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Carnival Paradise Review

3.5 / 5.0
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935 reviews

Somewhat Disappointed

Review for Carnival Paradise to Nowhere
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First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

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Sail Date: Jan 2008

Although there was a storm coming, I was excited to go on this short trip to Ensenada. I wasn't sure how the weather would be but I was still game. We got there and was checking in. Unfortunately, we got someone who was in training. It took forever. Although she was very nice, she did not have enough training and had to ask her supervisor every little thing. We finally got on board and check out our room. Definitely smaller than my other cruises but it would do. I was travelling with a male friend of mine a we saw that the beds were put together. When asked if they could separate the beds, the steward asked sarcastically if we were brother and sister. I didn't appreciate that. The food on the Lido was ok. Nothing to brag about but I was hungry. The pizza was good and I continued to get a piece every time we went there to eat. We were disappointed to see that the piano bar was not happening. Apparently they had no piano player. Although it the room itself was open, there was nothing going on in there. The dinner was nice. We had great company at our table. Again, the food was just ok.

Our stateroom had many issues. First, the sink did not drain well so there was always water in the sink. It also seemed that the shower was leaking underneath. When you walked around outside the bathroom, the carpet was wet. If you didn't have shoes on, your socks got drenched. We got back to the room late the night before and all we heard was hammering. I guess they were working on the ship from the minute we hit the port. We called to complain. The hammering didn't stop for like another hour, by the time we were already up and ready to go. When we got back from Ensenada, the sink seemed to be better. It wasn't 100% but it was better.

We went and got ready for a couples message. This was the highlight of the trip. The girl were great. It was really relaxing and they weren't so pushy about buying all their products. Gave an extra tip just for that.

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