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Carnival Paradise Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 5

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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5 Night Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip)
Sail Date: January 09, 2016
Ship: Carnival Paradise
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Cabin Number: M59
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago

This was my first cruise- my wife's second.  The Carnival Paradise is obviously an older ship, and likely one of their smaller ones as well.  We found the ship to be in good order, clean, and everything in our cabin was very comfortable and clean.  Our room steward was outstanding. We enjoyed the food, and the opportunity to just relax.  Perhaps because it is a smaller ship- the shows, etc. were not what we expected and the caliber of the performers was not great.  Our only complaint was the way Carnival handled those who needed wheelchair assistance getting off of the boat.  We were asked to go to a location and we sat there and waited while everyone else got off of the boat- and even watched new passengers come onto the boat before they managed to get enough people and wheelchairs to take care of the dozen or so folks who were needing assistance.  There was no system or order to how they would take folks off.  Seems like they could have a sign in list and take folks off in the order in which they arrived.  Finally, after everyone was off the boat- 5-6 wheelchairs materialized and they got us off the boat- just wondering where they were all morning??  I would cruise again- just not sure I would cruise with Carnival.  

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5


1 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
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