Carnival Paradise Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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4-6 cruises


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3 out of 5

Not my favorite cruise.

Sail Date: December 01, 2011

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

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.

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.

Ship Quality
Food and Dining
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.
Cabin / Stateroom
Size/decor/comfort are all average at best. However, our stateroom steward, Roy, was fantastic.
Service and Staff
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!

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