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This review is long overdue, but was searching Trip Advisor today and it reminded me to post it. Hopefully, some things have changed, but doubtful. The good things - In spite of it's age, the ship was kept very clean. The staff worked their tails off to give good service. Our kids had a great time in the supervised programs. The ocean was beautiful. The food was pretty good. The bad things - I'm really writing this review on behalf of the hardworking staff of this ship who deserve better. Due to reaping every possible fraction of profit, the staff are completely exhausted and sick. There should be one turnaround day to get the ship ready for the next group of passengers so the staff can rest and perform better. It's not so easy to enjoy yourself on vacation when the person serving your dinner is coughing and barely standing up. Then you find out that this guy sleeps only a few hours a night, with no day off and a frantic pace for months on end. It was like that for all the staff we saw except for the ones in the fitness center who seemed to have more balance. From the second you walk on the ship to the minute you depart, the loudspeaker is going with obnoxious announcements several times an hour trying to sell you something or get you into the casino. The shows which are promoted as family friendly are NOT. We would never take a Disney cruise again based on these things - especially overworking the staff!  

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Carnival Paradise Cruise Review by Lala5678

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This review is long overdue, but was searching Trip Advisor today and it reminded me to post it. Hopefully, some things have changed, but doubtful.
The good things - In spite of it's age, the ship was kept very clean. The staff worked their tails off to give good service. Our kids had a great time in the supervised programs. The ocean was beautiful. The food was pretty good.
The bad things - I'm really writing this review on behalf of the hardworking staff of this ship who deserve better. Due to reaping every possible fraction of profit, the staff are completely exhausted and sick. There should be one turnaround day to get the ship ready for the next group of passengers so the staff can rest and perform better. It's not so easy to enjoy yourself on vacation when the person serving your dinner is coughing and barely standing up. Then you find out that this guy sleeps only a few hours a night, with no day off and a frantic pace for months on end. It was like that for all the staff we saw except for the ones in the fitness center who seemed to have more balance.
From the second you walk on the ship to the minute you depart, the loudspeaker is going with obnoxious announcements several times an hour trying to sell you something or get you into the casino. The shows which are promoted as family friendly are NOT.
We would never take a Disney cruise again based on these things - especially overworking the staff!
 
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