Carnival Paradise Cruise Review to Mexico

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7+ cruises

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1 out of 5

will not go again

Sail Date: November 01, 2010

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Large Group

Room Type: Oceanview

The ship was beautiful but we were there for the overall experience of good food good fun. The food wasn't gourmet and the menu's each night were smudged and dirty.
The dinners seemed like re assembled food from the buffet the day before.

Pros: that my friends were there.

Cons: variety/quality of foods offerred

Recommends Carnival Paradise? No.

Ship Quality
small but clean ship. good size stateroom.
Service and Staff
Never met the captain at the 'captain's dinner'. Didn't even know it was the 'captains dinner' until the photograph was displayed for purchase with that title on it. Dining staff was very nice though.
Food and Dining
The quality of the food was like attending a Hometown buffet each night (and this was in the formal dining room). The menu was the same daily with one or two items that were different each night. Big disappointment that if you wanted something like lobster tail or filet minon you had to pay an additional $18. No midnight chocolate buffet and the only 24hr eating spot was pizza.
Entertainment
I have been on this same cruise 5 times in the past. The variety of entertainment has really gone down. One show, in the Normandie (the biggest theatre with seating for about 400) relied on the guests to come up to the stage to dance to a band in the corner.What kind of entertainment is that. You could easily have hosted that in the bar.
Cabin / Stateroom
stateroom was fine
Catalina Island, California
Had a great time drinking a Las Casuelas at Las Casitas.
Ensenada, Mexico
Papas and Beer was a safe bet. Others in our group got flu-like sick from the sidewalk chips and salsa.


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