Nice getaway for locals

Carnival Paradise Cruise Review to Mexico


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Experience: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
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4 Night Baja Mexico (Los Angeles Roundtrip)
Sail Date: September 19, 2011
Ship: Carnival Paradise
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 5 years ago
This was my third time on this ship and there were some noticeable changes. THE GOOD: improved healthy menu choices in the dining room. THE BAD: cabin wasn't clean and steward was unavailable.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Better menu options in the dining room and great international choices at the buffet. Salad bar was well stocked and coffee never ran out.

Entertainment

3 out of 5
Good entertainment for the crowd. Game shows were fun, casino staff was attentive, lounge singer was outstanding.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Not as engaged and friendly as I remember. I suspect corporate changes that have impacted the staff. They seemed tired and disengaged.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
The ship shows its age and needs a good cleaning. The layout is easy to navigate around. Cabin was not clean and public toilets were filthy.

Cabin / Stateroom

1 out of 5
Had to buy bleach wipes in Catalina to wipe down the filthy room. Carpet lint upon arrival was still there by the third day. Found a roach in the room on the fourth day which resulted in a good cleaning and an option to change cabins.
3 out of 5
Downtown is an easy walk from the ship as well as navigating around the port. A beautiful cultural center is under construction and walking distance from port. Starbucks is clean with free wi-fi.
5 out of 5
A great way to spend the day in Catalina. We had no wait de/embarking and walked around the Island for a few hours. Descanso Beach is a great place to relax and sun. The library has free wi-fi.

Pros: Healthy dining options

Cons: Room & public restrooms weren't clean

Recommends Carnival Paradise? No.

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