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Carnival Paradise Cruise Review to Mexico

Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 2

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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3 Night Baja Mexico (Los Angeles Roundtrip)
Sail Date: September 05, 2008
Ship: Carnival Paradise
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 8 years ago

I love cruising. But by no means would judge cruising by the 3 day Carnival Ensenada Cruise. It's like the difference between Motel 6 and the Ritz, both provide you a place to sleep but one is bare bones.
If you are looking for a quick get-away that is cheap and fun, Take this cruise. On the other hand if you have always heard about how spoiled you get on a cruise, this is not the trip to take.
For a few hundred bucks you get all you can eat and all you can party. This trip is full of the young and young at heart. I go on it every couple of years with "the girls" and always have fun. The ship is older and not as kept up as many cruise lines. The constant turn around (2.5 cruises a week) probably wears the staff out. The food is nothing spectacular but plentiful. The entertainment is not Vegas nightclubs but still enjoyable.
All in all we had a great time. But keep in mind we went for "A GIRLS WEEKEND OUT" Not a quite high class trip.

1 out of 5
The bars are packed with drunks, the vendors are all waiting to take advantage of the tourists. Book an excursion or stay on the ship. Papas N Beer is way over rated and VERY CROWDED! We did buy some great Tequila but again locals do not want to discount much to the cruise crowds.

Pros: Inexpensive party cruise

Cons: Cleanliness not high on the agenda

Recommends Carnival Paradise? Yes!

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