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Carnival Paradise Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 3

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
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4 Night Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip)
Sail Date: January 28, 2016
Ship: Carnival Paradise
Cabin Type: Suite
Cabin Number: U107
Traveled As: Family (young children)
Reviewed: 1 year ago

weather was bad, port closed so left a day later. Became a 3 night cruise to nowhere instead of Cancun. The positive side was we were able to choose 50% off or go. we went bc already drove to Tampa. It was not a kid friendly cruise, although they did have some things for them to do. Cheesy type activities and they stayed in one room with barely any kids. Mine are ages 4 and 5. They didnt want to go mostly and they were closed from 3 or 4 til 6. So mine went from 10-230 and 7 to 10. Good news was its free til 10 and only like $7.50 hr after if you use. We bought alcohol package so that was better. But mixed drink with add automatic tip was 10. beers $5.50. Shows were ok but most good ones started after 10 and kids already wanted to come back. If you have children pay extra for Disney. Was really disappointed in the food. It has been better in the past, The pizza was good, and the place where you made subs. The salad bar and burger alright. The main dinner menu was just ok, more like buffet food and not so great. The Dr. Suess breakfast was extra the the eggs were HORRIBLE, no flavor in the bacon. I have gone on 5 Carnival cruises before and dont think the food was like this. Ship is average, nothing fancy or too old.

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
very disappointing quality

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
average....

Entertainment

3 out of 5

Children's Programs

boring, and limited

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Phil in our dining was excellent and our room steward great

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
SOOOO glad we upgraded to a suite.!!! Our steward was great and kept it nice. The water gets HOT and FAST. and the pressure is wonderful!

Ship Tip

pay extra for bigger room, faster embarkation. Much nicer. Pre pay for some drinks delivered to your room!

3 out of 5
use valet
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