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2,042 Carnival Tampa Cruise Reviews
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abeason2
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
When disembarking off of the cruise ship, me and my husband summed up the trip in one word: disappointing. We have sailed with Carnival before--him one other time; me two previous trips. Both of those were amazing.The ship overall ... Read more
rvcruisinyet
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We wanted a quick trip with easy flights, so a cruise out of Tampa seemed perfect. We had a good time earlier this year on the Carnival Liberty, so I was concerned that the somewhat smaller Carnival Paradise would feel crowded. I'd read ... Read more
LuvBirds on paradise
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
Nice old ship have been on it 4 times always stayed on the Empress deck E74,E76 & E78. It is easier to get any where on the ship in that location. The Paradise need some updates but it is clean and the staff is excellent to say the ... Read more
fan1965
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
23 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Okay, honestly after getting the notice of the engine problem reducing the top cruising speed, the change of ports, and reading some horrible reviews of very recent cruises with bad orders and rocking ship, we were worried. We had been on ... Read more
Verandrat
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
Embarkation was long but very organized. Our unopened water bottles were rejected but they were accepting wine bottles. The ship was clean but a little challenging to find the different areas of interest. The elevators didn't always go ... Read more
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coachlauster
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
5 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
It was available during spring break. I wouldn't go again if I had to do it over again. They changed the itenerary about 10 days prior to the cruise which caused some difficulty. Entertainment on the ship was very good. Food in buffet ... Read more
themaildude
Member Since 2017
1 review
15 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
First off the ship definitely in need of updates. We stayed in cabin M127, the room was spacious but had a very musty smell. The shower was nice and hot but the exhaust didn't work making it impossible to use bathroom mirror to shave or ... Read more
GypsySoul77
Member Since 2017
1 review
15 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
I'm a loyal Carnival cruiser mainly because it is economical for my young son and I to cruise together that won't break the bank. I've been on now 6 Carnival ships so far including the Breeze when it was less than 6 months old. The ... Read more
cboyett
Member Since 2017
1 review
28 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
Chose this cruise for my wife as she has always wanted to see Grand Cayman. Boarding was good but that was the only thing good about it. This ship had one engine down so the ship could not cut thru the waves this made walking very rough. ... Read more
LizD71
Member Since 2017
1 review
I chose this cruise as a budget trip for me & a friend. I've never been on Carnival, but have cruised several times on Holland America. About 2 days before the trip, which had planned ports of Grand Cayman & Cozumel, some people ... Read more
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MurrayC
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
I've cruised with Carnival several times before and had great experiences. This ship just needs to be retired. The engines couldn't power us to Grand Caymen so we had a new schedule assigned just the day before sailing (even though we ... Read more
Hollibrook11
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
I went on a Bahamas cruise 2 years ago and had a great time. This time my wife wanted to go to Grand Cayman so she chose this cruise out of Tampa which required us to drive 10 hours from South Carolina. Less than 18 hours before we ... Read more
Crispy129
Member Since 2017
1 review
16 helpful votes
I chose this cruise because my friends were taking this cruise, and it was reasonably priced. We were initially supposed to land in Cozumel and Grand Cayman for a day each, and most of us specifically chose this cruise because we wanted ... Read more
wheresmybartender
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
Paradise needs to dry dock this boat immediately. Terrible experience. $25.00 for changing a port is a kick in the teeth. $12.90 for missing the port because of weather was pathetic. 2 engines were down is the cause of not being able ... Read more
sarahsloan
Member Since 2017
1 review
32 helpful votes
Carnival Paradise. WORST CRUISE EXPERIENCE EVER. Don't ever take a carnival cruise, ESPECIALLY on the carnival paradise. I just returned from what was supposed to be a 5 day western Caribbean cruise to Cozumel and Grand Cayman. For ... Read more
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Gymnastgurl5659
Member Since 2017
1 review
16 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
I chose this cruise specifically for the Grand Cayman port. 5 days, departing out of tampa, two ports. Sounds great! Two days before departure, I received an email that the Grand Cayman port had been cancelled due to technical issues with ... Read more
blondietink
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
1,769 forum post
Sailed February 2017
We chose this cruise as going to the Panama Canal was on my bucket list. My great grandfather had actually worked building the original canal and I wanted to experience it for myself. There were 4 of us adults in an extended balcony ... Read more
ctbednar
Member Since 2009
4 reviews
4 helpful votes
Was on the Journey’s cruise 14 days from Tampa ending in Baltimore. This is my 8th cruise with Carnival and have been on NCL and RCCL. I have done a 15 day to Hawaii with Carnival so we kind of knew what to expected. Wife and I are ... Read more
phrunk
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
We wanted a quick get away from Mardi Gras. Chose the Paradise because their itinerary worked well with our schedule. We had a large suite and it was great, walk in closet, full bath, wonderful balcony, and nice king size bed. The room was ... Read more
kickback13
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
I picked this cruise for myself and 17 year old son as a quick getaway. The price was right, and the Port of Tampa is only about a three and half hour drive from home. We just returned home today (2/27). I read a lot of negative ... Read more
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wooWendywoo
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 forum posts
7 helpful votes
This was my first cruise, the boat is an older boat, but if this ship was any bigger I would have been lost for longer! I walked so much just trying to find everything. The staff is VERY friendly and they remember your name, which made me ... Read more
JK Conner
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
6 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
Just returned from a short 5 day cruise on the Carnival Pride out of Tampa and am happy to report it was great. We have sailed with Carnival 8 other times but always longer trips. Pride has some of the Carnival 2.0 upgrades which we enjoy ... Read more
miketaranto
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
I have enjoyed two Carnival cruises previously. A three day and 7 day. This one was not that enjoyable. Unlike the others the level of service was lacking. I enjoy being spoiled so this was my disappointment. The things different ... Read more
Oakandyen
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
7 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
This was my boyfriend and I first cruise. We had $1,000 gift card that we won and decided to use it to pay for a junior suite. That alone cost $1,400 in the end and thank god we got the suite. We both agreed we would have been very unhappy ... Read more
Phantazma1988
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
I had a wonderful time on this ship, the whole crew was very friendly including Housekeeping. There was no dissatisfaction for me the whole cruise. I love Karaoke and the two people who hosted it were two women named Kelsey & Maggie, ... Read more
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