Carnival Paradise Cruise Review to Mexico

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5 out of 5

Best vacation

Sail Date: December 29, 2008

Reviewed: 8 years ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Oceanview

Very well designed ship with easy access to all I wanted. Embarkation and dembarkation were smooth and fast. The entertainment programs and dining were awesome. Staff was efficient, professional and friendly.

Pros: Entertainment programs and Dining

Cons: none

Recommends Carnival Paradise? Yes!

Ship Quality
Excellent attention to details as everything worked in perfect condition. Many elevators were conveniently available.
Food and Dining
Food was one of the best parts of cruise. High quality food and service over and over again for 4 days. They also offered great choices for vegetarian and ethnic cuisines. 24 hours service. We love the staff for taking great care of our even the smallest needs.
Cabin / Stateroom
We were family of 4 in a single oceanview stateroom and we all felt comfortable. Well architected rooms. We were highly impressed by hard work and dedication of our stateroom server/steward.
Service and Staff
Most staff we met went above and beyond their duty with smiling faces.
We celebrated new year party in the ship which was a great fun. They had entertainment all day long, but the night shows were just fantastic with Broadway production quality entertainers and stage. Cruise Director was himself a great comedian.
Children's Programs
They offered several free children clubs for all ages until 17yrs. Our 12yr boy was in the "Circle C" club. All clubs were full of great activities. Our 18yr son did not fit in to any of their age-based clubs. We wish if they had allowed our 18yrs to participate in the 16-17yrs club. However, he was busy with daily Basketball and Ping-pong competing events besides other programs.
Ensenada, Mexico
We went for 2hrs horse riding session and it was an awesome experience since we had never done horse riding ourselves.
Catalina Island, California
We enjoyed Sagway tours. Glass Bottom Boat was a waste of time. They offered a dozen other interesting options, but the above 2 events fit our family interest.

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