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Carnival Paradise Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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4 Night Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip)
Sail Date: December 22, 2011
Ship: Carnival Paradise
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 6 years ago

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.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
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.


3 out of 5
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

5 out of 5
All the staff we encountered was great.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Decor of ship is very dated. Public rest rooms were at times dirty.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Perfect size for the two of us. Cabin staff was excellent. Room was always cleaned after we left.

Pros: Cabin Staff, Formal Dinning, Shows

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

Recommends Carnival Paradise? Yes!

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