The 88,500-ton, 2,124-passenger Carnival Pride feels downright cozy compared to the line’s newer ships. Fun and festive, her decor mixes marble, tile mosaic, wood veneers, buttery leathers, textured fabrics, copper and bronze, and all kinds of glass lighting fixtures to create exciting, bordering-on-wacky décor that definitely takes passengers far, far away from home.
Music and entertainment venues line Decks 2 and 3 from bow to stern and include a jazz club dedicated to Billie Holiday and a two-story barrel-shaped disco whose design motif features multi-colored male and female torsos. There’s a large sports bar, a piano bar that pays homage Japanese ivory carvings, and a café where you can buy fancy coffees.
The three-level theater is a show in and of itself with its elegant Taj Mahal theme. A bustling lobby bar anchors the nine-deck atrium that’s trimmed like a Christmas tree with shiny baubles and bright colors.
Dine in the two-story, 1,300-seat formal dining room, the indoor-outdoor buffet restaurant for a little bit of everything or the more intimate and high-end (and extra-cost) American-style steakhouse high up at the top of the atrium—which unfortunately can be a little loud due to funnel vibrations and ambient atrium noise. There’s also a sushi bar and 24-hour pizza.
In the well-stocked playroom, kids can experiment with sand art and a candy-making machine, or play on a handful of iMacs and PlayStations. A huge video arcade has dozens of machines, including air hockey and foosball.
The ocean-view multilevel gym is adjacent to the Greek-inspired spa, decorated with white-fluted columns and images of Greek gods. Carnival Pride has a total of four pools, several hot tubs and a three-deck-high spiral water slide.
Carnival Pride’s roomy standard cabins measure 185 square feet and offer relatively large bathrooms and a stocked, pay-as-you-go minifridge. There are robes for use during the cruise as well as extra-thick mattresses and bedding. Most cabins have a small sitting area with a sofa and coffee table.
Carnival Pride belongs to Carnival Cruise Lines' Spirit Class of cruise ships. This Carnival ship features an outdoor promenade deck that wraps around the ship, a specialty Steakhouse restaurant, a sliding glass dome that can cover the aft pool if needed, and nearly 700 cabins and suites with a balcony. The ship is very family friendly, with the most popular family program in the cruise industry, and with outdoor fun such as the Twister waterslide. Adults will enjoy the ship's multitude of bars and lounges.
Year Built 2002 ♦
Ship's Class: Spirit Class ♦
Year Refurbished 2007 ♦
Country of Registry Panama ♦
Tonnage 88,500 ♦
Length 963 ft - 293 m ♦
Cruising Speed 22 knots ♦
Passenger Capacity (double occupancy) 2,124 ♦
Passenger Capacity (incl. upper beds) 2,668 ♦
Passenger Decks 12 ♦
Officers and Crew 910 ♦
Officer's Nationality Italian ♦
Crew and Hotel Staff Nationality International
Total 1,062 ♦
Suites with Balcony 50 ♦
Oceanview with Balcony 632 ♦
Oceanview without Balcony 167 ♦
Inside 213 ♦
Accessible Cabins (all categories) 16 ♦
Carnival Cruise Lines' cabins are great for families. Amenties in all cabins include luxury bedding, refrigerator, satellite TV programming, and complimentary room service.
TV with music channels ♦
In-Cabin Movies ♦
In-Cabin Internet Access ♦
Private Safe ♦
Traditional 1st and 2nd Sitting Assigned Table Seating ♦
Optional Open Seating - "Your Choice Dining" lets you choose the time that suits you ♦
Formal Nights ♦
Specialty Restaurants: Steakhouse ♦
Specialty Coffee Bar ♦
24 Hour Room Service Available
Bars and Lounges ♦
Card Room/Game Room ♦
Video Games Arcade
Sports and Activities
Resort Style Pool ♦
Sports Court ♦
Fitness Center ♦
Jogging Track ♦
The Twister waterslide and water spray park ♦
Mini Golf ♦
Promenade Deck wraps around the ship
Spa and Wellness
Full Service Spa ♦
MedSpa Services ♦
Sauna or Steam Room ♦
Beauty Salon ♦
Fitness Assessment ♦
Health and Nutrition Evaluation
Children and Teens
Camp Carnival: 2 to 11 year olds ♦
Circle "C": 12 to 14 year olds ♦
Club 02!: 15 to 17 year olds ♦
Family Cabins ♦
Organized Age Specific Activities ♦
Children's Pool ♦
Outdoor Children's Play Area ♦
Youth Staff ♦
Dedicated Teen Center ♦
Teen Programs ♦
Teen Staff ♦
Group Babysitting Services
Other Facilities and Services
Duty Free Shops and Boutiques ♦
Dry Cleaning and Laundry Service ♦
Business Center Services ♦