The Carnival Pride is part of the Spirit class of ships. The interior is very diverse in its decor, ranging from Byzantine to Beaux Arts, in keeping with the theme of Icons of Beauty. She also features a 10-story atrium and interior promenade. The ship has been ranked as a top vessel for the disabled. She regularly takes passengers on cruises to the Bahamas, the Caribbean, and the Eastern Seaboard.
- 11 bars, over 1000 cabins, 4 pools
- 1 main restaurant, buffet, supper club, room service
- Several balcony cabins and suites
- Broad variety of entertainment options
The main dining room, The Normandie, offers seating options that include both tables and booths. Flexible seating times are followed. People with special dietary concerns will be pleased to know that options are available for them. An alternative, formal dining venue favored by couples is David's Supper Club. Chef's Table includes a tour of the kitchen and a small-group dinner with the chef.
Casual options include the Mermaid Buffet, with a variety of self-serve choices, and the Mermaid Grille, with a number of freshly-prepared options. pizza, ice cream, and frozen yogurt are available 24 hours a day. Room service is also available at any time, with a variety of choices.
Entertainment and Nightlife
Several types of nighttime entertainment are found on the ship. The Taj Mahal features live production shows comprable to those found in Vegas. You'll also find a piano bar called the Ivory Piano Bar and a jazz trio in the Raphael Lounge. Live bands also play poolside for something a little different.
There are several daytime activities for passengers. The Nobel Library has a selection of books, as well as an Internet center. wireless access is also available in several spots. Enrichment classes are available for a variety of interests. the large casino has several table games and slot machines for your enjoyment.
The cabins are fairly spacious and decorated in warm, pretty colors with good lighting. A sitting area, plenty of closet space, and stocked minibars are standard. Bathrooms in standard cabins have showers and are stocked with toiletries. Connecting staterooms are an option for families with kids or larger groups. Many of the balcony cabins have extended balconies. Suites have large balconies, living rooms, and bathrooms with large tubs. Several of the suites feature wrap-around balconies.
Recreational facilities on this ship are top-notch. There are 4 pools, one of which is in an adults-only area. Another is geared towards kids and has a slide. Whirlpools provide a nice place to relax after swimming laps. The spa complex has a fitness center that includes workout rooms and locker rooms with steam showers. A jogging track and golf cage help complete the fitness experience. The spa offers a wide range of popular Asian massages, facial treatments, and hair styling.
A $10 daily fee, with a 15% beverage gratuity, applies.
Taking the Kids
Kids traveling onboard the Pride have a choice of indoor and outdoor play areas. The Camp Carnival program has a number of fun activities that include talent shows. Kids can also dine with the Camp Carnival staff to give parents a night off. The teens have their very own dance club. Other activities for teens include video games and computer activities.