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First lets preface this review with: This is only our second cruise and the first was to Alaska on Princess. The port and boarding: The port was well set up as we were able to be drop right at the Carnival desk. We used First to the Fun and boarding was quick and uneventful. The Ship: The ship was great. It was set up well and was comfortable. The Hot tubs on the top deck were not hot, But you can't have everything. Our cabin was clean and functional and although it needed to be refurbish it was still nice. The Staff: We did not see our cabin steward until day 2(even though we were on the ship by noon.) and I only saw him in the hall after that unless I went to find him. Wait staff in the dining room (We had early seating) we not very attentive until night three (After a nice tip on night two). Then the service was great. The Food: It was not bad most of the time and great some of the time. We do not cruise to eat meatloaf! I would say most of the time it was no better than average. Just because the dining room was great and the view was great doesn't make the food great. As for the Buffet! It was no even average. The Entertainment: We enjoyed all the entertainment that we attended. We tried Carnival to check out discount cruising and that is what it was. It was not even close to the service and food quality we had on Princess, so the title: you get what you pay for and we will not be back to Carnival for our next cruise.

You Get What You Pay For

Carnival Paradise Cruise Review by eatranman

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First lets preface this review with: This is only our second cruise and the first was to Alaska on Princess.
The port and boarding: The port was well set up as we were able to be drop right at the Carnival desk.
We used First to the Fun and boarding was quick and uneventful.
The Ship: The ship was great. It was set up well and was comfortable. The Hot tubs on the top deck were not hot, But you can't have everything. Our cabin was clean and functional and although it needed to be refurbish it was still nice.
The Staff: We did not see our cabin steward until day 2(even though we were on the ship by noon.) and I only saw him in the hall after that unless I went to find him. Wait staff in the dining room (We had early seating) we not very attentive until night three (After a nice tip on night two). Then the service was great.
The Food: It was not bad most of the time and great some of the time. We do not cruise to eat meatloaf!
I would say most of the time it was no better than average. Just because the dining room was great and the view was great doesn't make the food great. As for the Buffet! It was no even average.
The Entertainment: We enjoyed all the entertainment that we attended.
We tried Carnival to check out discount cruising and that is what it was. It was not even close to the service and food quality we had on Princess, so the title: you get what you pay for and we will not be back to Carnival for our next cruise.
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Cabin 4D e-138
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