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We'd been on the Paradise before, 4 years ago, and it was a great experience. Our first cruise, in fact, and this one was just as great. The thing I like about the Paradise is that there are several relatively quiet spaces where you can meet your friends as a group and sit and converse/drink/whatever. We were on the Sunshine a couple years back and, while it's a cool ship, every single space is full of something...every available corner is full and there's a band/singer/DJ in every one of them ALL THE TIME! The Paradise main promenade, the Rotterdam bar, and a couple other places are, a good chunk of the time, relatively quiet and available for gathering. I have to give a shout out to our MDR staff Nelson, Gary, and Lohe, who were absolutely amazing. Our room steward, Jeffry, was outstanding. Our favorite bartender in the casino, Viorica, was awesome as well. The only 2 things I could say in the negative is that I've seen most all of the Carnival-based entertainment shows, so there was really nothing new here. The other thing is that, while I got great food in the MDR, I didn't feel like the new American Table menu was as adventurous or varied as the older Carnival menus. Other than that, this was an outstanding cruise and I'd recommend the Paradise to everybody!

Second time on the Paradise

Carnival Paradise Cruise Review by HypnotistCory

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We'd been on the Paradise before, 4 years ago, and it was a great experience. Our first cruise, in fact, and this one was just as great.

The thing I like about the Paradise is that there are several relatively quiet spaces where you can meet your friends as a group and sit and converse/drink/whatever. We were on the Sunshine a couple years back and, while it's a cool ship, every single space is full of something...every available corner is full and there's a band/singer/DJ in every one of them ALL THE TIME! The Paradise main promenade, the Rotterdam bar, and a couple other places are, a good chunk of the time, relatively quiet and available for gathering.

I have to give a shout out to our MDR staff Nelson, Gary, and Lohe, who were absolutely amazing. Our room steward, Jeffry, was outstanding. Our favorite bartender in the casino, Viorica, was awesome as well.

The only 2 things I could say in the negative is that I've seen most all of the Carnival-based entertainment shows, so there was really nothing new here.

The other thing is that, while I got great food in the MDR, I didn't feel like the new American Table menu was as adventurous or varied as the older Carnival menus.

Other than that, this was an outstanding cruise and I'd recommend the Paradise to everybody!
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