January 2016 - 4 Night Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip) Cruise on Carnival Paradise
weather was bad, port closed so left a day later. Became a 3 night cruise to nowhere instead of Cancun. The positive side was we were able to choose 50% off or go. we went bc already drove to Tampa. It was not a kid friendly cruise, although they did have some things for them to do. Cheesy type activities and they stayed in one room with barely any kids. Mine are ages 4 and 5. They didnt want to go mostly and they were closed from 3 or 4 til 6. So mine went from 10-230 and 7 to 10. Good news was its free til 10 and only like $7.50 hr after if you use. We bought alcohol package so that was better. But mixed drink with add automatic tip was 10. beers $5.50. Shows were ok but most good ones started after 10 and kids already wanted to come back. If you have children pay extra for Disney. Was really disappointed in the food. It has been better in the past, The pizza was good, and the place where you made subs. The salad bar and burger alright. The main dinner menu was just ok, more like buffet food and not so great. The Dr. Suess breakfast was extra the the eggs were HORRIBLE, no flavor in the bacon. I have gone on 5 Carnival cruises before and dont think the food was like this. Ship is average, nothing fancy or too old.