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Carnival Paradise Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises to the Mexican Riviera

Carnival
Carnival Paradise
Mexican Riviera
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

18

Very Good

11

Average

9

Poor

6

Terrible

1

Cruise type

Family Cruises

46

Romantic Cruises

10

First-Time Cruisers

10

Spring Break Cruises

6

Group and Theme Cruises

6

46 Carnival Paradise Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises to the Mexican Riviera


rpruzinsky avatar

rpruzinsky

3 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Four days of Paradise!

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We chose our cruise for a quick get away to break from my ever stressful job. Plus my wife's birthday was on October 20th so we decided to do something relaxing and fun. We booked the Carnival Paradise knowing it ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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apollobeach

12 Reviews Written

39 Helpful Votes

Paradise: Still Great

Just returned from a 4-night sailing on The Paradise. Wondered throughout the trip why so many do not like this ship. Embarkation was totally without any problems. Once on board the ship impressed ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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Thayana

14 Reviews Written

40 Helpful Votes

Not our worst-not our best-just ok

We've been on 6 cruises in the last 3 years, and being Canadian we pay extra in flight just to get here so we need a good deal! My parents however (who by the way come with us on every cruise) have been on 65 ...
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Sail Date December 2012


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drumbum100

1 Review Written

Good and Bad

CARNIVAL PARADISE Overall experience of my 4 day cruise to Ensenada and Long Beach was just okay. Getting on the ship was fairly easy and did not take longer than 25 minutes. This was my second time on this same ...
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Sail Date October 2011


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GrayGrammy

7 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Good news/Bad news Cruise

This ship is nicely decorated and well laid out. Our party wanted to relax completely, so we skipped getting dressed up for anything, including the dining rooms and shows. Instead, we enjoyed hanging out with one ...
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Sail Date November 2011


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newmanew

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

A mixed bag on the Carnaval Paradise

This was my seventh cruise, and my second with Carnival. This is a "Fun Ship," and everything had "fun" in its name. If you are familiar with the fun size Halloween candy, you know that "fun" is really code for ...
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Sail Date October 2011


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Sandy JJ

1 Review Written

Good Basic Cruise - But she's showing 'er age..

Our family of five sailed the Paradise on 10/17/11 out of Long Beach for the 4-day cruise. Our last cruise was on the same ship/itinerary in 2008. Total cost was $220 each per person U.S. which an interior and a ...
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Sail Date October 2011


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evilelf

4 Reviews Written

Fantastic Weekend Getaway

My wife and I finally had a getaway without the kids. We are in our mid 50s, and this was my 10th Carnival cruise (finally Platinum) and her 9th. We also traveled with my wife's service dog, Duncan (his 4th ...
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Sail Date October 2011


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sherry08

1 Review Written

Exceeded Expectations

We had an excellent time, albiet we really want to step things up a notch for our next cruise. The four night cruise out of Long Beach was a nice introduction to cruising for us and left us all wanting more, much ...
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Sail Date September 2011


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tomcruise007

1 Review Written

A Blast !

We did the 4 night cruise to Catalina and Ensenada. I am not sure about all these complaints. We had a really good time and there was nothing to complain about. Of course the decor is little outdated in some areas ...
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Sail Date September 2011


dvleo avatar

dvleo

1 Review Written

Baja Mexico Cruise a huge success!!

I just returned yesterday but felt a need to get up and write my review immediately!! We returned yesterday from a 4night, 5day cruise on Paradise(July 4-8), stopping in Catalina and Ensenada. We traveled with our ...
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Sail Date July 2011


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phxpe

1 Review Written

Family Cruise? Choose another cruise.

I did not check reviews prior to booking this short cruise for my family (4 kids (9/8/8/2) and wife). Although my wife and I have cruised before we had children, we wanted to try one with the kids and thought a ...
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Sail Date June 2011


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missmas

2 Reviews Written

Too many unsupervised children!

Our family has taken numerous cruises on almost every cruise line over the past 12 years. After my father past away last August, my 81 year old mother still was hoping to enjoy cruising. Since my dad had been sick, ...
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Sail Date June 2011


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Momofmandm

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

No rating

Not impressed but not deterred...

I was excited about cruising on Carnival after reading info on the boards and since my family likes cruising in general. Carnival seemed so cheap compared to the last family cruise on Disney that we decided to get ...
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Sail Date April 2011


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robtnanna

1 Review Written

Very disappointed

We just came back from a 4 night cruise on the Carnival Paradise to Catalina and Ensenada. We've taken this cruise several times in the past and were pretty happy with it. But this particular cruise really ...
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Sail Date April 2011


evilelf avatar

evilelf

4 Reviews Written

Great time on the Paradise

This was my 12th cruise, my 9th with Carnival, and my first time on the Paradise. 2 adults (in our 50's), 2 children (10 & 11) and my wife's service dog Duncan. Our previous cruise was last year on the Carnival ...
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Sail Date March 2011


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GiantEeyore

1 Review Written

Relaxing, inexpensive weekend cruise

We have taken this little Baja cruise four times now as quick little get-aways from work. The ship is aged, but very clean and easy to navigate. Boarding was quick and easy. Our cabin was ready at 2pm as ...
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Sail Date February 2011


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cntrytraveller

1 Review Written

Worst cruise experience ever!!!

Unfortunately, this was our worst cruise (vacation) experience ever! My daughter chose a 3-day family cruise to Mexico to celebrate her 40th birthday. My husband and I traveled with my daughter, her husband, their 3 ...
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Sail Date February 2011


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Tractor77

1 Review Written

Carnival Paradise 02/18/2011

I pretty much agree with everything Bruin Steve had to say about the Carnival Paradise, although we didn't see any of the production shows. I live in near Long Beach and since Carnival has a monopoly on 3-Day ...
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Sail Date February 2011


Knopul avatar

Knopul

1 Review Written

Carnival Paradise Ensenada 4 Day Cruise

We found this cruise to be excellent! What it is: -Fun! If you were bored... it was your fault! There was plenty to do! -EXCELLENT service from the Carnival Paradise staff (from the embarkation staff ...
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Sail Date January 2011


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Dutchteq

1 Review Written

Carnival Paradise Catalina / Ensenada 4 night cruise

Hi All! After reading some reviews on this site I decided to join and post a review on our experience in hopes that it will help provide even more light on the subject. We decided that instead of the regular ...
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Sail Date January 2011


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kept

9 Reviews Written

Captains Table 4 night cruise November 29, 2010

We went on the 4 night Carnival Paradise out of Long Beach, CA R/T on Monday November 29, 2010. Onboard were my daughter, age 4 1/2 and I, age 45, in a regular outside cabin E140. We boarded fine since ...
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Sail Date November 2010


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tapdancemom

2 Reviews Written

Paradise - Had a great time

EMBARKATION My husband and I flew down on JetBlue (love that airline)the day before. We stayed at The Hilton in Long Beach. Great price $94, included a free shuttle for sightseeing and the trip to the ship the ...
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Sail Date July 2010


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CapsR1

2 Reviews Written

First Time Cruise out of Long Beach - 3 day to Ensendada

This was our 4th family cruise with our now 7 yr old son. Stayed at the Queen Mary the night before due to its close proxmity to the port, but if you're renting a car, forget about this hotel and choose another one. ...
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Sail Date August 2010


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JayinAZ

11 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Family Cruise to Catalina/Ensenada

We are a family of 5, cruising with 9 yr old daughter and grandparents. This was our 13th cruise, the first to Catalina (although we've been on 2 of the shorter 3 nighters to Ensenada). We drove in from Phoenix ...
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Sail Date July 2010


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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