May 2016 - 4 Night Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip) Cruise on Carnival Paradise
The cruise was fun overall. The crew on the ship was very kind, our room and dining room staff remembered our names the entire trip and always addressed us by name. They made an effort to make sure that everyone was happy and comfortable.
The down side is that the food was TERRIBLE. The first night my mom sent her dinner back twice. My ham during the breakfast the second day was rancid. Not good. The lunches provided while the dining room was closed were not appealing, they had a Wok station that was decent but it took a few minutes to cook each entree so the line was always long. The deli had a reuben that was ok, but again had very long lines as there were not many options and lots of hungry people.
Room service was a better bet, but the waits were around 40 minutes to an hour each time I called.
Our cruise director Calvyn was also wonderful. He was funny and upbeat and made the entertainment really special.