Catalina & Ensenada trip

Carnival Paradise Cruise Review to Mexico

Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Verified Review
4 Night Baja Mexico (Los Angeles Roundtrip)
Sail Date: April 24, 2006
Ship: Carnival Paradise
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 12 years ago
Overall, it was a relaxing and enjoyable trip. Both days of shore excursions offered our favorite activities. The onboard activities weren't of much interest to us. The food was very disappointing. Our special order anniversary cake was so flavorless, we didn't eat much of it.

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
The breakfasts and dinners were good. The grill lunch food wasn't. And the desserts were very disappointing.


3 out of 5
We saw two shows, which were entertaining, but no other activities appealed to us.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Our stateroom steward was exceptional.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
The ship looked worn and the elevators weren't reliable- one was broken the entire trip and we regularly waited quite a while for the others.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Temperature was difficult to regulate as there is no heat- just blocking out the cold. We had to have our windows and mirrors re-cleaned when we boarded because they were gross.
3 out of 5
A little more time there would have been nice.
Don't Miss: Kayak trip
5 out of 5
Loved the horseback riding trip.
Don't Miss: Horseback riding and Las Margaritas restaurant

Pros: the shore excursions

Cons: the food- desserts were flavorless at almost every meal, including the special order cake we had brought to our room for our anniversary celebration

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