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Carnival Paradise; Very Lacking laurencebarron@yahoo.com
06/15
Me and my family are waiting to disembark the Carnival Paradise. In general we love cruises. This was our 14th cruise and our 7th Carnival. The good: The dining room staff is one of the best. ..Cruising in general is a wonderful way to vacation. ... Read more
My family just disembarked a few hours ago so this information is quite fresh in my mind. It was a first cruise for my 14 & 11 year old children, but not for my wife & me... OVERALL -- It's a discount cruise line; you can't shop big ... Read more
Spa tastic! Whatever10303@msn.com
06/15
Overall this was a positive experience and great vacation for my family of 4. Positive: 1. We were in cabin 1117 on the spa deck. The spa privileges were worth the whole trip! Essential oils in the steam room, lemon water in the relaxation ... Read more
Ugh! Just Ugh! pittsleya
06/15
We traveled with two other couples and were told we would have adjoining balconies but did not. When we asked for the doors between the balconies to be opened we were told no. Our boarding passes stated we could smoke on our balconies but once we ... Read more
06/15
This was a cruise to celebrate our sister turning 60. I am not a germaphob, but first thing I notice was none of the purell pumps I touched worked. We left and Hour late no announcement as to why. Then customer service people extremely snippy when ... Read more
Myself and my wife just got off the 4 night trip on the Splendor from NY to Saint John, Canada. This was our second cruise so we don't have much to compare it too but we thought this was a great relaxing trip. After an initial computer glitch ... Read more
Not Splendid for Us Irishgram52
06/15
This is my personal experience and opinion with Carnival! Three sisters looking forward to their first cruise vacation together. Very seasoned at cruising but wanted to try Carnival. Leaving out of NY was very convenient. We did have the ... Read more
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