Excellent "quicky" get-away

Carnival Paradise Cruise Review to Mexico
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
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Carnival Paradise

4 Night Baja Mexico (Los Angeles Roundtrip)

Sail Date: September 08, 2008

Ship: Carnival Paradise

Cabin Type: Oceanview

Traveled As: Couple

Reviewed: 10 years ago

Review Summary

Overall, our experience was very nice. I have one complaint, and it is a selfish one. I played Bingo to win a cruise and I and one other person won at the same time. We had to draw balls to see who got the highest number. I think it would have been nice to split the prize so we could each get 1/2 off, or better yet, give us both a free cruise. We paid $40.00 for our Bingo cards, which is quite pricey, but we wanted to win a free trip, so we splurged.

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
I gained 14 lbs. That says it all.


5 out of 5
Excellent, except for the above comment about the Bingo game. My wife and I were both a little upset about that.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
I thought they all did a nice job of trying to keep everyone happy.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
I have to say that I was surprised to see all the dust in many areas including our room. I remember our first cruise on the Jubilee, it was spotless.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
As I said above, dusty and obvious smears/fingerprints all over.

Ports Of Call

Ensenada, Mexico

5 out of 5
It was typical midsize Mexican town. Although I'm glad to see that they are trying to get some industry in there to get jobs for the people. Maybe it will keep them from coming to the U.S. illegally.
Don't Miss: Don't know, we just walked around mostly. Been to Mexico many times in past.

Catalina Island, California

5 out of 5
Very nice, although I've been there years before when it was really a small beach village. It is obviously a tourist place now.
Don't Miss: I really liked the overland tour bus that showed us around.

Pros: Service was good, drinks were excellent, entertainment very nice.

Cons: Wasn't as clean as was a Carnival Cruise we took several years ago.

Recommends Carnival Paradise? Yes!

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