Carnival Pride Completes Renovation, Moving to Port of Tampa in 2017

Carnival Cruise Lines' 88,500-gross-registered-ton Carnival Pride sailes off Belize. The vessel's on-board amenities include four swimming pools, water slide, Internet café, duty-free shopping mall, an elegant two-level restaurant and a steakhouse-style supper club. Photo by Andy Newman/CCL

Ship returns with new additions

By Dana Niland
CJ Contributor

Following a multi-million dollar renovation, Carnival Cruise Line’s 2,124-passenger Carnival Pride will be returning to the Port of Tampa for a series of five- to 14-day voyages in January and February 2017.

The vessel has added features including: Guy’s Burger Joint, developed in tandem with Food Network Star Guy Fieri; the full-service Bonsai Sushi; BlueIguana Cantina, serving authentic Mexican fare; a cocktail pharmacy-themed Alchemy Bar; the Caribbean-inspired Redfrog Pub; the WaterWorks aqua park; and more.

“Tampa is a popular port for ‘Fun Ship’ cruising and we’re thrilled that the Carnival Pride is returning to the port to operate this series of five- to 14-day cruises which feature visits to top destinations in the Caribbean, Mexico and Central and South America,” said Christine Duffy, Carnival’s president. “These cruises also provide our valued travel agent partners with exciting new vacation choices to market to their clients.”

Carnival Pride’s five- and seven-day cruises will call at Grand Cayman and Cozumel, while the seven-day option will also visit Belize City and Mahogany Bay.

The 13- and 14-day Carnival Journeys cruises, which offer unique on-board activities created specially for the program, will depart from both Tampa and Baltimore, and feature ports of call such as Grand Turk, Cartagena, Colon, Limon, Mahogany Bay, Cozumel, and the Caribbean’s newest destination, Amber Cove in the Dominican Republic.


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