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Carnival Paradise Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 2-3 cruises
Reviews: 3
Helpful Votes: 8

Overall Rating:

5 out of 5
4 Night Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip)
Sail Date: December 05, 2013
Ship: Carnival Paradise
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Large Group
Reviewed: 3 years ago

Carnival Paradise was my 2nd time going and I enjoyed it just as much as the first. When we arrived, we relaxed with drinks *which they try to push on you time after time* but sure pulled me in and all were wonderful! The food was amazing, a lot to choose from. My favorite will always be the Mogolian Wok. Didn't really care too much for the deli or grill (although at the grill, they had tasty chicken fingers! Kudos!) The music and having all the adults to older people dance with music pumping was a blast. It definitely was a day through the night to remember!:The only thing was our suitcases took awhile to come to our room. I didn't get mine until late afternoon but it sure didn't stop me from enjoying my night. We were served in the Elation Dining area close to 8 at night. Dinner was delicious, served in a timely manner every night. My party of four people danced the night away (each night to be exact) with the waiters who are super friendly, very attentive, made sure we enjoyed our meals or wanted more and they sure kept me smiling and laughing. I forget the lady's name who served us drinks before dinner but she was sweet and always wished us a great time on the ship. Food for dinnwr btw, great stuff served each time. Had quite a bit to choose from and it's not going to be everyone's taste but sure was all mine. The crew members always spoke to us to make sure we were enjoying and having a great time. The 2nd day was on the sea but venturing around the ship and relaxing, you can't get any better.
Our stop the third day was in Cozumel and you get off the ship, take pictures with people who are all dressed up to welcome you and such. Cozumel really is such a beautiful place. Yes, people try to sell you things right there but if talk a good game and walk away, you should have no issues. The weather was perfect temp and with a nice breeze with drink in hand and relaxing on the beach–quite relaxing and enjoyable. Didn't do any excursions but maybe next time. The deck party they held they have was bumping and us four danced and danced. The DJ may have overplayed oldies but shake ya groove thing, enjoy the night! The comedians that we saw were hilarious *except for this one guy who was tall and had glasses, he was kind of funny but got dull at the end* but the events on the ship had a lot of variety and good times for all. The entire cruise was a blast for all of us until we got our got our bill and had to resolve it at the front desk.
We had a rude man named Aleksandr who was very unhelpful! He did not want to help us at all, said he couldn't deal and even left us to go help someone else. His attitude was uppity, very unprofessional and he acted as if he didn't know what to tell us. We didn't come at him in a rude way (you try to stay calm and have to be because they sure do have a lot of people come to them at all odd hours) We had a lovely lady help us and cleared our bill before we had docked. Thank you so much for her because she ended our cruise on a great note! Overall, great people's, great food and a incredible experience! Already booked for another, OH YEAH!

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Variety of foods to choose from each night. Very tasty!

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5


5 out of 5
The Punchline comedians were awesome!

Children's Programs

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Staff was attentive, very kind and service was prompt

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Very neat and clean! The Towel Animals were an adorable thing to get each night.
5 out of 5
5 out of 5
Relaxing on the beach. Catching the breeze and being in your own zone with a cool drink, now that's what I call a vacation!
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