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Carnival Paradise Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises to the Caribbean

3.5 / 5.0
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951 reviews
This is the macaroni I received in the main dining room for dinner one night
Georgetown, Grand Cayman, amazing view
Large balcony in the aft Balcony cabins
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Fun, but terrible food
"The excursion departed directly from the ship via ferry and then returned us to Cozumel, allowing us about 45 minutes in the tourist port area for shopping (or drinking).Embarkation and debarkation at the Port of Tampa is a breeze, although walking directions from the garage to the ship are misleading...."Read More
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6-10 Cruises

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Fun, but terrible food

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Showtune
6-10 Cruises • Age 40s

Choose as an easy, kid-free, romantic getaway to celebrate a milestone birthday. Embarkation and debarkation at the Port of Tampa is a breeze, although walking directions from the garage to the ship are misleading. Our cabin (deck 4 oceanview) was perfect for 2 people for a 4 night cruise, very clean and cabin attendant was wonderful. Shower curtain is awful as expected. The stateroom fridge was ...
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Sail Date: August 2022


Not the same as 5 years ago

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Timmyrayofnc
6-10 Cruises • Age 30s

I have been on many ships with carnival cruise line and this was my worst experience ever. This cruise line has changed quickly. I am very disappointed in carnival cruise line. The refrigerator didnt work in the cabin. The quality of the food has extremely dropped. Also the portion sizes were so small. People was ordering 2 or 3 entrees just to try out to see if they would like it. I noticed ...
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Sail Date: August 2022


Never Again!

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Italy654
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

The positives first, the staff are hard working and friendly. Disembarkment went smooth. The burgers and Deli food were ok. So disappointed in evening dinning, did not have one good meal. It use to be nice dinning. We had 8:15 dinner and everything that was suppose to be hot was cold and everything that should be cold was hot. My table of 8 concluded that the food was prepared at same time ...
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Sail Date: July 2022

Cabin Type: Aft-View Extended Balcony


Don't do it! Pay the extra money for a better cruise line.

Review for Carnival Paradise to Caribbean - Western

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Giggles36kd
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

My family wanted a quick getaway from the Tampa port. We had high hopes but were disappointed in so many ways. Firstly, this cruise line seems to attract a certain clientele that is loud, rude and I'm going to say it...uncivilized. I would equate it to the Walmart of the high seas! Aside from my obvious snobbishness our room and balcony were disgusting. The comforter had hair on it and the ...
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Sail Date: July 2022


. VERY disappointed. One and done with an awful smell (smells like a wet dog) which is being generous.

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Terrimountford
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

The Paradise ship is very outdated, not ADA compliant in all areas and has an awful odor. (Smelled like wet dog or throw up). I was VERY disappointed! This was on my 82 yr old mom’s bucket list so you can imagine my dissatisfaction. The dinners each night were ok but nothing to brag about. Very small portions and seconds were not offered. The excursions are pricey and not anything special. ...
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Sail Date: June 2022

Traveled with disabled person


SHAME ON YOU CARNIVAL! WHERE WERE THE HEALTH PRECAUTIONS?

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jbandmr
10+ Cruises • Age 80s

While the actual cruise was very good, i was apalled when i arrived at terminal 3 in tampa and saw the hundreds of passengers crowded into the terminal with no distance and about 1/3 (if that, and that included the staff) wearing masks and that was for the 11:00 am arrival time. How did that time frame be for all the people that were in the terminal? While i do realize that we now do not have ...
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Sail Date: June 2022

Cabin Type: Junior Suite


Not what expected

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Bucs2020
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

We decided to go on this Cruise as a family ,nine of us went together, the ship was not what we expected there was not really much to do they did have some shows and things but for the most part while we were on the water it was boring they did offer a lot of food but the food in the dining room and in the buffet area honestly was kind of nasty some of it was good but a lot of it was not very good ...
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Sail Date: May 2022


Small, dirty, broken

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Jojo2011
2-5 Cruises • Age 30s

Don’t get on this boat! We took the kids on Paradise for a relatively last minute cruise (booked 60-ish days out), b/c it was fairly inexpensive and out of Tampa. We were so disappointed. My husband and I just tried to go with the flow and make the best of the trip but the ship made it nearly impossible. The sanitation on this boat is HIDEOUS. All of the hand washing stations (not that ...
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Sail Date: May 2022

Cabin Type: Interior

Traveled with children


Slightly below average

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Dohden
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

Short and sweet…entertainment was ok nothing special, food at Lido buffet and Elation Dining Room was not very good, no flavor, meat was tough and the scrambled eggs were awful. Guy’s burger joint was good. Waiting in the omelette line took forever, only one cook. Very limited gift shop options. Mini refrigerator does not keep anything cold. Mixed drinks are super weak. Bingo was fun. Cruise ...
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Sail Date: May 2022


Least entertaining ship I have ever experienced.

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SelfridgeTravel
2-5 Cruises • Age 30s

My wife and I sailed out of Tampa for our anniversary on May 2, 2022. There is always something going on, on the ship, however, the cruise was rather boring. We are not big partiers. On our past Carnival Cruises, this was never an issue. Carnival Paradise is the smallest of the Carnival fleet. With that being said, this cruise just didn't cater to our personalities. We ended up with a ...
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Sail Date: May 2022


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