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Carnival Paradise Cruise Review
3.5 / 5.0
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Outstanding dining and cabin experience!

Carnival Paradise Cruise Review by deena.stanley2015

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Nov 2018
  • Destination: the Western Caribbean

This was my first cruise ever. Did not know what to expect at all. We were on the lower deck all the way in the back. In spite of this, the sailing was rather smooth.

Kudos to our cabin Steward, Wayan, who surprised us each night with a different "towel animal" (like Organami with towels) sitting in the middle of the bed. It was really cute and made us look forward to getting back to our cabin in the evening, to see what sort of creature Wayan had left for us.

Also, our hats off to our fantastic dining crew, Sudika, Authur and Ketut who kept our stomachs full and our pallets satiated. The food was wonderful, but the service was better.

Thanks to our bartender, Rajesh, who kept our glasses full and always strived to deliver drinks the way we wanted.

We chose not to go with the Carnival Shore excursions, instead, we googled a Snorkeling beach in the Cayman and a Scuba place, Blue Magic, in Cozumel. Experiencing the local taxis and local cuisine was quite exciting and the instructors at Blue Magic Scuba were amazing!

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Cabin Review

Cabin Deck 4 - Ocean view R248

This room is all the way to the rear with an ocean view. The crew cabins are one deck below as are the gangways. With the exception of crossing between Cayman Island and Cozumel, there were hardly any waves to rock the ship. Between these two locations, the waves were a bit higher and one could feel more movement from the "corkscrews" or whatever you call the propeller things that are under the rear of the ship. Apparently, there was just enough movement during that part to make me a bit woozy. Other than that, everything was great.

Big Perk to being this close to the bottom aft, the shower water was warm and powerful. Great shower.

Port & Shore Excursion Reviews


This beach is right next to the cemetery but the reefs near here are really nice. This was my 2nd time snorkeling in the ocean so we wanted to keep it to mild waters. The reefs here are in mild waters, although there was a slight offshore current, but not too bad. The fish and different types of corals were vibrant and varied.

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Monica and Aaron were incredible. My husband and I had taken a portion of the Padi scuba classes online but had not completed them. Monica and Aaron gave us a quick class on the basics, then out to a shallow dive at a nearby beach. Once we were comfortable with the concept of breathing and diving, they took us to a Marina nearby and we boated to a second dive site. This one was truly amazing! I have never seen so many fish of so many colors. And Monica was there to hold my hand, literally, the entire time. She is great!!

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