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Carnival Paradise

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worst cruise ever

mrdairstone reviewed 14 hours ago

What people said about this ship:

"...so happy with the buffet that we never even ate in the dining room ....we will try it next time." in 86 reviews.

"i do n't think i would ever choose carnival cruise lines again because of the customer service and..." in 40 reviews.

"...watching the band play, dinner in the dining room, room service and the casino." in 27 reviews.


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Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Oceanview

Experience:
1 cruise (first)

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Carnival Paradise???

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Paradise | Sail Date: Jun 05, 2014

This is a perfect cruise if all you want to do is get really drunk and gorge yourself on cafateria food. I was really dissapointed because I thought that there would be lots to do on the ship but that was not true, everything involved lots of drinking and gambleing. In your free time you could gamble, shop for things, or visit the bars. I would have loved a cooking class, a painting class or movie night but there was nothing like that. Everything on the ship was a very HARD sell and that was not relaxing to me at all. The pool on Paradise was super SMALL and constantally filled with drunks - I wasn't able to swim at all. The Serenty deck (no one under 21) was packed and with 2 littled hot tubs that were always full, it wasn't fun - I would have liked books on tape available.  The crew was very hard working and my room was clean and that was nice but the quality of the food was gross. The food tasted like it was micro waved, kinda tough. Mexico was scary, lots of shop owners trying to pull you in for a sale, now I know why they want to come to America.

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ctavel
Purser

Traveled As:
Family w/older children

Room Type:
Oceanview

Experience:
2-3 cruises

4 star
4 star
4 star
4 star
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Dining

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Paradise | Sail Date: Jun 09, 2014

The food was wonderful but the only downside was the food contained way too much salt. Unfortuneatly my body did not respond well to all the salt. My entire body blew up like a baloon. My feet were so swollen that I could not wear any shoes by the end of the cruise.

I hope that the cruise line will take a closer look at this in the future. I am afraid to board Carnival due to this issue.

Other than this the staff was so kind, helpful and all around wonderful.

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sjbrawer
Purser

Traveled As:
Family w/older children

Room Type:
Oceanview

Experience:
4-6 cruises

5 star
5 star
5 star
5 star
5 star

My 4th cruise..my honeys first.

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Paradise | Sail Date: Aug 14, 2014

Service was excellent...room steward...bar staff...dining room staff all very accommodating. Comedy shows and the dance show were very entertaining. The weather was perfect. We had a great time in Cozumel.

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kbs76053
Purser

Traveled As:
Family w/older children

Room Type:
Oceanview

Experience:
2-3 cruises

3 star
3 star
3 star
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Just OK!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Paradise | Sail Date: May 31, 2014

The Paradise is an older ship and of course needs some updating.  Looking beyond that, there is no excuse for the rooms to be dusty.  I made a mark in the dust the 1st day we were there and kept adding another mark each day!  No one bothered. Also, I never met our room captain.  We had 2 rooms and I would not know who to speak to.  (Last year, when on the Fantast, our room person knew our names and was very neat and clean ) The food was good and our waiter Septa was wonderful.  My family and I don't smoke so we had to avoid a lot of the ship.  I think they really need to update the ventilation system in the casino area...Just walking through was awful.  We traveled last year on the Fantasy and everything was emaculate.  (It is as old as the Paradise)  Everyone was friendly.  There were a lot of lightbulbs out all over the ship and was for the entire cruise.  I will rethink going on an older ship again.

 

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tompat78
Purser

Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Oceanview

Experience:
2-3 cruises

5 star
5 star
5 star
5 star
5 star

enjoyable and relaxing vacation

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Paradise | Sail Date: Jun 28, 2014

everything was great.food,service,friendly crew.the shows could have been better.as far has the swiming pools were clean and cool but the hot tubs jets were all not working and it wasnt hot.but overall we would sail again on your ship.hope for longer trips.beatiful ship and the ports of call were great.thanks for the great time and mostly relaxing five days.truly a vacation.hope to do it again.tompat78@hotmail.comYummy

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Popular Tips for Carnival Paradise


eat all you see try new things

Don't miss out on the brunches in the dining room; ask for a window seat.

DawgsCruiser
Third Mate

Go early before everyone wakes up for breakfast and avoid the wait. Book the early dinner. The pizza was very good along with the omelets and sandwiches.

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4 Night Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip)

Sail Date: Sep 25, 2014
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5 Night Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip)

Sail Date: Sep 29, 2014
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5 Night Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip)

Sail Date: Nov 01, 2014
Ship Name: Carnival Paradise
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