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Carnival
OVERVIEW

Carnival Pride is the second in Carnival’s Sprit-class of ships
(see our profiles of sister ships
Carnival Legend and Carnival
Miracle), which is essentially a variant of the Vista class ships
now in the fleets of Holland America Lines, Costa Cruises,
P&O Cruises and Cunard Line.  The hull design is relatively
long and narrow making the ship more hydrodynamic than
many cruise ships.  Powered by six diesel engines, the electric
motors that drive Pride can send her through the water at a
maximum speed of 24 knots.  This relatively fast speed enables
the ship to do itineraries that involve distances that other cruise
ships would not be able to cover in a commercially viable
timeframe, i.e., within the time most passengers have for a
vacation.


Pride incorporates modern maritime technology.  For example,
she utilizes the azipod system in which the propellers are
mounted on two casings that hang below the hull.  The pods can
be turned 360 degrees and thus steer as well as propel.  On the
bridge, the systems are integrated into a unified computerized
navigation system known as NACOS (Navigation and
Command Systems).


Carnival views the ship rather than the ports of call to be the
primary destination.  Accordingly, since different guests have
different interests and because a guest’s interests may change
over the course of the cruise, the ship must offer variety and
choices.  Pride does this by having not only the swimming pools
and buffets that one would expect to find on an informal mass
market cruise but also such things as teak wood deck
s,
afternoon tea and an upscale steakhouse specialty restaurant.


Variety is also prevalent in Pride’s interior design.  The layout of
the public rooms is exactly the same as on her sister ships but
one could not mistake the interior of one ship for that of one of
the others.  Carnival’s designer Joseph Farcus designs each ship
based on a unique central idea. .  For Pride, “the central idea of
the ship [was] icons of beauty or things that the adjective ‘boy,
that is beautiful’ could be used against.  You will see when you
go around the ship that that concept is interpreted in very
different ways from an actual beautiful object to some sort of
beautiful experience.”  In his designs, Farcus’ goal is to create
an environment for the guests to discover and explore thus
enhancing their cruise experience.


Activities on Pride tend to be light-hearted and upbeat in keeping
with the line's Fun Ship slogan.  However, the line recognizes
that not everyone wants to participate and the staff does not
intrude on those who woud rather just sit and read.
The crew provides friendly and efficient service.


Upon entering service in 2002, Pride was homeported in Port
Canaveral, Florida doing cruises to the Caribbean and the
Bahamas.  Subsequently, she was transferred to Los Angles
where she sailed on cruises to Mexico’s west coast.  In 2009,
she was reassigned to provide cruises year-round from
Baltimore, Maryland.
CARNIVAL

PRIDE
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CAPTAIN INTERVIEW

HOTEL DIRECTOR INTERVIEW
Above: Captain Alessandro Galotto

Below:  Hotel Director Brian
D'Souza
Above: Captain Galotto and members of the crew bid
farewell to the passengers at the end of a cruise.
Below:  An ice carving demonstration by the culinary
staff.
"Although the design [of the ship] itself is artwork, we always want to
amplify that by works of fine art.  So, to this end, we find artists from all
over the world to make paintings, sculptures and whatever that you see
around the ship in the various areas, which is a multi-million doolar deal,"
points out Mr. Farcus.  Pride's art collection includes 70 glass sculptures
by Czech artist Borek Sapek (left), Fauvist-style paintings by Andrea Tana
(above) and works by Augusto Vignali who interprets images from the past
both using a computer and by hand (below right).  In addition, throughout
the ship are giant reproductions of old master works (below left) as well as
interesting objects such as ship models (below center).   
The Guest Services Desk.
The Shore Excursions Desk
where passengers can book tours and
make travel arrangements.
Rising ten decks above the Lobby to a
glass ceiling is the
Renaisasance
Atrium
.   It is domianated by a massive
reproduction of a Renaisssance
masterpiece.
Pride has 1062
staterooms, 80 percent of
which have an ocean
view.  The staterooms can
be divided into four broad
categories: suites,
balcony staterooms,
outside (window)
staterooms and inside
staterooms.  Within, these
categories are various
subcategories.
Pictured here is a
balcony stateroom.    
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