Carnival Pride from Baltimore

My family and I took a wonderful 7 day cruise from the Port of Baltimore aboard Carnival Pride April 2013. Our ports of call were:

  • Coco Beach Florida
  • Nassau Bahamas
  • Freeport Bahamas

While my husband and I have been to these destinations in the past, it was our first trip together as a family. My mother-in-law, nephew, step dad and my mother drove up for some fun in the sun festivities.

About Our Cabin on Carnival Pride

We stayed in an aft balcony in cabin 4227. This stateroom was perfect because it gave us extra space, and it made our room seem more open. It was also great being able to walk out onto our balcony and relax without having to leave our cabin. We typically book ocean view staterooms. However, after this experience, I don’t think I can ever go back to an ocean view. Our stateroom had a mini refrigerator, a queen-sized bed, a sitting area with a couch that turned into a bed and a top bunk bed.

The Food

The Lido Deck was where we ate most of our meals. The variety of food choices made it the perfect option for our family, and another bonus was that the attire requirement was casual. There were several food stations scattered throughout the floor. Each station had a different theme each day for lunch and dinner except for the deli and the pizza station, which never changed. The Lido Deck is also the same place that you can get pizza and ice cream 24 hours a day. When we did go to the dining room it was fun. Mid-meal the waiters all performed a dance routine and insisted on getting passengers involved. The hubby and I were able to get a quick romantic dance together on one of those nights. I remember reading the attire requirements for the Normandie Restaurant was dressy. However, I saw a lot of people dressed down in t-shirts and shorts.

My Most Favorite Two Places on the Carnival Pride

Besides the Lido Deck, I loved the gym and the steam room. Not only did it provide me with the opportunity to get some good ‘ole quality “me-time,” but it also helped me keep my calorie count down because I ate everything! I would workout sometimes two times-a-day for about an hour and then spend another 45 minutes in the steam room. It was so rejuvenating.

The highlight of my trip was watching our children and my mother-in-law experience this cruise for the first time. Speaking of my mother-in-law, she was just a ball of energy throughout the entire trip. Where ever she went, she was partying! She sung karaoke every night, hit the night club a few times, met some friends, hung out with me at the gym (once or twice), went to almost all of the shows–she was all over the place!

So enough of the chit-chat. Here are some pictures:

Here are my two little ones, whom I like to call “M & M.” This was their very first cruise and as you can tell from this picture, they had a blast! Between Camp Carnival, the endless ice cream cones and pizza–they were in pure heaven.

Fun times at the pool!

My wonderful husband and our girls waving goodbye to Coco Beach FL from our balcony !!!

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It’s just me. Cheese!

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This is my mother-in-law getting ready for her night out. She partied harder than us!!!

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My handsome nephew and youngest daughter playing a round of golf on the Pride.

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I have too many photographs to sort through, so I think this will be it for now. As far as our trip on the Carnival Pride,  I absolutely have nothing bad to say about this ship, nor the staff. Everyone went above and beyond to attend to our every need.

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