We are planning a trip on Carnival Paridise April 21st. 11 days to Western.
Does anyone know why or why I shoyld not cruise on the Paridise. We have never been to the ports. That is a plus. Have only sailed Carninal once befroe Celebration three years ago out of New Orleans. Didn't really like ship.
Don, We sailed the Paradise January 27th, 2002. Wow what a wonderful ship. We especially enjoyed the non-smoking atmosphere. I am envious of you taking an 11 day cruise. I guess I should tell you this was our first cruise, so we don't have anything to compare with. We went with our travel agen,t who has been on a lot of cruises and different cruise ships, and we kept asking her what she thought of the Paradise. Her response was always positive. We enjoyed the Paradise so much we have decided to cruise her again in the future. My wife really enjoys Mexico and we were considering booking the Mexican Riveria on the Elation, but have decided on the Paradise instead. We went on the Western Carribbean cruise and look forward to going Eastern in the future, but would consider Western again just to get back on the Paradise. My wife and I are in our 40's and had a blast off and especially on the ship. The crew were friendly, service was excellent, food was wonderfull and rooms were terrific. My only complaint was the casino was a little tight and we didn't win at bingo. Oh well. My only other complaint was the cruise was too short and we hated to get off of the ship. We talked to another couple who had booked back to back cruises. Now that is the way to travel. If you have anymore questions please feel free to e-mail me. Jeff
I would echo Jeff's coments. The ship was great, and all my gripes were just nick-picking type stuff (except the elevators had a nasty habit of skipping floors, but that is a minor gripe). The Paradise, being a non-smoking ship, is the ONLY ship my mon would even consider. The only advise I have to offer is be prepared to have the time of your life!
My husband & I will be sailing for the 2nd time on the Paradise later this year. We were very pleased to find out that it had a new itinerary. You will love the beautiful atrium in the center of the ship, the band playing w/the beautiful white piano, and no worries about running into someone's cigar or pipe smoke as you step outside. We were very lucky to find this beautiful ship, it works out perfectly for us, especially since my husband quit smoking approx 3 years ago!
We were also on the 27 January sailing!
Loved it so much, that in 2-1/2 weeks, we will be on the 11-day cruise!!! Cannot wait. This is the only ship for us. Aside from the fact that we are non-smokers, the ship is beautiful. It is quietly decorated, if you know what I mean. The public rooms pay homage to the great liners of the past. The food was perfect -- our waiters were great and very intuitive. A perfect cruise. We couldn't find anything wrong the entire trip.
The Paradise seems to attract a more family-oriented crowd. However, it looked like our tablemates chose the cruise on a whim, based on price. They were surprised to find out that the ship was completely non-smoking. I think several people were surprised to learn how strongly the non-smoking rules are enforced.
Hope you have a great time on the 11-day cruise. I know we will.
--Judy and Steve
Just got back from paradise on the Paradise. My first cruise but will probably never pick any other ship. It was beautiful and easy to get around. Cruise director Micheal is wonderful. Lots to do and see. The only minor problem with ports was Dunns River Falls the falls were great but the market was scary. The beggers wouldn't let you through and I was a mom with 2 teens who felt threatened. I hope to go and see Eastern now!
Hi, I'm Jeff a swm taking a bold step where I haven't before. Cruising single on the
Paradise May 2. I hope there are some single ladies on board and also many singles to meet up with. If you are out there please contact me. I was thinking that on the long cruises the age group may be a bit older than I am.