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Carnival Paradise Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western
Sail Date: January 18, 2016
Ship: Carnival Paradise
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Cabin Number: E31
Traveled As: Large Group
Reviewed: 2 years ago
It looked like it had been a long time since the Paradise had been revamped. Carpeting was torn up in places, and some rooms were not in very good repair.
We realize the weather can't be controlled by you, but it would have helped to have 'bags' available for those who were seasick especially Friday afternoon through Saturday morning. Fortunately both my husband and I made it to the bathrooms in time, but there were some who didn't.
Also your disembarking system was very POORLY organized. Why would those who had cabins on deck 7 take all their bags up to decks 9 and 10 only to have to carry their bags back down to the same floor? Also for those who happened to be in the Normandie room...they were dismissed not by the loudspeaker but by 'Drake' yelling out who could go next, then others kept yelling on to the next group. I would suggest all those special boarders and those on deck 11 go to the Normandie room where they could be dismissed. Then dismiss deck 7 who would stay in or next to their rooms. They could possibly be dismissed by room numbers (__through __). Maybe those who have cabins on 6 could have earlier gone up to deck 8 and cabins on 4 and 5 to deck 9. Then as deck 7 finishes disembarking have those on 8 head down followed by deck 9. It just seems that with the immense task as you have every week there would be a better system that woud work for everyone.
Positives: Excellent crew members! Food was better than I had heard from previous cruisers.
This was only our second cruise with the first one being 23 years ago. I believe the next time we will just fly in to an all-inclusive resort.
One last thing...the 8 other couples we were traveling with were all given on-board credits (some had cruised previously and 3 had nver cruised). We were given nothing!
Food and Dining
Service and Staff
Cabin / Stateroom
Be sure to go to the dining hall...great service, food and entertainment by the waiters!