992 Carnival Paradise Cruise Reviews

I chose Carnival because (1) I have never sailed on Carnival and I had been on 7 cruises prior and (2) because Tampa port is close to home so I didn't have to spent money on port parking or a hotel the night before. I read the ... Read More
I chose Carnival because (1) I have never sailed on Carnival and I had been on 7 cruises prior and (2) because Tampa port is close to home so I didn't have to spent money on port parking or a hotel the night before. I read the reviews and was already aware of the dry dock this ship had gone thru recently so I figured it couldn't be so bad with all the renovations. I'm not even sure where to start. This review isn't about the ship itself but all about the running or operations of this floating asylum. BARS: and this is for the bars or clubs that were actually OPEN, since most of the time when we were out and about a lot of space was not being used. The bars that were open, were crowded of course (United Stated Bar which is just outside the casino, the Atrium bar, pool bars (Rum bar and the tequila bar) and only had ONE, that's right 1 bartender. And that ONE bartender made no habit of scanning the bar from one end to the other to see who has walked up outside of his straight forward line of sight. So if you're standing off to the left or right for several minutes and someone walks up directly in front of the bartenders eyes, they are getting service first. FOOD: worst ever on all of my 7 cruises. The "buffet" was a joke in itself. There are literally approximately 20 food items on this buffet (one on each side), lacked any taste whatsoever and were cold by the time we sat down, which tells me they weren't even warm to begin with up there. And FYI Carnival, probably not a good choice to leave out BOXES AND BOXES of frozen "shrimp on a stick". At least give us some hope that the food is being prepared SOMEWHERE and not just thrown into a microwave. And how do you even get shrimp in the shape of stick anyway? SALAD BARS: constantly out of food items, including the caesar salad, that's a big NO NO! It's salad, not something you need to spend 20 minutes chopping and dressing. Open up another bag, make it look appetizing, and bring it out. CARNIVAL DELI: ate there twice. Once for breakfast because I was sick of the same old breakfast items so wanted some eggs over medium. What I got was overcooked FRIED EGGS that were as crispy as they bacon on the buffet. The other time I visited was for a sandwich, because low and behold the buffet was CLOSED. What? Where is all the endless food they rave about on cruises? Don't look for that on this boat. Anyway I ordered a, Arugula, Pepper and Mozzarella on Ciabatta sandwich. Why was I surprised when I was told, "out of Ciabatta and no Arugula". WTH is it on the menu for then? PIZZA PIRATE: OMG stay way. If you a Royal Caribbean cruiser, please DO NOT think you are getting Sorrento's service here. One person behind the counter, they ask the first couple people what kind of pizza they want, disappear to the back for like 5-10 minutes, probably to put the pizza in the microwave or toaster oven, come back and deal with the next two or three people in line. I'm used to having a variety of pizzas already out and waiting and more coming out every minute or so that you don't have a line of 50 kids waiting for pizza that gets wasted and thrown out anyway because kids are just that, wasteful! Terrible system here. Oh let's not forget about GUYS Burger joint and the taco/burrito bar outside on the pool deck. Just FYI these places are not open all the time. Guys is open until the "so-called buffet" inside starts serving which is 6pm I believe. So if you want a burger and fries after 6pm you are OUTTA LUCK! Even worse, the taco/burrito place next to Guys closes at 3-3:30, so don't look for any of that for dinner. And if you are an early dinner eater, like some of the older folks, your only choice for food will be the dining room (yuk) starting at 5:30 or the burger joint (I've had way better burgers at Five Guys) which is open until 6. And speaking of dining room, check the menu and then check the buffet. Don't be surprised when you see some of the same items on both. SMOKING! on all cruises I have been on there are designated smoking area. Outside on one of the decks, and that is not a designated deck of your choice, smokers! And also in the casino, which is disgusting all together. You really limit the people who are willing to drop money in a casino when you allow smoking. Carnival also has a bar just OUTSIDE the casino that allows smoking at one end of it. Well, that's make total sense now doesn't it? Now forcing the non smokers, who want to keep their lungs healthy, down to other end of the bar (that has one bartender who doesn't look beyond their forward line of sight)! ENTERTAINMENT: not to what I am used to. The singing was something off of a talent TV show and the dancing, well lets just say wouldn't make it past auditions for So You Think You Can Dance. I just don't know where else I can take this review other than getting personal about the 90% of type of people that choose Carnival, so I will end it here. I tried it and can honestly say you get what you pay for. And for those that say Carnival is the cheaper route, do your research. Read Less
Sail Date December 2018
This cruise was a far cry from the service and standards received on other Carnival Cruises. There were a lot of things that were not up to par. My list of things that fell short. 1.) Not sailing day one disappointing (missed ... Read More
This cruise was a far cry from the service and standards received on other Carnival Cruises. There were a lot of things that were not up to par. My list of things that fell short. 1.) Not sailing day one disappointing (missed going to Grand Cayman) and spent 25 hours in Cozumel 2.) Cruise director seemed absent from most events 3.) Constant sewage smell and backups this was all over the ship. Most noteable on the “suite balcony” we paid extra for 4.) Drinks were poured very weak. Powerade drinks were being counted as part of the 15 drink quota (this should be just for alcohol) 5.) On board events and activities seemed to be much less than normal ( one event going on at a time where other cruises would have 3-4 things on at a time all day)  6.) Food day one at dinner was beyond disappointing. It improved but there was never a hot meal. All cold by the time it came out this included tepid coffee served at the end of the meal. No food was cooked correctly you had to ask for a rare steak to get medium. You can tell the fries and things they included as sides were tiny portions and reused from other stations on the boat or other meals. I guess lobster is a thing of the past? Food at the Lido Deck buffet was lackluster to say the least. It felt like no care was taken in presentation and or options on the bar. The best food on the boat was Guys burger joint which is a sad that settling for a burger beat most of the dining on the ship. Good thing it’s hard to mess up a burger. Also alternative food options closing much earlier. 7.) Same comedians the entire trip. (They still we’re awesome at all shows) but seeing the same person felt like we were trying to be ok with what we were dealt. Bar and serving staff were overwhelmed with orders one server per section when everyone was trying to get drinks ( I feel like this resulted in the negative attitudes of servers and staff) 8.) Crew seemed to be overall disgruntled or not happy to be there ( not all but a lot were not pleasant to deal with ) attitudes drastically improved when we tipped large amounts. (Don’t force us to include gratuity if the staff won’t appreciate it when we don’t tip) In order to get decent service you have to tip above what you were already forced to tip. 9.) Room service after 10:00 pm is a fee and no longer free. This would be fine if you open up other late night food options on the boat other than pizza. 