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Melinda Butz

Age: 42

Occupation:Nurse

Number of Cruises: 2

Cruise Line: Carnival

Ship: Carnival Pride

Sailing Date: 2009-11-8

Itinerary: Bahamas

My family and I enjoyed this cruise. We plan to take the same cruise in 2010. My grand-daughter loved the kids club. The staff was friendly, helpful and always cleaning something. They were willing to go the extra mile to please guest. Shows were entertaining and always available. The only issues I feel needs to be addressed was the Muster drill. For guest with younger children being packed in up against a wall was dangerous. We were pushed and stepped on by other guests on deck. Not to mention an 8-yr old could not see over the heads of 30 adults that were in front of her. I do feel guest with unsupervised children should be held accountable. Adult areas needed to be for adults not the unsupervised children while the parents were out doing their own thing. This is the 2nd cruise I have taken (on two different ships) that I was unable to utilize adult retreats due to excessive amounts of children in the hot tubs and running in the areas. Overall we did enjoy our cruise and will be sailing again.

The food was abundant at all times. However I would have like to have seen more options for lunch and dinner for those of us who did not want to attend formal dinner every night. The food for the formal dinners were very good and staff were wonderful. We didn't attend David's this time but plan to on the next trip


We loved the balcony but the glass could have been wiped daily so that we were able to enjoy the view better. Canine steward was exceptional, very pleasant and attentive to our needs. Can't say enough good things about him. He was wonderful. My daughter who had a different cabin feels the same about her steward. My grand-daughter as well as the rest of us, looked forward to seeing what towel animals we there to surprise us when we returned to our cabins in the evenings. We took a picture of them all.


Most of the activities were great. My family and I are not into trivia, so we feel that the amount of trivia was excessive. Please add more for those who do not like trivia. Due to the bad weather the week we sailed it left us with nothing to do several times.


We watched on the television because of the areas were to crowded. They were however, very informative.


During the week on-board we had a wonderful time. The staff and crew were awesome. This was my second cruise and my daughter's first. This is a cruise I would recommend to others. The weather was bad for 3 of the days and decks and pools were shut down which left us with nothing to do but eat during the day due to the fact we don't like trivia. At night the ship came alive and everyone had a great time. The deck party was amazing I wish they could last longer into the night or have more of them (this is our favorite memory). It was a wonderful cruise overall.

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