Carnival Paradise Cruise Reviews

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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
3 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
12 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
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
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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
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
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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
8 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
lakelandmom
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
We chose this cruise because of the price and proximity of the port. We live about an hour away and have 3 kids (10, 8 and 2) so we didn't want to drive to Miami. Boarding was easy, I almost bought the early to the fun, but we haven't ... Read more
SkyMaster
Member Since 2004
7 reviews
6,848 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
Tampa is pretty much our "local port", as I live just 40 miles East of the port. I sail a lot on whatever ships are sailing out of Tampa. I've always had a GREAT time aboard "Paradise", but this particular cruise left ... Read more
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MidwesternCruiser2
Member Since 2013
5 reviews
692 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
Sailed with my daughter and her family again (grandsons are 2 and 5 and this was their second cruise...lucky ducks!). Shorter cruises, usually with pre and post cruise stays work better with little ones; we'd never sailed from Tampa; ... Read more
klong7412@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
Our room steward and our waiter were both exceptional. Most of the staff was very friendly and helpful but there was a couple that were not very knowledgeable about things; some told us shows were not going on when they were so we missed ... Read more
aretwo
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Port was close driving distance, just wanted to take a quick jaunt. We were a little tentative with all the poor reviews. But were pleasantly surprised. Our cabin was great, and our steward was always available. We enjoyed the onboard ... Read more
GoItaly2011
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because of a great experience we had on a CARNIVAL cruise many years ago and because of the price. We have been on several cruises; some on Mega Ships and some on smaller Ships. We prefer cruising on the smaller ... Read more
asf246
Member Since 2007
3 reviews
4 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
Chose this cruise at the last minute. Wanted a short cruise, and I had never been to Cozumel. Got to the port around 1:30, and the lines were long to check in. Took about 40 minutes. A little disappointed in seeing this, as I took the ... Read more
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irisheyes27
Member Since 2014
1 review
4 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Left over 2 hours late due to "maintenance". Never a reassuring sign! We were a group of friends generally in our 40s (34 of us). Most were on the Empress Deck. My first cruise and reading reviews of Paradise, I was prepared ... Read more
waterwatereverywhere101
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed August 2016
Chose for price and proximity to home. Fun but average at best. Check-in line in Tampa took maybe 40 minutes (too long); more annoyingly, so did pickup of duty-free liquor at 630 am on arrival. Previously had been left at cabin last night ... Read more
familyof2
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
We love to cruise but this was the first time on Paradise and it was sadly not paradise at sea. While the staff was friendly enough in most areas of the ship there were many who you could tell just didn't want to be there. The dining ... Read more
Txmedic5
Member Since 2016
1 review
14 forum posts
10 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
We chose this cruise for the length and the ports. This review will be specifically about the ship and only one port of call, Grand Cayman. First the Grand Cayman port. Don't book a snorekling tour. Get off the ship, hang a right, ... Read more
cathydavitt5@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
We chose this cruise based on the vacation dates we wanted to travel. We had never cruised out of Tampa and have family in the area so we thought we would try it. We were disappointed in the overall service and lack of seaworthiness ... Read more
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