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Carnival Paradise Cruise Review to Mexico


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
Sail Date: November 01, 2009
Ship: Carnival Paradise
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 7 years ago
Had always wanted to take a cruise and decided to go on a short one to see what it was like. Lots of pleasant surprises, including how they take care of your rooms to how everyone learns your name. Wasnt that impressed with the shore stops at Encinada and Catalina - got off for a while but came back when it appeared it was all tourist shops and traps - probably best to go on a wine tour or something and get off the beaten track.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Didnt like the overcrowded dining rooms - but discovered one can go to another part of the ship and sit down in serene surroundings and be served. Did stand in line a couple of times though for mongolian bbq and paninis - excellent and fresh - done right in front of you.

Entertainment

3 out of 5
Lots to choose from - enjoy it for what it is - not world class but definitely pleasant

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Was great overall - public toilets were not clean though

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Very clean, could have been a bit more cheerful - bit noisy - heard engines on E deck nr. 239 - perhaps pick a different area of the ship next time and a window view.

Pros: Service, Scenery

Cons: Engine room sounds at night

Recommends Carnival Paradise? Yes!

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