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Carnival Paradise Cruise Reviews for Romantic Cruises to the Mexican Riviera from Los Angeles

3.5 / 5.0
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The atrium, I like how it goes all the way to the sky.
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Value for Money - Just not for us

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UKAirlineTraveller
2-5 Cruises • Age 50s

Carnival Paradise One disappointing thing to note which was totally out of the cruise lines control was the weather, we left an unusually warm London for an equally unusual cold and wet LA. This may have had an impact on some of our thoughts about the cruise. Embarkation The check in process in Long beach was quick and efficient. The lady who check us in was really friendly and worth ...
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Sail Date: November 2011


Good news/Bad news Cruise

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GrayGrammy
10+ Cruises • Age 70s

This ship is nicely decorated and well laid out. Our party wanted to relax completely, so we skipped getting dressed up for anything, including the dining rooms and shows. Instead, we enjoyed hanging out with one another and eating the above-average food in the Lido Deck Buffet. I was impressed with how well the traffic flows in that venue, even when crowded. Also, we appreciated the Early ...
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Sail Date: November 2011


Don't understand the disrespect for Paradise!

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keiko618
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

Two friends and myself did a BFF weekend cruise on Paradise. I don't understand some of the negative posts about the ship, not that everything is perfect. We drove to port from NoCal and stayed at Hotel Maya using the CCL code, great deal. One of my crew was platinum so we did VIP embarkation and I was the first on the ship! Pretty cool. I'll say that the staff in port and on the ship were ...
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Sail Date: November 2011

Cabin Type: Ocean View


A mixed bag on the Carnaval Paradise

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newmanew
6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

This was my seventh cruise, and my second with Carnival. This is a "Fun Ship," and everything had "fun" in its name. If you are familiar with the fun size Halloween candy, you know that "fun" is really code for "cheap" or "bare minimum," which is the context of fun on this cruise. We only paid $78.61 per person per day (including taxes and tips) for a 4-day mid-week Los Angeles, Catalina, and ...
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Sail Date: October 2011

Cabin Type: Interior


It is what it is

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breanth
10+ Cruises • Age 40s

A group of 7 of us went on this last weekend and although we had a great time I truly think it was because of the company of each other rather then the cruise itself. I have been on may cruises from 3 days to 14 days and so I know what to expect and I got exactly that but a little less.... First off lets start when we were booking our cruise. There were 7 of us and so 3 people had to share a ...
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Sail Date: October 2011


Good and Bad

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drumbum100
2-5 Cruises • Age 30s

CARNIVAL PARADISE Overall experience of my 4 day cruise to Ensenada and Long Beach was just okay. Getting on the ship was fairly easy and did not take longer than 25 minutes. This was my second time on this same ship and when I was on board the ship it was exactly the same as i saw it in 2008. SHIP - The ship is in deperate need of renovation. It was built in 1998 or 1999 but you can see ...
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Sail Date: October 2011

Cabin Type: Interior

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A Halloween/Anniversary Cruise

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miamivice435
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

Pros: Very easy Check-in and out. No long lines. I suggest the self-assist when it comes to your on luggage's. It's much quicker! The Room we had which was R187 was very clean and spacious!!! The steward we had named Daman was AWESOME. He was always helpful and friendly whenever we saw. He is really DA-Man! The Paris Restaurant-Buffet had different choices everyday from breakfast, lunch ...
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Sail Date: October 2011

Cabin Type: Ocean View


Good Basic Cruise - But she's showing 'er age..

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Sandy JJ
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

Our family of five sailed the Paradise on 10/17/11 out of Long Beach for the 4-day cruise. Our last cruise was on the same ship/itinerary in 2008. Total cost was $220 each per person U.S. which an interior and a porthole room on lower Deck-5. Embarkation out of Long Beach was very smooth. We arrived at 3:15 P.M. and the wait time was about 15 minutes to check in and obtain the room keys. ...
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Sail Date: October 2011

Cabin Type: Porthole

Traveled with children


Fantastic Weekend Getaway

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evilelf
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

My wife and I finally had a getaway without the kids. We are in our mid 50s, and this was my 10th Carnival cruise (finally Platinum) and her 9th. We also traveled with my wife's service dog, Duncan (his 4th cruise). We had a FANTASTIC time on the cruise. We didn't meet 1 crew member who didn't do everything possible to make our cruise experience the best it could be. The food: We tried ...
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Sail Date: October 2011

Cabin Type: Interior


TWO TICKETS TO PARADISE

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ccruisequeen
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

Oct 10-14 Cruise to Paradise Day 1 Embarkation We arrived at 11am & dropped off our friends, who booked a suite at the VIP lounge, then waited for check-in at the dome. Finally, someone said they were still doing early check in at the Queen Mary, so we rushed over there. There was a short line for the disabled. & we quickly got through, then back to the Dome to be first in line for disabled ...
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Sail Date: October 2011

Cabin Type: Interior


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