Carnival Paradise Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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4-6 cruises


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3 out of 5

An Enjoyable Cruise

Sail Date: December 22, 2011

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

Our overall impression of the ship was good. First cruise we had been on since 2005 so it was interesting to see how things have changed or not changed as the case may be. Ship needs a make over as the decor is really becoming dated. Carnival has become much more informal in our opinion with respect to what is acceptable attire while on a cruise ship most noted in the formal dinning room. They have also become very lax with respect to intoxicated guests. We observed a number of individuals over the four days that really had to much to drink but they kept getting served. Would have like to have seen a bit more of the ships activities geared towards the holiday rather than just keeping the same itinerary. The CD and ACD were great.

Pros: Cabin Staff, Formal Dinning, Shows

Cons: Informal Dinning, Lack of Dress Code in Formal Dinning Room

Recommends Carnival Paradise? Yes!

Ship Quality
Decor of ship is very dated. Public rest rooms were at times dirty.
Food and Dining
This rating applies to the formal dinning room. The informal dinning room we would rate a slightly below average. Suggest you avoid the informal dinning room at Lido Deck and dine in the formal dinning rooms. Much more quite.
Cabin / Stateroom
Perfect size for the two of us. Cabin staff was excellent. Room was always cleaned after we left.
The shows were excellent. Really good performers. Activities were a bit old and the same as what we last had in 2005. Need to come up with some new ideas.
Service and Staff
All the staff we encountered was great.

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