Carnival Paradise Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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2-3 cruises


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3 out of 5

western carribean cruise

Sail Date: August 05, 2013

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Traveled As: Large Group

Room Type: Inside

Ship design was like one of those 80's las vegas hotels. The cabiners and housekeeping personnel kept cabins clean. We had 11 people in our group. Cabiners were excellent. They seem to know when we are out of our rooms - we left our rooms untidy and come back to it clean, with folded animal towels and chocolates at night! The shows were excellent. There were late night shows for families with kids, and camp carnival has baby sitting (for a fee $10+/hr) after 10pm, otherwise, they have kids' programs all day long - they have kids activities and kids must be able to participate because they do not offer one to one baby sitting. Some nights i see group of 10 yr olds taken to pizza bar at 1am by facilitators - this was great i thought, as kids got to hang out with other kids their age. They had club nights for teenagers too.Quite a few buffet tables were closed after 330pm and 930pm. The only thing open 24 hr food wise was pizza and soft ice cream dispenser. The pool area stayed loud and busy with music, activity - not a good place to hang around if you wan to relax.
Ship Quality
Food and Dining
had lobster meal once during the trip - it was good
Cabin / Stateroom
not too cramped as i was expecting it to be for family with 2 five yr olds
Service and Staff
Children's Programs
Onboard Activities
Destinations and Excursions
there is uncovered walk path from ship to cozumel port, so if it rains....? Tents should have been provided so people lining up to get back to ship don't get drenched as one entry machine was not working and the line got the rain, people? get tents out next time...


the ship keeps "ship time" NOT destination time - so be aware so you don' come back late. it docks at puerta maya port in cozumel and south port in cayman islands. There were stingray tours by the dock at cayman islan - no need to get cruise ship tour nor travel by sea 30 min. away.

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