Great cruise except the buffet

Carnival Paradise Cruise Review to Mexico

Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Verified Review
3 Night Baja Mexico (Los Angeles Roundtrip)
Sail Date: February 13, 2009
Ship: Carnival Paradise
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 9 years ago

Stateroom is clean and spacious - except it takes a while for the room to be cleaned.
The staff is excellent and very attentive.
Excursions to Ensenada were fun and appropriate for the time spent.
Formal dinners at Destiny and Elation Rooms were very good.
Dance clubs and bars were fun.
Buffet food was OK, and the lines were very long. There seems to be a lack of time management in preparing the buffet food. They cut off the food/lines too early.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
The formal dining rooms (Destiny and Elation Rooms) were great with good staff support. Poor food management and operating hours were too short at Paris Restaurant (buffet). Buffet lines were too long because of a lack of planning.


5 out of 5
Great performances by the singers/dancers, especially Tenea is the best.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
3 out of 5

Pros: Excellent staff

Cons: Buffet food is OK

Recommends Carnival Paradise? Yes!

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