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Carnival Paradise Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 2

Overall Rating:

2.0 out of 5
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4 Night Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip)
Sail Date: December 31, 2015
Ship: Carnival Paradise
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Large Group
Reviewed: 2 years ago

This trip was supposed to be a family vacation to celebrate my birthday and spend time together. The trip started with a horrible experience in the port of Tampa. The port is poorly organized, the staff is extremely rude and it is not very easy to get to. Once on the ship we were treated very well. The cruise did lack entertainment and often times we found ourselves bored. The food was plentiful but not necessarily all that good. The ship staff was, with one exception, very friendly. The ship's laundry facility were very poor and not in good working order. Overall, not the best experience and I think for my next cruise I will try a different cruise line. 

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
There is plenty of food, but not always that good.

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5
There are not that many and often times we found ourselves bored. Especially on the last sea day because it rained and there was nothing to do for most of the day.


3 out of 5
I had a bad experience with a bartender who fixed me a horrible drink and refused to fix it or replace it. Guest services took it off my bill, but nevertheless it was not a pleasant experience.

Children's Programs

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
The ship was kept clean, but the dinning facilities were not designed very well and often there was a crowd just to get in the dinning room that went down the stairs.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
it was fair. It had nothing fancy, but it was kept clean.

Ship Tip

Don't expect to be impressed.

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