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1,839 Carnival Tampa Cruise Reviews

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1,063
Very Good
418
Average
192
Poor
88
Terrible
45
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We, as a family, were looking forward to this cruise for months. it was my and my husband's first cruise. ... Read more
8/15
This was my 8th cruise. Previously, I had gone on a 3 day Carnival from Port Orlando to (ugh) Nassau…..but that ... Read more
Just Average Ron0126
8/15
This was a cruise for my 25th wedding anniversary but Carnival did nothing special. Our 20th was on The Safire Princess ... Read more
New Cruise Addict! Ninja cowboy
7/15
We celebrated our son's college graduation with a cruise on the Carnival Paradise, in June. It was our first cruise ... Read more
7/15
We drove down to Tampa on Friday, July 24th and stayed at the Holiday Inn Express in Tampa I-75 & Bruce B. Downs. ... Read more

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First cruise adnrn2bsn
7/15
First and foremost this is my first cruise so this review is all personal opinion and preference. My family and I did ... Read more
Short but Sweet Jacwlyn
7/15
We purchased a category 6A oceanview room as well as "Faster to the Fun." We arrived in Tampa on July 15, ... Read more
Fun Times sailorgal28
7/15
This was a graduation present for my 18 year old daughter. We brought along her friend as well. As from previous ... Read more
I have been reading all the NEGATIVE reviews from cruisers about the Carnival Paradise and let me say this after having ... Read more
Good Getway Cruise 64funwhisper
7/15
This was our second time on the Paradise --but First time having FTF which made embarkation such a breeze this ship is ... Read more

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We took our grandsons on their first cruise and were very excited to show them a good time. The good: Our waitstaff ... Read more
7/15
This was our 11th cruise, 3rd on Carnival and 2nd out of the port of Tampa. Getting to the port and embarkation ... Read more
Carnival Paradise; Very Lacking laurencebarron@yahoo.com
6/15
Me and my family are waiting to disembark the Carnival Paradise. In general we love cruises. This was our 14th cruise ... Read more
My family just disembarked a few hours ago so this information is quite fresh in my mind. It was a first cruise for my ... Read more
vacation cruise milerca3
6/15
this was my first cruise vacation and last one.this carnival paradise was too far from being a paradise place to be.we ... Read more

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6/15
We signed up for this cruise because all of our family could join. This board is old and doesn't have all the ... Read more
Family Cruise Hotlady2015
6/15
We boarded the Carnival Paradise on June 13th in Tampa. The ship is outdated and our cabin was small even though we ... Read more
6/15
This was our first cruise so we really didn't know what to expect. We were pleasantly surprised! The food was great, ... Read more
This is our third Carnival cruise, but never on one of their older ships. If you're not in a balcony, I guess it ... Read more
Returned from a 5 day cruise on Carnival Paradise in an outside view room M-82. Main deck. Balcony space is limited on ... Read more

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Best Cruise yet! froggy1313
5/15
This is my 7th cruise, and 4th on Carnival. This is the best cruise yet! Some of my main issues with cruise food is ... Read more
I've been on five cruises, the past 3 on Carnival (2006, 2012, & 2015). All three have been on the 'Fantasy class' ... Read more
AMAZING Ashleybeslagic
5/15
My husband and I came on this cruise for our honeymoon. Initial thought was they are very affordable. I booked a hotel ... Read more
5/15
I want to start off by saying that the cruise wasn't that good of a cruise but there are some pluses well no there ... Read more
We have been on 5 cruises, this was our 4th with Carnival. Here is our take....the Paradise is an older ship, ... Read more

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