Excellent 1st Cruise

Carnival Paradise Cruise Review to Mexico

Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Sail Date: December 01, 2012
Ship: Carnival Paradise
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 5 years ago

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!

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
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.


5 out of 5
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

5 out of 5
Went above and beyond to help my wife find her sunglasses.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
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.

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!

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