My husband, mother-in-law and I sailed over Thanksgiving week on the Paradise. This was my husband's mother's first cruise, our 7th. We had a verandah suite which had a queen bed and a sofa sleeper. The cabin and storage space were large enough for the 3 of us, but could have used some refurbishing in the upholstery and bed linens. Our cabin was kept quite clean and always done in a timely manner. The towel animals really made a hit with Grandma!
Dining was a highlight for all of us. The food was always presented beautifully and was very good. Service was terrific and Marcelo and Ihar reinforced our love of traditional dining. They even made up for getting the late seating when we wanted early.
The ports were fun, clean and worth the full day stop. We did the obligatory golf cart tour of Catalina Island, in 1 hour exactly. I look forward to visiting there again sometime. Ensenada was a pleasant surprise. We took the 4 hour winery tour and thoroughly enjoyed it. Our tour guide, Juan Jo, was entertaining, informative and a lot of fun. The 2 wineries had an impressive selection of wine, as well as olives, tequila and souvenirs to choose from. Back in town we had a good meal at La Tortuga, seeing fellow passengers as well as crew members dining there. The entertainment on board the ship was very good. Most fun were the comedian and magician. But the musical revue shows were better than most we have seen and the performers really put their hearts into it!