10.) Photo staff you can tell were on a strict quota for photos as they became almost bothersome not letting you leave after taking a couple of photos. You felt as if you were being forced into multiple photos. (Prices of photos increased as well which makes no sense since most are digital now. I refuse to buy any photos at those prices) 11.) Debarkation morning room service is no more. I used to eat in the stateroom and head down to the gangway.  All in All my group had a good time, however it was not the carnival cruise lines I had told everyone about from 4 years ago. We were avid Royal Caribbean cruisers before our first trip on Carnival. We were impressed with Carnival and started splitting our vacations with both Carnival and RCCL. I would rather pay 50-100 dollars more a head than see the standards lowered. The ship sat in port from 4pm until 5am. And then stopped in Cozumel for 24 hours. You would think with the amount of fuel that was saved by not moving the ship for 30% of the time on the boat could result in some form of refund. The itineraries that are directly to Cozumel and back are cheaper than the ones that stop in Grand Cayman as well. P.S. the mints on the pillow are gone too. People notice dumb things. Read Less
Sail Date December 2018
Pros: Cabin was great - very clean - and my cabin steward, Inna, was very nice and very professional. The ship was decorated for Christmas, which was a nice surprise. The Playlist productions were pretty good. I went on the Mayan Ruins ... Read More
Pros: Cabin was great - very clean - and my cabin steward, Inna, was very nice and very professional. The ship was decorated for Christmas, which was a nice surprise. The Playlist productions were pretty good. I went on the Mayan Ruins and Island Sightseeing tour in Cozumel and it was fascinating! The tour guide, Cesar, is of Mayan descent and really brought their history to life. Embarkation and debarkation were pretty smooth. Cons: I wasn't really thrilled with the food. Ate in the MDR twice for dinner and once for breakfast, Guy's Burgers twice, and Pirate Pizza four times. So, a total of nine meals over five days. Plus, I did the Chef's Table, which was postponed until the last night of the cruise. The appetizers and seven courses contained a lot of fish (and chocolate) dishes, which I don't eat so that was a hundred bucks down the drain. Would probably be good if you eat those items. Most activities seemed to run late. I purchased the Cheers Package and was very disappointed with it. The drinks were very weak and took a long time to be served. It was almost as though once they saw the Cheers sticker on your card you didn't matter because they already had your money. I'm cruising on the Ecstasy in April so well see how it measures up. Read Less
Sail Date December 2018
I've cruised Carnival many, many times, and indeed, I've cruised "Paradise" many times as well. This cruise was very good, but I can see lots of small things slipping. Food was good, but not as many choices as in the ... Read More
I've cruised Carnival many, many times, and indeed, I've cruised "Paradise" many times as well. This cruise was very good, but I can see lots of small things slipping. Food was good, but not as many choices as in the past. Dining room services was OUTSTANDING, and has improved on my last TWO Carnival cruises. Entertainment was O.K., but a bit lacking in the offerings. It seemed to me that if you didn't gamble, there wasn't a lot to do on some evenings. BIG SHOWS were good, but the same ones I've seen over, and over again. Cabins on the recently dry docked "Paradise" were excellent, and the cabin service was also very good, but the lack of choices on the T.V. was disappointing, even though I don't cruise to watch T.V. I rarely leave the ship, so I can't comment on Ports, or Shore Excursions, but others I talked to said they enjoyed their excursions. Read Less
Sail Date December 2018
We chose this cruise because it matched our tight schedule and small-ish budget. I've sailed on Carnival before so I knew what to expect, however this cruise still didn't meet my limited expectations. Here's a pro/con list: ... Read More
We chose this cruise because it matched our tight schedule and small-ish budget. I've sailed on Carnival before so I knew what to expect, however this cruise still didn't meet my limited expectations. Here's a pro/con list: Pros: -Value (if you didn't pay for ANY extras which were pushed constantly) -Comfy bed -All of the staff were great! -The ports were fun (Roatan and Cozumel). We didn't pay Carnival for excursions, we got a taxi and explored. Cost about a quarter of what the cruise line charges and there were no crowds or waiting in line. -Guy's Burger Joint is SUPER delicious -The taco stand is not bad -My 6 year old loved the slides -Breakfast delivered to your room in the morning. Just old pastries and cereal but at least the coffee was hot. Cons: -The amount of "down time" on board was far more than I expected. We are a young family with 2 kids (ages 6 and 4) and there was literally nothing to do together except eat meals and try to "swim" in the incredibly packed swimming pool. I feel there was a huge lack of activities if you're not interested in gambling, drinking, and paying extra for baby-sitting to go to the night-clubs which didn't open until 10pm. -Camp Ocean, which provides childcare at certain times during the cruise, was pretty blah. Yeah, you can drop off your kids sometimes. But Carnival makes it sound like it's going to be super exciting with adventurous activities. In reality they just did a LOT of coloring and watching movies. -The kids' dinner menu was pretty limited and even my 6 year old ended up eating mostly off of the adult menu because it was so blah. The chicken nuggets were exactly like McDonald's. Not terrible but certainly nothing fun or special. Same for kids' desserts. Basically just a bowl of melted ice cream. -The adult dining menu was also very limited. There was either exotic items like braised rabbit or plain grilled chicken breast that you can make at home. Not much in between. So for those expecting an upscale steak or seafood option, again you're paying more ($20 fee). -Disappointing 24-hour pizza and ice cream. The kids were super excited about these things. Pizza and ice cream anytime you want!! It's really hard to mess up pizza! We tried each exactly one time. The pizza had razor thin crust, tomato skins in the sauce and a tiny bit of cheese. The "ice cream" was bland soft-serve frozen yogurt-type stuff. No toppings or anything. Again, not disgusting just...sad. -The buffet was either packed at mealtimes or closed in between (except for the sad pizza). No place to get snacks for the kids in the afternoon around 3 o'clock when everyone gets hungry. There was a plate of fruit left out so we ate that most days. So many apples in 5 days! Buffet was closed almost every time we tried to eat there. -The shows were ok but there wasn't nearly enough entertainment. Our evenings left us "all dressed up with no place to go!" Again, after dinner if you're not going to gamble or stay up for the 10 o'clock opening of the night-clubs, you're sort of left wandering the ship. Which is fine for a night or two but after that it was frustrating having to scrounge for something to do. We'd drop off the kids after dinner and then be like...ok now what? There's a 20 minute comedy act and then...nothing at all. The afternoons were even worse. Like, a game of "Friends" trivia at 230 and then...nothing until dinner. Lots of empty time on our hands. There were a few things that were beyond Carnival's control that I'm not including like: delaying departure for an hour due to a lost passenger, diverting to Mexico for a medical emergency (which cancelled a lot of people's shore excursions for the next day), and disembarkation taking 5 hours because of a late arrival due to rough seas and a strong headwind on the way back. It was a mess but not the cruise line's fault. Anyway, I'm not going to do Carnival again. This year our budget and schedules really limited our choices. Our next big vacation I will just save for an extra 6 months and take a Disney Cruise. Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
