Good, But Not Great.

Carnival Paradise Cruise Review to Mexico

Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

2 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: 6 years ago
Our philosophy: It's all about the cruise, not where the cruise stops.
This was our first "Carnival" cruise. Either Carnival is not the nicest cruise line or the Princess is not their nicest ship. On our Carnival cruise, if you weren't excited about the stops, you had better enjoy siting by the pool or playing ping-pong. We can't be the only ones that associate the idea of a cruise with with the idea of "Luxury". We did NOT get the feeling of luxury.
Perfect example: On our past cruises, we would have described the midnight buffet as ice-sculptures surrounded by beautiful, rich displays of fruit, seafood (even caviar), deserts and much more. On Carnival - One ice-sculpture sitting next to a Taco-Bar!
Maybe were just spoiled.

Food and Dining

1 out of 5


1 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
1 out of 5

Pros: Being on any cruise feels good.

Cons: Average at best.

Recommends Carnival Paradise? No.

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