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Carnival Paradise Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 27

Overall rating:

3 out of 5
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Carnival Paradise

5 Night Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip)

Sail date: September 09, 2019

Ship: Carnival Paradise

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: M233

Traveled as: Family (young children)

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

too expensive for what you get. too many unforeseen expenses once we boarded. not enough to do on the ship and not enough time at Grand Cayman. Bartenders were awful. We will not be cruising in the near future. Feels like a waste of money

Embarkation

4 out of 5
no issues, went smoothly

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Food was great. Options were great.

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5
Never enough room in the pool for kids. Not enough activities to enjoy as a family. Only activity kids wanted to do was the water slides.

Entertainment

1 out of 5
Shows were catered to older children and adults. Very disappointing. Need more magic, puppets, things for younger crowds

Children's Programs

2 out of 5
They had fun but area is way too small. Definitely not enough programs and TOO MUCH ADVERTISING toys, things to buy. We paid enough already. Kids were bored half the time.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Servers and room stewards were always friendly and warm. Bartenders were extremely rude, unfriendly and looked annoyed with guests.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Very clean and maintained, however, one of the main elevators was broken the entire time and so many areas were under construction. Very old, outdated ship. Needs major upgrades (more pools, more activities, more for families)

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Always was clean and comfortable. Balcony rooms, however, should be more spacious for the price. A room with just a window is much cheaper and is the exact same size as our balcony room. Balcony rooms need lower prices. Not sure if it's worth the extra cost.

Ship tip

There weren't enough activities for young kids and families. The ship is old and outdated. I would not sail on this ship again.

Ports of call

Tampa, Florida

4 out of 5

George Town, Grand Cayman

4 out of 5
easy to find excursions right away on the beach. very friendly people.

Cozumel, Mexico

2 out of 5
You have to walk through a maze of shops just to get into the city. Found this out too late.

Disembarkation

4 out of 5
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