Carnival Paradise Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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2-3 cruises


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2 out of 5


Sail Date: August 05, 2013

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Inside

Cabin: R107&172

We were disappointed in our first (and probably our last) Carnival cruise.
*We feel that there were a lot of hidden costs.
*Most of the crew was not friendly..... almost appearing "unhappy" with their jobs.
*The pool was closed 3 evenings of a 5 day cruise.
*Photo quality was poor and there were no photo packages offered.
and these are only a few of our issues with Carnival.
Ship Quality
Food and Dining
Dining room EXTREMELY hard to get to for dinner.
Cabin / Stateroom
Service and Staff
$25 for one game of BINGO is crazy!!!!
Children's Programs
Onboard Activities
Destinations and Excursions
We arrived at Grand Cayman an hour BEFORE anything opened... why waste the time we were given to leave the ship when you couldn't do anything?
Tampa, Florida
George Town, Grand Cayman
When allowed 7 hours, you shouldn't spend 1hour before anything is open nor should you spend 45 minutes in a line to get back on the ship.
Cozumel, Mexico


Eat early BEFORE they close the buffet while you're in line. Don't plan on using the pool.

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