Carnival Paradise Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western
Sail Date: September 17, 2012
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 4 years ago
Review SummaryThis was my first cruise. My partner has severe arthritis and had great difficulty getting in and out of the pool using the ladder. Since it was our first, we weren't always sure what to do and this was awkward. By day 2, we felt more comfortable. The ship was very clean. A bit disappointed fine dining did not include better china or centerpieces. All workers were friendly and helpful. At the buffet, tables waited to be bussed for a very long time. Food averaged from good to excellent. Would have liked to see a sightseeing excursion offered at each port. My partner had difficulty walking a long way and a tour bus/van trip would have been interesting for us. We enjoyed shopping.
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Pros: The price was right. I especially enjoyed being out at sea\, the live bands and choices in fine dining. The buffet was great too. I ate a lot of chocolate yogurt! My oceanview cabin was a treat. Looking out the window was a something I will do again. The bedding was very comfortable. Nice cabin.
Cons: The Lido Deck was always very loud. The music seemed to be extra loud. I enjoy alcohol but\, felt there were way too many drunk people aboard. In fine dining\, I got stuck with a very boring couple which made dinner less fun. Would have preferred open seating.