FUN - but not relaxing

Carnival Paradise Cruise Review to Cuba

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 5

Overall rating:

4.4 out of 5
Carnival Paradise

5 Night Key West & Havana Overnight (Tampa Roundtrip)

Sail date: July 02, 2018

Ship: Carnival Paradise

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: u55

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

i had fun, but I left kinda tired. no place aboard ship to really relax and have some peace and quiet. the pool is quite small and noisy, and the serenity area was always in the sun, it seems, and kinda crowded. ship staff was always extremely accommodating, and very friendly. ship was very clean.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
very quick - but we used faster to fun

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
nice atmosphere, very nice staff and good food, but slow dining room and slow eating lines elsewhere, love the sandwich grill, baked potato but NO BUTTER?

Deli

4 out of 5

LOVE the sandwiches, just wish service was faster

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
mostly want a place to gather with friends and family to visit and play games and cards, hard to find a large enough table outside of dining areas, had a great massage, played the shoving quarters game but couldn't really do the casino - too smoky, listened to the music groups around ship

Pool

1 out of 5

didn't even get in, there was not room. should be open 24/7 and maybe only to over 21 after 10 pm or so.

The Fun Shops

2 out of 5

too much of the same thing. bought a key chain and a mug. they don't sell clothes that fit me.

Jewelry Shop

1 out of 5

nothing for a casual buyer, seriously, I don't cruise to 'get great deals' or buy expensive jewelry. wanted something souvenir-ish, alas!

Entertainment

2 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
larger tables needed outside of dining areas so we can play cards or games with family, very clean, smelled ice except casino

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship tip

rooms DO have iceboxes, and ours had USB plugs. we were not expecting either after MULTIPLE calls to carnival guest services.

Ports of call

Tampa, Florida

4 out of 5

Key West, Florida

5 out of 5

HAVANA, CUBA

5 out of 5

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
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