This was my first cruise ever. Did not know what to expect at all. We were on the lower deck all the way in the back. In spite of this, the sailing was rather smooth. Kudos to our cabin Steward, Wayan, who surprised us each night with ... Read More
This was my first cruise ever. Did not know what to expect at all. We were on the lower deck all the way in the back. In spite of this, the sailing was rather smooth. Kudos to our cabin Steward, Wayan, who surprised us each night with a different "towel animal" (like Organami with towels) sitting in the middle of the bed. It was really cute and made us look forward to getting back to our cabin in the evening, to see what sort of creature Wayan had left for us. Also, our hats off to our fantastic dining crew, Sudika, Authur and Ketut who kept our stomachs full and our pallets satiated. The food was wonderful, but the service was better. Thanks to our bartender, Rajesh, who kept our glasses full and always strived to deliver drinks the way we wanted. We chose not to go with the Carnival Shore excursions, instead, we googled a Snorkeling beach in the Cayman and a Scuba place, Blue Magic, in Cozumel. Experiencing the local taxis and local cuisine was quite exciting and the instructors at Blue Magic Scuba were amazing! Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
We just returned for our first cruise. It was a very good experience. We were fortunate to get room G4 With balcony to the side of the ship in a huge window with the blinds that remotely go up and down that were 6 feet wide. The room was ... Read More
We just returned for our first cruise. It was a very good experience. We were fortunate to get room G4 With balcony to the side of the ship in a huge window with the blinds that remotely go up and down that were 6 feet wide. The room was cleaned every day and exceptionally well. Our steward Oakley was very attentive and made sure that we had everything we needed. It was unfortunate that it took several days to get our bottles of water that we ordered (miscommunication with room service and guest services). Luckily we had complementary bottles in our room as well as complementary laundry service which we took advantage of. The frustrations with the elevator was ridiculous we must’ve climbed hundreds of flights of stairs while we’re there I would feel very sorry for people who were not able to negotiate steps because they would be waiting a long time for the elevators if they simply have a car cancel button it would be a lot better. I also thought that I would mention that the karaoke department needs to be reviewed to not allow offensive rappers to sing karaoke which was clearly inappropriate for the multicultural cruise members who were cruising. I have Hispanic, black and Asian friends. There is no place for that Obscene performance. The bar cleared during this obscene performance. Very embarrassing for carnival. It was so fun till that happened. Pros Clean room Good service Destiny restaurant service was excellent. (Roberto and mustafa) Singer Darwin In destiny Embarkation (priority) Guest services Room service though limited was good. They were on time daily Nay & Robert the bartenders! Wine options were excellent Coffee bar lady and Robert head of f&b hooked me up with birthday cake when I did not know I had to order 24+ hours in advance (seriously...thank you ). Cons Need better communication. (The daily Brochures need an overhaul—-we were confused for 3 days) The worst elevators ever (they need a car cancel button) No floor numbers marked as you walk Up/down stairs Water not received from online purchase Small pool Not enough shade on decks Not enough places to cool off. Some bars under-staffed Serenity deck service either great or bad Room service coffee flavor Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
I didn't choose this cruise i went with a sick friend whom wanted a companion. I don't even enough strength to even go into how miserable everything was from the accommodations to the food to the service. Absolutely low low ... Read More
I didn't choose this cruise i went with a sick friend whom wanted a companion. I don't even enough strength to even go into how miserable everything was from the accommodations to the food to the service. Absolutely low low class. No air conditioning in room, no coffee pot, shower sprayed all over the floor, do i need to go on? I guess i do. The food was horrible. The same food everyday. Lots of mashed potatoes. If you love potatoes, you'll be in hog heaven. Do not expect gravy on them mashed potatoes though. Half the elevators were out of service. 30 minutes just to get ice. Had i been able to get a flight out of one of the islands, i would have gladly paid the extra money just to get the hell off this ship. Torture Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
My husband and I had both cruised as young adults but never as adults that could drink! We travel all the time and were ready for something different and decided on a cruise. We are so glad we did! Because of our work schedules, we were ... Read More
My husband and I had both cruised as young adults but never as adults that could drink! We travel all the time and were ready for something different and decided on a cruise. We are so glad we did! Because of our work schedules, we were limited on how long and where we could choose. We chose the Western Caribbean cruise out of Tampa on the Carnival Paradise. After reading reviews, I was worried because it is an older, smaller ship. It was recently remodeled and we had a suite, so our room was perfect. We had priority boarding and it was a breeze. Absolutely no complaints about that. The food was as expected on a cruise. My favorite was Guy's Burger Joint. There is only one pool, but several whirlpools. The deck around the pool was crowded at peak times, but that was fine with us. There was plenty to do and plenty to eat/drink. We didn't get the drink package, but probably should have because we spent almost the same amount. We didn't do any official shore excursions but instead went to places recommended on the forums on Cruise Critic. Calico Jack's in Grand Cayman and Mr. Sancho's in Cozumel. Would recommend both. My only complaints are so much smoking--it was in designated areas but the wind carried the smoke and the movement of the ship was VERY noticeable throughout the ship. Fortunately we didn't get seasick but something to keep in mind if you do. We definitely want to cruise again, but will be sure to try a bigger, newer ship. Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
This was my third cruise all with carnival. The other two trips were very good but this one was the best. The ship is older but kept cleaned. Everywhere I went there was staff cleaning something whether it was the walls, ceilings or ... Read More
