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Carnival Paradise Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 8

Overall rating:

3.8 out of 5
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Carnival Paradise

5 Night Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip)

Sail date: November 19, 2018

Ship: Carnival Paradise

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: M92

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Overall this was a great trip. We would recommend this ship & cruise line. The staff were very accommodating. I didn't like the fact that there are no garbage cans anywhere (except the bathrooms) readily available. The gift shop could use a little more variety also. I didn't think the cruise was a kid friendly (teenagers)as it was advertised.

Embarkation

3 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
The food is good, the alcohol was too expensive. Also, if you pay for the "bubbles" package you shouldn't have to pay for soda's from room service. Also, there shouldn't be a time limit on how often you can get a soda on your room key.

Restaurants

2 out of 5

The burger place was good,

Paris Lido Restaurant

3 out of 5

The ice cream machine was broken a lot.

Grand Buffet

3 out of 5

It was good

Destiny Dining Room

5 out of 5

The restaurant was nice & the food was good. RONNIE & MINNIE are the best waiter/waitress we have ever had

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
We played Shuffleboard the most, however I think it would be good to put one on each side of the boat. We never got in the pool or hot tubs because they were always packed to capacity. Also, the pool was closed a lot on our cruise.

Pool

2 out of 5

The pool was too small

Mini Golf

4 out of 5

fun times !!!!!

Guest Services/Shore Excursions

2 out of 5

The shore excursions were not open very much. We had to book our excursion through guest services.

Entertainment

4 out of 5
The 18 & under comedy shows shouldn't always be during the 8:15 dinner time.

Children's Programs

3 out of 5
My children are 12 & 15 & would have had more fun in the kids clubs if they could have been together.

Video Arcade

1 out of 5

The games were overpriced

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Ronnie & Minnie out staff in the Destiny Dining Room were fabulous! Completely made the cruise 100% better!!!!!

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Rudy was an excellent Steward!!!!!! Our room was always nice an taken care of!

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5

Ship tip

There are so many activities that you can't choose which ones to do! LOOK AT THE FINE PRINT!

Ports of call

Tampa, Florida

3 out of 5

George Town, Grand Cayman

3 out of 5

Cozumel, Mexico

4 out of 5

Disembarkation

3 out of 5
You should be able to get off as soon as you are ready if you are taking your luggage with you. We were told that the earliest you could get off the boat was 7:45 and were still waiting for our floor to be called at 10:00.
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