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Carnival Paradise Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises to the Western Caribbean

Carnival
Carnival Paradise
Western Caribbean
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

63

Very Good

55

Average

45

Poor

28

Terrible

20

Cruise type

Family Cruises

215

Romantic Cruises

83

Entertainment Cruises

53

Senior Cruises

38

First-Time Cruisers

33

215 Carnival Paradise Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises to the Western Caribbean


havanadaydreaming avatar

havanadaydreaming

3 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

CARNIVAL PARADISE - pretty, pretty, pretty good ship!

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Disclosure, we "overpaid" for three cabins on the Paradise that departed Tampa on 12/26. Of course it was supply and demand market pricing, but I felt like this (older) ship was going to have an uphill battle to ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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excarrier

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

We Had To Laugh!

I traveled with my husband on this cruise to celebrate a birthday. We had a porthole cabin which accommodated two, at the most. Upgrades to the Paradise with the 2018 refurbishing now includes an in-drawer ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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cruise101219

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Summarize our cruise

This was my first cruise on Carinival Paradise. The cruise director Adam was unbelievable , was perfect. He did a great job making sure everyone was entertained. I loved that they had so many activities for all ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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jjsr011

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Amazing

This was my first cruise and let me say we had a blast. The cruise director Adam was phenomenal. I loved that he would dress up and change looks depending on the theme. He had great energy. He did a great job making ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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mdsgu

7 Reviews Written

34 Helpful Votes

Small Ship, Big Fun

We've been on several Carnival cruises and much bigger ships, but the Paradise (and by extension, the Fantasy-class) still is a lot of fun. It recently got upgraded with Guy's Burger Joint, the Red Frog Rum Bar, ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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littlelomigo

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Excellent and Fun Experience

This was our first cruise and we came with a bunch of family. We were not disappointed, the entertainment was an absolute joy to watch- especially the Cuban Show and All Out 90’s. Our family would all come to see ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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StephhGallego

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Summer Vacation 19’ My very first cruise

Let’s start with embarkation, a super smooth process. The second we got to the port everyone was ready and willing to get our bags and help us on up. Security and check in were an absolute breeze, we were on the ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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meanjean80

2 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

The Un-Havana tour...

Booked this last year with my older sister (69), her daughter and daughter's partner (mid-thirties) and her grand-daughter Chloe (aged 7). For us we needed something out of Tampa, and I had to be back before ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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jdickeysc

3 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

4 days in Paradise.

This was my 3rd cruise on the Paradise and 24th overall. I choose this cruise because I like the ship and Cozumel is my favorite port. Embarkation was great! Tampa is my favorite port to cruise out of. We arrived ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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KParlett2019

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Not great...

Let’s start with the positives: The food presented and service for the chef dinner was wonderful. Our dinner service in the Destiny dining room by Jose and Amamaria was wonderful. The performances ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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mahondi

3 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great cruise and great memories

This was a cruise to a place I always dreamed of visiting - CUBA. That was the highlight of the cruise. Embarkation went very smoothly. We had a 12 show time and we were on board eating and playing cards by ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Miaw713

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Great vacation

This ship is small. I didnt think there was enough ro do. The shows were mediocre except for the comedy, that was my favorite Tom Foss was the funniest comedian I have ever seen live. The singers were Horrible. ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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dragonflywoods

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Christmas Cruise

My husband and I decided to take our teen kids on a cruise for Christmas this year. We chose the Carnival Paradise, mainly because the dates matched up with the school holiday schedule. This was my 3rd time cruising ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Cruzlover7

3 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Rocking and Rolling in and on the Paradise

Celebrating my parents 60 th Anniversary. The ship staff was superb. We had a vow renewal planned for my parents and all was well until the weather turned. Jasmina the wedding planner was terrific. My parents ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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mickeychicky

4 Reviews Written

29 Helpful Votes

Worst cruise so far!

I chose Carnival because (1) I have never sailed on Carnival and I had been on 7 cruises prior and (2) because Tampa port is close to home so I didn't have to spent money on port parking or a hotel the night before. ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Maigen7

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

It was fine. You get what you pay for.

We chose this cruise because it matched our tight schedule and small-ish budget. I've sailed on Carnival before so I knew what to expect, however this cruise still didn't meet my limited expectations. Here's a ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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Donnasjk

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Best cruise so far

This was my third cruise all with carnival. The other two trips were very good but this one was the best. The ship is older but kept cleaned. Everywhere I went there was staff cleaning something whether it was the ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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roadtripcowboy

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Awesome adventures on the high seas.

My family and I cruised on the Carnival Paradise as the final stop on our summer vacation. We embarked from Tampa on Monday August 13th, enjoying the Lido Deck dance bon voyage party with drink specials. Our ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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Justeshay305

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Could Be Better

I've crusied before with Carnival Cruiseline, this was my third time crusing with them. But my first time with Paradise, I must say it will be my last as well. My past experiences has been great, on the other Ships. ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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midwestsailor

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Carnival Paradise took us to Hell and back, and we loved every minute!

Overall, this was an excellent cruise! The ship was clean and nice. The crew was friendly and helpful. Our cabin steward, Juulius was great and attentive! Special shout out to Petar, bartender at the Rotterdam ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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Suzi1965

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

EVERYTHING centers around drinking to excess

I took my nine year old daughter and my 79 year old mother on this cruise from Tampa to Grand Cayman and then on to Cozumel. I am 53 and divorced. We have cruised with Carnival 3 other times as a family and ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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notafan2

1 Review Written

Unclean cabin, poor quality of food, spoiled food, limited & budget entertainment

We chose this cruise specifically for the waterpark, which was a huge let down. Not only was it much smaller than expected, with only one big slide that was super slow, it was closed for almost half of our trip. I ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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Marsha wilson

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Corny-val Pooradise

It’s a brand name so we thought it would have been a great experience. Our first family cruise was a no frills $200 3 days to Bahamas. That was way more enjoyable! This mess on carnival was mostly a money making ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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Pjb2078

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

First Time Cruiser

Graduation present for my granddaughter. We really enjoyed the ports of Cozumel and Grand Cayman. The cruise itself was OK. We had no real expectations since it was our first. We don’t drink or gamble and the one ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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DirkDeadeye

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

The kids club(s) need to step up their game. Completely apathetic.

We sailed out of Tampa, celebrating my sister in laws wedding. The ceremony was decent, but rushed..I know there's a schedule they have to adhere to, but it just doesn't seem appropriate. The photographers prices ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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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