This was my third cruise all with carnival. The other two trips were very good but this one was the best. The ship is older but kept cleaned. Everywhere I went there was staff cleaning something whether it was the walls, ceilings or floors. The food was very good and if you do not care for what is on the buffet there are burgers,tacos,pizzas or sandwiches. There is also casual dining and the captains dinner. There was 22 of us including children. There was always different events for everyone to have an enjoyable time. Our favorite was the metal show also the children enjoyed it their ages range from 4 to 17. Everyone was always very friendly and helpful. Now most of the adults enjoyed the casino and I have to say the staff were the greatest especially Hong,Paul,Jette, Oscar and Sandy their service was outstanding and needs to be recognized.They are a big part of what made this trip the best. Everyone that asks about my trip I always tell them I love carnival. And looking forward to taking another cruise soon. Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
We have been on 35+ cruises and enjoyed this one as much as any before. The ship, since its 'remodeling' was in great shape. We know companies promote friendliness, but on this trip it all seemed sincere. Dining was good ... Read More
We have been on 35+ cruises and enjoyed this one as much as any before. The ship, since its 'remodeling' was in great shape. We know companies promote friendliness, but on this trip it all seemed sincere. Dining was good (although we miss the white table cloths). Casino staff was exceptional. The menu was very similar to others, but the preparation was much better. We left port on time, very unusual and had no problems with embarkation or disembarking. We did adventure out on two excursions and even after many visits to the same ports we were able to find wonderful, new experiences. The one we enjoyed the most was in Roatan, 'Roatan Adventure Tours' and a guide named Jeffery Johnson. In Cozumel we did revisit a previous tour, only because it has always been a great time -- Mr. Sancho's all inclusive beach tour. You must try their coconut shrimp and 'Dirty Monkey' drink. Book this ship and you won't be disappointed.. Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
This cruise was a gift, and it was also the first time I have ever been on a cruise. Ahead of the cruise, I decided to book one excursion and also purchase the internet plan. The cabin was quite clean, and I chose to have the room ... Read More
This cruise was a gift, and it was also the first time I have ever been on a cruise. Ahead of the cruise, I decided to book one excursion and also purchase the internet plan. The cabin was quite clean, and I chose to have the room cleaned twice a day. I was glad I did this, because I spent the majority of the cruise in my room. The first afternoon of the cruise, a family with multiple cabins checked into their room. Evidently they thought that the hallway was a perfect playground - the kids were running up and down the hallway yelling and screaming for hours. One positive aspect of the room is that it has more room than I expected, and this was on a small, inner cabin. A definite problem with the room is the amount of noise you get from the hallway. It doesn’t matter if it is children, people talking, or service staff. You might as well just leave your cabin room open. The internet plan let me keep in touch with my wife, who couldn’t make the trip. I purchased the middle internet plan for approximately $10 a day because it said it supported WhatsApp. The text feature worked, but it was impossible to use the voice feature due to the internet speed. Even though WhatsApp is advertised as being supported, most of it wasn’t functional. I should have just purchased the $4 per day value plan, which would have accomplished the same thing. Regarding the food, the sit down dinner was relatively good, and the wait staff was well trained. There were, unfortunately very limited vegetarian options. Most disappointing was tha all soups, even if they were vegetable soups, were chicken stock based. The food on the Lido deck in the casual restaurant was much less appealing. This was cafeteria style food. Fruit was okay, but not great. The lines for the buffet during lunch were acceptable, but there were long lines for breakfast. I tried the omelette station, but after waiting for a long time, I decided it wasn’t worth the effort. The easiest thing to do was to grab yogurt and a banana. Restocking of some of the selections was not done on a timely manner in some instances. The worst thing about the dining was that the tables weren’t picked up in a timely manner, and the tables were never, ever, wiped down. At no time were the tables wiped down during meals at the buffet, even after many hours of service, which is completely disgusting. I sat and had multiple cups of coffee at the outside seating, followed by breakfast, and not one time was a table cleaned. Dishes were removed by staff, and that was the extent of it. If you want any quiet on the ship, plan on staying in your room. The ship has music piped in everywhere onboard, and there is no way to escape it. The only place outside of my room to find some quiet was on the small deck in the back of the ship behind the buffet restaurant. But then you have to be prepared to deal with the never clean, sticky tables. Carnival doesn’t seem to know what type of cruise line it is trying to be. On the website, they provide dress codes for meals. There is no enforcement whatsoever. For example, for the sit down meal service, the dress code prohibits cutoff shorts, sleveless shirts, collarless shirts for men and flip flops. Probably 30% of the guests wore t shirts and I saw numerous examples of all prohibited dress wear, including someone in cutoff shorts, flip flops, and a grubby AC/DC shirt. What is the point of a dress code if you don’t enforce it? The other ridiculous thing about the sit down meal was the photographer that interrupted the meal not once, but twice to beg to take a picture. Really? So no dress code and paparazzi at dinner? How relaxing! I would never go an a cruise again. To spend six days of my life feeling like there is no way to relax, only to have a few hours in port on two of the days is just a waste of time. I tried it but it was an absolute disappointment. Read Less
Sail Date November 2018
My husband and I went on this cruise for our honeymoon . The bathrooms were all very dirty and not big enough for the amount of people on the ship . There was always very long lines . The food was absolutely horrible . It was alright on ... Read More
My husband and I went on this cruise for our honeymoon . The bathrooms were all very dirty and not big enough for the amount of people on the ship . There was always very long lines . The food was absolutely horrible . It was alright on the first day , but the quality seemed to decrease day by day . The food in the nice dining rooms was even nasty . There is one tiny pool where the adults and children are expected to swim together . It’s nearlg impossible to get a drink . When you do manage to get someone to take your drink order , it takes nearly thirty minutes for them to bring it to you . They charged me and my husband $65 apiece in a gratituity that we knew nothing about . When we called , they said it was in our email . We never received an email over it . They refuse to refund the 130 dollars that they took out of our bank account . We will not be going back through them . Next time we cruise , we will be going through royal carribean . This was a horrible experience for a first cruise . The only good thing about the whole cruise was the comedy . Read Less
Sail Date October 2018
This cruise fit in with fall break so we planned it with three other families from work. Embarkation was smooth and easy. We flew in and was transported by Carnival. We then walked right into port authority, checked in, and got onto the ... Read More
