Carnival Paradise Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Contributor Level: Third Mate

7+ cruises


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3 out of 5

Pretty much as expected

Sail Date: July 27, 2013

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Oceanview

First the good
Boarding and getting situated was very fast and easy
The food in the MDR was okay as expected, nothing spectacular with the exception of the chocolate melting cake.
Service was okay not spectacular.
Entertainment was good two good shows on sea days the rest where not. Comics where mediocre at best.
Self service disembarkation was fast
The not so good:
Buffets where not good food was just plain bland and poor quality
Many tables in lido area remained with dirty dishes for long periods of time, I cleaned off a table so that I would have a place to sit. Pizza station was good.
Pools where overcrowded and many people reserving chairs very difficult to find a place to sit.
In all it was a pretty good cruise
A non ship related note: beware of Alamo car rental in Cozumel inspect your car really well as they will charge you for any little I mean little scratch on the car. Upon return they not only did a visual inspection they ran their hands over the car for non visual imperfections. It's ridiculous.

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The late night comedy show was not very good
There as a middle buffet (carving station) between the Mongolian grill and the other side that generally does not have a line or very little.

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