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Carnival Paradise Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
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5 Night Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip)
Sail Date: August 05, 2013
Ship: Carnival Paradise
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Large Group
Reviewed: 3 years ago
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.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
had lobster meal once during the trip - it was good

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Children's Programs

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
not too cramped as i was expecting it to be for family with 2 five yr olds

Ship Tip

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.

5 out of 5
5 out of 5
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