Carnival Paradise Cruise Reviews

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Ryan5nel2jm
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
I chose this cruise because my mom lives in Tampa so it was very convenient for her. I initially was interested in going to the Cayman Islands....so I was a little disappointed that they cancelled that port of call. I was also very ... Read more
profgeorge
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
Tacky ship filled with tacky people. We usually don't stay at hotels where these characters stay. I do not think I could have designed uglier decor if I had set out to design the ugliest interior possible. Some areas were attractive, ... Read more
ayantos22
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
I booked the cruise on the Carnival Paradise so my mom and I could relax without worry. This cruise provided just that! We disembarked from Tampa Bay, and flew in the day before because we live in Phoenix and it's quite a distance to ... Read more
Port of Tampa
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
426 forum posts
Sailed four weeks ago
We chose this cruise for the price and the departure port being in our backyard. Had cruised on her a bit over year ago but did not recall how great it is. Debarkation and embarkation were smooth and fast. Ship overall condition good and ... Read more
map92
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
73 forum posts
We choose this cruise because of the date and Mahogany Bay. Unfortunately Mahogany Bay was changed to Costa Maya which turned out to be O.K. The ship is very old and needs to be updated. The pool is VERY small and overcrowded. Most ... Read more
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kyboymom
Member Since 2016
1 review
62 forum posts
I chose the Cruise for the size of the boat. Since this was our first cruise for our children (10yo and 2yo) we didn't want one of the largest ships. Also the Port location had a lot to do with the boat choice since we were driving to ... Read more
attilamom1217
Member Since 2005
9 reviews
1,773 forum post
3 helpful votes
This cruise was my 10th; 3rd on Carnival; 1st on Paradise; 1st solo cruise. I am a middle aged widow. I booked this cruise after my husband's passing to relax and figure out who I am. I live driving distance from port so no flights nor ... Read more
gtp1500
Member Since 2017
1 review
20 helpful votes
I read all the reviews for the Paradise and some were positive and some negative. Im a first timer cruiser with my two daughters.Boarding was no problem took about 35 minutes, room was ready by 1:30,The room and boat was clean.My room ... Read more
HypnotistCory
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 forum posts
10 helpful votes
We'd been on the Paradise before, 4 years ago, and it was a great experience. Our first cruise, in fact, and this one was just as great. The thing I like about the Paradise is that there are several relatively quiet spaces where you can ... Read more
SkyMaster
Member Since 2004
8 reviews
6,937 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I've sailed "Paradise" many, many times, but sadly, the cruise has gone down hill since the last time I sailed her. Entertainment, in general, and big shows in particular, have hit rock bottom for me. Way too loud, and with ... Read more
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AmBear
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
5 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
Decided to try a Carnival small ship we've never been on, the Carnival Paradise. Embarkation was a mess, took more then 2 hours from the time we arrived at our picked time at the port. Seems the times you pick to show up to get on the ... Read more
ScottNWDW
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
I chose this cruise thinking my partner, who never cruised, would be more willing to try cruises if it stopped in Key West. Well, shortly after booking we got a letter stating that the itinerary was changed and Key West was cancelled and ... Read more
drsel
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
81 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
Fabulous cruise. Gourmet food, except for prime rib which was tough. You get to try snail, rabbit and frogs legs (if U wish) ! A chocolate extravaganza (cakes, pastries & sweets) on the last afternoon! 2 high teas in the piano ... Read more
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kkocan72
Member Since 2017
1 review
Chose this cruise because a co-worker had taken it in February and it was an easy location for us to get to (Tampa from Cleveland) and the dates worked for my wife and I to get off work. Overall it was a good experience for our first ... Read more
wisnir
Member Since 2015
9 reviews
6 helpful votes
First, let me state, that I traveled solo on this five day cruise which was based upon the the "casino rate", excluding airfare cost $541 for an interior cabin, port charges and taxes, vacation protection, transfer to and from ... Read more
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RICKY1645
Member Since 2017
1 review
14 helpful votes
First i will say, i have never took the time to write a review of any cruise that my wife and i have been on. we are experienced cruisers with over 30 cruises. the issues started at the port of tampa with check in. carnival for whatever ... Read more
McDeans
Member Since 2013
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
This cruise started badly when Carnival changed the port itinerary a few weeks prior to departure and didn't have the courtesy to inform us. We found out by accident that the visited ports had changed, and we had to dig through the news to ... Read more
zoof26
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
141 forum posts
2 helpful votes
We chose this cruise to get away for a long weekend. What a mistake. Food was bland and we found hair in our food TWICE! Yes, we reported it. Drunk people running up and down the hallways at 2am every night. This is what happens when ... Read more
blue3ninja
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
1 helpful vote
I have been on the Paradise twice before and several other Carnival cruises as well as other lines. Never have I experienced so many problems. The wait times for anytime were worse than a chain restaurant on a Friday night and the meals ... Read more
redsoxforlife
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
This was a girls trip for Spring Break, a much anticipated week of relaxation away from work and our husbands. Unfortunately, Carnival did not deliver. *Carnival HUB Chat didn't work most of the week *Several areas of the ship ... Read more
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abeason2
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 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
3 forum posts
15 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
10 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
14 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
9 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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