Carnival Paradise to the Caymans and Coz

Carnival Paradise Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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5 Night Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip)
Sail Date: January 09, 2012
Ship: Carnival Paradise
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 6 years ago
The ship is a good sarting place for first time cruisers or those with young children. Although we didn't use the daycare services, they seemed organized and well supervised. The interior is well maintained, the pools were clean and the guestrooms spacious. The overall service was adequate, however, I wasn't a fan of the mandatory gratutities carnival adds to your bill on board. Our waitress in the main dining room was quite possibly the best I have ever had. She was very attentive and took extra steps to go above and beyond in providing special treats for our 5 year old grandson. Housekeeping staff was adequate. The rooms were well maintianed as well. Crowding in the stairwells and elevators seemed to be a bit much and the first night of formal dining seemed a bit chaotic. Some of the staff such as the hostesses in the dining room and guest services tended to run a bit on the rude side.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Typical cruise faire...


3 out of 5

Children's Programs

3 out of 5
Although we didn't utilize the service for our grandson, they seemed organized and professional. There seemed to be plenty to keep the kids busy and well supervised.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
All staff was adequate but the only one that I felt went above and beyond was our evening waitress.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
crowding in stairwells and elevators was a bit of a problem

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
spacious and comfortable

Pros: Spacious staterooms

Cons: mandatory gratuity charges even on children

Recommends Carnival Paradise? Yes!

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