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  1. TNcruising02

    Carnival Pride Review 9/9/2018

    Nice review! I was on the same sailing and enjoyed the cruise. My husband and I did see the comedians at the beginning of the cruise. We watched all 10 shows! Two the first night, four the next night, and four the next night. They were very good. The comedy shows are one of the main reasons we cruise Carnival. We like to relax and have a good time. We also attended the Karaoke. I am glad you mentioned Bendy Blake's name since I could not recall it. He was absolutely hilarious. If he is ever a cruise director some day, he will make a very good one. I thought Dr. E was average. We had Matt on our last cruise on the Vista, so the bar was set high. I never paid much attention to cruise directors until Matt, but now I doubt anyone will ever live up to him. We had fun at the 80's party. It was great to let loose and sing. Fun times. We also had a blast at the Quest game. The entire audience is involved and it's a great way to meet other people. We had a lot of laughs. The Love and Marriage show and theater shows were good. For our embarkment, we had the 12:30 to 1:00 time slot, but arrived early. They opened the doors at 11:30 and everyone in line filed in. After checking in, we were directed to sit in seats in order and boarded the ship in the same order. That is much better then people in each boarding group heading for the same door at once. At the end of the cruise, we went down to a lower deck to line up to get out luggage tags. We picked the earliest tags, which were group 6. On the last day, it seemed to take a long time for our group to be called, but maybe that's how it always is with this ship since it docks so late. We used the ship's transportation and we were escorted to a small shuttle upon exiting the port area. All in all, it was a good cruise.
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    Carnival Pride from Baltimore

    I'm sorry you had to cancel due to a medical issue. Our stops were probably not nearly as good as going to Bermuda, but the weather has been perfect. It's been sunny and warm every day. I think ships only cruise to Bermuda at certain times of the year, so that makes things a little more difficult as far as planning. I still want to see Bermuda. We are still due to arrive back in Baltimore on Sunday. I am posting from my balcony. The ocean and sky look just like a picture. It's so pretty. A lucky lady won the free cruise at bingo a little while ago. My husband and I have been keeping up with the news and this hurricane sure seems to be lingering over some areas. The flooding looks horrible. As far as the ship, I think the Pride is very nice. It's one of the smaller ships. All of the employees are very friendly. Overall, it's been a very good cruise.
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    Carnival Pride from Baltimore

    I've been to Freeport before, so I am not sad we are missing it! I was disappointed about missing Bermuda, but we did have two very nice days at ports. Half Moon Cay was a perfect beach day. We rented a half clam shell for $25 and it was the best money ever spent. It really kept the sun off of us. The water was a perfect temperature and so blue.
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    Carnival Pride from Baltimore

    I've been to Freeport before, so I am not sad we are missing it! I was disappointed about missing Bermuda, but we did have two very nice days at ports. Half Moon Cay was a perfect beach day. We rented a half clam shell for $25 and it was the best money ever spent. It really kept the sun off of us. The water was a perfect temperature and so blue.
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    Carnival Pride from Baltimore

    One of the reasons I made the original post was to let people know who might be boarding this Sunday. We are still due back in port on Sunday. That has not changed at this moment. Congrats to your GF! Before the cruise left last Sunday, but after the ports were changed, I received an email stating I would get 25% off my next cruise. After this last change and the cancellation of our third stop (which was announced over the loud speaker), I received a notice from Carnival that went over the information about the storm and how we will need to take a more easterly route. People will receive a refund for any Carnival shore excursions and taxes, fees and port expenses for Freeport. In addition, they gave everyone a Bingo card with three games on it. My husband and I each got one. There will be a bingo game tomorrow at 2:15 and the winner will get a 5 day cruise in an ocean view cabin. I also found out today that we won't have any more comedy shows because the comedians were due to board the ship in Freeport. They will add extra activities and entertainment. They will also have a Q & A in the theater tomorrow.
  6. I am on the Carnival Pride that left from Baltimore last Sunday. We were originally going to Bermuda, but got rerouted to Grand Turk, Half Moon Cay, and Freeport. Other than very cold weather the day we left on Sunday, the weather has been sunny and the ocean has been calm. We had a great day at Grand Turk and another great day today at Half Moon Cay. The water at Half Moon Cay was a beautiful blue. An announcement was just made that we will have to skip Freeport tomorrow and head back to Baltimore due to the weather. Although I am waiting for more information, I assume we will take an eastern route as we head up north to steer clear of the bad weather. That is fine with me because I was concerned about hitting bad weather on our return to the port. I hope those in the path of the hurricane stay safe and the flooding doesn't cause too much damage.
  7. I'm on the Carnival Pride right now. We left from Baltimore on Sunday. We were originally going to Bermuda, but were rerouted to the Freeport, Grand Turk, and Half Moon Cay. It was very cold on Sunday when we left, but Monday and today have been calm and sunny. I was wondering if the hurricane would affect our trip and cause rough seas, but it never happened. Looking out of my balcony right now, I would never know that a hurricane is out there. The ocean is almost flat and the sun is shining. Returning to Baltimore might be a different story. I guess it's possible we could dock somewhere else, depending on the flooding. We are due back on Sunday.
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    ESCAPE - September 9th Bermuda - TS/H Florence

    The Carnival Pride changed from Bermuda to Grand Turk, Half Moon Cay, and Freeport, and is also providing 25% future cruise credit that must be used by March 7, 2020. I am disappointed with not visiting Bermuda for the first time, but am happy with what Carnival is offering.
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    Will the Pride make it to Bermuda?

    I really like that Carnival is offering 25% off of a future cruise. I will definitely use that.
  10. I have sailed both and would choose Liberty of the Seas. Although my cruise on the Vista was fun, I didn't like certain things about the ship and will never sail on it again. I loved everything about Liberty of the Seas and it was one of my best all around cruises.
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    Will the Pride make it to Bermuda?

    I'm glad Carnival went ahead and changed the itinerary so that I can research new excursions.
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    Will the Pride make it to Bermuda?

    My husband and I were talking about the same thing. I see them heading for the Bahamas. On the up side, it will be warmer at night if we do that. I don't see them heading toward Bermuda.
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    Will the Pride make it to Bermuda?

    I'm sailing on the Pride this Sunday too. I guess I will just keep an eye on the weather. It isn't looking good for Bermuda. I was really looking forward to cruising there for the first time. My husband and I are flying to Baltimore tomorrow. I assume even if the hurricane hits Bermuda, we will still be able to board the ship at Baltimore on Sunday. Last year we had a cruise booked to the Virgin Islands are were sent to other places instead. That's always the risk of cruising in September.
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    Passport suggestion?

    Even though you will be fine with the government ID and birth certificate, you have plenty of time to order a replacement. I would order a replacement.
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    Carnival said "no"

    Don't be sorry you posted. I discovered this requirement when I was cruising with my husband, adult son, and his fiancé. I also had no idea that two adults could not cruise by themselves if they were under a certain age. My husband and I were traveling with them, so it wasn't an issue. However, if they wanted to cruise alone they could not have done it on certain cruise lines.
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