SHIP REVIEW - Carnival Paradise

 
Year Built - 1998
Gross Registered Tonnage: 70,376
Passenger (@ 2 per cabin) 2,040
Officers & Hotel / Cruise Staff: 920
Passenger Decks: 12
Oceanview Staterooms: 518
Inside Staterooms: 502
Staterooms for Handicapped: 20
Average Stateroom Size: 185 sq. ft.
Staterooms with Verandas: 54
Pools / Hot Tubs: 9
Dinner Options: 3
CDC Rating (Center for Disease Control): 95
Overall Condition: 9.7
Outside Deck Areas: 10.0
Inside Public Areas: 9.9
Staterooms: 9.4
Spa Facilities: 7.0
Exercise/Fitness Areas: 8.0
Entertainment & Activities: 8.6
Port Calls: 8.7

Shore Excursions: 5.5 Cuisine: 9.4
Service: 9.9
Embarkation: 8.5
Disembarkation: 9.3

Strengths: "Numerous activities throughout the day - Ship is very well organized and staffed - Non-Smoking Ship - Staff very friendly - Beautiful Ship - Wonderful Cabin Service - Very good food presentation and variety - Delicious food - Variety of activities - Nice decor - Children's program - Good piano bar - Beautiful library with good selection of reading material - Very comfortable and adequate size staterooms - 24 hour pizzeria was excellent "

Weaknesses: "Needs a larger swimming pool - Too oriented toward tours sold on the ship - Need to be prepared with more on board activities during bad weather - Limitations on food variety - Unorganized transfers - Purser's desk wasn't too knowledgeable about ship's policies."

Other Observations: "Plenty of activities for children - Very handicapped accessible - Pizzeria has a great Caesar salad - Offers a more subdued Carnival product."

Who should sail on the Paradise: "Families - Health conscious people - Groups - Seniors - Couples."

Who should not sail on the Paradise: "Smokers (duh!) - Fast-paced people - People in their 20's ."

 

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