Carnival Pride is set to receive several upgrades during a routine drydock this month that will include a small refit and refurbishment.
The 2001-built vessel will spend nearly a month at a shipyard in Spain before resuming service on May 28th ahead of a summer season in Europe.
The dry dock is primarily for technical work and classification purposed, but new bars, updated equipment, a new steakhouse and more will also be added.
Carnival Pride will be equipped with a version of the Heroes Tribute Bar & Lounge, a venue that salutes the U.S. military, bringing her up to date with four other ships in the fleet that feature the new bar concept.
Guests will also enjoy an upgraded Cloud 9 Spa and Fitness Center, which will offer new equipment, as well as a fresh look and feel, while the ship’s current two-deck steakhouse will also be enhanced and rebranded as the Fahrenheit 555 Steakhouse.
Other new features include a Carnival Adventures shop and a Dreams Photography Studio, in addition to Carnival’s new hull livery, which first debuted aboard Mardi Gras and is intended to serves as a homage to the patriotic colors of the US.
Carnival Pride is set to offer a series of 15 European cruises that extends through late October, with various cruise lengths and itineraries available.
The program includes sailings to both the Mediterranean and Northern Europe, with departures from Dover, UK; Barcelona, Spain; and Civitavecchia (Rome), Italy.
Upon returning to the United States in November, Carnival Pride is scheduled to offer a winter program in the Western Caribbean.
Sailing roundtrip from Tampa, the itineraries feature visits to popular ports in the region, including Mexico’s Cozumel, Honduras’ Roatan and Grand Cayman’s George Town.
In April 2024, the vessel repositions to Baltimore to kick off a year-round program of seven- to 12-night cruises to the Caribbean, Bermuda, the Bahamas, Canada, New England and more.
Carnival Pride was last refurbished in 2019 at the Grand Bahama shipyard. The ship underwent a routine update which included new carpets and tiling across public areas; renovated Arcade which replaced the chapel and library; The Cove which is a lounge for teens replaced where the original arcade was located.