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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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655 Carnival Paradise Cruise Reviews

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watermistress
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
6 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 The ship was outdated but no major problems.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
pepdav
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 forum post
14 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
9 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This interior room was definitely outdated, unpleasant décor.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
6 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

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apollobeach
Member Since 2009
11 reviews
1,259 forum post
19 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
Ayrity
Member Since 2010
1 review
28 forum posts
62 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
4 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
melly424
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
123 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Originally we were scheduled to sail on the Carnival Triumph out of New Orleans. Due to our daughter getting a Disney Internship job in Florida, we switched ships and sailed on the Carnival Paradise out of Tampa. Check-in went fairly ... Read more
wsm614
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
9 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

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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
12 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
Denisekv
Member Since 2005
3 reviews
3 forum posts
8 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
43 forum posts
19 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

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caddydaddyf
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
22 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
103 forum posts
19 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
goldmanww
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
23 helpful votes
On Saturday, January 30th 2016 my wife and I and our three children, ages three, seven, and eleven drove to Tampa Florida to board the Carnival Cruise ship Paradise and set sail the next day on February 1st 2016. On Monday February 1st ... Read more
Bedrock58
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
7 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Decided to try a shorter cruise and go back to Carnival. Enjoyed being back on s smaller ship. Our last cruise was on RC with a bigger ship. It was much easier to find a chair on the decks. The comedy club entertainment was better and more ... Read more
Normlin
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
Our 9th cruise, 5th on Carnival. Out of Tampa in January 2016 Cons:1). smaller ship means smaller room; no sofa or frig in our ocean view room. Not a big problem, just unexpected. 2).No meal with lobster tail, though could be purchased ... Read more

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awtorrey
Member Since 2015
1 review
31 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Despite some rain on the first day and a half, we had a great time on the Paradise. I knew going in that it was a smaller ship and a short cruise, but it fit into our schedule and budget and short cruise is better than no cruise. We ... Read more
Rneighh
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
25 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
This was our fourth Carnival cruise and certainly our most disappointing. We booked this as a last minute get away from the cold. We did this exact cruise in March and really enjoyed it. Of course, the crew was wonderful, friendly, ... Read more
jenb1847
Member Since 2015
1 review
14 forum posts
16 helpful votes
We recently returned from our 5-day Carnival Paradise cruise out of Tampa that sailed Jan 4-9. Our two ports of call were Grand Cayman and Cozumel. This was my second time sailing, and my husband’s third. We traveled with 2 other ... Read more
NelleS
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
297 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
I never wanted to go on a Carnival cruise. My cruise experiences have been with Celebrity (the vast majority), 2 Holland America, and 1 Royal Caribbean. Carnival was not for me: too loud, too young, too "party atmosphere". I ... Read more
Lovefuninthesun
Member Since 2010
5 reviews
2,383 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Our 11th cruise, 10th with Carnival -- just a quick New Year's Eve getaway, sailing out of Tampa on the Paradise. We had an absolute blast! We love the smaller ships -- easier to get around and navigate, no long lines, no waiting for an ... Read more

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