Carnival Pride

Carnival Pride Review and Specifications

Specifications of Carnival Pride

Year built2001  /  Age : 18
Flag state Panama
BuilderRauma Shipyard (Rauma, Finland)
ClassSpirit
Building costUSD 375 million
OwnerCarnival Corporation & PLC
OperatorCarnival Cruise Line
Speed22 kn / 41 kph / 25 mph
Length (LOA)292 m / 958 ft
Beam (width)32 m / 105 ft
Gross Tonnage85920 gt
Passengers2124 - 2549
Crew961
Passengers-to-space ratio34
Decks12
Cabins1062
Decks with cabins6
Last Refurbishment2018
Christened byTamara Jernigan

Current itinerary of Carnival Pride

Carnival Pride current cruise is 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean. Prices start from USD 1269 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 16 Jun, 2019 and ends on 23 Jun, 2019.

Date / TimePort
16 Jun 17:00    Departing from Baltimore, Maryland hotels
19 Jun 08:00 - 14:30    Grand Turk Island
20 Jun 09:00 - 17:00    Half Moon Cay, Bahamas private island
21 Jun 07:00 - 13:30    Freeport, Grand Bahama Island
23 Jun 10:00    Arriving in Baltimore, Maryland hotels

Review of Carnival Pride

Launched in 2002, Carnival Pride is the second of four Spirit-class Carnival ships, together with Carnival MiracleSpirit and Legend. Pride cost US$375 million to build and was last refurbished in 2014.

History - construction and ownership

Carnival Cruise Lines (CCL) is a US company, trademarked brand and subsidiary of Carnival Corporation (shipowner). CCL was founded in 1972 as an independent company by Ted Arison (1924-1999, co-founder of NCL Norwegian). Carnival Cruise Lines has Corporation's largest fleet as both a number of vessels and GT tonnage (ship sizes and capacities). CCL has over 1/5 of the cruise industry's worldwide market.

Carnival Pride cruise ship

The 85,920-ton, 2,122-passenger Spirit Class cruise ship Carnival Pride introduced some significant firsts for the company, including onboard wedding chapels and alternative restaurants. Spirit-class ships also boast an impressive 80% ratio of outside cabins and lots of nice little touches such as 'designer' martinis and museum-quality artwork. 

Cruise itinerary program

Carnival Pride itinerary program is based on departures from Baltimore MD and Eastern Caribbean and Bahamas roundtrip cruises. Feature port destinations include Nassau, Bahamas and the private island Half Moon Cay, as well as Grand Turk and Port Canaveral, Florida. Starting January 2017, Pride will offer regular departures from Tampa Florida.

Cabins

Carnival Pride has a total number of 1062 cabins (of which 50 Suites, 626 Balcony rooms) in 28 grades. Most Carnival Pride staterooms are 185-sq. foot insides (213), oceanview (167) and balcony (626, with verandas of 40-85 sq.feet). There are also 50 Suites and 17 wheelchair accessible cabins, but no Spa accommodations. Suites include separate sitting areas, refrigerators, spa bathtubs (whirlpools), double sinks and large balconies with two tables, sun loungers, and sitting chairs. Extra services for suite guests include priority embarkation and disembarkation.

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

It's surprising that there is only one main restaurant on such a big ship, but the huge stern-located Normandie Restaurant works surprisingly well. With windows on three sides and design which cantilevers the restaurant's upper level over most of the lower one, Normandie somehow manages to baffle the noise of 1,000 cruisers. For a casual meal, head to ship's Lido Deck. Its entire back half is dedicated to dining tables and food stations. The Mermaid Grille also serves as a casual dinner alternative, and Mermaid Bistro is ship's buffet-style dining option. Instead of offering one buffet line, it divides the stations into small groupings spread around the space and surrounded with tables. Also on the Lido Deck, free of charge, are Guy's Burger Joint and BlueIguana Cantina. Carnival Pride has expanded its international offerings by including Bonsai Sushi, which is not just a sushi bar, but entire Asian restaurant. A really fine dining establishment is the luxury of David's Steakhouse, Pride's alternative dining room positioned at the top of the atrium, beneath the red glass dome. David's is reservations-only and there is a $35 surcharge, which is quite modest considering the quality and quantity of the meal served.