This cruise fit in with fall break so we planned it with three other families from work. Embarkation was smooth and easy. We flew in and was transported by Carnival. We then walked right into port authority, checked in, and got onto the ship They had plenty of activities although we mainly stayed by the pool. We met up with our friends every night and my time dining sat us together with no problems. The food was very good and on an extra note, my wife was given a gluten free menu every day upon asking to prerecord the next day meals. The staff was very friendly in all parts of the ship. The ship was clean as was our room for our entire stay. My friends had the drink packages and they were very happy with it. I felt the debarkation was probably the easiest I have been through in 15 cruises. Read Less
Sail Date October 2018
This was my wife and I's first cruise. We went to celebrate our 15th anniversary and her 34th birthday. Overall we had a positive experience. At times we found ourselves a little bored and being this was our first long trip away from ... Read More
This was my wife and I's first cruise. We went to celebrate our 15th anniversary and her 34th birthday. Overall we had a positive experience. At times we found ourselves a little bored and being this was our first long trip away from our kids, we started missing them around day 2-3. We also spent a couple of days at Disney prior to boarding. The ship itself was great. The cabin we had (R160) was nice but we were near a supply closet and above an obvious work area so we got woke up nearly every night by loud noises and banging around in those areas. We also were very hot, especially at night. Most nights we slept on top of the covers and woke up with the bedding soaked in sweat. The dining experience was pretty good overall. My wife did find a bone in her chicken taco from the Blue Iguana buffet, but that happens sometime. If we went to eat and didn't like the food or wasn't full we would just move on to the next place. The entertainment was pretty good as well. All the shows were well done. We received excellent service from our Steward, the dining room and at the bars. We didn't have great luck getting service while we were seated at shows or out on the sun decks but there were a lot of people. They probably could improve in that area a little. We usually just took turns running to the bar for a drink since most places won't let us get a drink with the drink package without both people present. Some places didn't mind so we tried to use them if they were close by. The service was a little off from what we had experienced most of the trip on the last dining night but it was pretty busy when we arrived. We had the anytime dining but we lucked out most nights and had great service. We did our own thing on the first port (Grand Caymens). It was a little intimidating at first since neither of us had ever left the county before. We stepped off the boat and were unsure what to do. Carnival didn't really offer a lot of help if you weren't paying for one or their excursions. We ended up finding a cab to a little beach half way down Seven Mile Beach ($24 for both of us) that offered chairs and umbrellas for $15 for the both of us. They also had a nearby restaurant and bar but the cab drive told us about a little package store across the street that sold beverages by the bottle/can so we ended up getting a couple of cold drinks for about a third of the bar costs and enjoyed the beach and weather for a couple hours. We weren't at this stop very long and being beginner cruisers we didn't want to chance getting lost or ending up somewhere we shouldn't so we just wandered around the shops across the street from the port for a little while before we re-boarded. The second port (Cozumel) we ended up booking an excursion at a small beach club that offered several activities. We just done the guided snorkeling and then sat on the beach under some palm trees in the shade for a couple hours, ate some really good (fairly cheap) nachos from the restaurant. There were lots of shops and activities to keep busy at this port so we spent a good amount of time shopping for souvenirs. Getting on and off the ship for the port stops at both places was really smooth. You do have to take a water shuttle at the Caymens and that took a minute but wasn't too bad. The embarkation process was extremely smooth with no issues at all. The debarkation, not so much. We choose to take our own luggage thinking it would speed things up for us. We woke up around 6:30 am to make sure we had all we needed, rushed up to the buffet to eat and then came back and got our luggage and moved up to the upper decks. Because we stayed on the lowest deck (Deck 4) we were the last to get called to leave with the express checkout (carrying your own luggage), so we sat for about two and a half hours waiting for our turn. We will probably do the express checkout again if we don't have the kids with us but we certainly won't rush and get up early and sit around and wait. We tried to get the FTTF package before we left but waiting too long and it was sold out, but I think the extra $80+/- would have been worth waht all you get for it. Once we were called we were able to go right down to the gangway and get right off in just a few minutes. Going through customs was a little painful but if you don't want to wait there you can tip a porter to take your luggage and move you up to the front of the line. All in all we had fun and enjoyed our trip, we just aren't sure if we will do it again anytime soon without the kids. The only major complaint we had was the casino deck (Deck 9). They allowed the smokers to sit inside the casino and it made the hole deck so smokey that we avoided that area entirely for most of the trip. We did not play any games in the casino at all because of it. We did go through there when we had to getting to other areas but we held our breath and moved fast. Read Less
Sail Date October 2018
My husband and I booked this cruise for our 7th anniversary. This was our 2nd carnival cruise and it’s was absolutely amazing! ALL of the crusie staff were incredible and so friendly. The food was amazing at each location. It was so much ... Read More
My husband and I booked this cruise for our 7th anniversary. This was our 2nd carnival cruise and it’s was absolutely amazing! ALL of the crusie staff were incredible and so friendly. The food was amazing at each location. It was so much fun getting to dress up for dinner on certain nights! Cozumel and the Cayman Islands were so gorgeous and the ship had so much information provided to help us rearrange our excursion (since the hurricane changed our itinerary). Honestly, we felt so spoiled and relaxed the whole time! The comedy shows we’re HILARIOUS and there was such a perfect blend of stuff to do and time to relax! They had special events going on each day... but at the same time, quiet places for my husband and me to escape to and enjoy some time alone! Thank you Brandon (cruise director) for a great time! ... and thank you Gusti for a wonderful stateroom!! We’ll be back!!! Read Less
Sail Date October 2018
This trip was unreal!!! First day the water in cabin sink was brown. Over a 2 day period the water went from brown to yellow to clear. After the water runs clear, the sewage odor lasted for the remainder of the cruise. We sailed ... Read More
This trip was unreal!!! First day the water in cabin sink was brown. Over a 2 day period the water went from brown to yellow to clear. After the water runs clear, the sewage odor lasted for the remainder of the cruise. We sailed through Hurricane Michael, on the eastern side of the storm. The seas were rough about 18 hours, other than this the cruise was smooth on the water. I conclude that Carnival has no standards or ethics as exampled by women walking Promenade deck in thong bikini, men going to lunch buffet with no shirts, and children running the aisles after 11PM playing and racing. Cruising with Carnival is not about relaxing. Constant marketing schemes in your face. For example I walk the inside Promendade deck, and Carnival personnel constantly in my face to take a photo. So I spent most of my time saying "no thanks". Now tell me how this is relaxing??? Another issue is if a cruiser does not do a ship excursion, you can forget about getting jetty service to the port. We waited over 2 hours to get to Grand Cayman, just because we did not do a Carnival excursion. Overall cleanliness and service was satisfactory. I know Carnival has passengers fall over deck. I understand because I saw multiple cruisers stumbling and falling in halls after 11PM. I need not say anymore. Carnival will never see me again!!! Read Less
