Carnival Paradise Cruise Review to Mexico

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1 cruise (first)


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3 out of 5

First time cruisers, fun but eye opener

Sail Date: September 01, 2007

Reviewed: 7 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

Tried 3 day to Ensenada as our first experience on a cruise. MIght have been better if we were with other couples we knew. Interesting people watching. Felt the $10 per day, per person gratuity was out of line. Gratuity is something you feel you want to give because it is deserved. There were times that we would not have tipped because were dissatisfied. On top of that the still charge you 15% for EVERY drink order you place. Alcohol or not. Should be better orientation as you board ship as to what is supposed to take place when. But all in all, we did enjoy ourselves and would like to cruise again. But probably on a longer cruise like to Alaska.

Pros: Initially, it was impressive. All the flash and glitter of the ship itself. Was pretty cool. Like a small city on a ship.

Cons: 3-day cruise was mostly for young adults,lots of drinking and partying. Biggest

Recommends Carnival Paradise? Yes!

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