Hi Snoozeman, I've been on the Paradise once before (January '09) for the four-day Catalina/Ensenada trip, and loved it. I went went a group of 12 colleagues and they provided one of the lounges for a morning meeting space each day. I thought the food was great, the service excellent and the ship was very well kept. I've got 2 more Paradise cruises booked before she leaves Southern California - one weekend in November and one 4-day next May. I'll miss her!