The Carnival Pride is a cruise ship owned by Carnival Cruise Lines that first sailed in 2002. Built at a cost of $375 million,she sails from Florida for the Bahamas and the Caribbean. The Carnival Pride is in Carnival Cruise Lines’ Spirit class of ships, which are identifiable by from other Carnival ships by their short smokestacks.
Gross tonnage of the Carnival Pride is approximately 86,000. She has a length of 963 feet and a width of 106 feet and has 12 decks.
The Carnival Pride has 1,062 staterooms, which can hold a maximum of 1,062 passengers. The staterooms range in size from 180 square feet for insider rooms to 225 square feet to approximately 275 square feet for suites with balconies with magnificent ocean views. Many suites can be accessed from adjoining rooms, effectively creating a large cabin space for families traveling together. Additionally, the Carnival Pride has a crew of 961.
Power for the Carnival Pride comes from six Wartsila generators that can generate a total of 62,370 kilowatt hours of power.The ship is propelled by two 17.6 megawatt Azipod propulsion motors. Her service speed is 22 knots. She has 52 inflatable lifeboats, which can each carry 35 people, and six enclosed tenders. The Carnival Pride can generate 650 tons of freshwater a day.
The Carnival Pride offers many amenities for its passengers. These include two atriums, with one being nine decks high and at the top of which is David's, an elegant supper club, one of several restaurants on the ship that offer everything from fine dining.
Another favorite is the Mermaid's grill, which has dining stations featuring food from all over the world. Many passengers also opt to eat in the main dining room of the ship, which can seat up to 1,000 at one time.
An around-the-ship promenade is on the Atlantic Deck and the ship has several dance clubs, offering music in several styles, both live and recorded.
There also are five whirlpools and four pools, including the enclosed-from-the-elements Lido pool and a wading pool for children; the pools, while not big enough for swimming laps, offer plenty of space for fun and games. There also is a two-deck waterslide. Additionally Vegas style-extravaganzas are held in the Taj Mahal Theatre.
Passengers who want more exercise than exploring the ship offers can turn to the cavernous13,700 square foot, two-deck gym, which has stairmasters, rowing and hydraulic weight machines, elliptical walkers, stationary bikes, and treadmills. There's also a jogging deck surrounding the Sky Deck 1.