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Carnival Paradise Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 14

Overall rating:

4 out of 5
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Carnival Paradise

5 Night Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip)

Sail date: August 23, 2014

Ship: Carnival Paradise

Cabin type: Oceanview

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Review summary

It was pretty much what we expected form this particular cruise line/ship.  Fun passengers and crew.  Was set up very similar to other carnival ships.  The only thing that really stuck out was that there weren't any specialty restaurants.  Not that we would have dined in them but you never know.  The price of the cruise did drop $40 per person the last week before sailing.  I tried to get to refund the difference but they would not as it didn't fit their criteria for a refund.  It would have been nice for them to do something for the price change.  With that said we thought the trip was a good value.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
The food is hit or miss. You can always get something different.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Fun trivia by the casino

Entertainment

5 out of 5
There was a great counrty band. Other shows were during out dining time.

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
We didnt do any

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Very friendly and diversified.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
It what we expected and looked newr on inside then last Carnival ship we cruised

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Nice and cool with no bad smells.

Ports of call

Tampa, Florida

5 out of 5
It was pretty easy going getting on and off the ship. The staff not as friendly during disembarkation.

George Town, Grand Cayman

1 out of 5
The last tinder was suppoed to leave 2:15 so we couldnt do excusuions of choice. Come to find out the last tinder was almost and hr later then advertised by the ship. SO we could have done our excursion. :-(

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5
Fantastic port and very lively. Had planty of time for excusions. Would have loved to be there for 2 days.
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