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Carnival Paradise Family Cruises Cruise Reviews

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93 Carnival Paradise Family Cruises Cruise Reviews


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jjsr011

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Amazing

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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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JD1960

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

This was our 8th Cruise on Carnival Cruise Line and was our best.

Port of Tampa was very easy port to get into and park. We had Priority Boarding went great on the ship and eating lunch in 10 min. Carnival Paradise is a smaller ship but has all the upgrades and easy to get ...
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Sail Date June 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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cruisincouplefla

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Excellent vacation

Embarkation process was wonderful, our arrival time was between 12:30 and 1:00. We arrived around 12:00 and we walked right on the ship. We had lunch on Deck 10 the lido buffet. I found the food to be limited, they ...
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Sail Date April 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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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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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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michellebatista1204

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Loved the 2 days in Havana!

This is my third cruise and we chose Carnival Paradise because of its two day stay in Havana. Cozumel Mexico and Grand Cayman were ok but Cuba is a must! Amazing beach in Grand Cayman, we went to Royal Palms beach ...
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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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CheyNickole

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Just a single mom with two kids in Key west and Mexico!

Why I booked this cruise- After going on 2 other carnival cruises, I decided to book this cruise with my tax return in January. As a single mom of two boys ages 7 and 12 finances can be tight, but after ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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thomasmorse1

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Awesome Family Trip!

Although the Paradise is a older ship, she has been recently remodeled and overall we found it to be a very nice vessel. The kids loved the water park and there was always enough room there. Our room steward Gusti ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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Fun4funships

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Great time as always

This was our 8th or so cruise and we had so much fun despite the weather. The stateroom stewards ask what would be an ideal time for them to enter the room to clean and not disturb anyone which is a plus. The cruise ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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jcalli

1 Review Written

Better than expected

Went on my first cruise with my wife and 2 sons ages 17 and 20.after reading some reviews wasnt sure what to expect but it better than i thought. We stayed in riveriara room 182 and 186. These are ajoining rooms. ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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michgc

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Absolutely awesome cruise all around!

We chose this cruise because we wanted to go to Cuba! We were also celebrating my birthday. Embarkation was very easy. We thought the ship was very nice. Maybe it's not the newest or biggest, but it was great for ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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WonderWoman711

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

1st time cruisers with a child

Since this is our first cruise we have nothing to compare it to so we give it 5 stars. We celebrated our 7th anniversary the day of embarkation. We loved our room steward and dining room staff. Everyone called us ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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Ryan5nel2jm

1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

Excellent cruise. Pleasantly surprised.

I chose this cruise because my mom lives in Tampa so it was very convenient for her. I initially was interested in going to the Cayman Islands....so I was a little disappointed that they cancelled that port of call. ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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ayantos22

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Wonderful experience!

I booked the cruise on the Carnival Paradise so my mom and I could relax without worry. This cruise provided just that! We disembarked from Tampa Bay, and flew in the day before because we live in Phoenix and it's ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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HypnotistCory

2 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Second time on the Paradise

We'd been on the Paradise before, 4 years ago, and it was a great experience. Our first cruise, in fact, and this one was just as great. The thing I like about the Paradise is that there are several relatively ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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Lily18

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Wonderful experience with no complaint at all

I have to say that this is my first cruise trip, but I am so happy that I didn't cancel my trip after reading the most recent reviews. I was worried about the recent engine problem happened in March. But our trip to ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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drsel

3 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

Fabulous Cruise!

Fabulous cruise. Gourmet food, except for prime rib which was tough. You get to try snail, rabbit and frogs legs (if U wish) ! A chocolate extravaganza (cakes, pastries & sweets) on the last afternoon! 2 ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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Phantazma1988

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Amazing 5 Day Cruise

I had a wonderful time on this ship, the whole crew was very friendly including Housekeeping. There was no dissatisfaction for me the whole cruise. I love Karaoke and the two people who hosted it were two women ...
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Sail Date February 2017


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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