October 2015 - 5 Night Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip) Cruise on Carnival Paradise
Great cruise, airline problems
I had heard ship was outdated and small. We found it to be the perfect size as we had a room in the middle of the ship. The crew was great, The cabin steward and animal towels were perfect. I had a little hiccup with dining but didn't realize you have to book way in advance, months, to have anytime dining. I didn't like the bar area next to guest services, you couldn't hear. Other than that everything was great except for the Airline. I would not book air with this company. We booked two months out and thought they were handling everything. It was our anniversary and on four different flights did not get to sit with spouse. Airline said it was the cruiselines fault, the cruiseline said it was the travel company and they said it was airline. Also the departing flight didn't leave enough time to catch the flight. We were scheduled to get off of the boat with zone 4, I explained we had an early flight, booked through them, and they moved us to zone 1, 1st off of the boat, saved 45 minutes. Went immediately to our transfer, Carnival, and straight to the airport, about 20 minutes. We explained to the driver what time our flight was and got us first off of the bus otherwise would of easily been another 20 minutes. Had to run through the airport to make the last call for the flight. All times and complete trip and transfers were through their travel agent. Took submarine dive in Cozemel, was perfect!