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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 ...
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625 Carnival Paradise Cruise Reviews

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Margs.75
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
Carnivalfarewll
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
0 helpful votes
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
0 helpful votes
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
1 helpful vote
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

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MediGatoRx
Member Since 2012
5 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
FLgalloves cruises
Member Since 2015
1 review
25 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
1 helpful vote
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
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ambianceto
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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

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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
Tomlee6853
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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

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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
jaredkira
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
17 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
Eight of us went on this cruise for fun and entertainment. We will not go again on the Paradise. It is an older ship but that did not cause any problems. It was the lack of FUN. Entertainment was non-existent on night 3 and 4. ... Read more
La.nena23
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
I recently got off the Carnival Paradise and everything was not up to expectations or what you'll think it is. On every deck there was at least two broken elevators. On lido deck (10 top) there was a sink with a out of service sign and it ... Read more
barrlmunky
Member Since 2004
1 review
10 forum posts
0 helpful votes
This was my 14th cruise - 5th on a Carnival ship. I received a free cruise voucher after a previous cruise in the Spring and decided to take advantage of it and treat myself to a mini vacation. I knew that this ship was older and ... Read more
Crusin vol
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We, as a family, were looking forward to this cruise for months. it was my and my husband's first cruise. embarkation was easy. Our kids and grandkids have been on several cruises so they know the drill. we boarded and ate lunch on the ... Read more

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JEBG
Member Since 2012
1 review
19 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
This was my 8th cruise. Previously, I had gone on a 3 day Carnival from Port Orlando to (ugh) Nassau…..but that was my first cruise and I did manage to have a lot of fun. My second cruise was on Royal Caribbean’s Liberty ... Read more
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Ron0126
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed August 2015
This was a cruise for my 25th wedding anniversary but Carnival did nothing special. Our 20th was on The Safire Princess (Alaska) and they went all out decorating our room and giving us a bottle of champagne so we were a little disappointed ... Read more
Ninja cowboy
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed July 2015
We celebrated our son's college graduation with a cruise on the Carnival Paradise, in June. It was our first cruise experience, and had a wonderful time! The staff was so polite, and treated us like royalty! The one regret we had was not ... Read more
delshaffer
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We drove down to Tampa on Friday, July 24th and stayed at the Holiday Inn Express in Tampa I-75 & Bruce B. Downs. Great hotel but bed was firm as a rock. Drove to the Port where we paid for the $75 parking pass for 5 days. I heard ... Read more
adnrn2bsn
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed July 2015
First and foremost this is my first cruise so this review is all personal opinion and preference. My family and I did the cruise because it was close and we did not have to drive very far to get to the port. The staff are very friendly and ... Read more

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