Carnival Paradise Cruise Review to Mexico

Contributor Level: Deck Hand

Experience
2-3 cruises

Review
1

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1 out of 5

The Walmart version of a boat ride

Sail Date: January 11, 2008

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

Book with Royal Carribbean.
You get what you pay for on this short trip to Ensenada.
Being the cheapest boat on the water comes complete with your Walmart/Ikea Saturday afternoon shopper types and their drunken inlaws, horrific buffet style food (think underpaid cafeteria workers), unsuccessful attempts at cuisine, an overworked staff, out of style glitzy decor, and an overwhelming sense of "it has to get better". It doesn't. The awe of the big boat diminishes as you wait for some semblance of refinery or even just a good time. Without alcohol, you are not going to get it. The ship's old fashioned decor at first charms you but when you realize that it's not on purpose, but that it's just out-dated, it loses you.

Pros: the gym was nice and they had a fantastic chocolate souffle

Cons: The food was horrific, staff overworked with no time to spend at anyone's table, dirty

Recommends Carnival Paradise? No.

Ensenada, Mexico
Must see - hit the taco stands $1 for the best carna asada or pollo adobo you'll ever find. Steer clear of the tourist trap restaurants - you can see the entertainment from the street and you'll stay away from the marked up prices. Walk the streets before buying anything - the closer you are to the bus drop off point, the more expensive things are.
Don't Miss: Simply walk the quick streets of Ensenada Find where the locals eat and just chill out. Taco stands are a must.
Ensenada, Mexico
Must see - hit the taco stands $1 for the best carna asada or pollo adobo you'll ever find. Steer clear of the tourist trap restaurants - you can see the entertainment from the street and you'll stay away from the marked up prices. Walk the streets before buying anything - the closer you are to the bus drop off point, the more expensive things are.
Don't Miss: Simply walk the quick streets of Ensenada Find where the locals eat and just chill out. Taco stands are a must.


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