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Joined: 12/21/2014
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Carnival Elation

November 2016 - Carnival Elation to Caribbean - Bahamas

Cruise was great..Service in the Restaurants not so much

We really enjoyed the cruise overall.  Roger, room steward, was great.  However, the service in restaurants was sub par.  We only ate dinner in the restaurant twice on the 6 day 5 night cruise and breakfast in the restaurant twice.  For dinner, we found ourselves having to ask the waiters and waitresses constantly to refill our drinks or to bring us things we've previously asked for.  For breakfast, the service was entirely to slow.  The first time, it took the waiter almost 20 minutes to take our orders and to come to the table for the very first time.  The second time I ate breakfast at the restaurant, I was eating alone and it took the waiter almost 30 minutes to take my order.  After waiting about 15 minutes, I asked him about taking my order.  He said other tables were ahead of me and it took him at least another 15 to come and take my order.  The group of 3 sitting next to me, that came in after me, already had their food before my order was taken.  Also, I don't remember their being a lobster night during the cruise as in the past two Carnival Cruises I took.  The ship is older but the accommodations were still nice for the price we paid.  I had a couple of issues with my bill but guest services took care of me...although they made me come back on the last day regarding something they could have taken care of two days before when I brought the issue to their attention.  All in all, I would still recommend Carnival Cruise to others.  I've been on 3 Carnival Cruises and regarding the other two, I had no complaints and the service and staff were excellent. 

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Carnival Paradise

December 2014 - Carnival Paradise to Caribbean - Western

Review for Carnival Paradise from Tampa to Cozumel and Grand Cayman

Overall, the cruise was great.  Stewarts (Felix) and Servers (Rafael, Murat, and Tobing) were EXCELLENT!!!!!  Food was also GREAT!!!!  The cleanliness of the ship was also EXCELLENT.  Two things kept me from giving it 5 Stars.  First, the ship is older and does not have some of the amenities of newer ships.  Second, the entertainment was not as good as it was on the last cruise I went on.  The were no shows that were geared towards my genre (Rhythm & Blues/Motown), there weren't enough game shows that I wanted to see, and the two bingo games that I participated in only had one game of bingo.  

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rbtrip81's Tips

Cozumel, Mexico - Tour not affiliated with Cruise line was great and a lot less expensive. Be sure and bargain with vendors if there are no prices listed on merchandise you are buying (souvenirs, etc.)

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