Carnival Paradise Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Contributor Level: Second Mate

7+ cruises


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4 out of 5

Exceeded our Expectations

Sail Date: December 09, 2013

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

Cabin: GUAR

POSITIVES: A good value; easy to get a table for two in the dining room; a HUGE variety of shore excursions were offered because our ship's passengers were combined with those from other Carnival ships in port at the same time; reasonably priced shore excursions; casual atmosphere and dress code; friendly and personal service from the staff; easy to get a chair on the Serenity deck; excellent programs for children--they seemed happy and entertained and were not in the way of adults like us who were traveling as a couple; the passenger list included a wide range of ages and everyone seemed to find something to interest them on board.

NEGATIVES: Not enough information was offered on ports (history, points of interest, etc) other than shopping and paid shore excursions; ocean-view rooms almost always had condensation on the window exteriors so you couldn't see out clearly.  And we were directed to keep our curtains drawn all day to block the sun to keep the A/C working effectively.  So why pay extra for an ocean view?  Next time we will save money by taking an interior cabin;

Ship Quality
Food and Dining
Cabin / Stateroom
I needed to climb over my husband to get out of the bed.
Service and Staff
Children's Programs
Onboard Activities
Most were dumbed down.
Destinations and Excursions


On "Elegant Night" most guys wore slacks and a sport shirt (no tie) in the dining room. Only a minority wore tie and jacket. Another minority wore shorts, even though long pants were requested. Apparently anything goes, so do what makes you happy.

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