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This cruise had excellent food and entertainment. We purchased a balcony suite and enjoyed it very much while at sea. Unfortunately we experienced an unbearable sewage stench in all ports of call...so much so that we could not enjoy our balcony while in port. We paid $1,000 extra, so we were quite disappointed. We reported this to customer service, but there was no real help offered. The food in the dining room was very good. The menu offerings included special foods unique to each port of call. These were creative recipes which appeared to authentically represent local food cultures. They were delicious and fun to experience. The service in the main dining room was not good. We had evenings where they mixed up our wine package, served food very late, and served courses not in coordination with the others seated at our table. The staff worked very hard and were very courteous and apologetic, but just couldn’t seem to get it right. The evening shows were excellent. Their presentation was creative and the performances were exciting and high energy. IN SUMMARY, IT WAS THE STENCH THAT STUNK UP THE CRUISE!

Sewage stench in ports of call

Carnival Paradise Cruise Review by lip5624

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This cruise had excellent food and entertainment. We purchased a balcony suite and enjoyed it very much while at sea. Unfortunately we experienced an unbearable sewage stench in all ports of call...so much so that we could not enjoy our balcony while in port. We paid $1,000 extra, so we were quite disappointed.

We reported this to customer service, but there was no real help offered.

The food in the dining room was very good. The menu offerings included special foods unique to each port of call. These were creative recipes which appeared to authentically represent local food cultures. They were delicious and fun to experience.

The service in the main dining room was not good. We had evenings where they mixed up our wine package, served food very late, and served courses not in coordination with the others seated at our table. The staff worked very hard and were very courteous and apologetic, but just couldn’t seem to get it right.

The evening shows were excellent. Their presentation was creative and the performances were exciting and high energy.

IN SUMMARY, IT WAS THE STENCH THAT STUNK UP THE CRUISE!
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Fine except sewage stench in ports of call
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