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heatherstevens1006
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
I had been to both Cozumel and Grand Cayman before and wanted to take my mother and daughter along to see the Mayan ruins. I was looking forward to spending time on the beach in Cozumel but the port stops were cut so short we were rushed ... Read more
a36pilots
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
Being on 20 cruises, we know what to expect on a ship. After reading the reviews of the Carnival Paradise we lowered our expectations. Listed below are pros and cons: Pros: - Service in the dining rooms was excellent - Stateroom ... Read more
Truckracer13
Member Since 2009
1 review
609 forum posts
13 helpful votes
Tampa is a short drive from where I live and I've been to Nassau enough! This 5 night itinerary is very enjoyable as there is a sea day on the front and a sea day on the back of the cruise with Grand Cayman and Cozumel in between. This ... Read more
RCLcruiser2012
Member Since 2012
1 review
243 forum posts
26 helpful votes
This was a 4-day cruise with Cozumel as the port. Little background information....This is my 6th cruise and we are in our 30s & 40s... I know not many cruises compared to some of you awesome cruisers! I am going to give a pro/con ... Read more
kam730
Member Since 2016
1 review
18 helpful votes
This was our first cruise with Carnival Cruise Lines. We normally sail on Royal Caribbean. Our cruise last year on Brilliance of the Seas was very disappointing so we decided to give Carnival a try. We were pleasantly surprised by ... Read more
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Judges
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
My first cruise. The ship was clean,but the food in the main restaurant was terrible. The food in the food court was better. The main pool was way below my expectations. I have seen back yard pool larger. To accommodate 2000 people you ... Read more
alambrose1@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 helpful votes
Chose this cruise because the port is only 30 mins from home. Found out later that all cruise ships out of Port of Tampa are usually older and smaller. The reason for this is the Skyway Bridge that spans the entry between the Gulf of ... Read more
mjpiuro
Member Since 2016
1 review
19 helpful votes
We traveled out of Tampa because that is our home port and very convenient .We cruise every year and usually choose other ports because of bigger ships. There is nothing wrong with the smaller ships we just like the extra amenities. My ... Read more
amraper15@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 helpful votes
This cruise was selected because my brothers, sisters and I get together annually for a memorial trip honoring my father. This was the first time we elected to take a cruise. It was the 5 day, Monday-Saturday Cayman and Cozumel itinerary. ... Read more
sea of love
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
The Paradise ship was enjoyable. It is an older one and from what I understand smaller in comparison to like the Magic. Met people who sailed this cruise many times and really liked it. Our cabin was roomy and was good but we spent most ... Read more
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scottymom1
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
We picked this cruise for our family vacation and especially liked the Circle C kids club for ages 12-14 with plenty of on ship activities for the kids. The kids were able to do scavenger hunts, video game competitions and lots of other ... Read more
tricia161
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 helpful votes
We were on a 5 day cruise leaving from Port of Tampa. We sailed on Carnival Paradise. Have your luggage tagged and ready to go when you arrive for embarkation. The elevators on the ship were so busy and one was apparently not working. You ... Read more
yppik71
Member Since 2016
1 review
26 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
This was our first trip and if we didn't have friends with us that had gone on numerous cruises that advised us this was their worst trip and the others were much better.We probably wouldn't ever cruise again. Pros: The staff for the ... Read more
adimaio
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
The crew was amazing. Checkin/sailing was easy. Cabins were good and clean and service was excellent. Not enough good entertainment, considering you're at Sea a lot. Lots of "spa" seminars. Seriously??? Boring! The crew director ... Read more
Donda
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
Wanted to leave form Tampa. The entertainment was good. The director, Calvin, was wonderful! He is soo funny! The staff everywhere was friendly and helpful. The young lady in charge of seating diners,Dewi, was great and Chen from China ... Read more
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SeaNStars4Me
Member Since 2016
1 review
20 forum posts
20 helpful votes
This was my first cruise and it was a "so-so" experience. I'll start with the GOOD: Embarkation process was easy. I got to the port a couple of hours before the posted "Embarkation Time" and it was easy to get the ... Read more
mu51c10rd
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
1 forum post
5 helpful votes
This was our 3rd cruise...and was not a great experience. As usual, the staff were fantastic, and the ship was kept clean. However, the ship is very dated, with a broken atrium elevator (judging by the reviews, it has been broken for ... Read more
kathyw22
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
This was my very first cruise and I really wasn't sure what to expect. I went with my 2 teenage children, my sister and my teenage niece. My sister and niece have cruised on Carnival before (on a larger ship and loved it). We got 2 ... Read more
wmarsh9280
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
8 helpful votes
Embarkation: Huge lines of passengers queued up (large amount of high school and college age). The process was slow and the staff was not kind. Treated like cattle. The ship: The Paradise is a very old boat and it shows. Many of the ... Read more
activeac
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
247 forum posts
10 helpful votes
We chose this cruise because it fit in with my son's high school graduation dates plus it allowed us to take in 2 days at Universal Studio's and Island of Adventures. We were in GS102 so we had priority boarding and we walked straight up ... Read more
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mnmckee
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
My friends and I chose this cruise as a girls getaway, thinking it was decently priced. However, we were very disappointed. One friend was not able to make it due to a family medical emergency, and Carnival would not allow any person to ... Read more
chino29
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 helpful votes
I chose this cruise for the convenience of just driving downtown Tampa and parking to get on the ship. This is however my first time on carnival since 1980 and it is no comparing them to Royal Caribbean or Princess lines that overall cater ... Read more
Easygoing0604
Member Since 2016
1 review
18 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
14 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
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
seeotterdee@yahoo.com
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
4 helpful votes
This is our second cruise in 2 months. We loved the last one so much that my husband and I decided that we needed a much needed "Honeymoon Redo". So what it wasn't anywhere near out anniversary which is in the middle of ... Read more
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