Carnival Paradise Cruise Review to Mexico

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3 out of 5

This was just a OK Cruise for us.

Sail Date: November 15, 2010

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Family (young children)

Room Type: Suite

The ship was old, not designed very well for people to get around.

Pros: Camp Carnival

Cons: Old ship

Recommends Carnival Paradise? No.

Ship Quality
The ship had a very odd design. It was very confussing to find places, usualy you can leave from your room and go to the interior of the ship and get to any level but on this ship you would have to go down hallways then up floors to get to the middle of the ship. I was very odd.
Food and Dining
My family and I have been on over 15 cruises, this was our 3rd with Carnival. November of 2009 we were in the Caribean on a Carnival and the food was great, we were liked the buffet food, we also were able to find the Warm Melting cake out on deck and even was able to order the dinning room dinners from room service but not on the Pardice. The only place you could get the warming chocolate cake was the dining room, the buffet food was terrible and you could not was was being served in the dinning room from room service. Very disapointed on this cruise..
Service and Staff
The one thing about cruising is that you ususaly come back saying that EVERY ONE that worked on the boat is so nice. The majority of people were nice but once we ate breakfast in the dinning room and the waiter that got us our coffee was so put out, I had never ran into some that was actualy mean on a cruise ship.
Our cabin person never straighten up our room only made the bed, we had a couch because we had a suite and not once did he put the couch back up in the day.
Cabin / Stateroom
We had a suite and it was larger then just a balcony on other cruises so that was good however there was dried blood on the wall next to the bed and next to the phone as well as you could see it on the sheets. I had to take a rag and clean it myself.
Children's Programs
Our granddaughter was with us on the trip and she loved Camp Carnival, she wanted to be at Camp Carnival 24-7 if possible. She is 6 so to me that means she liked the people that were running it. It was very safe so we were very comfortable letting her go to the camp.
Catalina Island, California
Cute little island, We went on a submarine glass bottom boat ride and a tour of the cite. I would recomend both activities.
Ensenada, Mexico
The Blow Hole is a must to see. It is well worth the money. The vendors getting towards the blow hole very aggressive..

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