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Carnival Paradise Cruise Review to Mexico

Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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4 Night Baja Mexico (Los Angeles Roundtrip)
Sail Date: May 21, 2007
Ship: Carnival Paradise
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 10 years ago
Crusing on the high seas is a wonderful experince and that is one of the main reasons we sail. The Stage entertainment was very enjoyable. the sleeping cabin was comfortable. The cabin porter service was excellant. Debarking from the ship through customs needs a second LOOK, passengers need to be aware that it takes 'hours' to get ashore. Take time to listen to the debarkment presentation on stage and in your tv room. Any and all questions you should write out then contact the cruise line or travel service so you are prepared and know exactly what to expect. Bring a warm zipper up jacket, and jogging suit this is good when the weather or party night evenings get breezy and cold. When your warm you can enjoy the trips and out door activities. have a carrying along water bottle & carrying case that can be used on board or when touring; the ships fountain water is free. watch out for gimmicks. Suggestion tie a yellow ribbon (or other eye-catching color) on each suitcase this will help you to locate All of your luggage easily. Keep your ID's and important papers in a separtate carrier. ID cases that hang around your neck are very useful to hold your State ID license or card and the ship's card. Caps, sunhats, sunglasses even those clip ons they're easy to carry and you want to be able to use them rather not having them available. Make sure youy have comfortable walking shoes 'casue there's lot of walk'in on shore and on board. you don;t have to bring along a watch...witch the exception of waking up in the morning. There is NO TIME and NO DAYS that you need to remember the daily activity print out placed on your bed provides that information. On board, and sailing time, days, and dates disappear. You'll be reminder when you have to leave after the trip is over. the life jacket emergency training procedure is ESSENTIAL, it's simple, can be funny but absolutely necessary. Being I have a sense of humor I put the life jacket upside down, plenty of laughs, some "oh my goodnesses", "Hay Mack ya, got it on backwards" after settling down we learned about emergencies. When you first get on board, find your stateroom, drop you carrying on stuff, get on the elevator go to the upper deck, there's food and drink there, drink, eat, be merry and socialize. Happy Crusing, Bruce Marchetta

Food and Dining

3 out of 5


3 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
5 out of 5

Pros: Sailing on the high seas even

Cons: Meals & weather

Recommends Carnival Paradise? No.

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