Your Ultimate Cruise Guide

Carnival Paradise Cruise Reviews

Filter reviews by:
Your selections (clear selections):
Carnival x
Carnival Paradise x
Carnival Paradise
Carnival Paradise
Member Reviews
68% Loved It
Cruise Critic Review
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 ...
Read full professional review >>
Departure Dates:
2016
MAY
28
SAT
JUN
02
THU
JUN
06
MON
JUN
11
SAT
JUN
16
THU
JUN
20
MON
JUN
25
SAT
More

633 Carnival Paradise Cruise Reviews

Cruiser rating
Excellent
253
Very Good
143
Average
94
Poor
62
Terrible
27
See reviews for
Family Cruises
Family Cruises
171
Romantic Cruises
Romantic Cruises
51
First-Time Cruisers
First-Time Cruisers
50
Senior Cruises
Senior Cruises
21
Rating Summary
Dining
Public Rooms
Cabin
Entertainment
Value for Money
Service
ronalds444
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
mommachirl
Member Since 2012
1 review
8 forum posts
1 helpful vote
My group of 9 women ages 27-65 had an amazing cruise experience. There were no dislikes, or any incidents and all of us had a great time. Some had never cruised, many were long overdue for a cruise and everyone had nothing but good things ... Read more
fidgety13
Member Since 2013
1 review
21 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2015
This was our 7th cruise on a Carnival ship this time we went on the Paradise. Nice ship but starting to show some age. The staff and the crew were very friendly and helpful. However Carnival is starting to get a little cheap. My husband ... Read more
Sunking11
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Girlfriend and I booked this as our first ever cruise. We normally stay at a resort when we travel to the Carinbean but decided to try a cruise at the urging of friends. We loved it. Although the Paradise is an older ship, the awesome ... Read more

Compare Prices on Carnival Paradise Cruises

orateam
Member Since 2012
1 review
19 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My history: 5 cruises. 2 disney (small and large), 1 carnival (sensation, tugboat class), 1 norwegian (Epic, large class). Having cruised from ports of Canaveral and Miami, large and small ships, i feel like I have a good grasp of ... Read more
VanFan
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
9 forum posts
0 helpful votes
First time on the Paradise and we weren't disappointed! Our first encounter with the crew was at the Guest Services desk where we were helped by Caesar. We had not been able to get cash before boarding and didn't know our PIN #'s for ... Read more
Jamaica joe
Member Since 2015
1 review
16 forum posts
1 helpful vote
although this was my 5th cruise on carnival it was my children's first. I also took my girlfriend and her 2 sons which was their first cruise as well. after reading reviews about the carnival paradise I was really nervous that this trip ... Read more
funtaday
Member Since 2010
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2015
We have been on 15+ cruises, several on Carnival so there were no surprises. We hosted 20 cruisers in a group to celebrate a birthday. The Ship – Old, but well maintained. Elevators were frequently out of service. Occasionally ... Read more
Margs.75
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2015
Let me preface by saying that I have been on 3+ cruises with Carnival and about 3 with Royal Carribbean. With that said, I was deeply disappointed with the condition of the ship and the fact that we were not credited for pictures. ... Read more

Compare Prices on Carnival Paradise Cruises

Carnivalfarewll
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2015
Worst Carnival cruise my wife and I have ever experienced. Economy interior cabin. No frig. No bathroom retractable clothesline for wet clothes. One (1) outlet in bedroom, which malfunctioned on a port call and delayed our departure for ... Read more
ransan62
Member Since 2012
1 review
2 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2015
I sailed on the Paradise in 2002 when it was advertised as the only non-smoking ship of its size on the seas. Unfortunately that is no longer true and, as has been said in other reviews, smoke can be smelled on numerous decks of the ... Read more
TraceyM
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Had a relaxing 5 night cruise last week. Started in the PORT OF TAMPA with easy drop off luggage at port, hubby chose to park in Garage about a block away. Cost was $75.00 for the entire week- covered with security/great deal in my ... Read more
candys33549
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Just got back from a 5 day Carnival cruise. This is my 3rd time on Carnival, either the food got worse over the past few years or I somehow forgot how terrible it was. The boat itself was fine, good size shower, nice staff, plenty of ... Read more
MediGatoRx
Member Since 2012
5 reviews
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was my 11th overall cruise, 5th on Carnival. Went with my wife as part of a larger group of friends and family. We're locals so there was no air travel or hotel stays involved. We still LOVE cruising out of Tampa. It's close, ... Read more

Compare Prices on Carnival Paradise Cruises

FLgalloves cruises
Member Since 2015
1 review
25 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2015
We picked this cruise because it was close to home and cheaper than doing a vacation with hotel, etc. The staff was wonderful. Our cabin steward, Melinda was so sweet and our waiter in the MDR, Oscar plus his assistant Valentin were very ... Read more
JO W
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
We have been cruising since 1972. We drove to the Port of Tampa. Our Cabin M8 on Carnival Paradise September 14, 2015. We enjoy the Musicals, Comedy, Karaoke, Magician. The staff and service were very friendly and quick to respond to ... Read more
Helpful? Thank JO W
ambianceto
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2015
I had ruled out Carnival a long time ago because of too many kids and pushy service, and enjoyed RCL on many cruises, I even have another RCL cruise coming up in November that I have had reserved last year. I took Carnival Paradise from ... Read more
DerrekandDerek
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
This is by far the best vacation that my boyfriend and I have EVER been on. The worst experience was the amount of botox it required to remove the wrinkles from laughing so much over the last week. The service is impeccable and I really ... Read more
kaiweb
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
The showers on this ship were the best we have seen on our eight cruises. The Staff was friendly and helpful and wanted to make the guests happy. Entertainers were Great! End of good stuff. Pool deck - tiny. Outside walkways - tiny. ... Read more

Compare Prices on Carnival Paradise Cruises

Tomlee6853
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2015
It was my mine and my wife's birthdays and we decided, along with our adult daughter, to celebrate by taking our first cruise onboard the Carnival Paradise to Cozumel. From the moment we boarded in Tampa, until we were back in Tampa, we ... Read more
RNLovetocruise
Member Since 2011
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
We sailed out of Tampa on Thursday had a day at sea, Cozumel, and a day at sea. This, to us, is a perfect short getaway. Cozumel is, in our view, the best of the western Caribbean ports. They are well equipped, lots to do and very ... Read more
58Piano
Member Since 2013
1 review
299 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
We were surprised to find a total lack of entertainment. Many lounge areas were empty. Lots of bored passengers walking around. The dancers did only two shows. The first one was a country western theme. The dancers were excellant. Did not ... Read more
revakb2
Member Since 2009
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
If you like to drink non stop, this is the cruise for you, but I don't drink. There were many good things about the ship and crew. The ship and rooms were older, but kept very clean. The food was much better than average and our waiter ... Read more
mwomer
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
Bored this 5 night cruse to catch up with some old friends. Start with the good. Destiny Dining Room was excellent and meals were good, service was impeccable. Room was nothing special, like all cruise rooms it stunk like old urine. ... Read more

Compare Prices on Carnival Paradise Cruises

Sponsored links

Sponsored links

Skip X

See Carnival Paradise deals up to 82% off:

July Deals
Carnival Paradise 68% Loved It

 
4 Night Western Caribbean
See all Carnival Paradise Deals >>

Thank You For Signing Up!

Please Note: To ensure delivery of your free e-letters, please add news@cruisecritic.com to your address book.
We're committed to protecting your privacy and will not rent or sell your e-mail address. By proceeding, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.