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Carnival Paradise Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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Review: 1
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Overall rating:

4.4 out of 5
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Carnival Paradise

5 Night Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip)

Sail date: January 04, 2020

Ship: Carnival Paradise

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: M263

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

We purchased Faster to the fun, so getting on and off the ship was even easier than it could have been. Crew was very nice, and made the effort to always remember us. The food at the chefs dinner was a definite highlight.

Embarkation

4 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Food was wonderful. Only one item was no good. Everything else was great. Recommend the Chefs dinner for an extra special experience.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Didn’t do a ton of onboard activities. Serenity deck was enjoyed, but very crowded on a sea day.

Entertainment

4 out of 5
Piano bar was fun, second karaoke host of the week made the evening extra fun as well. The singalong in the atrium was a blast.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Well maintained, but dated appearance.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Size was, unsurprisingly, small. Beds were very comfy. Our balcony was the very last balcony on the side, so we got an aft view as well as side view. Very little noise from the hallway. Minimal vibration and noise from the engines, but we didn’t mind that at all.

Ports of call

Tampa, Florida

4 out of 5
Almost 5 star. Directions to parking werent as clear as I would have liked, and directions to the escalator rather than the elevator when disembarking were lacking as well.

George Town, Grand Cayman

3 out of 5
It should be understood that my rating is in part because we tend to prefer water activities, and those weren’t possible due to windy weather. We took a tour of the island, which was interesting, but didn’t inspire a repeat visit.

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5
Beautiful snorkeling (booked Chichicharters). Definitely the highlight of our trip. The port had a lot of options for souvenirs and even a drink before returning to the ship.

Disembarkation

4 out of 5
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