Carnival Paradise Cruise Reviews

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762 Carnival Paradise Cruise Reviews
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HypnotistCory
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 forum posts
Sailed three weeks ago
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
6,919 forum posts
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
AmBear
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
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
2 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
RICKY1645
Member Since 2017
1 review
12 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
138 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
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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
8 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
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
14 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
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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
coachlauster
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
6 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
It was available during spring break. I wouldn't go again if I had to do it over again. They changed the itenerary about 10 days prior to the cruise which caused some difficulty. Entertainment on the ship was very good. Food in buffet ... Read more
themaildude
Member Since 2017
1 review
15 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
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
17 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
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
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cboyett
Member Since 2017
1 review
29 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
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
LizD71
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
I chose this cruise as a budget trip for me & a friend. I've never been on Carnival, but have cruised several times on Holland America. About 2 days before the trip, which had planned ports of Grand Cayman & Cozumel, some people ... Read more
MurrayC
Member Since 2017
1 review
9 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
9 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
Crispy129
Member Since 2017
1 review
16 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
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