Carnival Pride cruise ship

Follows the complete list of Carnival Pride restaurants and food bars.

  • Normandie Restaurant (1250-seat aft Dining Room, with two fixed dinner seatings, or “Your Time Dining”; offers “Seuss At Sea” themed breakfasts for $5; with the Captain’s Club Room restaurant annex).
  • David’s Steakhouse (156-seat reservations only restaurant, serving seafood and prime beef steaks; with dance floor and stage for live performances)
  • Mermaid’s Grille Lido Buffet Restaurant (1458-seat self-service restaurant with complimentary food stations; operates as dinner bistro in the evenings)
  • Sushi Bar (complimentary).

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

Carnival Pride boasts with artwork of da Vinci, Raphael, Michelangelo, and Botticelli, as well as architectural details of archaic Greece, Byzantine empires, Renaissance Italy, Beaux Arts France, and Victorian England. Carnival's long-time interior projector, Joe Farcus, chose “Icons of Beauty” as the vessel's theme: beauty in life, art, architecture, the human body, and the human spirit. At 963 feet, the cruise ship offers 16 bars and lounges, 4 swimming pools and 4 hot tubs, created for active participation. Carnival's guests come onboard ready for twenty-four-hour partying and entertainment. A very good-equipped kids' center, Camp Carnival's Fun Club, is one of the line's amazing features, luring families with children of all ages.

Carnival Pride cruise ship

The Taj Mahal Theatre is ship's main show lounge. This state-of-the-art venue hosts elaborate production shows. Playlist Productions are presented at night with short song-and-dance experiences and themes ranging from the '80s to Havana Nights. During the day, families can participate in Hasbro, The Game Show live.

Follows the complete list of Carnival Pride lounges, clubs and other entertainment venues for kids, teens, and adults.

  • Butterflies Lounge (484-seat, hosts Punchliner Comedy Club/brunch)
  • Beauties Disco and Nightclub (118-seat, 2-level Dance Club)
  • Taj Mahal Theatre (1167-seat, 3-level main show lounge, also used for movies, bingo games, game shows)
  • Crystal Card Room (20-seat)
  • The Piazza Cafe (112-seat specialty coffee bar and patisserie)
  • Perfect Game Bar (67-seat sports bar); Florentine Lobby Lounge (85-seat wine bar); Ivory Bar (106-seat piano bar); Snack Bar, Towel Bar; Raphael Foyer Lounge and Bar (66-seat)
  • Starry Night Jazz Club (135-seat jazz lounge)
  • The Winner’s Club Casino (278-seat, served by Winners Bar)
  • Pride Atrium Renaissance Lobby (9-deck high midship open area with dance floor and stage, served by 147-seat Renaissance Lobby Bar)
  • Sunset Garden Interior Promenade (52-seat)
  • Nobel Library and Internet Cafe (23-seat, 24-hour Internet computers)
  • Wedding Chapel (30-seat)
  • Via Veneto Upper Promenade (23-seat)
  • The Fun Shops (offers “Bon Voyage” items, duty-free liquor, jewelry, fashion boutiques, souvenirs, logo items); Formalities Shop (tuxedo rentals, special occasion gifts); Studio Photo Gallery and Shop
  • Real Virtuality Video Games Arcade (24-hour)
  • Circle C (kids' lounge complimentary area with video games, parties, movies, planned activities)
  • Camp Carnival (aft located kids' lounge area with complimentary kids programmes and supervised activities)
  • Spa Carnival complex (with Steam Rooms, Saunas, Whirlpool, 10 Treatment Rooms, The Lock Beauty Salon and Fitness Center)
  • Serenity (adult-only relaxation area with Whirlpool, Pool, Bar and sunbathing area with lounges)
  • Club O2 (teens club lounge with video games, movies, karaoke, and themed parties)
  • Aqua Park (with 72 ft Twister Waterslide, kids pool play area)
  • Volleyball-Basketball Court; 9-hole Mini Golf Course; Jogging Track, Shuffleboard.

