Carnival Paradise Cruise Review to Mexico
Sail Date: June 10, 2011
Ship: Carnival Paradise
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 6 years ago
This was our first cruise experience and we were pleasantly surprised. The entire trip was so well organized, from boarding the ship to the dinner services. Everywhere you went on the boat there was a friendly face to help you, serve you or just greet you. The captains dinner and meet and greet were nice and the rooms were just the right size as well. We brought our son for his 21st birthday along with our 13 year old son as well. We were totally comfortable with letting them run amok aboard the ship and both of them found their own "friends" in no time. Ensenada was smooth as silk with a trip to El Bufadora ($30 a head, but worth it). It was 22 miles of mexican roads that were pretty exciting and the shops were just as expected with great deals and a little extra help from our lovely tour guide "Hazel" about how to barter and how to avoid scams. The acid test works great and they have to do it or risk losing the sale. Dolphins over the ships side and seals in the ports. We met tons of great cruise buddies and hopefully friends for a long time. I would do it again in a minute, were are saving already.
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Pros: The staff, boat, hospitality, tours, drinks and shows were all perfect.
Cons: Cost of drinks, couldnt BYOB on the cruise.