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Carnival Paradise Review

3.5 / 5.0
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957 reviews

Not our worst-not our best-just ok

Review for Carnival Paradise to the Mexican Riviera
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6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Dec 2012
Cabin: Ocean View
Traveled with children

We've been on 6 cruises in the last 3 years, and being Canadian we pay extra in flight just to get here so we need a good deal! My parents however (who by the way come with us on every cruise) have been on 65 cruises!!! Snow bird Canadians who hop onto one whenever they can. They are actually going on a Royal Carribean one next month. They've been all over the world so I always get them to review my work on reviews, just in case I'm being too sassy.

Embarkation: Was a BREEZE!!! 10 minutes on the boat no waiting! I am very PROUD of Carnival for improving on this as our first time trip with the INSPIRATION ship was a nightmare getting on.

Stateroom: We had three back to back. R204/206/208 (outside window)Unfortunately no adjoining cabins (bummer) but if you have kids just ask to hear the dead bolt before bed. The room was I must say, far bigger than any other I have ever been in and the beds were not bad at all. The TV's however were pathetic!!! Walls were good though didn't hear any noise. TAKE NOTE: you would think you would want to be in the middle of the ship for less rocking BUT we found that this area was always the most crowded most rowdy and OMG! the smell!!!! If it wasn't smoke, it was any number of foul bodily smells (use your imagination here). I was sooo glad to be on the back of the boat. Also take note, NO blowdryer. NO refrigerator. BUT the shower was huge and we never had a problem with temp of water.

Cabin Review

Ocean View

Cabin 6A

Wonderful rooms on this ship large and comfy...BUT no refrigerator? No hair dryer? Hmmmm. Kinda need those! Great view, O.K. beds.Love the shower size! No ice bucket? Come on really...... but overall loved our outside room.

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