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Good food not enough variety same breakfasts and lunches. Pleasant crew and well designed cabin. Ship is to be re-outfitted next month, they have started working on floors bad smells and closed elevators. Elevators skipped floors and some were closed completely for entire cruise. Only two ports too cheap to add Key West so we floated outside Tampa a full night. Entertainment was highlight three great show. Ports were good but had tender to Grand Cayman and tenders really cut into travel. I would not go again or recommend. Port in Tampa still has tedious boarding process. Cabins were ready early. Safety drill was too long and poorly instructed. Debarking corridors were closed, elevators did not work well and were closed. No crew to guide us through maze of closed corridors. Food was good and abundant. Too few changes especially on buffet. Lines were good not too many people on ship.

Older ship too many bars, few cafes comfortable size.

Carnival Paradise Cruise Review by dicksmith@dslextreme.com

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Good food not enough variety same breakfasts and lunches. Pleasant crew and well designed cabin. Ship is to be re-outfitted next month, they have started working on floors

bad smells and closed elevators. Elevators skipped floors and some were closed completely for entire cruise. Only two ports too cheap to add Key West so we floated outside Tampa a full night. Entertainment was highlight three great show. Ports were good but had tender to Grand Cayman and tenders really cut into travel. I would not go again or recommend.

Port in Tampa still has tedious boarding process. Cabins were ready early. Safety drill was too long and poorly instructed. Debarking corridors were closed, elevators did not work well and were closed. No crew to guide us through maze of closed corridors.

Food was good and abundant. Too few changes especially on buffet. Lines were good not too many people on ship.
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Ocean View
Cabin 6C U31
user friendly, comfortable lots of cabinets
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