Good, but below expectations at times

Carnival Paradise Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 3
Helpful Votes: 17

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Verified Review
5 Night Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip)
Sail Date: January 18, 2016
Ship: Carnival Paradise
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Cabin Number: U168
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago

The ship itself was kept clean for the most part although at times the cleaning in the buffet was a bit slow. The service for the cabin was good, but seemed a bit slower than what I have experienced on other Carnival ships. The main dining room food was good and at times very good. The service in the dining room was not consistent. Some nights it was excellent and other nights it was average at best. The comedy club was very comfortable and a good size for this ship. The comedians put on entertaining shows. The singers/dancers were below average. The dancing was not well synchronized and the singing was at times beyond the capabilities of the singers, or they tried to get too fancy which detracted from the performance. The weather was poor and the seas were rough, but that was beyond the control of Carnival.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


3 out of 5

Children's Programs

Not many children or teens on this cruise.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
The shower was larger than on many of the other ships. The cabin itself was a bit small and had no sitting area, other than the bed.

Ship Tip

This was my 10th Carnival cruise and the first on this ship. It was my least favorite to date.

3 out of 5
Weather created a significant delay in being able to get back into port at the end of the cruise. The staff did a good job adapting to provide limited activities for the passengers while we were stuck waiting to disembark.

George Town, Grand Cayman Did not visit port

In the past, this has been one of my favorite ports. The weather this time caused the scheduled excursion to be cancelled.
5 out of 5
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