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Carnival Paradise Cruise Review

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 22

Overall rating:

5 out of 5
Carnival Paradise

5 Night Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip)

Sail date: September 09, 2019

Ship: Carnival Paradise

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: U33

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

I was really afraid going on this ship it being our first cruise and seeing a few negative reviews. I quickly found out that those were people who just wanted to find something negative. We had an absolute blast! I would go on this ship 1000000 more times. I loved every part of it! Please dont let the few negative Nancy's give you a bad impression of this ship.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Super easy. They have a really good system.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
I was never disappointed. The dining room food was always amazing. I could always find something I liked on lido. Guys burgers were awesome. The Dr Seuss breakfast was a blast.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
We played clue which was a blast. We did bingo. The pool was nice it was really hot so alot of people were always in it. I found other things i would rather do. We always had something to do!

Entertainment

5 out of 5
The comedy shows are a must see. Johnny Millwater and Rich Purpura are 2 wonderful comedians. Hasbro game show was cute. Most of the musicians were very enjoyable. The entertainment staff are amazing. Shout out to Lotty, Texas Ty, and DJ Joolez! Amazing staff that made this trip so enjoyable.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The staff were always working! You never saw anyone standing around. They were always cleaning or even just interacting with everyone they passed. Leon our cruise director was amazing. We always had a smile and kind words to say and made sure everyone was having fun!

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
It took us about a day to really figure out the ship which wasnt bad! The ship was always clean!

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
I really enjoyed this room! The bed was so comfy I slept like a rock. Had plenty of storage for clothes and toiletries. Plug ins on the head board and beside the bed. We never had to pull out the extension cord. Bathroom was small but had all we needed.

Ship tip

Do some of the ships activities. We did the make it with Michaels and some of the Hasbro games they do thru out the cruise. It may only last 30 minutes or an hour but they are really fun!

Ports of call

George Town, Grand Cayman

5 out of 5
We had a blast here. If you can afford to do the Sea Trek, DO IT. It was simply amazing. You get to go 30 feet down in the water with a helmet that pumps oxygen from the surface. Walk on the bottom of the ocean and the instructors were wonderful! Shopping was also fun. However I did not enjoy the jewelry stores. Way too pushy anf unrealistic pricing.

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5
Cozumel was beautiful! We decided to do a day pass at Del Mar Latino Beach Club. Best decision we made! All you can eat and drink, yes that includes alcohol, a pool, sand and beach chairs, a nice little coral reef to snorkel in. You can rent snorkel gear next door for $10. You can come and go as you please. We went straight there. Drank some played in the ocean then walked and shopped and came back and ended the day! $30 per person you can't beat that!

Tampa, Florida

5 out of 5
Super easy to get on the ship and start the fun!

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Just as easy as getting on. Smooth process
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