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Carnival Paradise Family Cruises Cruise Reviews

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60 Carnival Paradise Family Cruises Cruise Reviews


travelgma avatar

travelgma

6 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

Paradise?- The Good, Bad and the Ugly

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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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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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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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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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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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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


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Vmb83

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

The cruise was nice but the Spa at Carnival made me angry

I chose to sail this cruise as I had taken the same one 2 years earlier with absolutely fabulous results. The ship was very well kept, the cabin was super clean, dining was nice with amazing staff but the food ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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thehookster

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Good cruise..older boat

So service was good on this cruise..on and off very quick..food wasnt too bad either. Probably could use a few more options.. the boat is old. The common restrooms and lack of them around important areas ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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smooshmc

3 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Just OK compared to other cruises

My oldest sister has all of her cruise points with Carnival, and when she asked me and my other sister to join her and her hubby for a Thanksgiving cruise aboard Carnival Paradise out of Tampa, we decided to give ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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katelyn23

6 Reviews Written

47 Helpful Votes

Carnival Paradise Aug 19th – 24th Review

As a family, we have been on 32 cruises, with 8 of those on Carnival. We have sailed on Holland America, Costa, Royal Caribbean, Princess and MSC. This cruise was a 5-day Western Caribbean Cruise departing from ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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damesny

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Older Ship, Great Staff, Easy Access to Amenities, Great Excursions

I have only been on two cruises both on the Paradise. The ship itself seems dated but the staff is very friendly and helpful. The thing that I valued about the Paradise compared to what I heard about other ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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map92

5 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Paradise is OLD but still had fun

We choose this cruise because of the date and Mahogany Bay. Unfortunately Mahogany Bay was changed to Costa Maya which turned out to be O.K. The ship is very old and needs to be updated. The pool is VERY small ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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wisnir

22 Reviews Written

100 Helpful Votes

Draft Beer Pour your own, beer cabinet!

First, let me state, that I traveled solo on this five day cruise which was based upon the the "casino rate", excluding airfare cost $541 for an interior cabin, port charges and taxes, vacation protection, transfer ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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Verandrat

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Pleasant

Embarkation was long but very organized. Our unopened water bottles were rejected but they were accepting wine bottles. The ship was clean but a little challenging to find the different areas of interest. The ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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danmart10

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Fun Fun Fun!!

Overall, me and my wife highly enjoyed the cruise. There was plenty of food and we had a blast in Cozumel. The crew was super nice and the nightly entertainment was 5/5. They have hired very talented performers of ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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sardam

4 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Average at best, but no such thing as a bad cruise

I travelled with my husband and two sons ages 6 and 8. We spent two days at Lego Land pre-cruise (fabulous by the way), spent the night in Lakeland then returned our rental car to the airport. We took Uber from ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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Ma-n-Pa

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Ship needs updated

We chose this cruise because it was a smaller ship, out of Tampa and it fit our schedule for a milestone birthday celebration. We found it not an easy ship to find your way around, needs updated in some areas but ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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Phikappasaxa

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Hmm..

This was my 6th cruise with Carnival. I will be honest. This time around, the food was just okay. My wife and I finally worked up our way to the Grand Suite. While the room was nice, it was still kind of just ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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startrek100

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

service

I chose this cruise for my kids the room wasn't the cleanest I bought the forever bubbles so ,me and my kids have unlimited sodas, but getting a soda wasn't easy. you would go through buffet then have to go get ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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1biglug

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Food Service was not up to par.

We do not expect top notch food services but this was not up to par with Carnival's usual. Some bad choices included pancakes, lobster ravioli;s and cold peas. Add to the service at the brunch was terrible, Waited ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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wolverine 45

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

You get what u pay for ..thick smoke in the casino and surrounding areas

location of port and price was a big factor my room had older pink tile and shower strong smell of urine in bathroom that was cleaned after i complained ok for the price the service was the best the buffet food was ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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MidwesternCruiser2

6 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Won't sail Paradise again.

Sailed with my daughter and her family again (grandsons are 2 and 5 and this was their second cruise...lucky ducks!). Shorter cruises, usually with pre and post cruise stays work better with little ones; we'd never ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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alambrose1@gmail.com

2 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

We enjoyed this 5 day Carnival cruise out of Tampa.

Chose this cruise because the port is only 30 mins from home. Found out later that all cruise ships out of Port of Tampa are usually older and smaller. The reason for this is the Skyway Bridge that spans the entry ...
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Sail Date July 2016


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mjpiuro

1 Review Written

20 Helpful Votes

Seas were smooth but cruise was up and down.

We traveled out of Tampa because that is our home port and very convenient .We cruise every year and usually choose other ports because of bigger ships. There is nothing wrong with the smaller ships we just like the ...
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Sail Date July 2016


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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