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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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663 Carnival Paradise Cruise Reviews

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Normlin
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 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
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

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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
jdavis5221@aol.com
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed December 2015
Excellent cruise! We had a great time as always on Carnival. We brought friends that had never cruised before and they had a blast. They are ready for the next cruise. One of the highlights was the band at the Casino bar, ... Read more
curelnew
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed December 2015
This was my fifth cruise with Carnival. Sailed on Carnival Paradise out of Tampa for a 4 day cruise to Cozumel on Dec 17.. Embarkation and disembarkation was a 4 star experience...smooth. Chose a discount cabin in the back of the ship on ... Read more
Start1234
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 helpful votes
This ship needs some renovation. One of the elevators in the Atrium was not working for most of the cruise. The staff are very nice with the exception of the bartenders at the Atrium bar. We were not even acknowledged a couple of times at ... Read more
Bwk31525
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
9 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
We are a couple married 25 years who drink and gamble very little and were looking for an inexpensive getaway cruise. We decided on the Carnival Paradise because we wanted to see the Cayman Islands and the port wasn't too far to drive. The ... Read more

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lovethesun70
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
I booked a cruise on Carnival Paradise to celebrate my upcoming birthday (45). Some friends joined me, which was a couple and another single friend, and we had a pretty great time. We weren't travelling with kids so I'm not sure what ... Read more
lakemj
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
My experience - I have been on more than 20 previous cruises dating back to 1989. I sailed on Royal Caribbean and Carnival as well as a few cruise lines that no longer exist including Crown, Dolphin and Premier. The good: Our check-in ... Read more
ApolloBeachWanderer
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
I just returned from a 5 day on the Paradise, calling at Grand Cayman and Cozumel. We bought the Faster to the Fun package, and it took less than 30 minutes from dropping off the car to boarding the ship on departure day. The room ... Read more
GAmom06
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
My family and I just returned from our first cruise. The kids are 7 and 9. I was both impressed and under impressed. First, the service by the staff is excellent. This we the first time in my life that I haven't had to clean up dishes as ... Read more
jimnjenn2001
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
This was our 4th cruise with Carnival and I would have to say that it was our least favorite out of all of them. We made the best of it and still had a good time, but we noticed a lot of differences between this cruise and our previous ... Read more

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dollytanner
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
We have taken several cruises on Royal Caribbean with happy results. This is our first Carnival and will definitely be our last. Most entertainment consisted of audience participation which is funny but also cost nothing to put on. ... Read more
Erika Begosh-Mayne
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2015
First, I will start off by saying the crew absolutely make this experience wonderful! They went above and beyond to make our stay pleasant. The environment was relaxed and casual. I really can not complain about the room or staff. ... Read more
lulucpa
Member Since 2011
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
I know Carnival is a budget cruise line, but I really thought this cruise would be better. The ship is old, and is in serious need of a facelift. I'm in a "junior suite" that has a wooden door to the balcony that's barely wide ... Read more
forecastle
Member Since 2006
4 reviews
468 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2015
Boarding easy, had cabin M deck port holes. The box which stored life jackets gone now you can walk around bed, life jackets new not the old black greasy ones. As reported in other reviews NO lobster, also the roasted pumpkin soup ... Read more
daveandkaren
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2015
Our first ever cruise left lots to be desired. Not much to offer in shipboard activities, unless you want to buy buy buy jewelry or constantly pose for way overpriced photos. Unorganized schedule when there was activities, nothing ever ... Read more

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CashIsKing500
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
We sailed on the Carnival Paradise out of Tampa on 11/14 to Grand Cayman and Cozumel. As a first time cruiser, I wasn't sure what to expect. In no particular order, here are my thoughts... - Overall, had a good time and I believe ... Read more
jgulecas
Member Since 2012
1 review
Sailed November 2015
15 year veteran cruiser couple who have always enjoyed Carnival and have never had a reason to try another cruise line will be trying out the competition after this cruise. Carnival has changed in several ways, and none of them for the ... Read more
Stacy K.
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2015
Just got off the Carnival Paradise and after reading a lot of negative reviews, I decided to write this review. First, keep in mind that the ship is older but the staff is constantly cleaning and is extremely happy & friendly. I've ... Read more
ronalds444
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed November 2015
Just returned from a 5 day 2 stop cruise. I referred to this cruise as the "Walmart" cruise, totally no frills. The boat was super clean. The food was good and all service was very good. That's about it for the good. There was ... Read more
babbs60cruiser
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
9 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2015
If you are looking for Paradise this is not the place to be. This is my second time cruising and my husband Marks first. As we were leaving Tampa the weather did not cooperate and it started to rain. Typical Florida day though. We sat ... Read more

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