Number of Cruises: 5
Cruise Line: Carnival
Ship: Carnival Paradise
Sailing Date: February 15th, 2004
Itinerary: Eastern Caribbean
I also want to stress that if you get the opportunity to splurge; then I highly recommend booking a suite on deck 6 of this boat. I traveled with two other friends and we had a category 11 room. Let me tell you, it was SPECTACULAR!!!!!! Not only did the room have a king size bed, it had an L-shaped couch that opened up into a full sized bed, a mini-bar, balcony, walk-in closet that we referred to as our dressing room and the bathroom was fit for a king. It even had a "Jacuzzi". Every time you walk into a room like this you smile; I guarantee it.
The only thing I would not recommend is the "Express Checkout" if you have an early flight. The entire process took us close to an hour; waiting in a long line with everyone and their luggage. What a nightmare. If we had only waited in our room an extra 1/2 hour we would have avoided this chaos.
Other than that, the embarkation was easy and the rest of the debarkation process was a breeze.