home town buffet on a boat
Carnival Paradise Cruise Review to Mexico
Sail Date: January 31, 2011
Ship: Carnival Paradise
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 7 years ago
Review SummaryFood: we were so excited to try the food everyone raves about. the quality is that of a sizzler or hometown buffet. honestly, i felt like i was at a hospice eating food that had no love in it. the cups are all dirty plastic. in fact the first cup and roll of silverware i grabbed had chunks of food on it. at night, in the restaurant, everyone at our table ordered a lot! at first we were shocked but then jumped on the bandwagon since the portions are small. the wait staff almost seemed annoyed, but this food was so much better than the buffet so we took advantage!
entertainment: the main show was a joke. my high school plays were of better quality. i felt embarrassed for the performers. we actually walked out of the show and when we talked to the people at our dinner table, so did they! the cruise "fun crew" actually put on the best shows. their personalities were probably the best part of the cruise. the comedy itself was a joke.
overall, i guess you get what you pay for. we were often bored. we met some awesome people, but other than that i think this ship left a bad taste in our mouth when it comes to taking another cruise. we are told this is a "starter cruise." personally, this made me never want to go on one again.
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Cons: food, the smells, entertainment