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Carnival Pride: Photo tour & ship overview
Carnival Pride features a slew of delicious dining options and interactive entertainment on board. Dine refined, from the zen-like simplicity of Bonsai Sushi to the muted hues of the Normandie Restaurant, as well as the Renaissance-era allure of David’s Steakhouse. For something a little more casual, try a main course from Guy Fieri's Guy’s Burger Joint. Or you can visit Cherry on Top, the candy-and-more store, if you have a sweet tooth.
You’ll find yourself with room to move at Beauties Dance Club and a hard time sitting still at Playlist Productions. All around you’ll discover ways to stay cool, like in the adult-only pool at Serenity or at Carnival WaterWorks, the splashy onboard waterpark. Camp Carnival, Circle “C” and Club O2 also provide hotspots for the younger cruise passengers.
Where Carnival Pride sails
Home port: Tampa, Florida and Baltimore
Destinations: Carnival Pride sails in and around the Caribbean. During winter months, she sails the Western Caribbean to Cozumel, Mexico; Costa Maya, Mexico; Mahogany Bay, Isla Roatan; and Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands. Summer cruises feature Eastern Caribbean ports that may include Grand Turk; Half Moon Cay, The Bahamas; and Freeport, The Bahamas.
Top dining options
Sit down at Bonsai Sushi to enjoy fresh seafood at sea in a fun, festive atmosphere. Select your sushi-house favorites from an affordable menu of delectable catches.
The Taste Bar
Stop into The Taste Bar for a new and different delicacy each day.
Guy's Burger Joint
Carnival teamed up with celebrity chef Guy Fieri to bring the roadside burger shack appeal to Guy's Burger Joint, a poolside spot for hot burgers, hand-cut fries and all the burger trimmings you crave.
The BlueIguana Cantina features freshly made tacos and burritos, with a side of homemade tortillas chips and salsa.
Enjoy a multicourse dinner hosted by one of Carnival’s master chefs. The VIP experience starts with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres for a select group of 14, followed by a tour to see the galley in operation and then a full-service dinner of appetizers, entrees and desserts not found on the regular dining menus. The experience is $75 per guest, and reservations are required.
Carnival's Lido Restaurant is your one-stop destination for casual dining options such as Carnival Deli, Chef’s Choice, Mongolian Wok and Salad Bar. Seating is available indoors and outdoors.
For a nominal fee, sink your teeth into some prime, dry-aged USDA beef, or choose from a variety of seafood entrees, gourmet appetizers, salads and soups. Extensive wine list and dessert options are also available.
Entertainment & activities
The Punchliner Comedy Club
Carnival teamed up with renowned comedian and TV personality George Lopez, who helped select talent for the fleetwide Punchliner Comedy Clubs. Guests can enjoy an evening laughing along to the comedians’ jokes.
This onboard water park features two waterslides: Drainpipe and Twister. At the center of Carnival WaterWorks is a giant, 300-gallon dump bucket that combines water and gravity in a way that's sure to soak.
Carnival's Seaside Theatre
Guests can watch a movie on the giant outdoor screen while relaxing in a pool or lounging on a beach chair.
Serenity Adult-Only Retreat
The Serenity area lets adults spend time with other adults. Read a book, enjoy the view, sip something from the bar or just enjoy some quality time to yourself.
Feeling lucky? Head over to the onboard casino to try out a wide selection of slots and table games including blackjack, roulette and poker.
Carnival's DJs have all been trained by DJ IRIE, the Miami Heat's official DJ, to drop beats that inspire dancing in all areas of the ship.
Bars & lounges
Carnival Pride Renaissance Grand Atrium & Bar
People watch with a friend and a cocktail in this central location on the ship.
RedFrog Rum Bar
RedFrog Rum Bar is Carnival's laid-back bar based on the no-worries vibes of the British West Indies and Key West. It is serves up tasty rum drinks and Carnival's house brew, ThirstyFrog Red.
EA SPORTS Bar
At EA SPORTS Bar, guests can grab a drink, catch a game and play a few, too. Watch your favorite games live on big flat-screen TVs, and keep up with real-time scores from across the sports world. And if you’re feeling that competitive spirit, you can get right into the game with the latest video game titles from EA SPORTS.
BlueIguana Tequila Bar
The menu offers up Mexican favorites, including several brands of tequila and a slew of Mexican brews. There’s a lineup of frozen concoctions, cocktails and margaritas served by the glass or by the pitcher, and even a special Mexican beer cocktail.
Piano Bar is the swanky, jazzy bar setting designed for laid-back, fun times. The live music may even encourage a sing-along or two.
Spa & fitness
Renew yourself with premium beauty and wellness therapies, like hot stone massages, aromatherapy or full-body wraps.
There’s no excuse for leaving your fitness routine back on land with the fitness equipment available on board in the fitness center. Plus, there are also fitness classes such as yoga, Pilates and indoor cycling.
Camp Carnival is the place where the youngest cruisers (ages 2 to 11) will experience games, finger painting, story time, movies and more in a supervised environment, while their parents can be off having fun of their own. Carnival's babysitting program also offers, for a fee, a fun late-night option for kids while their parents stay out until as late as 3 am.
Youths ages 12 to 14 can enjoy video games, scavenger hunts and dance parties at Circle C, as well as enjoy getting outside with sports, pool parties and special shore excursions. Plus, they can enjoy all of this excitement with kids their own age.
Teens 15 to 17 can enjoy the latest music with exclusive dance parties at Club O2, as well as video games and movies from the club's comfy seating and video monitors all over the place. They'll even have fun outside of the club, with pool parties, team sports and special teen-only shore excursions.
Carnival's video arcade brings out the winner in everybody, not only with a slew of the latest arcade games, but a selection of classic analog favorites like air hockey. There are fun times for all here, but bring a skilled friend for the ultimate two-player challenge.
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Top highlights on this ship
- Thrilling waterslides at Carnival WaterWorks
- Seaside Theatre outdoor movie screen
- Dancing to DJ Irie's beats
- Relaxing at Serenity Adult-Only Retreat