Carnival Paradise Review

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Deb's Review of Superbowl Cruise on the Carnival Paradise

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First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Feb 2008

I must say this had to be the most ghetto cruise I've been on. My husband and I went with the travel agent we've used before. The trip was titled "Superbowl Cruise." We did not know until a couple of weeks prior to the trip that there were only 80 people in our group. That meant the rest of the ship would have passengers not of our group. This was okay. I requested that we have a room higher than the Riviera Deck, but was not afforded that luxury. As a suggestion to all, never get a cabin on the last deck. I don't care what you read on this website, they are not desirable. You can hear everything. Clanging, banging knocking and even the smell of either paint or engine fumes and marijuana. Yes, I said marijuana. The halls reeked of it. I was extremely surprised that the ship even allowed smoking in the rooms. You can even hear noises overhead. The cabins were $600, so I guess I got what I paid for.

The first night was very cool as the temperature was only around 55 degrees. My husband and I walked around the ship a bit. We could not believe the number of young people on the ship. I mean young. 30 and under. These people had absolutely no idea of what resort wear is. The long white T-Shirts and the sloppy hanging jeans. The women must of thought there was going to be snow on the ship as I saw so many of them wearing boots. I think just about every woman had a purse on her shoulder. I'm thinking you can pay for anything with money, so why are you carrying a big heavy purse. Oh well!

My husband and I mulled around until the fireboat drill which was another wild observation of mine. There was so much loud talking during the drill, we could hardly hear the instructions over the loudspeaker. I have been on many ships and there was absolutely no talking during the fireboat drill. I could not believe this was allowed to continue throughout the entire drill. My husband and I sat outside for a while until the crowd disbursed.

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