Cruise Ships

Carnival Pride

With even more 'Fun' features to admire, she's the pride of the fleet

The 86,000-ton Carnival Pride entered service on January 12, 2002, featuring a stunning and creative interior design combined with highly attractive year-round Caribbean itineraries.

Now, after an extensive $75m dry dock in November 2014, , she boasts a wide variety of Fun Ship 2.0 innovations, including four spectacular Playlist Productions shows.

New features included Guy’s Burger Joint, developed in tandem with Food Network star Guy Fieri, the cocktail pharmacy-themed Alchemy Bar, BlueIguana Cantina serving authentic Mexican fare, EA SPORTS Bar with a 16-monitor video wall and 24/7 sports ticker, and two poolside watering holes – RedFrog Rum Bar and BlueIguana Tequila Bar.

Carnival Pride

Sure to be a hit with guests of all ages is the WaterWorks featuring Green Thunder, the fastest and steepest slide at sea, as well as the line’s signature Twister slide and a water spray park.

Also added were Bonsai Sushi serving authentic Asian specialties, RedFrog Pub serving Carnival’s own private label draft beer, ThirstyFrog Red, Library Bar with self-service wine dispensers, and Cherry On Top, offering bulk candy, apparel and other items.

New entertainment options such as Hasbro, The Game Show with larger-than-life adaptations of the company’s iconic games, and Playlist Productions where talented performers interact with spectacular staging and special effects, were added as well.
The Carnival Pride has a guest capacity of 2,124, and features an attractive, long, lean hull design and an interior layout that leads guests from one public area to the next in a seamless flow.

Eighty per cent of the vessel’s staterooms have an ocean view, and 80 per cent of those have verandahs, providing an intimate and private venue for enjoying the spectacular turquoise waters of the Caribbean.

Equipped with the Azipod propulsion system, she can achieve a maximum speed of 24 and a service speed of 22 knots, enabling it to reach its far-flung Caribbean ports of call from Port Canaveral with ease.

Among the ship’s design highlights are two atriums, one of which is an impressive nine decks high and capped by a dramatic red-tinted glass dome that forms the forward portion of the ship’s funnel.

There is a full walk-around promenade on Atlantic Deck. The majority of the promenade is exterior, allowing guests to stroll the circumference of the ship in the fresh sea air.

Carnival Pride seemingly has a dance floor at every turn. From the Beauties Dance Club to the Starry Night jazz club, the Rafael Lounge, Ivory Bar, Butterflies Lounge and the grand Taj Mahal show lounge, dancing to live and recorded music is available throughout the ship.

The interior promenade meanders through public rooms on two decks, linking the ship’s two atriums with myriad dining, entertainment and shopping venues. The Via Veneto is a quaint shopping street on Atlantic Deck featuring a series of storefronts housing exclusive shops, boutiques and Carnival logo products.

The main dining room, the Normandie Restaurant, is two decks high with wrap-around windows located aft on Promenade and Atlantic Decks. Other highlights include a chapel suitable for weddings or religious services; multi-level Nautica Spa; expansive casino; retractable glass cover over the main Lido Deck pool; “Fun House” children’s facility; and an Internet cafe located in the Nobel Library, his ship has everything you could want on your vacation, not forgetting the swimming pools whirlpools and Carnival’s Twister Waterslide.

Vital statistics

Operated by Carnival Cruise Lines
Built by Kvaerner Masa-Yards, Finland
Entered service: January, 2002
Refurbished: November 2014
Cost: $375 million
Registered: Panama
Gross tonnage: 86,000 tons
Passengers: 2,124
Decks: 12
Lifts: 15
Crew: 1,030
Officers: Italian
Cabins: 1,062 including

Length: 959ft
Width: 106ft
Draught: 26ft
Engines: diesel-electric


One main, two-deck dining room (two sittings), alternatiove dining options, show lounge, casino, library, spa, three swimming pools (two outside, one inside), gymnasium.

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