Sail Date October 2018
We like cruising out of Tampa and this 5day cruise departs on Monday returning Saturday morning allowing us to drive rather than fly. We’ve cruised on Carnival Paradise before and enjoy the smaller ship over the larger ones. We decided ... Read More
We like cruising out of Tampa and this 5day cruise departs on Monday returning Saturday morning allowing us to drive rather than fly. We’ve cruised on Carnival Paradise before and enjoy the smaller ship over the larger ones. We decided to spring for a Grand Suite and were not disappointed at all. The ship was renovated early this year and the upgrades improved our experience. The ports of Cozumel and Grand Caymen are great for visiting as well as swimming, snorkeling or any other water sports you’re interested in. Have always been safe and never had any problems at all. The entertainment on this cruise was really good. We went to two of the three shows they had. The productions were improved from previous cruises. The meals, while good, weren’t quite as good as in the past. One night we had prime rib that we thought was lacking. And the best meals can be purchased for additional money. We had filets one night and were worth the extra money but in years past those would have been available as a regular choice. I would take this cruise again and do recommend it. Read Less
Sail Date October 2018
This was my first and last cruise. Hurricane Michael made it eventful. Wind and waves came and past our 4th floor window. No communication on the happening with the weather. Stewart never introduced himself, left several notes, never ... Read More
This was my first and last cruise. Hurricane Michael made it eventful. Wind and waves came and past our 4th floor window. No communication on the happening with the weather. Stewart never introduced himself, left several notes, never turned down our beds, had to ask for clean blue towels. Beds were fixed daily. One of the main problems we had is our bathroom from day one smelt of urine. They tried to take care of the issue, but no luck. Was disappointed in the wait staff. They seemed to be unorganized, and gave us the wrong food. Food really wasn't hot, butter didn't melt in the baked potatoes. Nothing special, wanted rare Prime got med well, same with Braised Beef Tips. Desserts were great. I thought there would be dinner or night shows not just wait staff dancing. Trivia was going on daily along with Piano Bar sing along. There was a scavenger hunt the last day and just thought it should of been the first day to help you find things on the ship. Greasy burgers and soggy grilled sandwiches and pizza with no sauce, and only fresh fruits were melons...I could go on but what good would it do... Read Less
Sail Date October 2018
My husband and I have been talking about taking a cruise for a few years now and it happen, his boss of 20yrs sent us on a cruise fully paid for. It was the best vacation yet weather was awesome, ship was beautiful, staff was very polite, ... Read More
My husband and I have been talking about taking a cruise for a few years now and it happen, his boss of 20yrs sent us on a cruise fully paid for. It was the best vacation yet weather was awesome, ship was beautiful, staff was very polite, have to mention our steward Gunawan he was awesome we never had to ask for anything it was like he just knew us. Food was delicious and hot, steak was cooked perfectly. Entertainment was awesome especially the comedians . Just two complaints the pool was full all the time except after 4 pm, and I wish the serenity area had a pool. We stopped at two ports Grand Caymen and Cozmel both ports were beautiful I think I like Cozmel port just so much more to see and do, we did a dolphin excursion which was the frosting on the cake (I love dolphins and being up close and touching them was awesome). Over all the cruise was better then I expected great job would do it again . Read Less
Sail Date September 2018
This was our 45th cruise and many of them have been on Carnival over the years dating back to the 80’s. So, we are no new to cruising and not easily impressed. In fact, I’d say we are pretty critical, especially of some of the ... Read More
This was our 45th cruise and many of them have been on Carnival over the years dating back to the 80’s. So, we are no new to cruising and not easily impressed. In fact, I’d say we are pretty critical, especially of some of the older ships. I sailed on the Paradise when it was one week old and a non-smoking ship back then. We booked this 4-day Cuba itinerary on the Paradise because it was easier for us to get to Tampa and also because of the price. (Less than 1k for both of us in an inside cabin) We’ve always wanted to visit Cuba and this was a great opportunity to do so. EMBARKATION: We arrived at the ship at about 12:30 for our 1PM boarding appointment window. There was a bit of a a line up, but I’d say we waited no more than about 20 mins. Check in was a breeze and within a few minutes, we were on board. As the rooms weren’t ready until 130, we had lunch on the Lido deck. It was a bit crowded, but we had no problem finding a table outside. I had a salad and my wife had a Guy’s Burger. Both were good! STATEROOM: We booked an inside guarantee and ended up with R18 on the Riviera Deck. We usually sail in a balcony cabin, but this was a short cruise and the stateroom wasn’t important to us. That said, I was really impressed with the size of the room as well as the amenities. The Samsung flat panel TV on the wall was HUGE for a cruise ship. Probably 42” maybe? The room was spacious as was the bathroom and the bed very comfortable. Much more room than some balcony cabins we’ve had on other ships. I was really impressed by how well the hallways were lit and how wide they were on Deck 4. Best of all the AC was incredible. We could get it very cold in the room which is how we like to sleep. The water pressure also was very good in the shower. Another plus! FOOD: We chose late dining and was assigned to a large table in the Destiny Dining. After reading the reviews, I was a little concerned about how the food would be. I am please to report, the food has been as good or better than any prior cruise we’ve ever been on, bar none. The options are endless and the quality good. I have how they have increased and stepped on the quality of the “healthy” offerings as I have been practicing a carb smart diet lately. I had no problem choosing carb smart options. We ate in just about all venues at one time or another over the four days. Service was phenomenal as you’d expect from a much higher priced cruise. CUBA Debarkation in Cuba was a bit of a challenge. However, this is not the fault of Carnival. There are limited customs/immigration officials, security checkpoints and money changes, so Carnival issues tickets with letters and calls up about 80 people at a time. If you arrive at the coffee bar early, you can get a lower letter and get off early. We were about an hour late docking, so some people didn’t get off the ship until 230 pm. We ignored the push for booking a ships excursion and booked a 7 hour tour with Cuba Outings. What a wonderful day we had. Our private guide for the two of us was Ernesto and we spent about 2-3 hours in a 1954 Plymouth convertible driving around the city with a stop at