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2,030 Carnival Tampa Cruise Reviews
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themaildude
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed two weeks ago
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
7 helpful votes
Sailed two weeks ago
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
17 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
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
MurrayC
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 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
5 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
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Crispy129
Member Since 2017
1 review
11 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
8 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
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
27 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
Gymnastgurl5659
Member Since 2017
1 review
12 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
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
phrunk
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 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
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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
wooWendywoo
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 forum posts
6 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
2 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
6 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
6 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
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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
drewsmom123
Member Since 2011
1 review
12 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We traveled with a group of 12 and had a wonderful time. We picked the 11:00 embarkation window, however, we left the hotel early so we arrived at 10. We parked across the street and then went right in. After check in we waited in the ... Read more
Cat48
Member Since 2007
1 review
85 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This was our 4th time on the Paradise. Ship has been kept in excellent condition and really has a lot of nice areas all over the ship to sit and lounge in various areas. The only complaint was that the ship was very cold and even in ... Read more
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jscece
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
Sailed January 2017
I was wondering if anyone has recipes of the Chateaubriand and the pizza from Pirate Pizza? Sooooo delicious!!!!! I thought the food was ok, but the Chateaubriand and the pizza was awesome. They have really cut back on the food options. ... Read more
Thedrix
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because of the convenience of leaving from Tampa (30 minutes from home) and the variety of ports on just a 7 day cruise. To make it even better, we were joined by 2 friends who were EXCITED about their first cruise. ... Read more
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themmm1
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
2 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
I have been on 30+cruises with the majority(25+) being on carnival. I selected this one because of timing and a great deal from CCL.The 1st 4 day cruise had one stop which was Cozumel. The2nd was 5 days & stopped in cozumel&grand ... Read more
teriugogirl
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
My friends were also sailing on this cruise so I booked a room by myself. M198 on the main deck. Had wonderful service and the room was super clean upon arrival. The staff do everything possible to keep you happy. Embarking only took ... Read more
60 somethings
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
4 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
This was our 15th cruise, 2nd on Pride, mostly Carnival but also RCL, Celebrity and NCL. Pride is only from Tampa for a few weeks before return to Baltimore so we took advantage of a 7 day to Western Caribbean. Pride is the ideal size ... Read more
Mama Cruises
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed January 2017
We were originally scheduled to visit Grand Cayman & Cozumel, however mother nature redirected us to Costa Maya & Cozumel. This was a mother and daughter trip so we didn't get upset and were pleased to know that safety was a ... Read more
sardam
Member Since 2008
3 reviews
69 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I travelled with my husband and two sons ages 6 and 8. We spent two days at Lego Land pre-cruise (fabulous by the way), spent the night in Lakeland then returned our rental car to the airport. We took Uber from the airport to port which ... Read more
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