Carnival Paradise Cruise Review to Mexico

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1 cruise (first)


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4 out of 5

First Time Cruise a Delight

Sail Date: November 01, 2009

Reviewed: 7 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

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.

Pros: Service, Scenery

Cons: Engine room sounds at night

Recommends Carnival Paradise? Yes!

Ship Quality
Was great overall - public toilets were not clean though
Cabin / Stateroom
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.
Lots to choose from - enjoy it for what it is - not world class but definitely pleasant
Food and Dining
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.
Service and Staff

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