Fusterlandia, and Revolution Square. They we had lunch at a local restaurant recommended by Ernesto. He was quite surprised when we asked him to eat with us and offered to buy his lunch. I take it this is not the norm. It was so nice getting to know him and his English was better than mine! After lunch, we visited an “official” cigar and rum outlet and walked through Old Havana. There are options that may be less expensive, however, I highly recommend spending a little extra on Cuba Outings. Owner Gloria will take good care of you. On Saturday morning we left the ship early at around 8am which was a mistake. NOTHING was open. Cubans obviously sleep in. Around 915, we hired a horse and buggy for an hour or so for about 40.00 The driver took us to the flea market where he dropped us off and patiently waited for us for about an hour while we shopped. They we continued the tour of the old town where he returned us to the ship. All in all, I wish we had more time in Cuba. I am not sure what the rush to leave at 1200 was. It is such a short trip back to Tampa, I wish we could have stayed in Havana until 5-6 pm that evening. ENTERTAINMENT: We attended the Ships shows including the headliners as well as the two comedians on board. The shows were very well done in my opinion and provided a quality entertainment experience. You didn’t get the feeling that they save the best entertainers for the longer, more expensive cruises. We also attended a few of the comedy sessions. The late show was a bit raunchy, even for my taste, but all in all, good quality comedy. INTERNET: If I have any complaint, this is it. We booked the mid range internet package PRE-Cruise and I even upgraded to the premium package during the cruise. The Internet is SOOOO slow and intermittent. Surely Carnival can do a better job with this. Royal Caribbean must have better technology on their ships, because their connections are lightning fast compared to Carnival. We did maintain connection during most of the trip, including being in Havana while on the ship only. The connection, even at the premium rate was poor at best. DISEMBARKATION To be on the safe side, I booked two flights leaving Tampa with the option to cancel one without penalty. One was at 945am and the other at 130pm. We really hoped we could get off early enough to make the early flight. I stopped by the desk and got assigned to the “Early Flights” room. As fate would have it, we were off the ship and clear of customs by 8am. Even with a little traffic, we made it to the airport (via taxi) by 835 am with plenty of time to make our flight. SUMMARY: Without hesitation, we would sail on the Paradise again. And, we’d love to go back to Cuba. The food and service were some of the best every and we really appreciate the effort the crew puts into making it a great vacation. It’s funny because as we were leaving, there was a lady in front of us saying it was her worst cruise ever. Not sure why, but we didn’t have that experience. Read Less
Sail Date September 2018
I chose Carnival Paradise for two reasons, they advertise gluten free diets and they were inexpensive to try out for a first time cruiser. My meals were always delicious but I felt limited on the offerings. By NO means did I ever go ... Read More
I chose Carnival Paradise for two reasons, they advertise gluten free diets and they were inexpensive to try out for a first time cruiser. My meals were always delicious but I felt limited on the offerings. By NO means did I ever go hungry! The waiters take your order for the next evening so that they will be able to properly prepare for your dietary needs. Staff was very knowledgable about celiac disease and very accommodating. I enjoyed my first cruise with Carnival, but now I'm looking for a larger ship due to the fact that our at sea days were not as busy as we would have liked them to be. I'm looking for adventure at sea and fun things to do while sailing. Movies, Broadway shows, interactive games, sports, anything great to pass the time while parting the blue waters other than the casino (not much of a gambler here). Read Less
Sail Date September 2018
This cruise port is close to home. We are Platinum on Carnival and priority boarding is a great perk.The ship was refurbished earlier this year and the improvements were great. Added the Guy Burger and Blue Iguana on the Lido deck and the ... Read More
This cruise port is close to home. We are Platinum on Carnival and priority boarding is a great perk.The ship was refurbished earlier this year and the improvements were great. Added the Guy Burger and Blue Iguana on the Lido deck and the Elation dining room was beautiful. We have been on this ship a few times and I was very pleased with these changes. The Playlist Productions shows were also very good, and I really enjoyed the Punchliner Comedy Club. The Casino was hopping at night and there are some newer slot machines. Unfortunately, I did not hear of anyone getting any great returns on their time in the casino. There is a nice water park on the back of the ship (where there used to be a small pool). Now that there is only one pool, it was always packed when we were at sea. The Serenity area has not changed and it is lacking since it only has 2 small hot tubs. We had an inside cabin on Riviera deck near mid ship and it was comfortable and quiet. Read Less
Sail Date September 2018
Selected this cruise because of a group of family and friends were going; 18 people in total. I had been on the Carnival Pride in Jan 2017 and was not impressed but since so many people were going I decided to give it another try. I also ... Read More
Selected this cruise because of a group of family and friends were going; 18 people in total. I had been on the Carnival Pride in Jan 2017 and was not impressed but since so many people were going I decided to give it another try. I also cruised in Jan 2018 on the NCL Epic and my experience was the complete opposite of my Carnival experience; I loved it! The thing I noticed immediately upon boarding is how dated and tired the ship looked. It was supposed to have had a multi-million dollar refit a few months before but I did not see where they spent anywhere near that amount of money. Things noticed: 1. Carpet on interior stairs with the treads exposed that tripped many people on the stairs. 2. Metal ceiling in dining areas dented and dirty; many full of dirt and dust. 3. Stains on carpet in main walkways. 4. Incorrectly functioning elevators that would not move half the time you got on them. 5. Woodwork and railings that were gashed and gouged and instead of being repaired or replaced; were just given a fresh coat of thick paint that looked bad. Things I enjoyed: 1. The crowd and energy was amazing and the crew did a good job at getting them involved. 2. The entertainment was terrific; especially this guitar player Dariel that performed. He was excellent and my favorite part of the cruise. 3. The embarkation with the "Fast to the Fun" package was the fasted I have experienced. 