August 2016 - 5 Night Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip) Cruise on Carnival Paradise
As the title states it is about the same price as a mid priced hotel. The food was above average. The entertainment was sub pare, and I kept thinking our local high school thespians do a better job, and have more talent. The ship was very old, and had a moldy/mildew smell. The best part of the cruise was the staff! They were great, treated us with kindness, addressed by name when ever they saw us, and did their best to anticipate our needs. They also did their best to keep a very old ship looking its best. It also seemed to just be a 5 night "booze cruise" as many if not most of the passengers seemed to be highly inebriated most of the time, and this lead to quite a few spousal disputes. Wis I could have given a higher rating, but it just wasn't there. The best part was the staff, and the price, but would have been glad to pay more...if I got more. The Paradise needs to be sent to dry dock and be scraped.