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Carnival Paradise Review

3.5 / 5.0
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Somewhat disappointing

Review for Carnival Paradise to the Western Caribbean
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sweetsunshine74
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

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Sail Date: Oct 2019
Cabin: Ocean View

We chose this cruise because it went to two of our favorite ports: Grand Cayman and Cozumel. This was our third cruise, second time on Carnival. The first Carnival cruise was 5 1/2 years ago, to the Southern Caribbean, out of San Juan (on the Valor), and we really enjoyed it. This cruise on the Paradise was disappointing in comparison.

Embarkation was extremely quick and painless. Our assigned time was 1-1:30 and we made it there closer to 1:30. Probably waited about 15 minutes total to get onboard , which was superb.

Our cabin (R228) was comfy and clean enough, and our steward, James was AMAZING! He took such great care of us while we were onboard. This oceanview room had what we needed and was quiet. The aft location was great for being close to the buffet and the Serenity deck, where we like to spend time. The worst part about it was that the hallway almost constantly smelled like sewage. James did his best to report and get the smell dealt with, but it would return. Luckily the smell did not extend to our cabin! But there was something going on in that area of the ship, for sure, to keep causing that smell.

Cabin Review

Ocean View

Our cabin (R228) was comfy and clean enough, and our steward, James was AMAZING! He took such great care of us while we were onboard. This oceanview room had what we needed and was quiet. The aft location was great for being close to the buffet and the Serenity deck, where we like to spend time. There was a recurring problem of a sewage smell in the hallway near our cabin, though.

Port Reviews

Tampa

Embarkation in Tampa was very smooth!

Grand Cayman (Georgetown)

We enjoyed the port and planned our own stingray/ snorkeling excursion through Trip Advisor, but the day was too short to really enjoy the island.

Cozumel

We rented a Jeep and did some snorkeling, sightseeing and shopping on our own. Enjoyable, although the wind kept us from going to the places we had planned on swimming (not anyone's fault, obviously!)

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