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Carnival Paradise Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 7

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
Verified Review
4 Night Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip)
Sail Date: March 14, 2013
Ship: Carnival Paradise
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 5 years ago

Carnival has a solid reputation of delivering a fun time, on a safe, well designed ship, however, recent news articles are not seeming to prove that out. Whatever the issues are with the safety and maintenance of your ships, those issues needed to be attended to as quickly and thoroughly as possible, not only is this a P.R. nightmare for your company, any diligent company would be concerned about the well being of its clientele. That said, we had a very worthwhile experience on the Paradise cruise. This ship was lovely to look at everywhere; no garish, over the top designs like on so many of Carnival's ships, much more classy. The shows were outstanding, talent top notch, ambience of the ship great, food service the usual for a Carnival cruise, music and comedy acts excellent, cabins quiet and restful, cleanliness of the cabin fine. The service of our steward was very good; the only area we found lacking on the whole cruise was overall friendliness and tip top attitude of all the waitstaff, bar staff, etc. Other Carnivals the staff has been much more personable than this ship. We missed the comraderie built between staff and clients on the other cruises. Luggage and a dining room change went very smooth, and Carnival's embarkation and debarkation procedures have improved with every time we have cruised your line. We had a very enjoyable cruise and hope the problems get worked out soon for your company, as in the past you have provided a reputable vacation for so many people.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


5 out of 5

Children's Programs

Did not use

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5

Ship Tip

Enjoy the Mexican buffet on Lido deck, it was a fun atmosphere. Take in all the shows, the comedy shows are top notch, we have seen both the comedians on television, and know them to be entertaining, not some second rate variety. The talent in the shows is excellent.

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