Carnival Paradise Cruise Review to Mexico

1 cruise (first)


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3 out of 5

Excellent 1st Cruise

Sail Date: December 01, 2012

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

Older model but superb. This was our 1st cruise. It was very clean and organized. If you have questions\, it is usually better to ask guests than the staff\, but the staff really try to help. For entertainment\, it was excellent but a little too America-centric. For instance\, they did square dances during the mexican party\, and some patriotic songs during the show... but being an American\, I am OK with that. But I worry about guests from other countries. Nothing much can be improved though and keep the price down as well. Our goal was relaxation and we accomplished this even with all the entertainment everywhere and stuff going on. It was perfect\, no rocking\, spotless\, and easy to do everything. Loved it!

Pros: They actually found my wife's sunglasses when they were misplaced on the boat! Gym was superb. Shows were great! Jacuzzi and staterooms were superb. Pingpong was substandard equipment (but fun). Everything was great!

Cons: Too much food. One bad waiter for breakfast. Pool was too small. Shuffleboard court was dismal (next to the exhaust). But that didn't really matter as it was great!

Recommends Carnival Paradise? Yes!

Spent more time in the jacuzzi and relaxing but was pretty good when we paid attention to it. Loved the fiddler! Amazing!
Service and Staff
Went above and beyond to help my wife find her sunglasses.
Cabin / Stateroom
Can't do any better. No window\, and we had the smallest room on the ship and on the bottom. But it was huge for us\, clean\, and perfect in every way. The TV was an old model (not LCD or LED)\, but we are there for the ocean (not the TV). WOW.
Food and Dining
We like perfection\, food was not perfect every time\, but it would be hard to get much better in the dining room. The buffet was lower quality (usually) so we avoided it. But sometimes the same food was served in both places. My wife is very particular and she thought it was good.
Ship Quality

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