CARNIVAL PRIDE FUNSHIP 2.0
The Carnival Pride is back home in the Port of Baltimore complete with the funship 2.0 upgrades. I am going to walk you through a few of the upgrades in this post and will have the rest in a future blog. Carnival updated too many areas of the ship to include in just one post.
The areas of the Carnival Pride that are new and updated are the Blue Iguana Tequila Bar, RedFrog Rum Bar, Guys Burgers, Blue Iguana Cantina, Alchemy Bar, Cherry on Top, Redfrog Pub, EA Sports Bar, Bonsai Sushi. Carnival did a fantastic job on these areas and can expect a better trip for her 2600 passengers. In my humble opinion she still needs more work done on her she still looks dated in many areas of the ship. I hope Carnival finishes bringing her into the current decade and finishes as she is so close to being a perfect ship.
Once she is totally updated the only thing left to fix will be the itnerary, this will be the hardest portion of the trip to sell to an experianced cruiser. She goes on the most basic of routes and one that would only appeal to the newest of cruiser or someone who adores Nassau, which i doubt is a large portion of people. I am hoping they will change the port of call to include Amber Cover or something a tad better. This has been the only reason i have not sailed on her myself. I am not a big fan of Nassau and i have been to Port Canaveral many times and feel it is not really a cruising destination, just not the 1st place that i would want to go.
New on the Carnival Pride the EA Sports bar with wrap around wall TV. This is a perfect place to watch the big game or have drinks while watching many games on the wrap around TV. This bar before the 2.0 upgrades was dated and in serious need of a face lift and Carnival hit it out of the park on this one. Grab a drink, order some snacks, 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 really get right into the game with the latest video game titles from EA Sports. It’s free to play, so find a friend or three and get ready for action. I believe the EA sports bar will now be a popular experience for any sports enthusiast.
Next is the RedFrog Pub Right next door to the EA sports bar
Get into an island state of mind before you even set foot on one. RedFrog Pub is our laid-back, no-worries, oh-so-lively Key West-inspired pub. Sample Caribbean fare, dominate at the foosball table, enjoy some sweet tunes from live musicians and sip our tasty signature private-label brew, ThirstyFrog Red. So kick back and feel the island vibe come to life. You’ll be a local here before you know it.
Have you ever wondered what goes into building the latest Carnival Cruise Ships? Here is a video of the construction of the Carnival Vista. They will have several of these videos published during the construction