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Eastern Caribbean Carnival Paradise Eastern Caribbean Cruise Reviews

Carnival Paradise
Eastern Caribbean
Departure Port

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39 Eastern Caribbean Carnival Paradise Eastern Caribbean Cruise Reviews

arauma2016 avatar


1 Review Written

Not so much a Paradise


Nothing bad to say about the people that keeps you entertained, or the waiters, room service, well people in general. They were as pleasant as they could be; they truly deserved every thank you; now the boat itself ...
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Sail Date August 2016

Katarina2010 avatar


1 Review Written

Somewhat pleased

This is my second carnival cruise.:-reasonable prices..good food...however the paradise needs a remodel..can't see out if cabin windows..can't regulate ac...not enough outlets..( only one )..no hairdryer..although ...
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Sail Date September 2016

orateam avatar


1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great cruise, especially for experienced cruisers.

My history: 5 cruises. 2 disney (small and large), 1 carnival (sensation, tugboat class), 1 norwegian (Epic, large class). Having cruised from ports of Canaveral and Miami, large and small ships, i feel like I ...
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Sail Date October 2015

TammeyO avatar


1 Review Written

Very Disorganized, and Very Poor Service

Was really looking forward to this cruise but was extremely displeased with it overall as were my fellow travelers! Had Oceanview Upper 214. The hum of the motors drowned out other hallway sounds until last night ...
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Sail Date April 2015

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crystal martin

1 Review Written


I booked my cruise to participate in my best friend's wedding. Upon arrival to the port, we were told we would board at 12 and instead boarded an hour late which made us start the wedding a half hour late as well. ...
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Sail Date January 2015

Blackfish083 avatar


1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Bad experience for first time cruisers

Ok, I'm not a hard guy to please, actually I'm the type that would just take the piece of hair out of my food and roll with it, BUT this cruise got worst by the day. First night, after my eldest son all of 6'4 was ...
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Sail Date December 2014

Hockeynut1513 avatar


1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Don't discount the Paradise based on reviews

I just got back from a 5 day trip to Grand Cayman and Cozumel on the Paradise. It is an older ship and as such, the rates are cheaper. Overall, the crew was awesome. Never had to tell a crew member my name twice ...
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Sail Date August 2014

lulu1968 avatar


1 Review Written

Cheap Getaway

* I decided to book this last minute cruise for my husband's birthday. I read all the reviews and set our expectations prior to boarding. Check-in process was fast, our rooms were ready when we boarded (12:30pm) and ...
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Sail Date May 2014

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1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Spring break 2014

After booking airfare for springbreak and a hotel and car rental, we looked into a cruise instead. It was 300.00 cheaper to cruise not including FOOD. So we just returned from the Carnival Paradise out of Tampa. It ...
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Sail Date February 2014

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1 Review Written


This just might be the worst cruise ship on the ocean these days. Built in 98', and with no upgrades ever, you can tell every day of it's age. Tag that along with the worst crew in the history of cruise ships, and ...
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Sail Date January 2014

RJP6072 avatar


1 Review Written

First Timer

I would like to start by saying although this was our first cruise and we were fortunate enough to have feedback about what to expect and reading reviews on Trip Advisor were helpful I came into this cruise with an ...
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Sail Date January 2014

Warrenton avatar


1 Review Written

Under appreciated

I am a very experienced and well travelled female and I enjoyed every minute of my recent cruise on Paradise. The initial cost is fantastic & they make their money on add ons so you can make it as cheap as you want ...
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Sail Date January 2014

sherri37385 avatar


2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Fun, fun New Years cruise!

New Years cruise with eight of our family and friends: Tampa cruise port: this was our first time out of Tampa and the best port yet. We took taxis from our hotel to the port and was dropped off on sidewalk beside ...
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Sail Date December 2013

sargedad avatar


1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

First Time Cruise

I chose a 4 day cruise out of my home area Tampa Bay Fla to see if I would enjoy Cruising. I took the Carnival Paradise to Cozumil Mexico and back to Tampa September 26-30 2013. I read alot of reviews on this site ...
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Sail Date September 2013

JasonV1 avatar


6 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Can't complain too much - Good time with known caveats

I have sailed multiple ships in the Fantasy class, Paradise included (back in '03 when it was still no smoking). Due to this, I knew going in how this ship would compare to newer offerings from Carnival and ...
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Sail Date June 2013

Cathieandy avatar


2 Reviews Written

No rating

Great Cruise for family fun

We drove to Tampa from Georgia and found easy discounted parking right away. It was easy,no wait and quick courteous service. We were dropped off in front of the terminal and were on the ship in less than 10 ...
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Sail Date November 2012

alp922 avatar


3 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Stay Home

Having cruised Carnival about 20 years ago, I had fond memories of my experience. Since my first Carnival experience, more recently I have cruised with NCL and Holland America 4 separate times and throughly enjoyed ...
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Sail Date September 2012

bronson avatar


1 Review Written

Paradise Nice

I think we had bed bugs in V36. Itchy red bumps started on third night.I am going to call Carnival today. My one son and I both had them my other son on the trundle did not. Which make sense. Ugh. Overall was ...
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Sail Date May 2012

SteveinTN avatar


1 Review Written

First timer

Okay, Let me just start off by saying although it was my first cruise, it was by no means my first vacation. I did a lot of research before our cruise, from the Internet and by asking a lot of questions to ...
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Sail Date March 2012

KimmiePie avatar


1 Review Written

Carnival Paradise February 2012

This may be a little lengthy but I wanted to offer as much detail as possible. I scoured this site before our cruise and am so appreciative of all the information I gathered here. This was our first Carnival ...
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Sail Date February 2012

Nascar21n8 avatar


3 Reviews Written

First time cruise

The cruise was fun. There really is no down time if you're willing to participate in many activities. You do need to get to activities early to get seats or tables. We arrived to the deck party 1 hr early and got ...
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Sail Date February 2011

mspeiden avatar


4 Reviews Written

No rating

New Years Eve Cruise

WOW They sure do New Years Eve great. We arrived on the boat and it looked great. There was party on the Lido deck at midnite. Done up wonderful. Champagne, hats , blowers, glow sticks. It was awesome. The ...
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Sail Date December 2011

Devoli avatar


1 Review Written

Carnival Paradise - Eastern Caribbean

Background information: We were a party of 6 that flew in from Washington, DC. We are all from VA and our group consisted of two married couples and two single girls and we are all affiliated with EMS. My husband ...
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Sail Date July 2004

jennifervail avatar


1 Review Written

Carnival Paradise - Eastern Caribbean

BACKGROUND I'm 23 and my DH is also 23. I'm originally from Indiana, and he's originally from England. We took this cruise as a gift from my parents for completing my Masters degree. It was the first cruise for both ...
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Sail Date May 2004

atgatari avatar


3 Reviews Written

Carnival Paradise - Eastern Caribbean

This cruise on the Carnival Paradise was for my Mom's birthday/Family Reunion. She had never cruised before and has not been on a real vacation in a very long time. We booked 3 inside cabins on the Main Deck. My ...
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Sail Date February 2004

Carnival Paradise Ratings

Public Rooms3.53.9
Fitness Recreation4.03.6
Value For Money4.03.8
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