Mediocre Experience

Carnival Paradise Cruise Review to Mexico

Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

2 out of 5
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4 Night Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip)
Sail Date: January 05, 2012
Ship: Carnival Paradise
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 6 years ago

This experience was totally mediocre. Carnival really let me down. I had high expectations, with all of Carnival's hype...

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
The food was bland. You had to eat when Carnival told you to and had to wait in long lines. If you tried to eat on your own time, there was, maybe, one buffet open.


1 out of 5
This is where Carnival really, "dropped the ball." The shows were boring and poorly scheduled. I don't think that Carnival even auditions people.

Service and Staff

1 out of 5
The staff didn't really try to appear to care. The were mostly all just okay. No one on this ship was make it in the service industry state side. I blame Carnival's pre-tipping program. There is no incentive for staff to try.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
The ship was okay, though stuck in the 70's style. I expected more for the money

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
The room was oaky, though very small. It was hard to move around for a couple. There was a table built into the wall with two small stools. The TV was a joke... I am glad that I brought my laptop with DVDs!!

Pros: The Shore Excursions

Cons: Too Many Children on the Ship

Recommends Carnival Paradise? No.

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