Carnival Paradise Cruise Review to Mexico

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3 out of 5

Better than working

Sail Date: August 01, 2007

Reviewed: 9 years ago

Traveled As: Family w/older children

Room Type: Oceanview

Overall -- a nice way to spend free time. Ship is aging -- but you get what you pay for, and this was a "bargain" price.

Pros: Saul, Elation Dining Room Team Captain Waiter

Cons: navigating the ship's layout

Recommends Carnival Paradise? Yes!

Food and Dining
Although plentiful, the food was more quantity that quality. An exception to this, however, was the fabulous lava cake -- and Saul was sure we had one at the conclusion of dinner each night!
Service and Staff
For the most part, all staff were friendly. Photographers, like on other ships, were too ambitious and insistent, even when we politely declined.
Ship Quality
Difficult to navigate the ship's layout due to elevators that did not go to all decks and/or stairs that did not connect to Dining Rooms.
Cabin / Stateroom
Bed was very comfortable. Air temperature was uneven. Bathroom was a reasonable size. Storage for clothes was ample. Carpet was damp -- cleaning or shower leak? Unfortunately, child sized fingerprints on mirror weren't mine (and assume they were the previous occupants); and continued to remain on the mirror for the duration of the cruise.
Magician (Bobbi B.) was one of the best I've ever seen, and his presentation was most novel. Dance shows were more quantity than quality -- energetic but ho-hum "reviews." Midnight adult shows were the highlight -- but be forewarned -- very adult content and language.

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