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Carnival Paradise Cruise Review
3.5 / 5.0
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Great time, just needs a makeover

Carnival Paradise Cruise Review by april.thompson48

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Jun 2017
  • Destination: the Western Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Ocean View

We had originally booked to go to Cozumel for July but our itinerary was changed so we moved our cruise up a month. Space was already limited at the time of rebooking so we were limited on room option. Traveling with 2 year old twins and picking the best option was difficult.

Once on board the ship is beautiful but is showing her age a little. We had cabin E22 and with a few modifications it worked perfect for our family. Again showing her age the room was nice but you could see patch jobs in the carpet where threads where coming undone. The doors to the closet area didn't want to shut all that great but we made due. If you are a light sleeper don't plan on going to bed early as you will hear the shows being preformed.

We had diner in the Destiny dining room and it was great. Food was good and service even better.

Hit the casino a couple times and yes the smoke will drive you out.

The cruise directore Jaime was awesome in fact all the staff was great. We enjoyed seeing everyone daily and they loved seeing our twin daughters smiling faces.

Overall good ship and looking forward to seeing much needed updates in the future.

Disembarkation back home was probably the most aggravating. Our time was mid morning (10ish) to get off and go through customs. It was almost noon before we got out of the terminal. We haven't had a great track record with the Port officals at this location and getting off this time was just uncalled for.

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Ocean View
Cabin 6D E22

Listed cabin review previously. Very nice room but will be better once remodeled.

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