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Carnival Paradise Cruise Review by Bcamp2706: A lovely cruise on Paradise


Bcamp2706
2 Reviews
Member Since 2010
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Cabin 4.0
Dining 4.0
Embarkation 4.0
Enrichment Activities 3.0
Entertainment 4.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Fitness & Recreation 3.0
Public Rooms 4.0
Rates 4.0
Service 5.0
Shore Excursions 4.0
Value for Money 4.0

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A lovely cruise on Paradise

Sail Date: January 2013
Destination: Western Caribbean
Embarkation: Tampa

This was our (my wife and myself) second cruise on Paradise - the 1st being several years ago when the ship was non-smoking. Overall, this cruise shows that Carnival is putting some needed emphasis on service and food quality (as compared to our last cruise on Carnival about 2 years ago). The friendliness of all staff, from cabin stewards to waiters to all other staff, is apparent. We used the Your Time dining where we had some wonderful waiters, including Rey, Joel, and Darwin. The quality of the dining room food was good, items were well seasoned, and a wide variety was available. Some items could have been hotter, but this is an issue with almost all ships. We splurged on the Chef's Table - it was one of the best meals we have ever had on a ship. The seven courses were inventive and beautifully presented. If you are a foodie - this is money much better spent than on a short excursion!
We have been to Cozumel and Grand Cayman several times, so we only took one More excursion - to the Cayman Motor Museum outside of Georgetown. Not the biggest museum, but some beautiful cars, including Ferraris and Rolls Royces (including the actual "Yellow Rolls Royce" from the movie of the same name).
The entertainment was good - and Eric, the cruise director is full of energy and enthusiasm. while not a 10 yet, we would rate our cruise experience as a solid 4. We are pleased with the improvements we have seen in Carnival, and will cruise with them again. Less


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Cabin review: Carnival Paradise Interior Empress U19

Nice sized room, with very little noise. Close to the bow of the ship, tucked away in a semi-corner. Good sized bathroom and a much larger shower than expected (a nice change for someone larger - at 6'3", most showers are very hard to navigate). Reasonable closet space. Could use some updating (tv's and bedding).

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