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Carnival Paradise Cruise Review to Mexico

Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 2

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
Verified Review
4 Night Baja Mexico (Los Angeles Roundtrip)
Sail Date: November 19, 2007
Ship: Carnival Paradise
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Large Group
Reviewed: 10 years ago

I had always heard the Queen Mary was huge. The Paradise dwarfed the Queen Mary! Our boat sure looked impressive when viewed in port.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Absolutely loved the Chocolate melting cake! Waiter was kind enough to bring extra! The staff made my wife feel very special on her birthday.


3 out of 5
Programs were good but not exceptional. Considering we were on a boat in the Pacific I was impressed. Not the quality that I would expect at a larger venue.

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
My grandchildren loved going to kid's camp. You must have been doing something well!

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
They were very friendly without going over the top. After a few days they become friends.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Clean and orderly. Well maintained. Easy to get around once you learn the deck names and order.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
I would get a room farther toward the front to avoid the creaking noise near the stern. Room was great for the two of us. Might be tight for a family.
3 out of 5
Once again a cold day. Had a good time meeting people on the malacon. Shoping with the grandkids was fun. Would like to visit some other natural areas, but the tours were rather pricy! If the weather was better would have rented a vehicle!
3 out of 5
I loved the Island. However, my family went back early to the boat. It was cold and not visitor friendly the day we were there. I was exploring the back areas looking for birds so I had a blast!
Don't Miss: Loved the Botanical Gardens. Good Birding, Many species. Lovely plants!

Pros: The service, ship activities, and the food was all very good.

Cons: Loud creaking noises toward the stern of the ship. (Stabilizer?)

Recommends Carnival Paradise? Yes!

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