out of a 7-day cruise.

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Old May 1st, 2014, 11:12 AM
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The Pride is fine. It's a Spirit Class ship and these ships and the Carnival Breeze are my favorite Carnival Ships.

It does not have the Carnival 2.0 upgrades. No Guy's Burgers or Alchemy bar until November of this year. It will then be retrofitted with the Funship 2.0 upgrades and also new scrubbers for the exhaust. It will sail from Tampa in the Fall and Winter and from Baltimore in the Spring and Summer. As of January 1, 2015, Baltimore and Norfolk required less emissions from all cruise ships. This is the reason that the Pride and other Carnival ships are installing the new exhaust scrubbers.

I've sailed on the Pride twice. The last being three years ago and I greatly enjoyed both sailings. The food I've had in the steakhouse on Pride was probably the best I've had in any of Carnival's steakhouses. The only downside was the water. I use to tell everyone that ship's water is just fine because it's created from distilled water or reverse osmosis. I sailed the Pride twice, in a three year period, and the water had a "weird" taste. It is the only ship, out of 30 some that I've sailed, that has had this taste problem. The problem was probably in the pipes and it may well be corrected by now. Also, the problem and taste were not anything unsanitary or even that distracting.

As Pete said: The possible downside to cruising on the Pride, out of Baltimore, is the itinerary. It's a definite "beach/relaxation" itinerary. You will have about three sea days and a day at Carnival Corporations's private island of Coco Cay. Plus Grand Turk and Port Canaveral.

Personally, I believe this itinerary would be great for families and people who just want to relax. Coco Cay is the perfect beach day and Grand Turk is fun if you like Margaritaville and beaches. There is also snorkeling and diving in Grand Turk. Port Canaveral is interesting if you want to visit Kennedy Space Center but otherwise it's just ok.

If you want a good, relaxing cruise and save yourself a long drive, it is a very viable cruise option.

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Old May 22nd, 2014, 09:27 PM
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I have a review up on my blog
Carnival Pride Cruise to the Bahamas Review
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Old May 24th, 2014, 09:31 AM
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"Pride" is an outstanding ship IMO. Spirit Class ships are the perfect size, big enough to have everything I enjoy doing, but not so big that there are lines to do everything. I think you'll enjoy getting away from the frozen North East, and wouldn't worry too much about the ports. (You might enjoy just staying aboard the ship while in port, and being waited on!) I have no doubt that you'll enjoy a Carnival Pride Fun Cruise.

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