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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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634 Carnival Paradise Cruise Reviews

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Easygoing0604
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 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
3 helpful votes
Sailed two weeks ago
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
churchladee
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 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
4 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
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
91 forum posts
3 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

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PCMAINTTEAM
Member Since 2004
4 reviews
610 forum posts
4 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
5 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
0 helpful votes
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
watermistress
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
5 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We went with a group of friends, 8 in total. This was our first time on Carnival. Getting on the ship was quick and easy and our rooms were ready when we got on the boat. The ship was outdated but no major problems. Cabin was clean ... Read more

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pepdav
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
13 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
This was only our second cruise, our first one being on Disney Cruise Line. I choose this cruise because it fit into our families time frame, we wanted to try a non Disney ship and also the price. The ship is looking a little tired and ... Read more
Jack2000Cruising
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
This ship is very low in entertainment. The food at best is below average. I got food poisoning from pizza. the floor of the shower was covered in mold and mildew. The Carnival information says you can take aboard luggage no larger ... Read more
mawilson47
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This interior room was definitely outdated, unpleasant décor. Steward was above average. Food was mediocre, buffet was understaffed and inadequate for the number of passengers trying to access it. Dining room staff was very good ... Read more
blue3ninja
Member Since 2012
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
This was my second time on the Paradise and 11th cruise overall. The service was excellent from dining to the casino. Please see the quick pro and con list below: Pros: 1. Dining Staff was excellent: First time doing anytime ... Read more
apollobeach
Member Since 2009
11 reviews
1,256 forum post
16 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
Just returned from a 4-night sailing on The Paradise. Wondered throughout the trip why so many do not like this ship. Embarkation was totally without any problems. Once on board the ship impressed time-and-again as to the cleanliness; ... Read more

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Ayrity
Member Since 2010
1 review
28 forum posts
61 helpful votes
We are an engaged couple, 29 and 27 years old for reference. We got on the ship very easily, and were told that our room was already all set up and waiting for us, since we were 'guaranteed' sailors on the bottom deck (Riviera) we were ... Read more
secretchimp
Member Since 2011
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Me, my wife, and my son decided to take a bit of an impromptu cruise since we were going to be back in our old stomping grounds of Tampa. And since we lived in Tampa for so long, it was always very easy to take a cruise basically ... Read more
wsm614
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
This was our first time sailing on Carnival and we loved it! We had heard negative reviews but we were pleasantly surprised. The crew was friendly and helpful. We had no issues arriving or leaving the ship. Our cabin was clean and ... Read more
amohnke
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Going on a cruise was a great option for my friends and I for our last trip together. The boat was clean and there was plenty to do on board. Fairly easy to navigate as it is a smaller and older ship. Stateroom was always cleaned and ... Read more
markaa14
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
For our second cruise, we took our teenage children on their first cruise. Our cruise was a 5 night cruise to Grand Cayman and Cozumel. On arrival, I dropped the family and luggage at the cruise port and went to park in the cruise ... Read more

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Denisekv
Member Since 2005
3 reviews
3 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Having been on over ten cruises, this is probably the second smallest ship I have been on. However, I was pleasantly surprised. I needed something affordable because I was taking my aunt for her birthday. If you keep your expectations ... Read more
kermitw67
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
10 helpful votes
This was our 3rd cruise, first on the Carnival Paradise and I must say I really enjoyed it! I was not a fan of the other cruises we have taken. We sailed to Grand Cayman and Cozumel. The embarkation process went really smooth, there ... Read more
nutocruzing
Member Since 2015
1 review
36 forum posts
17 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
I just returned last week from my second ever cruise with Carnival cruise lines on the Paradise's five day Western Caribbean itinerary. I (age 27) was travelling with my sister (age 24). Pre-Cruise We flew from Toronto to Tampa the ... Read more
caddydaddyf
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
21 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
We recently returned from a cruise from Tampa to Cozumel on the Carnival Paradise (2/11 – 2/15). We are fairly new to cruising, having taken two cruises prior to this, both on Celebrity. Having said that, below are my observations: ... Read more
happychippy
Member Since 2014
1 review
87 forum posts
17 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
I flew in the morning of the cruise, arrived at the Tampa Airport around 8:30A.M and easily grabbed a taxi to head to the pier. Yes, it's early I know. It was $25 flat rate from the airport to the pier. I arrived in about 25 minutes and ... Read more

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