Carnival Pride Pool, Water Slide and Sunbathing
The Carnival Pride has 3 pools plus a small "kiddy" pool for wading that is part of the Camp Carnival program. The pools have saltwater and there are fresh water showers provided so you can rinse off. Reportedly, the maximum pool depth is 3' 8" -- enough to take a dunk and cool off, but not really deep enough, or large enough, to swim in. Given this, the area around the pool is best suited for sunbathing on 2 tiered decks.
The main pool area consists of two pools divided by the Venus Bar. "The Apollo Pool" and "The Venus Pool" located in the middle of the ship on Deck 9. Each pool is flanked by a hot tub. The Venus Pool is enclosed under a retractable roof. At the opposite end of the Apollo Pool is a stage which, during most hours of the day, there is some activity going on -- anything from a Caribbean band to a member of the ship's staff leading an activity or game. Typically, the pool hours are from 8 AM to 10 PM.
Located behind The Mermaid's Grille on the Lido Deck (Deck 9) is the Adults Only Serenity Area. The Serenity area onboard Carnival Pride features both its own spa and pool, hammocks, reclining loungers and a bar. It is located just steps from the Mermaid's Grille Lido Restaurant, so, if you feel hungry, you can grab something to nosh on.
Carnival's Twister water slide is 214' long and the entry to the slide is located on Deck 11 Aft (Sports Deck). The slide is 2-stories high and empties out into its own separate pool. The water slide typically operates from 10 AM to 5 PM and there is a 42" minimum height requirement.
There is a children's wading pool is located on Deck 11 Aft (Sports Deck) on the Carnival Pride next to the waterslide entrance.
Carnival Pride Pool, Water Slide & Sunbathing Tips:
When arriving in the pool area, you will need to sign-out a towel. There will be a $22 charge per towel to your onboard account for each towel you fail to return.
Babies & Infants in Pools: Carnival's official policy is "no swim diapers, children must be potty trained." We have not heard reports on whether the policy is strictly enforced.
While Carnival does its best to discourage this, sunbathers do show-up at 8 AM and try to hog the lounge chairs for the day.
The Port side of the Lido deck near the pool does permit smoking. The rest of the deck is non-smoking.