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Carnival Paradise Review

3.5 / 5.0
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Review for Carnival Paradise to the Mexican Riviera
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First Time Cruiser • Age 30s

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Public Rooms
Fitness & Recreation

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Sail Date: Mar 2010

Background: I've been on about 15 cruises on just about all major lines (NCL, Princess, Celebrity, HAL, RCCL) EXCEPT Carnival, so some friends and I decided to do cheap 3 nighter to ensenada.

Well, there were suprises, both good and bad. This particular cruise has been reviewed to death so I'll stick with some of the good/bad points to keep it simple compared to my past experience.

-Ship design is rather old (from 1990 fantasy), meaning not as much public space but it was laid out quite well. A lot of ourdoor deck room which was nice, but when waterworks added on the back fantail deck it should greatly improve the allure of this ship. I'd honestly say I was neither impressed or dissapointed with it. Wish the pools had been bigger but it still worked.

Cabin Review

Cabin Ins

Good size, quiet, guady decor and colors.

Port Reviews


Theres enough to do here to keep you busy for a few hours, provided you arent opposed to corona or too. Dont pay for the shuttle into town, just walk and take in the culture (whats left of it anyways).

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