Carnival Pride wiki

Fun Ship 2.0 upgrade was done in 2013. Pride is of Carnival's Spirit-class liners, with sisterships LegendMiracleSpirit, also Costa Atlantica and Costa Mediterranea. The vessel was christened by Tamara Jernigan (Tamara Elizabeth "Tammy" Jernigan) - US scientist, former NASA astronaut (with 5 space shuttle missions). The inaugural cruise (maiden voyage) started on January 12, 2002, and up until 2014, its homeport was Baltimore MD.

The ship design theme is "Icons of Beauty" (done by Joe Farcus). The theme is based on beauty in art, beauty in the human body, beauty in the world's architecture, beauty in life as general. The ship has a multi-million dollar artwork collection with numerous pieces on display in public areas. The artworks include Michelangelo, Raphael, Botticelli, Da Vinci, also details of the architecture in Byzantine Empire, Victorian England, Ancient Greece, Italian Renaissance.

On February 5, 2017, the liner was chartered by "Bare Necessities Tour and Travel" for agency's "Big Nude Boat Cruise". The themed cruise experience was offered on a 9-day roundtrip itinerary from homeport Tampa FL (Feb 5-14) with call ports Key West, Half Moon Cay Island, Grand Turk Island, and Amber Cove (Dominican Republic). Passengers attended several pre-scheduled onboard special events, including the “For the Love of Nudism Film Festival”. However, clothing was required when the liner entered a seaport and also during meals.

Fun fact is that this Carnival ship has a namesake - the 2014-launched "HYUNDAI Pride". The vessel is among world's largest container ships (capacity 13,100 TEU-containers) and operated by Hyundai Merchant Marine.

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Carnival Pride Itineraries

The below listed Carnival Pride cruise prices on itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Carnival Cruise Line fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

