Pleasantly Surprised

Carnival Paradise Cruise Review to Mexico


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Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
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3 Night Baja Mexico (Los Angeles Roundtrip)
Sail Date: May 28, 2010
Ship: Carnival Paradise
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 7 years ago
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!

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Very surprised at how good everything was! The chocolate melting cake rocks!

Entertainment

3 out of 5
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

3 out of 5
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.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
We were surprised how big the ship was considering Paradise is one of the smaller ships.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Our bed was so comfortable and great pillows! Good closet space too.
3 out of 5
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.

Pros: Everything in one place and lots to do?

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

Recommends Carnival Paradise? Yes!

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