April 2016 - 5 Night Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip) Cruise on Carnival Paradise
I went on the Paradise 4/30/2016. It is a smaller ship but that didn't bother me. What bothered me was the ship needs to be refurbished. There was rust on a lot of corners. The carpets were in poor shape. There were stains everywhere. The carpet by the main stairs/elevators smelled like moldy, dank carpets that needed to be thrown out. The food was below par for the buffet. Dinners were mediocre at best. The staff was very pleasant as usual. The room was poor. The covers, sheets and pillows left a HUGE cloud of lint floating in the air if you moved or ruffled them. I mean it was bad. Those linens should've been thrown out or washed better. I have no idea what was wrong with them to make clouds of dust in the air like that. Not just one day either. The entire trip.
In my opinion, the boat is old, dank and needs to either be retired or really, seriously redone. I won't be sailing on that ship ever again. It was nothing like the Liberty I went on. That ship was pretty good.
I have a trip on the Glory scheduled in November. Hope its like the Liberty.
Have a good one!