Carnival Pride returned to service on Sunday after a dry dock of extensive enhancements that included bow-to-stern upgrades to improve accessibility on the ship for guests with disabilities.
She sailed out of Barcelona for her European summer season showing off her new livery, Carnival’s signature red, white and blue design.
Carnival Cruise Line President Christine Duffy and Chief Culinary Officer Emeril Lagasse were in attendance in Barcelona before Carnival Pride set sail.
“I’m so proud of our team. They have done amazing work refreshing and enhancing Carnival Pride just in time for her Europe sailings,” said Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line. “We welcome everyone on Carnival ships, so we are happy we’ve completed the work to make the ship accessible to those with disabilities. I’m also delighted to see the addition of the Heroes Tribute bar since it has been popular with our guests and has resonated well with military service members and their families.”
The upgrades include the addition of the new Heroes Tribute Bar, the Dreams Studio, the Carnival Adventures Shop, and the Chef’s Table dining experience.
The ship’s steakhouse has been rebranded to Fahrenheit 555, a favorite with loyal Carnival guests. The spa has also been rebranded to Cloud 9 Spa and Fitness Center with all its amenities and the casino has been expanded.
Carnival Pride received some general housekeeping and sprucing up of public areas and staterooms. There were also some more accessible staterooms added by removing part of the ship’s disco.
Yesterday’s embarkation from Barcelona is a one way 12-day repositioning voyage that will visit Lisbon, Paris, and Brussels. Carnival Pride will remain in Europe until the end of October offering itineraries that include ports in Norway, Sweden, Germany, Finland, and more.