Owner of Orlandotickets4u vacationing in the Disney area & cruises Love cruising. I've been on many different cruise lines but a few years ago decided to just stick with Carnival as I have the most fun on them.
LOVED THIS SHIP
We made amazing friends on board. We participate in activities. Get to know your CD! Go see the shows they are fantastic. The trivia contest are fun and the lido deck contest are hysterical. Be friendly, meet new people. relax & have a great time. Would do this ship again!!!
Fun on the Paradise
We just came off the Paradise on the 3rd. We boarded quickly & smoothly. disembarkation was also very smooth. On our last day we went for breakfast about 8:30. We were on Empress level. When we came into the corridor we laughed at all the people sitting there waiting to get off. I asked why everyone was sitting as notes were sent to all rooms & announcements were made that even though we would be in port at 8 we would not be allowed off the the ship until Port Authority cleared us. At least 9:00 a.m. They also gave the exact times for each zones. People do not understand those that REFUSE to follow directions are what holds up the problem. Our zone was called at 10:15 as stated and we were off & thru customs in 30 minutes. Now on to the ship itself. We were a bit disappointed in the Paradise the 1st hour or so as we usually cruise their newer ships. This ship worked for our time frame though. Yes it was missing a few things that were use to doing like the Dive in movies & water park but we had a great time. We could have sulked & pouted but that would be spiting ourselves. We joined in on the games & activities, loved the shows & comedians. Some days food was better than others but overall pretty good. The bathrooms are a little dated but bigger than the ones on the newer ships. There is no full vanity in them but the mirrored cabinet had 3 shelves which actually gives more room than the vanities. The rooms were very clean and Jose our steward was fantastic(Empress deck) Overall the staff was fantastic & very friendly. I do smoke and the only drawback I saw was the smoke from the casino filled the bar area where they did most of the trivia games so that is a pain to those that don't smoke. Ports were fantastic as usual. As this is only a 5 night cruise you see a lot of Floridians on board. It was generally pretty quiet at night. Your cruise is going to be what you make of it. Happy sailing everyone. It's the Breeze for me in February
Another great time
Embarking/disembarking. very smooth no waits-didn't get to port until 3
cabin-very clean & comfy-stewert kept room immaculent
dining(formal) excellent with excellent staff super friendly & fun
Wee Jimmy - loved him, very personable really gets involved with the guest
comedy-some of the best I seen!
ports- great. i like wandering the ports to see the local stuff.
casino is a little smokey( & I smoke) because theres no doors to the outside deck which helps clear it away
will be going on this ship again
We had a great time. We don't keep a schedule & decide when we get up each day. We tend to split up during the day & meet again at dinner. Relax & have a great time