First Time Cruiser...Very Impressed

Carnival Paradise Cruise Review to Mexico

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

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
Sail Date: March 01, 2010
Ship: Carnival Paradise
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 8 years ago

Overall I was very impressed. The ship was clean and well layed out. We walked around a little bit the first evening and found where everything was. I've never cruised before and was most impressed by the service. Always a smile and a good morning/day/evening from everyone on the ship. Just a great, relaxing vacation that totally hit the spot.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The food was awesome. The main dining for dinner was outstanding. We would usually eat at the buffet for breakfast and lunch and we were never disappointed. The sandwiches and pizza for late night snacking was a great way to wind down before heading off to bed.


5 out of 5
We didn't do a lot of activities, but the late night comedy shows were funny. The karaoke contest was fun. We didn't really attend any other shows. Spent a lot of time in the casino and the dealers there were all very friendly and helpful.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
If it was possible to rate this any higher, I would. This was the best part of the trip. Every single staff member I met was courteous, friendly and helpful. They really could not have been any better.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
There seemed to be plenty of room for everyone. I didn't feel cramped or crowded at all. Public areas were clean and well taken care of, even for an older ship.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Plenty of room and bigger than I anticipated. I could do without all the orange in the room, but that is more of a personal thing for me.

Recommends Carnival Paradise? Yes!

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