Not my favorite cruise.

Carnival Paradise Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western


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

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
Sail Date: December 01, 2011
Ship: Carnival Paradise
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 5 years ago
The ship had a strange layout that we never really got used to like we have on other ships. I wish there had been some premium restaurants as well.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
The "average" rating is a combination. We found the dining room food to be excellent for the most part. However, the food on the lido deck and in the other areas was really not good. We do not attend the dressy dinner, so we ate on the Lido deck, and the food was so bad, I didn't eat more than one bite of anything I tried.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
As mentioned above, we REALLY enjoyed watching Revolver play each night. The area they played (at the US Casino Bar) seems like a poor choice, though. There's so much traffic in that area, it's difficult to dance - and that is definitely a band that needs room for dancing!

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Size/decor/comfort are all average at best. However, our stateroom steward, Roy, was fantastic.

Pros: The service, as always, is excellent. There was an AMAZING band, Revolver, that we listened to every night. It's a shame they couldn't be in the QM Lounge or Rex or somewhere that would've made it more enjoyable from a guest perspective due to traffic on Carnival Blvd.

Cons: The food everywhere but the dining room was sub-par compared to past cruises.

Recommends Carnival Paradise? No.

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