Carnival Paradise Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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1 out of 5

Not worth the money

Sail Date: October 01, 2013

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

Less than a month ago we went on a Caribbean cruise on this ship (Carnival Paradise). This was our cruise so we didn't have high expectations but they managed to stomp even that.

Pros: Excursions / Niceness of the staff

Cons: Ship / Food (...really?)

Recommends Carnival Paradise? No.

Ship Quality
Very very poor layout. It's an older ship that has been renovated but you still can't get away from a poor layout. It has 2 pools - but I wouldn't really call them pools. The first one (the bigger one) is very very small for a ship of that size - again\, due to a poor layout. The 2nd of the two pools is like a supersized hot-tub.
Food and Dining
This is by far the worst thing on this ship. The food was terrible. I am known as a person who would eat pretty much anything but wow...to pay 1000 dollars for 2 people and to have old microwaved food served for lunch and dinner? Nothing\, except for breakfast and the poolside grill\, seems to be prepared fresh. Not even the pizza! Frozen/Microwaved/Greasy. Terrible food. I've talked to people who have been on different ships and different cruise lines for way cheaper than this and they were very disappointed too.
Cabin / Stateroom
Very old and dingy. The renovation money didn't go into this obviously.
Service and Staff
Staff is excellent. They are always willing to help you and give you advice and direction. Very pleasant experience.
Entertainment
Very very little entertainment which makes days at sea very dull and boring. Maybe I'd go swim at the pool but the 7 people that were in it already crowded it up lol :)


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