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Just got off the Carnival Paradise and after reading a lot of negative reviews, I decided to write this review. First, keep in mind that the ship is older but the staff is constantly cleaning and is extremely happy & friendly. I've been in customer service for over 25 years and was very pleased at the service from the room steward, to the servers, to the spa and casino. The food was also very good with a lot of different choices and places to dine. Also the staff is very organized from embarkation to shore excursions to disembarkation. We saw two comedy shows, one show with singing and dancing, and one hypnotism. All entertainment was very good!! The only thing I can say on a bad note was the pool was REALLY small but everything else was great!!!

"Good Times on Paradise"

Carnival Paradise Cruise Review by Stacy K.

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Just got off the Carnival Paradise and after reading a lot of negative reviews, I decided to write this review. First, keep in mind that the ship is older but the staff is constantly cleaning and is extremely happy & friendly. I've been in customer service for over 25 years and was very pleased at the service from the room steward, to the servers, to the spa and casino. The food was also very good with a lot of different choices and places to dine. Also the staff is very organized from embarkation to shore excursions to disembarkation. We saw two comedy shows, one show with singing and dancing, and one hypnotism. All entertainment was very good!! The only thing I can say on a bad note was the pool was REALLY small but everything else was great!!!
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