Carnival Paradise Cruise Review to Mexico

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4-6 cruises


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3 out of 5

Nice getaway for locals

Sail Date: September 19, 2011

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

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.

Pros: Healthy dining options

Cons: Room & public restrooms weren't clean

Recommends Carnival Paradise? No.

Ship Quality
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.
Service and Staff
Not as engaged and friendly as I remember. I suspect corporate changes that have impacted the staff. They seemed tired and disengaged.
Good entertainment for the crowd. Game shows were fun, casino staff was attentive, lounge singer was outstanding.
Cabin / Stateroom
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.
Food and Dining
Better menu options in the dining room and great international choices at the buffet. Salad bar was well stocked and coffee never ran out.
Ensenada, Mexico
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.
Catalina Island, California
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.

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