DateCruise NameDeparture PortPrice from
2019 May 26 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Baltimore
2019 Jun 02 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Baltimore
2019 Jun 09 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Baltimore
2019 Jun 16 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Baltimore $1269
2019 Jun 23 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Baltimore $1159
2019 Jun 30 7 days, round-trip Bermuda Baltimore $1374
2019 Jul 07 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Baltimore $1042
2019 Jul 14 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Baltimore $1149
2019 Jul 21 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Baltimore $1049
2019 Jul 28 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Baltimore $939
2019 Aug 04 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Baltimore $919
2019 Aug 11 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Baltimore $849
2019 Aug 18 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Baltimore $839
2019 Aug 25 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Baltimore $709
2019 Sep 01 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Baltimore $569
2019 Sep 08 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Baltimore $569
2019 Sep 15 7 days, round-trip Bermuda Baltimore $759
2019 Sep 22 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Baltimore $559
2019 Sep 29 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Baltimore $549
2019 Oct 06 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Baltimore $579
2019 Oct 13 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Baltimore $609
2019 Oct 20 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Baltimore $619
2019 Oct 27 7 days, round-trip Bermuda Baltimore $739
2019 Nov 03 14 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Baltimore $1019
2019 Nov 17 7 days, round-trip The Bahamas Baltimore $629
2019 Nov 24 7 days, round-trip The Bahamas Baltimore $759
2019 Dec 01 7 days, round-trip The Bahamas Baltimore $589
2019 Dec 08 7 days, round-trip The Bahamas Baltimore $589
2019 Dec 15 7 days, round-trip The Bahamas Baltimore $599
2019 Dec 22 7 days, round-trip The Bahamas Baltimore $969
2019 Dec 29 7 days, round-trip The Bahamas Baltimore $899
2020 Jan 05 14 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Baltimore $1239
2020 Jan 19 7 days, round-trip The Bahamas Baltimore $529
2020 Jan 26 7 days, round-trip The Bahamas Baltimore $529
2020 Feb 02 7 days, round-trip The Bahamas Baltimore $529
2020 Feb 09 7 days, round-trip The Bahamas Baltimore $529
2020 Feb 16 7 days, round-trip The Bahamas Baltimore $639
2020 Feb 23 7 days, round-trip The Bahamas Baltimore $539
2020 Mar 01 7 days, round-trip The Bahamas Baltimore $569
2020 Mar 08 7 days, round-trip The Bahamas Baltimore $609
2020 Mar 15 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Baltimore $639
2020 Mar 22 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Baltimore $699
2020 Mar 29 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Baltimore $679
2020 Apr 05 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Baltimore $819
2020 Apr 12 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Baltimore $739
2020 Apr 19 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Baltimore $709
2020 Apr 26 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Baltimore $699
2020 May 03 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Baltimore $689
2020 May 10 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Baltimore $709
2020 May 17 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Baltimore $719
2020 May 24 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Baltimore $739
2020 May 31 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Baltimore $839
2020 Jun 07 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Baltimore $839
2020 Jun 14 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Baltimore $909
2020 Jun 21 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Baltimore $909
2020 Jun 28 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Baltimore $909
2020 Jul 05 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Baltimore $909
2020 Jul 12 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Baltimore $909
2020 Jul 19 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Baltimore $909
2020 Jul 26 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Baltimore $909
2020 Aug 02 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Baltimore $949
2020 Aug 09 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Baltimore $869
2020 Aug 16 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Baltimore $819
2020 Aug 23 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Baltimore $799
2020 Aug 30 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Baltimore $599
2020 Sep 06 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Baltimore $649
2020 Sep 13 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Baltimore $599
2020 Sep 20 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Baltimore $649
2020 Sep 27 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Baltimore $599
2020 Oct 04 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Baltimore $649
2020 Oct 18 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Baltimore $649
2020 Oct 25 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Baltimore $599
2020 Nov 01 14 days, round-trip Southern Caribbean Baltimore $1179
2020 Nov 15 7 days, round-trip The Bahamas Baltimore $549
2020 Nov 22 7 days, round-trip The Bahamas Baltimore $589
2020 Nov 29 7 days, round-trip The Bahamas Baltimore $499
2020 Dec 06 7 days, round-trip The Bahamas Baltimore $489
2020 Dec 13 7 days, round-trip The Bahamas Baltimore $529
2020 Dec 20 7 days, round-trip The Bahamas Baltimore $859
2020 Dec 27 7 days, round-trip The Bahamas Baltimore $909
2021 Jan 03 7 days, round-trip The Bahamas Baltimore $539
2021 Jan 10 14 days, round-trip Panama Canal Baltimore $1159
2021 Jan 24 7 days, round-trip The Bahamas Baltimore $469
2021 Jan 31 7 days, round-trip The Bahamas Baltimore $489
2021 Feb 07 7 days, round-trip The Bahamas Baltimore $499
2021 Feb 14 7 days, round-trip The Bahamas Baltimore $579
2021 Feb 21 7 days, round-trip The Bahamas Baltimore $539
2021 Feb 28 7 days, round-trip The Bahamas Baltimore $539
2021 Mar 07 7 days, round-trip The Bahamas Baltimore $569
2021 Mar 14 7 days, round-trip The Bahamas Baltimore $569
2021 Mar 21 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Baltimore $649
2021 Mar 28 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Baltimore $879
2021 Apr 04 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Baltimore $859
2021 Apr 11 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Baltimore $679
2021 Apr 18 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Baltimore $679
2021 Apr 25 7 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Baltimore $659

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