Ok so here is the deal, I had a witty, detailed review or our 4 day cruise on the Carnival Paradise. However, my computer ate it. And I do mean ate it, neither auto back-up nor auto restore saved the day, Poof, it was gone. I can take a hint, so....... I'll try again and attempt to be more brief.
About the Paradise, we LOVED HER She was clean and the crew friendly. The dining room food was quite good. Ok, so a couple of the offerings were ho-hum, but the other choices made up for it. We also had breakfast and lunch in the dinning room twice and it was great. The buffet, well, it was, a buffet, we avoid them, and this one did not change out minds on such. I have low expectations on any buffet and this one did not disappoint. Average at best, not horrible, but not great. Room service however was quite nice. Fast and the food was tasty. We were pleased.
Speaking of rooms, we loved ours. Inside on the Upper deck, one of the "sideways" cabins. The A/C worked wonderfully. You could hang meat in it with it running wide open. The room was very clean and the service from the room steward was outstanding. (Yes, we got towel animals daily) The bathroom and shower was surprisingly large, clean, with strong water pressure and what seemed to be endless hot water. No mold or gunk on the tile and the shower curtain was clean. (A big pet peeve of mine, I detest a dirty shower curtain)