Carnival Paradise Cruise Review to Mexico

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4 out of 5

A fun weekend away!

Sail Date: October 17, 2008

Reviewed: 8 years ago

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Room Type: Inside

We recently sailed on Paradise on the 3 day cruise to Ensenada. The boat is big with a lot to explore and to do on it. There are enough places to find an empty chair to relax and read. Nothing seemed too crowded. Dressing up for formal night was a blast. The pictures are expensive, however. We booked a hot stone massage early and were given a discount for getting one on the last day. The gym has treadmills and elliptical machines facing the ocean, which makes for a nice view while working out.

Pros: Relaxing and enjoying all the activities

Cons: Lines for food on the Lido deck

Recommends Carnival Paradise? Yes!

Ship Quality
Food and Dining
There is a great selection of food at the dining room and the food was delicious. My favorites were the mac n cheese, lobster and melting chocolate cake. The room service menu is not very exciting and the food is just decent. The lines for the food on the Lido deck were long at times. Also, the sushi bar is rather boring. Each night, they offered 3 pieces (2 rolls and 1 sashimi) Sake was good though ($12 for a big bottle)
Service and Staff
For the most part, the staff was great. Our waiter was very accommodating and friendly.
Seth the comedian has really funny adult only shows! The Rex "club" played good dancing music and is fun to hang out even if just to people watch.
Cabin / Stateroom
The room was comfortable. At times we had 6 people in it and there was enough room for all of us to sit/walk around. The rooms need more counter space though. Good free movies. The free robes were nice too.
Ensenada, Mexico
The tour to the Blow Hole and the winery made through Carnival was great. The tour guide was very knowledgeable about Mexico's history and gave us good tips on how to bargain while shopping. She also pointed out the best shops and best places to get a fish taco and churros. Wine tasting consisted of a short tour and then trying 6 different wines. Our tour guide let us try flavored egg nog too.
Don't Miss: Fish tacos and margaritas on the left side before the blow hole

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