Find a Cruise

Overall Rating
Family Friendliness
Shore Excursions
Steve Burns

Age: 57


Number of Cruises: 11

Cruise Line: Carnival

Ship: Carnival Paradise

Sailing Date: 2010-02-12

Itinerary: Ensenada

We've sailed with Carnival many times before and I have been a loyal Carnival fan. I've even gone so far as to tell people that Carnival is much better than other cruise lines. We've sailed on Royal Caribbean, Princess, Celebrity as well as Carnival. Carnival has always gone 'the extra mile' to make each cruise memorable.

But for the first time we were truly disappointed with our last cruise on the Paradise. I don't know if it is due to the economy or what but it seemed that everything was now being done 'on the cheap'. The buffet was smaller with fewer selections. The on board activities had been cut in half. The late night buffet was a joke. There were less bands and parties. The whole atmosphere was lacking and the crew seemed disengaged.
I always thought Carnival was on the top of the game for fun but we went on a Royal Caribbean Cruise just last fall to the same destination that beat the heck out of this one on the Paradise. It is really sad if Carnival is going this direction.

The food was great. It always seems to be on Carnival, but the selection at the buffet was lacking.

the stateroom was perfect and perfectly taken care of.

it seemed that the on board activities were a lot less than before and the crew did not seem to have that much enthusiasm about them.

Was this review helpful?

Yes No Email this review to a friend

Ask questions and get advice from other cruisers on our popular discussion board,