I was not happy on this cruise that all... The ship was clean however not maintained very well... The cruise director was absolutely not good... ... they poured their drinks measured by a shot glass and then charged ridiculous amount for a vodka tonic... However Jason our dining room server was awesome... they're welcome aboard show was embarrassing to my first time guest... It just was not a good Cruise
1st time on the ship, and while it may not had all the bells and whistles of the newer and larger ships, it clearly met my expectations of a nice get away of peace and relaxation. The service and the cruise members were on the money. Their service was precise and intentional. The shows were also rewarding, and the food met the needs of anyone when they are hungry... Overall, great experience that I would clearly do again!
I have been to five cruises with carnival. Here are few thoughts on my last cruise. The food was much better than its ever been!! Great job. Getting on and off the ship is still a hassle. We decided not to go to Grand Cayman island because the process became way too tedious. We were told to wait an hour after packing and waiting in line.
My biggest disappointment was the stateroom we stayed at. It was our honey moon and no nice suites were available. So we chose a window stateroom on empress deck. Just so we can at least have a view. The window was so dirty we could barely see through it. The TV was broken and kept going dark every two minutes. The remote was broken and couldn't be used. Our queen bed was two single beds that kept moving apart every night creating a huge gap between us. That was a problem. I wish the huge tip that we had to drop at the end was also included in initial price. I had no idea I had to drop that kind of cash in the end. Overall we did enjoy the cruise. Please make these improvementsites in the future. We still enjoyed the cruise! Hope this helps.
This was our first cruise and all I can say is awesome! We didn't have any preconceived expectations but the staff was great without being overbearing. Thanks to Robert our cabin director and Gedi, Anak and Hong who served us at the pool! The food was great because there were healthy choices as well. Was worried about that but we had all the great variety we wanted! Hats off to Carnival for making it a great first!
This was our first cruise so we weren't really sure what to expect. The ship is older but very well kept. We were impressed with the crew!! How well they kept the ship, how courteous they were. We thank them for that. The comedy club was the greatest, we enjoyed all of the comedians especially Seth. All were very personable. Seth would hang out after his gig to talk to the audience. The music group that played by the casino bar was also amazing. We walked a lot and I don't think we managed to really see all of the ship. The gym was good as well. I worked out twice.
Overall we had a great time and enjoyed ourselves.
Elation restaurant food was not good. It could have been much better. We infact preferred going to the buffet over sitting at Elation.
Camp Carnival people were very nice and friendly except one person. She was in the 6yr old group, looked like she was from Asia. We found her attitude and way of taking non professional and insensitive. The Other people at the camp carnival were awesome.
Our family had a blast on the Carnival Paradise. the only suggestion I have is to have more activities during the day on the days at sea. Most of the shows are after dinner. Meaning unless you like swimming in the pool or laying out in the sun, it tends to get a little boring by the second day at sea. They do have Bingo and little shows like the hairy chest contest and ice carving but those shows combined may take 2 hours of the day. Then you are left with eating and drinking...
With that said...the employees are VERY polite and helpful! The port of call was a blast, the excursions are amazing! I'm not by any means complaining or putting the cruiseline down. I love cruises just wish there were shows during the day...
do early evening diner, so you can see evening shows. Pool was small, but enjoyed the hot tub. Take time to get to know the ship when you first get on board. For the first time, it was nice and would go again.
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