Carnival Paradise Cruise Review to Mexico

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7+ cruises


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5 out of 5

First time on Carnival

Sail Date: May 18, 2009

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Room Type: Oceanview

This cruise was during the Swine Flue out break in Mexico so on the 4 night we had two sea days and one day in Catalina island.  Since it only made the one stop the price was so low it did not pay to stay at home.  I figured for this price what the heck I'll finally break down and try Carnival.  Going with low expectations made everything so much more then what I had expected.  Boarding was quick and we were on the ship before we knew it.  Food in the MDR was great, service was great also.  The extra sea days made the trip very relaxing to enjoy the pool.  The ship is older and still one of the Las Vegas tacky decor ships.   but that kind of adds to the overall fun of not having to dress up or be formal.  This trip was good enough that I will do Carnival again.Love

Ship Quality
Food and Dining
I thought the food was better then on RCCL
Cabin / Stateroom
The cabin is sparse but has everything you would need.
Service and Staff
Onboard Activities
Destinations and Excursions
Long Beach (Los Angeles), California
So much better then San Pedro port, better parking and better staff.
Catalina Island, California
a nice port even if all you do is get lunch, drinks and an Ice cream

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