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Carnival Paradise Review

3.5 / 5.0
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958 reviews

Cheap Getaway

Review for Carnival Paradise to the Eastern Caribbean
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6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

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Sail Date: May 2014

* I decided to book this last minute cruise for my husband's birthday. I read all the reviews and set our expectations prior to boarding. Check-in process was fast, our rooms were ready when we boarded (12:30pm) and our luggage made it to our rooms prior to leaving the dock. The main entry was quite cramped and I felt claustrophobic however I was not spending much time there so it really did not matter.

* The buffet on the Lido deck were nothing to write home about. Unless you have to have a cheeseburger or fries, avoid that line as it stretched 15+ people the entire trip. They did have a Mongolian Grill which was pretty decent.

* I avoided the pool area as much as possible. At any time of the day or night, there were always way more people in the pools and hot tubs than should be. The music was so loud that I could not hear my husband talking to me and he was sitting next to me. I avoided the pool area all together.

Cabin Review

I read the cabin reviews regarding the lack of room when the beds were made as a king so I decided to request the beds remain as two twins. I am not a spring chicken and don't want to have an issue in the middle of the night. When we arrived in our cabin, our room steward Serin greeted us and welcomed us to our cabin. I told him that with the beds as a king, there was an annoying corner storage cabinet (which I knew in advance) did not allow me to walk around the foot of the bed and asked for him to make the beds as two singles. He insisted that I contact Guest Services about the issue but said no more. I headed to Guest Services and by the time I got back to my cabin, there was a man with a screw driver removing the annoying corner cabinet, relocated the life jackets to our closet and they hauled the cabinet away. My room steward just winked and said that a husband and wife should not have to sleep in separate beds because of an annoying cabinet. BTW, I tipped him well.

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