Carnival Paradise Cruise Review to Mexico

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3 out of 5

Catalina & Ensenada trip

Sail Date: April 24, 2006

Reviewed: 11 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

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.

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

Food and Dining
The breakfasts and dinners were good. The grill lunch food wasn't. And the desserts were very disappointing.
Ship Quality
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
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.
We saw two shows, which were entertaining, but no other activities appealed to us.
Service and Staff
Our stateroom steward was exceptional.
Ensenada, Mexico
Loved the horseback riding trip.
Don't Miss: Horseback riding and Las Margaritas restaurant
Catalina Island, California
A little more time there would have been nice.
Don't Miss: Kayak trip

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