Carnival Paradise Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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3 out of 5

Frustating beginning-Pretty good ending

Sail Date: August 30, 2012

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

Our cruise on the Carnival Paradise was our first ever cruise on any cruise line. In the end, we had a good time, but we both sleep with CPAP machines, and it took over nine very exasperating hours to get the Guest Service staff to take enough interest in our need to plug both of them in with only one electrical outlet in the cabin. Once that issue finally got resolved, we enjoyed the rest of the cruise, especially the shore excursion to the Mayan ruins.

Pros: Mini golf and shore excursion

Cons: Total lack of concern of the Guest Services staff

Recommends Carnival Paradise? Yes!

Ship Quality
Could use a facelift and some modernization.
Food and Dining
The food was very good, and the service in the dining room was good, although the waitress spilled a glass of wine and did not offer to replace it.
Cabin / Stateroom
If you don't have a need to plug in more than one device, the cabin is adequate. If you do, better take your own extension cord or power strip.
Service and Staff
Housekeeping and dining room staffs were very friendly. Guest Services staff was more of a dis-service.
Shows were good, and mini golf was good, but the focus seems to be on drinking and gambling, neither of which we are overly fond of. A better balance would help.

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