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It’s a brand name so we thought it would have been a great experience. Our first family cruise was a no frills $200 3 days to Bahamas. That was way more enjoyable! This mess on carnival was mostly a money making gimmick. Pros Fancy dining. Elations restaurant delivered friendly service and great food with great presentation. Staff Super friendly almost cheesy and over the top but I get it... it’s how they get paid. Childcare Excellent staff and activities Cons Activities Majority set up to get you to purchase overpriced items from their many many stores. Photographs Every corner there’s someone shoving a camera in your face so you can later buy Excursions—way overpriced . Better to go local and pay off the ship. Dj in the REX Corny is an understatement. Limited variety and unable to juggle. Sorry. One song played for way to long. Too many random genre switches and not smooth. Cleanliness Needed more attention to detail in the bathrooms. Towels/rags stained. Food Food was ok in the main dining area. Same greasy breakfast in the buffet daily. Put some cheap bread under the bacon to absorb some of that oil! Long lines!!!! And if you wait too long they close the buffet and you have no choice but to get a sandwich or a burger. The burgers are awesome... it’s pretty much ALL feel good food. Maybe depending on how you look at it, this comment could move to the pros. INTERNET MY BIGGEST COMPLAINT!!!!! Could it be any slower?????? Paid over $50 for torture! So because I’m on a cruise doesn’t mean my business life stops. On my down time I got nothing done as there was limited or spotty service. The carnival app worked great though! Hmph

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Carnival Paradise Cruise Review by Marsha wilson

Trip Details
It’s a brand name so we thought it would have been a great experience. Our first family cruise was a no frills $200 3 days to Bahamas. That was way more enjoyable! This mess on carnival was mostly a money making gimmick.

Pros

Fancy dining.

Elations restaurant delivered friendly service and great food with great presentation.

Staff

Super friendly almost cheesy and over the top but I get it... it’s how they get paid.

Childcare

Excellent staff and activities

Cons

Activities

Majority set up to get you to purchase overpriced items from their many many stores.

Photographs

Every corner there’s someone shoving a camera in your face so you can later buy

Excursions—way overpriced . Better to go local and pay off the ship.

Dj in the REX

Corny is an understatement. Limited variety and unable to juggle. Sorry. One song played for way to long. Too many random genre switches and not smooth.

Cleanliness

Needed more attention to detail in the bathrooms. Towels/rags stained.

Food

Food was ok in the main dining area. Same greasy breakfast in the buffet daily. Put some cheap bread under the bacon to absorb some of that oil!

Long lines!!!! And if you wait too long they close the buffet and you have no choice but to get a sandwich or a burger. The burgers are awesome... it’s pretty much ALL feel good food. Maybe depending on how you look at it, this comment could move to the pros.

INTERNET

MY BIGGEST COMPLAINT!!!!!

Could it be any slower?????? Paid over $50 for torture! So because I’m on a cruise doesn’t mean my business life stops. On my down time I got nothing done as there was limited or spotty service. The carnival app worked great though! Hmph
Marsha wilson’s Full Rating Summary
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Cabin 4E R71
Was fine except for stinky toilet and not much attention to detail in cleaning. Guy was friendly, attended to room daily but no vacuuming—sand from excursion, sink ful of debris prob from previous trips, side of bed prob not vacuumed in many trips my phone, glasses and pillows kept falling on to that gook.
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