Carnival Paradise Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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4 out of 5

Paradise was a great getaway

Sail Date: January 05, 2015

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Oceanview

Out of Tampa to Grand Cayman and Cozumel...Carnival Paradise provided an excellent experience.  I have been on Carnival, Royal & Disney.  Usually Carnival is noisy and rowdy but our experience on Paradise was great.  All due to their staff on this trip.  Everyone was kind and attentive.  Food was good, not the best we've had but not the worst by any stretch.  Stayed on the Empress level.  Cabin crew were happy to assist.  Always a pleasure when you don't have people waiting to get off their tour!

Ship Quality
Older ship but seemed to be renovated.
Food and Dining
I am a foodie so mass prepped food will never get a great score from me.
Service and Staff
Best staff experience we've had on Carnival in a while.
Comedian choices were good. Standard broadway productions were just ok.
Destinations and Excursions
Grand Cayman and Cozumel combo....good options
Cabin / Stateroom
Clean room. Cabin crew (Baby) was super friendly and went out of his way to help us with any and all of our needs. We use 4 twins (bunk set up) and were just fine.
Tampa, Florida
Easy parking ...not crazy over priced.
George Town, Grand Cayman
Would like to see more excursion options.
Cozumel, Mexico
Plenty to do in Cozumel.


Ship isn't huge like the newer fleet. We were a bit bummed about there only being one pool, slide, no climbing wall or high line course. Upper level back deck could have easily accommodated at least one of these additional options. Small enough to get from main theater to lounge to see shows.

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