Carnival Paradise Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Third Mate

2-3 cruises


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4 out of 5

26th anniv cruise

Sail Date: September 12, 2013

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

We had a great time on our cruise on the Paradise. Was it a five star Vegas hotel? No, but it was perfectly fine to us. The crew worked around the clock cleaning and the entire staff was friendly. If they happen not to be to you, chances are it's you and your attitude. These people leave their homes and families for 7 months to a year and work 12 hours a day 7 days a week with very little down time. And before you say "They choose to do this". Yes they did but look where they come from. They cannot make the money they do where they come from so cut them a little slack. The food was great and the only thing I didn't like was something I wouldn't like off the ship. Our waiter, Manny, was a lot of fun at dinner in the Destiny room and knew our names at the table within five minutes. Our cabin steward, Julio, asked us very single time he saw us did we need anything. Again, if yours didn't, it was you and your attitude and how you treated them because trust me I saw it too many times of people acting like tools. Yes they are your waiter and cabin steward but not your slave and do not treat them as such. We spent most of our time on the serenity deck enjoying the sea go by. The pools were small but if you didn't read about that before your booked the cruise, again that's a you thing. The people working the stores in Cozumel were aggressive but again this is how they make the little bit of money they get and I personally do not have a problem with someone trying to make a dollar. Overall we had a great time dancing, at the comedy shows, the casino and the game shows. We will only ever do cruises again and Carnival has not let us down yet. The biggest part of cursing is being informed . Read all you can before you go and treat the crew with respect like you want to be treated.
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Go early before everyone wakes up for breakfast and avoid the wait. Book the early dinner. The pizza was very good along with the omelets and sandwiches.

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