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4.8 out of 5

Time on the ship was great! Cuba not so much by jerrie31

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Overall a great cruise! The entertainment was great! The service was great! Loved the kids club!

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3.4 out of 5

Pleasant, no frills experience by lbheck

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A great experience for Carnival. Not the fanciest cruise line out there. But affordable. This ship was clean and the staff was friendly.

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4.3 out of 5

Kinda Boring by jsarnoldlaw

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The cruise was fine. It was our first as a family and I would not recommend this for anyone with kids as there's not much excitement onboard when not at port.

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4.6 out of 5

REFRESHING AND FUN by harvirish

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Fun and relaxing. Much needed trip. Being from Ohio and going to the Caribbean during December and January is paradise. Both my teenage sons loved it also.

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5 out of 5

Simply Amazing! by Opalsbest1

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I had read a lot of reviews and went into it not expecting much. I was pleasantly surprised. Don't expect luxury on Carnival, but if you can bel ayed back and easy going, you will have fun. Also, the New Year's Eve party was fun. Champagne was flowing and music was blaring and every one had a great time.

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3.8 out of 5

Fun for the whole family of 5 by B1993

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Everything is rated above. We'd never been on a family cruise before. Overall I'd give it a "B" grade. My wife and I did spa treatments and had a Chinese acupuncturist talk with us beforehand (not forced but felt like it) and then at the conclusion of spending $350 for couples massage our therapists pressured us into purchasing the lotions they used. We didn't, but they were way too pushy. We just wanted to relax and go back to our children. This is an area for improvement. Most of the ship's employees were great, especially Mr. P our cabin steward and the Elations wait staff. Need a few more activities, more deck chairs around the swimming pool and warmer water in the pool to prevent everyone from crowding the hot tubs.

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4.5 out of 5

Winter Wonderland Funship by hyperhead

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Erin,cruise director, so much fun, personable and made trip! Love, Love Sal and Trina (personal shopping guides) their knowledge of port shops invaluable. Emily (cruise fun host) was sweet and adorable. We loved our Christmas cruise, the towel animal exhibit Xmas AM by the pool was awesome. Cant wait to go again.

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5 out of 5

Best Cruise Ever! by joresewilliams

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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Really great cruise!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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4.7 out of 5

Loved Our Western Caribbean Cruise by Cruiser78799631

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Carnival exceeded our expectations! This was our third cruise, but our first time with Carnival. This was a fantastic cruise on the Carnival Paradise. Embarkation took only minutes, and our suite was ready for us. We did the Your Time dining which was very simple. We only had to wait one night, and it was for less than 10 minutes. The dinners and Seaday brunch was delicious. The staff on this ship was incredible. I will be booking Carnival again!

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5 out of 5

Cruise only sucks by zary17

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DO NOT EVER book through cruise only.com, they offered me some on board credit and I never got it. I called they're rude and didn't want to help

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4.9 out of 5

Perfect way to de-stress before Christmas by Just4Colin

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This 5 night getaway was the perfect way to de-stress after the Black Friday madness

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4.1 out of 5

My Mother and I had a great time. We hope to take the same cruise next year. by SherrinCarole

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I went with my Mother. We are planning to go again in the near future. Except for the waiting period at the beginning of the trip, it was a wonderful vacation. We now kow the do and don'ts for our next cruise.

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3.8 out of 5

A fun-filled vacay with family! by kanisawms

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Our family had a great time on the Carnival Paradise. We enjoyed each other and we enjoyed participating in the activities together. The food was not good this time and that was disappointing. Our first night in the MDR was terrible (long wait time, food not appetizing..) and we opted not to return for the remainder of the trip. The food for the buffet was not much better. Per usual, Guys and Blue Iguana were decent, but after a few days, that got old as well. Our daughter had a blast in the kids club and did not want to leave the ship. I thoroughly enjoyed the shows and casino. Despite the food, we had a great trip.

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5 out of 5

Wonderful Caribbean Cruise by donpepe55

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We thoroughly enjoyed the great hospitality every services and staff showed to my wife and I during our cruise days. The Food and drinks, Onboard Activities (bingo!!) The Entertainment (The Latin Connection The Best!!) EVERYTHING ON BOARD!! Godspeed!!

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4.9 out of 5

Outstanding Thanksgiving Cruise by mwoods8

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For a small older ship without all the bells and whistles of a large ship, the crew does a great job making it so much fun and having a lot of activities to keep you occupied. The cruise director and staff make it so much fun!!! This is my second time on this ship and I have been on many large ships, for some reason the photography staff does a better job than any ship I have ever been on hands down!

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3.8 out of 5

1st Caibbean Cruise by themansgmc

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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.

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5 out of 5

It was a great time from the minute we stepped foot on-board. Can't wait to sail again! by susan50978646

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We enjoyed everything about this ship and quick getaway! Food was great and the cabin steward was fantastic! He went above and beyond to make our trip more than expected!

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4.9 out of 5

Fun cruise by brookeblanton95

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We enjoyed our cruise and the staff that made it memorable. Holds on our cards from the cruise ship got a little annoying and we had to keep visiting the service desk. I think this should be fixed for future guests.

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5 out of 5

Perfect vacation by naheid

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Our cabin steward made my birthday cruise extra special. He went out of his way :)

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5 out of 5

Fabulous cruise by teacups427

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Loved everything about it!!! Had a great time with my sister.

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