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Port was close driving distance, just wanted to take a quick jaunt. We were a little tentative with all the poor reviews. But were pleasantly surprised. Our cabin was great, and our steward was always available. We enjoyed the onboard entertainment and our CD, Calvyn was a joy,both on and off the stage. The ship is older but was clean and mostly upkept well, and we had issues with any services. The one disappointment was the food, which was mostly just average. Breakfast was usually okay, but if you didn't order the steak and/or lobster at an added charge, your dinner was not the best part of the day. Tamp port and getting on and off the ship was easy and painless. A few suggestions, get FTTF and/or get Priority access if you can. Spend the extra $15 and get valet parking and use a porter at debarkation...you will literally be off the ship and driving away in 15 minutes!!!

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Carnival Paradise Cruise Review by aretwo

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Port was close driving distance, just wanted to take a quick jaunt. We were a little tentative with all the poor reviews. But were pleasantly surprised. Our cabin was great, and our steward was always available. We enjoyed the onboard entertainment and our CD, Calvyn was a joy,both on and off the stage. The ship is older but was clean and mostly upkept well, and we had issues with any services. The one disappointment was the food, which was mostly just average. Breakfast was usually okay, but if you didn't order the steak and/or lobster at an added charge, your dinner was not the best part of the day.

Tamp port and getting on and off the ship was easy and painless. A few suggestions, get FTTF and/or get Priority access if you can. Spend the extra $15 and get valet parking and use a porter at debarkation...you will literally be off the ship and driving away in 15 minutes!!!
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Cabin Review

Grand Suite
Cabin GS U88
Larger than anticipated with a full bathroom including whirlpool tub, and "walk in" closet, large balcony. Clean and comfortable.
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