Overall a good trip

Carnival Paradise Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 2

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
Verified Review
4 Night Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip)
Sail Date: December 31, 2015
Ship: Carnival Paradise
Cabin Type: Inside
Cabin Number: M252
Traveled As: Family (young children)
Reviewed: 1 year ago

Outside of a few small hiccups the trip was really nice!  The food was good but didn't live up to the raves I had heard from others about how good the food is on cruises.  I was very disappointed the third kiddie pool was closed for maintenance because laying by the pool became a chore with my 3-year old grandson.  We envisioned a space for him to frolic safely and that didn't happen.  Take Dramamine 24-hours before you get on the ship and at the first sign of sickness if it persists while on the trip.  Otherwise, it was a great experience and we will probably cruise again.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Not NEARLY as good as I expected from all the other reviews and feedback I received prior to my trip.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Loved Drake one of the cruise directors. Great energy!

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
My children were very leery and did not want to go to "camp" at first. However, after going once I couldn't keep them away.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
LOVED Budi my cabin steward. The entire staff was kind and very helpful.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
It was clearly an older ship but very well maintained.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Small but accommodated five pretty nicely. I was concerned but pleasantly surprised!

Ship Tip

Tip a porter during debarkation and you move right up to the front of the customs line :)

5 out of 5
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