Carnival Paradise Cruise Reviews

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Pinkymama
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 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
jokono
Member Since 2014
1 review
3 forum posts
5 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
5 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
16 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
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skipperanne
Member Since 2014
4 reviews
336 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
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
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Sailor_Sally
Member Since 2010
1 review
1,711 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
goldshotc
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
7 forum posts
5 helpful votes
This was a FANTASTIC cruise! Every person working on the ship from the room steward to the dining room staff, even the Lido deck guys who come by to pick up dirty dishes were very friendly and efficient. Gustavo in the piano bar was ... Read more
mom2boyz952
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
This was a family cruise, it was myself, my husband and my nephew and his wife and his family. I've only ever been on 1 other cruise line in my life, and it was a great experience, this cruise however I wasn't thrilled with. We had a ... Read more
baermanm
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
Traveled with Wife and 4 kids(6,9,12,14) on a last minute deal booked directly through carnival. Very easy. Stayed in M142 and M146. We drove down from Atlanta... 7 hour driving time. Stayed in Lake City, Fl on the way down and drove ... Read more
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catfl6
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
This was my second time on the Paradise and I was pleasantly surprised at some improvements! I feel that the ship looked like it had some work done since my last cruise on it two summers ago. I thought the atrium and hallways looked quite ... Read more
twospottedbabies
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
Location of embarkation. Value for money While the ship could use a little updating, it is clean and the staff polite. The entertainment and activities have definitely gone through changes for the better. I actually enjoyed the newer ... Read more
cincinnati_born
Member Since 2011
6 reviews
44 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Carnival Paradise 5 day cruise is a great time. This is the third time we have been on the Carnival Paradise, and have had three terrific times. The ship is beginning to show its age, for example there is rust around some of the windows, ... Read more
Katarina2010
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed September 2016
This is my second carnival cruise.:-reasonable prices..good food...however the paradise needs a remodel..can't see out if cabin windows..can't regulate ac...not enough outlets..( only one )..no hairdryer..although very pleased with the ... Read more
justmaketso
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
This was our first cruise and we went with 6 veteran cruisers. I had read reviews about Paradise and knew it was small and old, but we live in Tampa and leaving from that port helped make the choice for us. Embarkation was quite easy and ... Read more
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Old Florida
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We live in the Tampa Bay area so this was a natural choice for us. Easy embarkation. Ship is worn but lovingly cared for. Friendly staff. Cabin was a pleasant surprise - very roomy. Main dining room disappointing for dinner. We ate ... Read more
Talent312
Member Since 2003
4 reviews
81 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We had lunch at the Columbia (a historic restaurant in Ybor City), dropped our luggage and parked at a private lot with a shutttle. Terminal 3 has a conveniently long drive through, which circles around the Tampa Aquarium parking lot. ... Read more
winston1269
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2016
We allowed our travel agent to choose the cruise following guidelines we had given her. I am handicapped and on Oxygen so we had many special needs and the staff met those quite well. The ship (mostly the cabins) are very tired. We took ... Read more
wolverine 45
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
location of port and price was a big factor my room had older pink tile and shower strong smell of urine in bathroom that was cleaned after i complained ok for the price the service was the best the buffet food was better than the sit down ... Read more
cruisinfromTPA
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
This is my 3rd and last time on Carnival Paradise. While the group we sailed with was a lot of fun and the ports provided a great day each time, there is much less to be desired onboard the Paradise. This ship needs a serious upgrade ... Read more
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