My family and I cruised on the Carnival Paradise as the final stop on our summer vacation. We embarked from Tampa on Monday August 13th, enjoying the Lido Deck dance bon voyage party with drink specials. Our interior room with upper bunks was small and ordinary. Our cabin steward, Rudy, always worked hard to please us. Navigating and getting familiar with the extra-large ship was difficult for newbies like us. The Carnival Hub app was useful for the ship map and keeping up with daily activities. It was disappointing that texting between the four of us required a $5 additional fee to give each of our phones access to the app. Sometimes it took a few hours for text to get through. Our luggage arrived, with a broken handle on one bag. Guest relations came through for us, giving us a voucher for a complimentary replacement bag. We were pleasantly surprised by the many food choices at the different restaurants. Guy’s burgers and Blue Iguana Cantina served delicious meals. It was great to be able to go to Pizza Pirate late into the evening. For entertainment, we enjoyed a Rock musical, animal puppet theater (cute), the 90’s trivia musical competition and Bingo. The comedy show with Seth Buchwald was so good that we went to a second show later. Carnival Paradise Waterworks water park was a big hit all day with kids and some adults. The pool and hot tub on the lido deck was entertainment central, where most guests swim and lounge in the sun. We had late dining, and our server Roberto and others were helpful with meal and beverage selections. Through the dining area and at different locations through the ship, photographers were always ready to take photos of us. We had to eventually choose which photos we could afford. Through the relatively short 5 day cruise to Cozumel and Cayman, our family left with a lot of fantastic memories.