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Carnival Paradise Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
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5 Night Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip)
Sail Date: December 13, 2014
Ship: Carnival Paradise
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago

Our first Carnival cruise.  The boat is dated…but there is nothing wrong with it.  It's a smaller ship and our cabin was small but comfy.  Food was ok…a bit disappointing….same stuff on the buffet all week long for breakfast and lunch.  Dinner most nights was good.  Did NOT care for the folks coming through the dining room every night PUSHING the shots at each table - kind of "low buck" .  Did the "at sea breakfast" in the dining room and it was good!!!  Had fun and loved Cozumel and Grand Cayman - though we just did the private beach at both (Paradise Beach and Tiki Beach). Our cabin guy "william" and our dining room waiter "Marco" were wonderful…as was most of the staff.  

Had fun but probably wouldn't do this one again.  We prefer Royal Caribbean over Carnival.  

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
disappointed with the food overall

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
not nearly as much to do on this ship as there was on our Royal Caribbean cruise.

Entertainment

3 out of 5
nothing to write home about. Comedian wasn't that funny. Piano bar was okay.

Children's Programs

n/a

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
MARCO in the dining room and William - our cabin server - were wonderful!!!

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
dated and small but nothing wrong with it.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
small but comfy!! LOVED the shower size and water pressure and always had HOT water!!!!!

Ship Tip

do the sea-day dining room brunch….very good

5 out of 5
easy to get in and out, no issues with drop off or pick up - great place to cruise from except the larger boats cannot go out of this port due to the Skyway bridge
5 out of 5
beautiful - loved paradise beach and their pool. very clean!!!!
5 out of 5
good. did Tiki beach $30 per person to get in - spent the day on the beach and in the water.
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