Carnival Paradise Cruise Reviews

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718 Carnival Paradise Cruise Reviews
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Oakandyen
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
2 helpful votes
Sailed two weeks ago
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
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
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
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
2 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 four weeks ago
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
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themmm1
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
1 forum post
Sailed four weeks ago
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
Sailed four weeks ago
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
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
65 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
Teri808
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
4 helpful votes
We chose this cruise to celebrate my friend's birthday, and while I've cruised a few times, she never had. We enjoyed a pre-cruise stay with friends in Tampa and would definitely have enjoyed a longer stay on a future visit. The ... Read more
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asilbey
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
Sailed January 2017
I was apprehensive about going on the Paradise because of all the negative reviews, but was pleasantly surprised by the Paradise. The ship is smaller than most and the oldest in the Carnival fleet, but that didn't stand in our way of ... Read more
letsgosailin
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
We took our first family cruise this year. There were 7 adults and 6 children ranging in age from 3.5 to 15. The ship was older and could use a bit of an update but the actual cruise experience was the best I have had in years. The kids ... Read more
t_hipfanatic
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 helpful votes
I have a lot to say but I don't want to bore anyone with too many details so I'll try to be brief. This was our second time on this ship. This time it was by chance, it worked with our schedules, where we were, where we wanted to go, etc, ... Read more
Pinkymama
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
I really did not do my homework before going on my cruise. This was my first time ever going. We had a great time; however, there were some things that I wished that I would have known ahead of time. First, we booked an interior room with ... Read more
sailorgal28
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
2 forum posts
14 helpful votes
Hubby and I celebrated our 30th Wedding Anniversary on this cruise. This was my 5th trip on the Paradise as we live close by. It is an older ship and a party boat. There are lots of activities: I especially enjoyed the Love and ... Read more
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jokono
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 forum post
4 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We chose this cruise because port was closest to home. We met friends to join us from the same distance in other direction. The ship was said to be refurbished but was not. It was 18 years old and perhaps some part was redecorated. The AC ... Read more
alithay
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
I booked this cruise as a birthday present for my 80 year old Mom who is mostly in a wheelchair. I broke my ankle after I booked the cruise so my Mom and I were both in wheelchairs on the cruise! The staff was so amazing and took ... Read more
woozles
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
15 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
This was our first Carnival cruise. IT WAS FANTASTIC! We have sailed on RCI Enchantment twice. I sailed on RCI Liberty as well. Embarkation: we had a check-in time of 1 to 3, but took a chance and headed to the port at 11 am. check-in ... Read more
skipperanne
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
325 forum posts
9 helpful votes
I chose this cruise mostly for its timing, and for its cost. The description of the ship made it sound fine. I was already headed to Tampa for a charter cruise on another line, the following week, and wanted a longer ship board ... Read more
4949ashley
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
This cruise was 4 nights and our only stop was Cozumel. I went on this same cruise last year. We ate all our meals in the dining room and really didn't think the food was that good. It wasn't terrible but it certainly wasn't great. We ... Read more
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Calm Blue Ocean
Member Since 2013
1 review
258 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
We chose this cruise because it was over my reading week, so I wouldn't be missing any classes. Originally it was just going to be my mom and I, but then my younger sister decided to join us. There were 3 of us in an interior cabin. It ... Read more
Belle1234
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
The Paradise is close to home so some friends and I decided to try it out. The ship is beautiful and very clean. We have been on other Carnival ships and our only complaint was the slow service. It appears they have fewer employees ... Read more
rpruzinsky
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
33 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
We chose our cruise for a quick get away to break from my ever stressful job. Plus my wife's birthday was on October 20th so we decided to do something relaxing and fun. We booked the Carnival Paradise knowing it wasn't going to be fancy ... Read more
Sailor_Sally
Member Since 2010
1 review
1,662 forum post
7 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
We just returned from a four day cruise on Carnival Paradise , I was hesitant to book this cruise since a four day cruise over a week end means booze cruise and the Paradise is an older ship . The Paradise is in great shape . The decor is ... Read more
dblake704
Member Since 2016
1 review
15 helpful votes
For starters: We chose this cruise for our annual cruise to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The days, dates and departure port of Tampa were convenient, so we booked the Paradise 4-day Cozumel cruise. It's a convenient getaway since you ... Read more
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