Carnival Paradise Cruise Review to Mexico

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3 out of 5

Not really a cruise for families

Sail Date: August 04, 2006

Reviewed: 10 years ago

Traveled As: Family (young children)

Room Type: Inside

It was like taking my kids to Las Vegas with lots of overly intoxicated, obnoxious people. We had to walk through smoke-filled casinos to get to some places. Don't go on this cruise if you have a strong moral backbone because there are negative influences that make you have to protect your children's eyes & ears.

Pros: The food in the main dining rooms was excellent; The crew are friendly

Cons: Beware of the "hard sell" of products at the spa

Ship Quality
It is confusing trying to find out where everything is located. A map in the stateroom would be helpful.
Food and Dining
Cabin / Stateroom
It wasn't too clean when we first got there - there were other people's hair & used dental floss (!) in the shower. The best thing were the beds! They are so comfortable!
A lot of adult entertainment. No family entertainment in the evening.
Service and Staff
Excellent staff; very friendly and helpful
Children's Programs
My kids *hated* Camp Carnival. They were only there for 45 minutes and did not enjoy themselves. (I've got 2 active boys: one is 10, the other is 7). The activities were not active enough for boys; a lot of arts & crafts, singing songs, reading, movies...
Ensenada, Mexico
It was enjoyable to walk the streets, but don't expect great deals at the shops.

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