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44 Cuba Carnival Paradise Cuba Cruise Reviews


JD1960 avatar

JD1960

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

This was our 8th Cruise on Carnival Cruise Line and was our best.

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Port of Tampa was very easy port to get into and park. We had Priority Boarding went great on the ship and eating lunch in 10 min. Carnival Paradise is a smaller ship but has all the upgrades and easy to get ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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Elvis1001

6 Reviews Written

36 Helpful Votes

Havana is unlike any other Caribbean port we have visited

Paradise Review – April 2019 5-night cruise from Tampa to Key West, Havana and Cozumel departure on Monday, April 8 and return on Saturday, April 13. This is a long review because we spent several days in Tampa ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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travelgma

6 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

Paradise?- The Good, Bad and the Ugly

We chose this cruise because the ship was sailing out of Tampa and was going to Havana. We are avid cruisers and have sailed out of Tampa before. This trip provided us with opportunity to visit with family in ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Julesblack

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Not so exotic

I chose this cruise to go visit Cuba and Key West with my husband. Carnival has found a way to nickel and dime you even when you pay for all such as drink package. No bartenders except in serenity that were eager to ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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lindawaring2001

4 Reviews Written

21 Helpful Votes

Fantastic cruise all around

We did this cruise via a casino coupon and we upgraded to a Junior suite from an inside room . Mistake but I will talk about this in my cabin review. We were two couples in our early 40's and my single friend in ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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SeasTheDay1989

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great itinerary on an older ship

First off embarkation and debarkation were a total breeeze. Everything went smoothly and getting off the ship in Cuba and through customs was about a 10 minute process. Everyone was extremely organized. I have read ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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cruisincouplefla

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Excellent vacation

Embarkation process was wonderful, our arrival time was between 12:30 and 1:00. We arrived around 12:00 and we walked right on the ship. We had lunch on Deck 10 the lido buffet. I found the food to be limited, they ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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bjd9e1

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

A nice cruise, but the highlight was the Port Day in Havana

Our group of 5 made a last-minute decision to book this cruise, and we grabbed what seemed to be one of the last 2 or 3 cabins available about 2 weeks before departure. A few days later, we then added another cabin ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Milbeach1

1 Review Written

Excellent Experience But Learning Curve too!

Cuba was one of the few places we had not visited in the Caribbean. That was rectified January 2019 on a five night cruise aboard the Paradise which proved to be an excellent overall experience. This ship was easy ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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elklemi

12 Reviews Written

52 Helpful Votes

Chance for Cuba

Always wanted to go to Cuba and I prefer the smaller ships and the price was good and right after the holidays I hoped the ship would not be crowded and not too many kids which turned out to be correct on both ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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grest

3 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Outstanding Cuba!

We chose this cruise for two reasons: we wanted to visit Cuba, and the ship was sailing out of Tampa, a short drive from my home. Just for a point of reference, I've previously taken 20 or so cruises on many ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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trintrav

10 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Wasn't expecting much....But shocked about how great it was!

This was our 45th cruise and many of them have been on Carnival over the years dating back to the 80’s. So, we are no new to cruising and not easily impressed. In fact, I’d say we are pretty critical, ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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22GEES22

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Worst Carnival Ship

A wee bit wordy but a lot of info. Got off the Carnival Paradise yesterday. I’ve cruised in 8-10 Carnival ships including Europe. By far, this was the worst ship. Food was pretty bad, almost embarrassing since ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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swift93

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Havana cruise review

Sept. 5, 2018 Just returned from a cruise to Havana and Cozumel on Carnival Paradise and would like to pass along our views. Embarkation at Tampa was quick, painless and an improvement from years past. Living ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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cloverose

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Paradise Havana-Style

I booked this 8-day Carnival Journeys cruise a month before departure! That is not my usual way of planning, but Cuba was so intriguing and the price for a basic cabin for my husband and me so reasonable, I ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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iamlisad

3 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Cuba was amazing! The rest was all good icing!

Extensive Cruise Review! Carnival Paradise 8/18 – 8/26, 2018 Hello! We were a strange party of four. L & T, female/male, mid 50’s, from Pittsburgh. Both have cruised before. Accompanied by F & J, 40’s ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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michellebatista1204

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Loved the 2 days in Havana!

This is my third cruise and we chose Carnival Paradise because of its two day stay in Havana. Cozumel Mexico and Grand Cayman were ok but Cuba is a must! Amazing beach in Grand Cayman, we went to Royal Palms beach ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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estherharris

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

What happened to carnival?

i havent been on a carnival cruise for a while. First off, i was only offered once a day cleaning, no nightly turn down with chocolate. The buffet doesnt have smoked salmon, the quality has gone down. The ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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NauticalNancy72

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Worry Free Week.

Before going on this cruise I read some poor reviews of the ship. I shouldn't have believed a word.... Yes, the Paradise is a smaller ship but therefore less people, simple and wonderful. Download the Carnival ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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Djptcp

7 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Another Great Cruise on the Paradise!

This was our 46th cruise and 33rd on Carnival. We live 45 minutes from the Port of Tampa, so prefer to sail from there on the Paradise and Miracle. My husband and I are retired and sail 4-5 times a year. We have ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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baseballlady

3 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Cuba Dreams Fulfilled

I have wanted to go to Cuba my whole life, but it has been closed most of that time. I thought that my traveling days were over, but when my son gave me a Carnival gift card, I booked the first cruise to Cuba I ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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Liz Williams the second

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

A fun trip to Cuba

We chose this Cruise because it was only five days and it went to Cuba. We stayed in Tampa for a few days before joining our American family and nine month old grandson on the Cruise. We have been on eight cruises ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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kjarnold

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Cuba on Cruise Lite

My wife and I picked this carnival cruise because it was one of the few that spent overnight in Havana. Overall we give the cruise three stars but I must say that Havana is a prime destination. Here’s why. ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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Bobbysjack

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Havana Great Time!

Visiting Cuba was a bucket list item for us and when we saw that Carnival was going to have a trip there, we jumped at the opportunity. Although there were a few glitches here and there that could have made the ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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RWolver672

3 Reviews Written

Cruise to Cozumel and Cuba

This was our 12th cruise, 11th on Carnival. All of the others have been on either the Destiny, Triumph or Conquest Class. There is a huge difference in those classes and the Fantasy Class. We had 63 VIFP days and ...
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Sail Date October 2017


Carnival Paradise Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins3.03.7
Dining4.03.7
Entertainment4.53.7
Public Rooms3.53.9
Fitness Recreation4.03.6
Family4.03.8
Enrichment4.03.3
Service4.54.1
Value For Money4.03.8
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