Carnival Paradise Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

1 cruise (first)


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3 out of 5

My wife and I loved it!

Sail Date: April 01, 2015

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Suite

This was our first cruise. It is apparently a relatively small cruise ship\, but we found it enjoyable to meet other couples and routinely run into them at various times on the ship and during excursions. We ended up getting to know our dining table couples very well. And even though the hot tubs are kind of crowded\, it was fun to meet and talk with other couples there.

Pros: The relaxation\, and the staff

Cons: The hot tubs are closed overnight. And some of the staff were ignorant of certain details\, so we got conflicting and incorrect information to some of our questions. A lot of parents who brought their kids chose to resign from parenting during the cruise.

Recommends Carnival Paradise? Yes!

We enjoyed the shows. We enjoyed the comedy shows when they were clean; the comedians are very funny comedians\, but their 18+ comedy shows are mostly so filthy they're not even funny.
Service and Staff
Our dedicated staff (stateroom\, and dining room) was outstanding. We were frustrated a few times by some of the various staff walking around\, whenever we'd ask them a question. For example\, we were told the hot tubs were open all night\, so we waited until midnight to get our swimsuits on and head to the hot tub. Nope - the hot tubs are closed by 11 p.m. or so every night.
Cabin / Stateroom
We definitely recommend a suite. We really enjoyed our balcony. Our room was fairly spacious.
Food and Dining
The formal dining experience every night was a highlight for us. The wait staff (Francis and Rozario) were outstanding\, and got to know us by name.
Ship Quality
Very clean and well maintained. You could tell that the ship was a bit old\, but it is kept very clean and nice.

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