4. Most bartenders were great; some average; one was downright rude. Some of the larger disappointments were: 1. Immediately upon boarding I noticed my oceanview cabin was very hot. I turned the ceiling control on the vent to max cold. Several hours later it still had not cooled off an was very hot and stuffy. Our cabin steward (who was great) even commented on how hot it was and to go talk to guest services. I had to leave the door to the cabin open to get some cool air from the hallway. I went to check out the cabins of several others in my party and all of their cabins were much cooler; as well as the hallway. After several hours of this I went to guest services to explain the situation. I was told the ship had just gotten underway and the air conditioning had just been turned on and it would take a few hours to cool down the cabin. I asked why the hallway and other cabins were so cool if that was the case and was told they could not answer that and to wait and few hours; check it again and come back if there was an issue still. Several hours later after dinner and the cabin was still as hot as it was upon boarding. I called guest services on the phone and informed them and asked them to come fix it while I was out for the evening. I come back to the cabin a couple of hours later to find the air still not fixed and a small circular fan sitting on the counter plugged in and running; aimed at the bed. All the fan was doing was blowing the hot air around. At this point I was really upset and went down to guest services to have them send a tech to fix the air. They sent someone while I was in the room that offered to take the vent cap and adjustment off altogether to try to increase flow to the cabin. I accepted and said would try it for the night. With the vent cap off and the fan running it was still to warm to sleep and ended up sweating all night. The next morning I complained to guest services again. I get a letter under my door that stated they tried to contact me about the cooling issue and had been unable to get a hold of me and asked me to come to guest services. I did again and stated it was still hot. Again there was no resolution. That night in the middle of the night the air broke all together. It was sweltering as there was no air flow at all. I again went down to guest services and complained. I was then told there was an outage that affected my cabin and they were making emergency repairs and it should be fixed in an hour. I said it had been an issue since I got on board. They said they would "do something" to make it up to me and to come back later. At no point did they offer to switch me to a different cabin. Later in the day I had a letter under the door asking me to again come to guest services. They offered me a dining room "steak selection upgrade" and a bottle of wine for the trouble. I stated the air still wasn't fixed and was told that is what they could do. I ended up giving the wine away since I don't drink it and the steak wasn't that great. I ended up not sleeping most of the cruise due to the cabin being so hot. Very poor customer service experience. 2. The debarkation process was terrible. I had purchased the "Faster to the Fun" package which entitles you to priority embarkation, tenders, customer service and debarkation. Since I had that package I had a letter under my door with instructions on what to do if you were taking you luggage off of the ship yourself. It stated to take you luggage to deck 9 lounge at the very back of the ship and wait for the ship to be cleared. My friend and I lugged 5 bags up 2 decks and all the way across the ship to the lounge. We were there 10 min when we were told to collect our bags and follow the staff. In this long line, we had to carry the 5 bags down 4 flights of stairs (no elevators) and all the way back across the ship. We actually passed our cabin on the trek back to disembark. So much for Priority service. That alone was enough to say "never again" to Carnival. 3. The food was average. The breakfast and lunch offerings were not impressive and there were not enough buffet lines to handle the crowd. Long wait times were common for food. There were staff portioning out the bacon and ham so if you wanted more than two slices; you would have to wait in the line again. The dinners in the dining room were good except for the BBQ Ribs that were terrible and I got a very under-cooked fillet. 4. The ship has one small swimming pool for almost two-thousand people. It was hot out and there was just no room in the pool which was wall-to-wall people. After a sub-par experience on the Carnival Pride and and even worse one on the Paradise; I will be sticking with NCL from now on for the simple fact that Carnival does not know what customer service is. My opinion is to pay a bit more and have a much better experience on another line. Read Less
Sail Date September 2018
A wee bit wordy but a lot of info. Got off the Carnival Paradise yesterday. I’ve cruised in 8-10 Carnival ships including Europe. By far, this was the worst ship. Food was pretty bad, almost embarrassing since we had 1st time ... Read More
A wee bit wordy but a lot of info. Got off the Carnival Paradise yesterday. I’ve cruised in 8-10 Carnival ships including Europe. By far, this was the worst ship. Food was pretty bad, almost embarrassing since we had 1st time cruisers in our group. Pork chops, Mahi Mahi and steak were very chewy. Took several bites before you could actually swallow. Tough to cut even with a steak knife. I used to look forward to Lobster on formal nights but Carnival cut this out for 5-day or less cruises. Big mistake! Guys Burgers were awesome as always. My bed too was slightly lopsided so I slept on the other end. We had a choice of 1-2 cleanings a day. We chose 1. Room steward was great though we only saw him once during our entire cruise. My room was directly under the Galley. DON’T BOOK THESE ROOMS! Loud crashing/banging at all hours of the night/mornings. All our rooms (7th floor) had the same problem. We ALL had to wear ear plugs to sleep. Ship was dated and super small. Shows were mediocre. The Lead female singer needs a stronger voice. Main complaint – we made reservations for Chef’s Table before the cruise plus we booked 2 excursions thru Carnival for Cozumel. Got a Chef’s Table confirmation email for Day 1 of our cruise at 6pm. Day 1 - We ate light meals anticipating the excellent food at the Chef’s Table. Early afternoon, I called Guest Services as no one (6 adults/3 rooms) received our invitations. Supposedly we were “mistaken” and it was the next day. I told her we had the email that confirmed 9/5/18 at 6pm. I informed her we had evening plans in Cuba, we can’t go that day. She called me back and said it was the 2nd day of Cuba (9/7/18). We were leaving Cuba early that day. Day 3 - we all ate light meals again. I called that afternoon because no one received invites. They said we should get a letter soon. We FINALLY got the letters that our Chef’s Table was scheduled 9/8/18 at 6pm. What? We were supposed to be in Cozumel till 8:30pm! We weren’t getting off the ship till after 12 noon. Plus we had excursions previously booked thru Carnival bringing us back to the pier at 6:30pm, others near 8:30pm. I argued that we would get off the ship at 12-12:30pm, we have to return to the ship by 5pm, shower and be ready for Chef’s Table at 6pm! I snapped that we had booked our excursions thru Carnival and we would not return to the pier till 6:30pm, so they SHOULD have known this! I kept asking to speak to a manager and they would not transfer me. She finally said she would have a supervisor call me back. Later some guy (possibly Matri’d) called me to confirm we were cancelling. Before I could explain, he snapped at me that they were all booked for the entire cruise and practically hung up on me. Very rude guy. The same girl called me back later and said we didn’t have any excursions booked thru Carnival? What? 2 different rooms, 2 different families on 2 different computers yet our excursions “mysteriously” disappeared? Umm hmmm. Luckily we were able to rebook the same excursions. No apologies by anyone at Carnival, no call backs by any Supervisors, no attempt to make this right. Worst Carnival Ship and worst Customer Service! The 2 stars is only for Guys Hamburgers. They deserve 5 stars! Read Less
Sail Date September 2018
Carnival Paradise Ratings
Category Editor Member
Cabins 3.0 3.9
Dining 4.0 3.7
Entertainment 4.5 3.7
Public Rooms 3.5 3.9
Fitness Recreation 4.0 3.7
Family 4.0 3.7
Shore Excursion 4.5 3.8
Enrichment 4.0 3.3
Service 4.5 4.2
Value For Money 4.0 3.8
Rates 3.0 4.2

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