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Carnival Paradise Review

3.5 / 5.0
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935 reviews

Paradise...really it was!!

Review for Carnival Paradise to the Panama Canal & Central America
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6-10 Cruises • Age 60s

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Sail Date: Nov 2011
Cabin: Ocean View

My DH and I arrived in Long Beach 2 days before our cruise began. We Pricelined a room at the Long Beach Hyatt ($65) and it was great. No problems. We took Prime Time Shuttle from SNA to the hotel.

The first day we took Sunseeker Tours for an all day LA tour. The tour was arranged by a fellow cruise critic friend. Alberto was our driver and we enjoyed the day very much. We then met a group of about 25 other cruise critic friends at the Queen Mary Hotel for dinner. Great times.

On Embarkation day we took the free shuttle to the local Albertsons for cruise snacks and bottled water to take on-board then a short taxi ride ($10) took us to the port. Embarkation took exactly 1 hour door to state room. The lines moved quickly. We ate a quick lunch on the Lido deck and unpacked our bags - as we carried them on.

Cabin Review

Ocean View

Cabin 6A

Port Reviews

Cabo San Lucas

Tender port - our tender number was called at 3:30pm. There wasn't enough time to get off the boat. Sad.

Puerto Vallarta

Great place to wander about! The renovations to the Malecon are very nice.

Puntarenas (Puerto Caldera)

Took a tour arranged by a CC pal with Okey Dokey tours. Saw lots of great things that day. Nice tour.

Cartagena (Colombia)

We were very lucky to have a friend in Columbia take us on a private tour that day. Great place. Cosmopolitan! We would like to go back there.

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