This review is of our time spent on the Paradise. My GF and myself enjoyed it throughly. Granted this was only our 2nd cruise (1st being Sensation) we felt it met our expectations. Just be informed with the forums and other reviewers and I think you'll have a wonderful experience.
Ive noticed several people complained about the "look" or "feel" of the boat. I thought for it to be 15 years old it was maintained nicely. No outrageous disco look like the Sensation had. I do wish the names were not done in color changing fiber optic. Hard to tell which room it was if you glanced at it at the wrong times. The lines were long on the lido deck buffet but the food was up to par. The comedy shows were packed so I recommend getting there early if you want a seat! We caught Lesters Bibbs show one night and laughed the whole time. Karaoke was always interesting and the casino was busy as well. We didn't spend much time on pool areas because they are the hot spots on the boat but the the Serenity area was nice and quite.
Our favorite part was the Piano Lounge and Gustva. It combined the comedy club and karaoke all into one. Gustva was a great singer and his personality is awesome. We sang and laughed and became friends with the other regulars that were there every night also. This was his last ship for a while since he was going on Vacation but Ill look for him on another ship very soon.