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1,892 Carnival Tampa Cruise Reviews

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430
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204
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102
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47
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Normlin
1 Review
Member Since 2016
Our 9th cruise, 5th on Carnival. Out of Tampa in January 2016 Cons:1). smaller ship means smaller room; no sofa or ... Read more
awtorrey
1 Review
Member Since 2015
29 Forum Posts
Despite some rain on the first day and a half, we had a great time on the Paradise. I knew going in that it was a ... Read more
Rneighh
3 Reviews
Member Since 2013
25 Forum Posts
This was our fourth Carnival cruise and certainly our most disappointing. We booked this as a last minute get away ... Read more
jenb1847
1 Review
Member Since 2015
14 Forum Posts
We recently returned from our 5-day Carnival Paradise cruise out of Tampa that sailed Jan 4-9. Our two ports of call ... Read more
NelleS
2 Reviews
Member Since 2006
297 Forum Posts
I never wanted to go on a Carnival cruise. My cruise experiences have been with Celebrity (the vast majority), 2 ... Read more

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Lovefuninthesun
5 Reviews
Member Since 2010
2,383 Forum Posts
Our 11th cruise, 10th with Carnival -- just a quick New Year's Eve getaway, sailing out of Tampa on the Paradise. We ... Read more
jdavis5221@aol.com
1 Review
Member Since 2015
Excellent cruise! We had a great time as always on Carnival. We brought friends that had never cruised before and ... Read more
curelnew
1 Review
Member Since 2015
This was my fifth cruise with Carnival. Sailed on Carnival Paradise out of Tampa for a 4 day cruise to Cozumel on Dec ... Read more
Start1234
1 Review
Member Since 2015
This ship needs some renovation. One of the elevators in the Atrium was not working for most of the cruise. The staff ... Read more
Bwk31525
2 Reviews
Member Since 2014
10 Forum Posts
We are a couple married 25 years who drink and gamble very little and were looking for an inexpensive getaway cruise. ... Read more

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lovethesun70
1 Review
Member Since 2015
12/15
I booked a cruise on Carnival Paradise to celebrate my upcoming birthday (45). Some friends joined me, which was a ... Read more
lakemj
1 Review
Member Since 2015
My experience - I have been on more than 20 previous cruises dating back to 1989. I sailed on Royal Caribbean and ... Read more
ApolloBeachWanderer
1 Review
Member Since 2015
I just returned from a 5 day on the Paradise, calling at Grand Cayman and Cozumel. We bought the Faster to the Fun ... Read more
GAmom06
1 Review
Member Since 2015
11/15
My family and I just returned from our first cruise. The kids are 7 and 9. I was both impressed and under impressed. ... Read more
jimnjenn2001
1 Review
Member Since 2015
This was our 4th cruise with Carnival and I would have to say that it was our least favorite out of all of them. We ... Read more

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dollytanner
1 Review
Member Since 2015
We have taken several cruises on Royal Caribbean with happy results. This is our first Carnival and will definitely be ... Read more
Erika Begosh-Mayne
1 Review
Member Since 2015
First, I will start off by saying the crew absolutely make this experience wonderful! They went above and beyond to ... Read more
lulucpa
1 Review
Member Since 2011
I know Carnival is a budget cruise line, but I really thought this cruise would be better. The ship is old, and is in ... Read more
forecastle
4 Reviews
Member Since 2006
461 Forum Posts
Boarding easy, had cabin M deck port holes. The box which stored life jackets gone now you can walk around bed, life ... Read more
daveandkaren
1 Review
Member Since 2015
1 Forum Post
Our first ever cruise left lots to be desired. Not much to offer in shipboard activities, unless you want to buy buy ... Read more

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CashIsKing500
1 Review
Member Since 2015
We sailed on the Carnival Paradise out of Tampa on 11/14 to Grand Cayman and Cozumel. As a first time cruiser, I ... Read more
jgulecas
1 Review
Member Since 2012
15 year veteran cruiser couple who have always enjoyed Carnival and have never had a reason to try another cruise line ... Read more
Stacy K.
1 Review
Member Since 2015
Just got off the Carnival Paradise and after reading a lot of negative reviews, I decided to write this review. First, ... Read more
ronalds444
1 Review
Member Since 2015
Just returned from a 5 day 2 stop cruise. I referred to this cruise as the "Walmart" cruise, totally no ... Read more
babbs60cruiser
2 Reviews
Member Since 2015
9 Forum Posts
If you are looking for Paradise this is not the place to be. This is my second time cruising and my husband Marks ... Read more

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