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Carnival Paradise Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 3

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
Verified Review
5 Night Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip)
Sail Date: April 05, 2014
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Cabin Number: M194
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 3 years ago

We enjoyed our cruise with Carnival on the ship Paradise.  Even though it was an older ship with fewer amenities, it far exceeded my expectations for cleanliness.  The ship was very well maintained and the staff were excellent.  I was a little dissapointed with the entertainment offered.  The show was mediocre at best and there were very few other entertainment options offered that didnt inclue spending money onboard.  However, I will definitely cruise again with Carnival.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
The food was ok considering the number of people onboard to feed. The variety of choices were good.

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5
Referenced above

Entertainment

1 out of 5
I was dissapointed with the entertainers onboard. The show was 'cheesy' and mediocre at best. The activities were few and far between. Gaps in times of activities offered. And few activities without spending money onboard.

Children's Programs

not applicable to my trip

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
The staff was attentive and friendly. Had a little problem with our cabin steward coming into the room unannounced and too often. But he was attentive to our needs.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
The ship was well maintained and clean

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
The overall cleanliness was ok. The cabin could use a very good 'deep' cleaning tho. Some mold on the shower tiles and floor. Fingerprints on doors, etc.

Ship Tip

We opted for the 'anytime dining' option. Next time I will choose a specific seating. There seemed to always be a wait during the times we chose to be seated. Also, the wait staff were less attentive.

3 out of 5
The location was convenient with the exception of parking. The staff was not friendly and bordered on being RUDE.
5 out of 5
We decided to go on our own and not book an excursion and Im thrilled we did. The snorkeling a few yards from the port area was perfect and beautiful. The local people were very friendly.
5 out of 5
We enjoyed the port area. It was very clean and pretty, we felt safe. The people were friendly and the shopping was fun.
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