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3.5 Editor's Rating
At 2,052 passengers and 70,367-tons, the mid-sized Fantasy-class ships (which include Fantasy, Ecstasy, Inspiration, Imagination, Fascination, Elation, Sensation and Paradise) are the workhorses of Carnival's ...
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alambrose1@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Chose this cruise because the port is only 30 mins from home. Found out later that all cruise ships out of Port of Tampa are usually older and smaller. The reason for this is the Skyway Bridge that spans the entry between the Gulf of ... Read more
mjpiuro
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
We traveled out of Tampa because that is our home port and very convenient .We cruise every year and usually choose other ports because of bigger ships. There is nothing wrong with the smaller ships we just like the extra amenities. My ... Read more
amraper15@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
This cruise was selected because my brothers, sisters and I get together annually for a memorial trip honoring my father. This was the first time we elected to take a cruise. It was the 5 day, Monday-Saturday Cayman and Cozumel itinerary. ... Read more
sea of love
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
The Paradise ship was enjoyable. It is an older one and from what I understand smaller in comparison to like the Magic. Met people who sailed this cruise many times and really liked it. Our cabin was roomy and was good but we spent most ... Read more
scottymom1
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We picked this cruise for our family vacation and especially liked the Circle C kids club for ages 12-14 with plenty of on ship activities for the kids. The kids were able to do scavenger hunts, video game competitions and lots of other ... Read more

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tricia161
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
We were on a 5 day cruise leaving from Port of Tampa. We sailed on Carnival Paradise. Have your luggage tagged and ready to go when you arrive for embarkation. The elevators on the ship were so busy and one was apparently not working. You ... Read more
yppik71
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
18 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
This was our first trip and if we didn't have friends with us that had gone on numerous cruises that advised us this was their worst trip and the others were much better.We probably wouldn't ever cruise again. Pros: The staff for the ... Read more
adimaio
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
The crew was amazing. Checkin/sailing was easy. Cabins were good and clean and service was excellent. Not enough good entertainment, considering you're at Sea a lot. Lots of "spa" seminars. Seriously??? Boring! The crew director ... Read more
Donda
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
Wanted to leave form Tampa. The entertainment was good. The director, Calvin, was wonderful! He is soo funny! The staff everywhere was friendly and helpful. The young lady in charge of seating diners,Dewi, was great and Chen from China ... Read more
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SeaNStars4Me
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
17 helpful votes
This was my first cruise and it was a "so-so" experience. I'll start with the GOOD: Embarkation process was easy. I got to the port a couple of hours before the posted "Embarkation Time" and it was easy to get the ... Read more

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kathyw22
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
This was my very first cruise and I really wasn't sure what to expect. I went with my 2 teenage children, my sister and my teenage niece. My sister and niece have cruised on Carnival before (on a larger ship and loved it). We got 2 ... Read more
wmarsh9280
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Embarkation: Huge lines of passengers queued up (large amount of high school and college age). The process was slow and the staff was not kind. Treated like cattle. The ship: The Paradise is a very old boat and it shows. Many of the ... Read more
activeac
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
239 forum posts
10 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because it fit in with my son's high school graduation dates plus it allowed us to take in 2 days at Universal Studio's and Island of Adventures. We were in GS102 so we had priority boarding and we walked straight up ... Read more
mnmckee
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
My friends and I chose this cruise as a girls getaway, thinking it was decently priced. However, we were very disappointed. One friend was not able to make it due to a family medical emergency, and Carnival would not allow any person to ... Read more
chino29
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
I chose this cruise for the convenience of just driving downtown Tampa and parking to get on the ship. This is however my first time on carnival since 1980 and it is no comparing them to Royal Caribbean or Princess lines that overall cater ... Read more

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Easygoing0604
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
18 helpful votes
I went on this cruise with eleven friends last weekend. I don't usually post negative information, but I feel there are some things people sailing on this vessel should know before making a decision. First, it is a pretty small, old ... Read more
Emm1129
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
12 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
For someone that has quite a few cruises under there belt, I have to say that this was the worst!!! Staff was showing there really not wanting to be there, like trying very hard to be polite with a fake smile!! Cleanliness was poor, room, ... Read more
seeotterdee@yahoo.com
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This is our second cruise in 2 months. We loved the last one so much that my husband and I decided that we needed a much needed "Honeymoon Redo". So what it wasn't anywhere near out anniversary which is in the middle of ... Read more
churchladee
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
I chose Carnival because of price/value for what I was looking for in a cruise. I got more bang for my buck than expected. The entire crew/staff was excellent - they went above and beyond to make sure that we all had a memorable ... Read more
ret42
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
UGH! old-dated --supposed to have been updated 2015 but the ship with exception of main atrium area--cabin was like stepping back in time rust & discoloration on and around window giving murky view of the beautiful sea & sky, no ... Read more
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nexttimeclub
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
101 forum posts
6 helpful votes
I had a good time. Ship made ports on time, no breakdowns. 4 scuba dives, USS Kittiwake & 3 reefs. Now for one post review wonders; no app for the ice bucket. Asked an received, (no problem). Old ship, would know that before ... Read more
PCMAINTTEAM
Member Since 2004
4 reviews
616 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
It was the only cruise that fit when we could get off work. We selected to try this cruise as we have been to both Grand Cayman and Cozumel before. The ship is very small and we was disappointed that the fun ship 2.0 hadn't been implicated ... Read more
Hjdavis
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
We choose this cruise because the port of Tampa is a 1 1/2 hours drive from home. We have cruised several times. This was the worse. Room was tattered and ragged. No ice bucket, room service menu, no blow dryer no mini fridge. Room ... Read more
joy2549
Member Since 2009
1 review
369 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was a gift from our children for our 50 anniversery.we loved the carnival paradise,we were on 7 floor very close where got on and off .the only thing we could here singing from the lounge but we just laughed you can't have everything ... Read more
Ty9091
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Although the ship appeared slightly outdated compared to many of the newer ships in the Carnival fleet, it had all the necessities that we expected. The ocean view cabin with a king bed was clean and adequate size for my wife and I. ... Read more

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