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Carnival Paradise Cruise Review to Mexico

Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Vote: 1

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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4 Night Baja Mexico (Los Angeles Roundtrip)
Sail Date: June 29, 2009
Ship: Carnival Paradise
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 8 years ago

The Paradise was very glitzy, two baby grand pianos, and a fun waterslide by one of the pools. They also have an "adults only" deck for solitude and sun with two whirlpool spas. The full-service spa and workout room were fabulous! Some areas could have been a bit more tidy - many of the lounge chairs were dirty, our shower could have used a little bleach!

3 out of 5
We took the shuttle into the shopping area, where the expected merchants were trying everything they could to get us to buy. Did pick up the pretty Mexican blanket I wanted, and had lots of fun "bargaining" with the sellers. Don't pay the first price you are told - have fun trying to make a "deal!" Our older son loved it, our younger son was a bit frightened by the unfamiliar surroundings and high-pressure sales tactics.
5 out of 5
Catalina is a charming little town, always love visiting there.
Don't Miss: Highly recommend the parasailing - wheeeee! Don't miss it, it's worth the $$$$!

Pros: There were activities non-stop, the dining options were great for kids, the dining room staff was VERY ACCOMMODATING, they really spoiled us! Great cruise for families.

Cons: Some areas were a bit dirty, not well-maintained, but overall very nice.

Recommends Carnival Paradise? Yes!

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