Carnival Paradise Cruise Review to Mexico

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Experience
1 cruise (first)

Review
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3 out of 5

Dont get your hopes up

Sail Date: May 29, 2006

Reviewed: 10 years ago

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Room Type: Oceanview

First of all the food was a big dissapointment. Very little selection even in the buffets. Somthing is in the food that fills you up quickly. I had one cup of soup and was so full I could barely walk. I was looking for a party scene and found nothing but couples mostly over 55 and tons of little kids. The pools were too crowded with kids to even attempt at going in. I can say the ship crew provided excellent service and friendliness. Great prices in the onboard shops. I had an enjoyable time but it wasnt exactly what I was looking for.

Pros: Topless sunbathing deck

Cons: Food was horrible

Ship Quality
Everything was pretty good in this category except for the elevators. Somtimes it takes over 5 minutes to get one.
Food and Dining
Definately the worst part of the trip. Terrible selection and quality. I also wasnt a fan of the formal dinner. I was on vacation and really didnt feel like putting a tuxedo on.
Entertainment
Nothing special. Good for kids and families but thats about it.
Cabin / Stateroom
Nice clean room and bigger than expected. Upgraded us for free.
Service and Staff
Great service
Ensenada, Mexico
This city is a complete dump. It was even worse than Tijuana which is saying a lot. Shopping wasnt great. Have to be back on the boat by 9:30 and that is when all of the bars and stuff open up.
Catalina Island, California
Beautiful city. Several things to do but nothing not exciting. Overall a waste of time.


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