Carnival Paradise Cruise Review to Mexico

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3 out of 5

Pleasantly Surprised

Sail Date: May 28, 2010

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

The ship was very clean and the layout was great! There's something for everyone! We didn't travel with kids but it didn't bother us that there were many. They all seemed pretty entertained. The food was much better then expected as I had read a few blogs that reflected disappointment. We were very happy with the portions and quality! The dinner service was good; however, the servers in the pool area looked a little miserable, like they didn't want to be there. Another complaint but a small one...too many pictures. I felt a little hounded at dinner and after in Carnival Row. Other them that, it was fun and we're looking forward to our next cruise!

Pros: Everything in one place and lots to do?

Cons: A little sewage smell from time-to-time

Recommends Carnival Paradise? Yes!

Cabin / Stateroom
Our bed was so comfortable and great pillows! Good closet space too.
Ship Quality
We were surprised how big the ship was considering Paradise is one of the smaller ships.
Food and Dining
Very surprised at how good everything was! The chocolate melting cake rocks!
We liked the piano bar as it was a more mature crowd (30 - 50). Went to Rex (the nightclub) the second night but it was dead although they were playing great music.
Service and Staff
Dinner servers were great! I love that they made it a point to remember our names and what cocktails we wanted! Very impressive. We felt special.
Ensenada, Mexico
We took the Papa's and Beer excursion to Rosarito; however if we had known there was one in Encenada, we wouldn't have gone but we did have fun so no regrets.

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