Carnival Paradise Cruise Review to Mexico

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3 out of 5

First (and last?) Cruise with Carnival

Sail Date: April 16, 2012

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Traveled As: Large Group

Room Type: Oceanview

This was my first experience with Carnival Cruise Line. I recently returned from their Monday-Saturday trip to Grand Cayman and Cozumel out of Tampa, carrying the largest percentage of overweight, smoking, heavy drinking tattooed people I've ever seen assembled in one place. If that's the type of party ship you're looking for, then you'll feel right at home.

Pros: Dining areas, including a free Sushi Bar

Cons: Party atmosphere

Recommends Carnival Paradise? No.

Not much to recommend the entertainment and activities, which varied in quality from high school musical to frat party raucous.
Ship Quality
Both the common areas and the staterooms were very clean. The deck layouts are easy to navigate. The elevators are slow, so be prepared to use the stairs.
Cabin / Stateroom
Our Ocean View stateroom was a bit cramped but adequate. The bathroom shower was great- hot with good water pressure. Would recommend the U Deck- nice & quiet.
Food and Dining
Rather than picking a seating time, I chose "Your Time" dining which was a nice advantage. There was plenty of variety to the food in the restaurants. The Buffet areas had enough varied selections to make dining there enjoyable.
Service and Staff
The room steward was excellent! Dining staff was attentive and pleasant.

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