Carnival Paradise Cruise Review to Mexico

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3 out of 5

"A disappointing cruise."

Sail Date: November 01, 2006

Reviewed: 10 years ago

Traveled As: Large Group

Room Type: Inside

This is the third time we have taken this particular cruise. I was very disappointed because I felt the budget cuts definitely showed. The shows that were put on in the evenings were exactly the same as when we sailed two years ago. I do not feel they are trying to "compete" for business. I do have to say that the cabin stewards were excellent this time - the best we have had. The staff were very curtious and friendly.

Pros: Cost

Cons: Budget cuts

Recommends Carnival Paradise? No.

Very disappointing. Needs to be updated and new shows brought in. Even the jokes were exactly the same as two years ago!
Food and Dining
The food was pretty good. There was a lot of fried and greasy foods offered in the ala carte. The biggest disappointment was discontinuing the Grand midnight buffet. We looked forward to seeing that.
Ship Quality
I felt the ship and the rooms were very clean. Several times the elevators were not working - which made taking the stairs a chore!
Cabin / Stateroom
Excellent service!!! No complaints here! They went out of their way to accommodate all 45 of us in our group.
Service and Staff
This was a big family renunion that I arranged for our family for Thanksgiving. My neice decided that since the entire family was together that she would get married on the ship! The staff was outstanding. They made it very beautiful and special for her and the rest of us.
Children's Programs
Carnival has excellent kid programs. We have always been impressed with their programs.

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