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Let’s start with the positives: The food presented and service for the chef dinner was wonderful. Our dinner service in the Destiny dining room by Jose and Amamaria was wonderful. The performances were excellent. Loved “your cruise-ship Director, Melissa” messages, she was very friendly and informative. Excursion in Cozumel “giving back” to the orphanage was outstanding!! This cruise is great for a family on a budget with young children or college students that just want to tan, drink and party. It’s an older ship and is not ideal for teenagers 13-20. Our teenagers were bored as the ship didn’t have much to keep them occupied. Also, not ideal for a couple wanting a couples elegant getaway. The endless drink packages all require you to go to the bars. The bartenders don’t like filling soda and make it inconvenient. The food stations are basically the same everyday and can get boring.

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Carnival Paradise Cruise Review by KParlett2019

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Let’s start with the positives:

The food presented and service for the chef dinner was wonderful.

Our dinner service in the Destiny dining room by Jose and Amamaria was wonderful.

The performances were excellent.

Loved “your cruise-ship Director, Melissa” messages, she was very friendly and informative.

Excursion in Cozumel “giving back” to the orphanage was outstanding!!

This cruise is great for a family on a budget with young children or college students that just want to tan, drink and party.

It’s an older ship and is not ideal for teenagers 13-20. Our teenagers were bored as the ship didn’t have much to keep them occupied. Also, not ideal for a couple wanting a couples elegant getaway.

The endless drink packages all require you to go to the bars. The bartenders don’t like filling soda and make it inconvenient.

The food stations are basically the same everyday and can get boring.
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Cabin Review

Ocean View
Cabin 6A U73
Our cabin was wonderful!

Lots of room and exceptionally comfortable beds.

Bathtub has a high side so, it could be challenging for an older person to get in it to shower.
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