Paradise was a great getaway

Carnival Paradise Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 2

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
Verified Review
5 Night Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip)
Sail Date: January 05, 2015
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Cabin Number: E194
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 2 years ago

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!

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
I am a foodie so mass prepped food will never get a great score from me.

Entertainment

3 out of 5
Comedian choices were good. Standard broadway productions were just ok.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Best staff experience we've had on Carnival in a while.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Older ship but seemed to be renovated.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
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.

Ship Tip

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.

5 out of 5
Easy parking ...not crazy over priced.
3 out of 5
Would like to see more excursion options.
3 out of 5
Plenty to do in Cozumel.
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