CCL's Carnival Pride cruise ship returns to service after drydock refurbishment

   May 29, 2023 ,   Cruise Industry

Following a month-long drydock refurbishment, a Carnival cruise ship resumed operations on Sunday, May 28th. Carnival Pride marked the beginning of CCL-Carnival Cruise Line's 2023 European cruise season and made her debut with a new red, white, and blue livery.

Having undergone a comprehensive makeover since April 28th, Carnival Pride received various upgrades and modifications to improve accessibility for guests with disabilities. Notable enhancements include the introduction of a Heroes Tribute Bar, Chef's Table, Dreams Studio, and Carnival Adventures Shop. Furthermore, the ship's steakhouse has been revamped and renamed Fahrenheit 555, the casino has been expanded, and the spa has been rebranded as the Cloud 9 Spa and Fitness Center.

The first group of passengers departing from Barcelona on Carnival Pride embarked on a 12-day itinerary visiting Lisbon Portugal, Le Havre/Paris France and Zeebrugge/Brussels Belgium.

From now until October 28th, 2023, the ship will operate a series of European voyages featuring diverse itineraries and departures from Dover UK, Barcelona Spain, and Civitavecchia-Rome Italy.

Carnival Pride's European season concludes with a 15-day transatlantic journey departing on October 28th, 2023, and concluding on November 12th, 2023, in Tampa, Florida.