Carnival Paradise Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Contributor Level: Purser

4-6 cruises


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3 out of 5

Destination Cruise

Sail Date: August 10, 2013

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Oceanview

Our Carnival Paradise 5 night cruise meet expectations for a budget cruise. One should consider spending more, if they want a genuine cruise holiday. We wanted to scuba dive at Grand Cayman and Cozumel. We were not disappointed. Carnival arrived in Port on schedule and our dives were phenomenal as Caribbean diving can be.
That said, our cruise experience was disappointing. For casual dining the buffet breakfast and lunches always had a long line. This seemed to result in mostly rude fellow passengers and bad manners. Perhaps if Carnival did not close down the buffet lines in the early afternoon, the passengers would be more relaxed. The food quality was fairly low as well. Skip the art auction. It is poor business practice for Carnival to try and hustle huge dollar amounts for cheap prints. More on board activities are needed like ship tours and cooking classes, wine tasting. Staterooms were clean and cruise staff superb.
Ship Quality
Food and Dining
Needs improvement on quality and choices
Cabin / Stateroom
Service and Staff
Need more activities and family shows
Children's Programs
Onboard Activities
Need more activities than bingo and sunbathing
Destinations and Excursions

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