Fun in Costa Maya

Carnival Paradise Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 4

Overall rating:

4 out of 5
Carnival Paradise

5 Night Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip)

Sail date: May 22, 2017

Ship: Carnival Paradise

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: U120

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

We recommend to leave the port of Costa Maya and take a tram to the old village of Mahahual, then find a spot on the beach to lounge and hire a private (or semi-private) boat and guide to snorkel on both the reef ( to see fish ) and open water (to see turtles).

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


1 out of 5
Floor show in main auditorium a little too risque for the rating. "80's rock"

Children's Programs

3 out of 5
n/a we had no kids

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Our cabin porter was Hamidi was the greatest, he went above and beyond. All staff were very professional and friendly.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
On Paradise, the main pool was dinky and not easy to climb in and out for older folks

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
We were told we were going to have a balcony, we had booked a year in advance, but got a picture window and King bed ( no balcony ).

Ports of call

Tampa, Florida

5 out of 5

Cozumel, Mexico

3 out of 5
Taxis were too expensive.

Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico

5 out of 5
we took cheap taxi to Mahahual found a beach side table, hired a boat and diver guide and had nearly 2 hours of snorkeling for only $25 each!
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