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Carnival Paradise Cruise Review to Mexico

Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Vote: 1

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Sail Date: December 01, 2006
Ship: Carnival Paradise
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 11 years ago

Having been on several Royal Caribbean cruises, I wanted to experience Carnival for a comparison. While I was impressed with the impeccable stateroom service, the food was simply awful. Eight of eight people didn't touch the caesar salad after the first bite. While I did have theluxury of eating lobster, it wasnt cooked properly and I struggled getting it out of the shell. Don't get me wrong, the service in the dining room paralleled Royal Caribbean, but the quality fell far short. The ship was old but conveniently designed and I NEVER felt lost. Aside from the food and some subpar entertainment, I was satisfied, but not overwhelmed as I was on my three prior cruises with Royal Caribbean.

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
With the exception of the panini bar, quite simply...awful.


3 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Very good. Everyone said hello at every opportunity.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Fairly clean and easy to access most areas via the Carnival Blvd. (9th floor)

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Outstanding, the best room and service of any cruise I have been on.

Pros: Service and Staterooms

Cons: Food

Recommends Carnival Paradise? No.

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