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Carnival Paradise

April 2017 - Carnival Paradise to Caribbean - Western

Fabulous Cruise!

Fabulous cruise. Gourmet food, except for prime rib which was tough.

You get to try snail, rabbit and frogs legs (if U wish) !

A chocolate cake, pastry & sweet extravaganza on the last afternoon!

2 high teas in the piano bar, 2 awesome sea day brunches.

4 main shows, which get better every day viz) Welcome aboard, 80s, Brits & Epic Rock (best).

Also 8 comedy shows. 2 Hasbro game shows. Love and marriage show. 2 movies. Daily karaoke and piano bar. Also a great close up magic show. An open library.

A water slide emptying into a salty swimming pool. Serenity deck with 2 hot tubs.

An excellent teen program, which kept my 17 yr old excited from 9.30 am  till 1.45 am daily!

2 champagne art auctions with plenty of prizes just for participating.

Daily trivia with souvenir brass medals for winning.

Guess the song winner got a Steakhouse meal for 2 and a bottle of champagne

Cocktail mixology and hairy chest contests. 2 Rocking Pool deck parties!

The shopping expert gave us a superb tour of the ship on Day 1. We were offered a complimentary Baileys Irish cream coffee by an officer (cos the tour was delayed & we had to wait).

The enrichment lecture (on health) was also very informative.

We got an ice bucket filled every evening (only after requesting) & 3 diff towel animals in our room!

Cruise Director Brandon was awesome. Brandon lent his plastic cup to a naked cruiser, who was debarking wrapped in a Carnival towel. It was hilarious when Brandon removed the towel & said ''Can't take Carnival property (towel) off the ship!''Wink


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drsel's Tips

Tampa, Florida - Busch Gardens 14 day pass with all day dining for $95 is available from nearby hotels.
Cozumel, Mexico - Buy the Chankanaab all incl package (entry, snorkel gear & tour, free tequila tasting, buffet lunch, unlimited beer & water) for $39 from shoreexcursioneer.com
Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico - Do the History of Chocolate tour (only $3) at the Chocolate museum. . Visit the bird park ($10). . See the flying trapeze dancers (FREE). . Visit the Tequila factory with tasting ($10). . Swim with dolphins ($35) or watch them perform (FREE) near the port. . Take the $3 trolley to the beautiful Maha Huel beach & adjacent FREE small swimming pool & return by share a taxi ($2 each). . Enjoy the huge FREE swimming pool with free floats & bar near the port. . Only $20 for entry to the nearby Lost Mayan Kingdom water park with 9 water slides, 3 ziplines & NO QUEUES !
Carnival Paradise Carnival Paradise - Attend the tour of the ship on Day 1. Only 3 of us attended. The health lectures are worth attending.
Cozumel, Mexico - amazing time at Chankanaab! 2 free guided snorkeling tours to see underwater statues, a cave and coral reef, sea lion show & kiss Mayan village and aromatherapy Archaeological statues free Tequila tasting botanical garden crocodile pits authentic Mexican buffet lunch with unlimited beer and mineral water, blue lagoon, Optional zip line and laser tag swimming pool Optional swim with dolphins, manatees and sealions

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