Paid too much for not much to do.

Carnival Paradise Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 5

Overall Rating:

1.0 out of 5
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5 Night Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip)
Sail Date: December 17, 2011
Ship: Carnival Paradise
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Family (young children)
Reviewed: 5 years ago
We were on Paradise for 5 nights. The overall impression was just ok.
The staff was exceptional. Couldnt ask for nicer people.

Activities were not the greatest. Entertainment was much less than expected.
Price of cruise was ok but they get you with the extra's.
Every arcade came cost at least a dollar, be prepared if you want soda. Family of five cost over $150 extra for SODA card. I don't mind gratuity but $57 a day was a little much.
Parking was $75. After already paying for a five day cruise for five people I was hit for more than $500 more dollars the first day. Probably would not do again.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Entertainment

1 out of 5
Comedy shows were good, Game shows were lame.
Pool slide closed at 6pm, pool, ping-pong and shuffle board all closed earlier than expected. Shuffle board was bad, I the parent could not slide the discs to the target. not smooth enough.Not much for the kids to do in the late evening or night but spend more money at the arcade at $1 per game or watch TV in the room.

Children's Programs

1 out of 5
Pool slide closed at 6pm, pool, ping-pong and shuffle board all closed earlier than expected. Shuffle board was bad, I the parent could not slide the discs to the target. not smooth enough. Not much for the kids to do in the late evening or night but spend more money at the arcade at $1 per game or watch TV in the room.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Staff was exceptional.
Couldn't ask for nicer people.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

1 out of 5
Beds not as told when cruise was booked.

Pros: Staff was GREAT

Cons: everything else

Recommends Carnival Paradise? No.

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