We cruised on the Carnival Paradise. It is one of the oldest and smallest ships in the freight at Carnival Cruise lines. Since I have never been on a cruise, I didn't really have anything to compare it to and my standards aren't very high compared to other expert cruisers. I thought everything was just about right. The right amount of space, people, and entertainment. Since there was only 2,009 passengers on board and around 1,000 crew members, you tended to run into the same people over and over again. We got to know a few different groups while on board, so that was nice.
Our room was an ocean view room. Very simple with two twin beds, tv, desk, bathroom with toilet, sink, and shower, and a wardrobe area. Plenty of room for just my sister and I.
The cruise ship featured many different areas to hang out at from bars and restaraunts, to casinos, pools, jacuzzis, the gym, and spa.
It seemed like every hour there was something new going on from something music or game related to informational workshops on the island or cruiseline.
Here are a few pics...from the actual cruise. I will talk about the food and dining in my last post:)
|Me:). I will be alone in most pics...|
Here is the main area of the ship where you can get to all of the floors/rooms.
|The first night we watched a game show|
|The last show of the cruise...Shout!|
I won backstage tickets to meet the dancers/singers on the cruise. I entered a contest to give the cruise director a new nickname. He looks exactly like Seth Green and other famous people. My nickname was E. Seacrest Jr and he apparently liked it. My sister thought it was lame, but I couldn't think of anything else, so I went with that...they mentioned I could bring my family...so I invited a few of our dinner table ladies and another random couple to be part of our family. They all appreciated it. I am writing this in the RV...so this is a picture of the picture sent from my sister.
I did not lay out at the main pool area. There seemed to always be something going on like a hairy man contest, to singing, dancing, and ice sculpting...just to name a few. We did enjoy watching those events, however when I lay out, I like to enjoy peace and quiet...to some degree.
Here is me laying out on the adult only deck....yes I am wearing a swim suit...
Here is a pic of our room...me in the living room:)
Every night after dinner we came back to the cabin to these lovely animal towel creations.
My next post will be about food...yum!