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Carnival Paradise Family Cruises Cruise Reviews

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40 Carnival Paradise Family Cruises Cruise Reviews


Julesblack avatar

Julesblack

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Not so exotic

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I chose this cruise to go visit Cuba and Key West with my husband. Carnival has found a way to nickel and dime you even when you pay for all such as drink package. No bartenders except in serenity that were eager to ...
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Sail Date April 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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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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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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Edsalmon1

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Wal-Mart of Cruise Experiences

The room was nice and clean, but the view described as "partially obstructed," was a huge ugly machine and a life boat, no ocean. The food was mediocre. The quality of the food seemed to decline each night. The ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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sanchezapril2000

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Fish out of water

The price was decent for the time we had gone. Had I known this was the smallest ship they had I probably wouldn't have gone. So over half the trip the Atrium elevator only had one side the worked at all and it was ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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Grace the cruiser

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Carnival should be called cannibal !!, 1 day in Havana!!

I was in this cruise on June 29th 2017. I was there with my family, and is going to be a very very long time before I go to any cruise ship, first of all be ready to spend 1000+ dollars while in the cruise ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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blweck2005

1 Review Written

Sprayed with ship's oil

My family (including 9yr old and 5 yr old kids) were on the back deck of the ship while the last day at sea and were sprayed with the ship's oil. This is a potentially toxic chemical. Many guests were covered and ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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j5653sals

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Terrible Cruise

Our sole purpose on this trip, was going to Key West, 3 weeks before we sail, they changed the ittenarrary , no refund offered, but gave our party of 4 , 25.00 dollar credit on our sign and sail card, the reason " A ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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Mandc1972

1 Review Written

The ship was very depressing with its tired decor and lack of amenities.

The reason we booked this cruise was due to the ports of call, specially Grand Cayman. A week before we left we found out a change in itinerary from a excursion company we booked with. After over an hour trying to ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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MurrayC

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Service and Food were the bright points!

I've cruised with Carnival several times before and had great experiences. This ship just needs to be retired. The engines couldn't power us to Grand Caymen so we had a new schedule assigned just the day before ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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arauma2016

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


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mom2boyz952

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Carnival Paradise is no Paradise cruise ship

This was a family cruise, it was myself, my husband and my nephew and his wife and his family. I've only ever been on 1 other cruise line in my life, and it was a great experience, this cruise however I wasn't ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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Txmedic5

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Paradise lost

We chose this cruise for the length and the ports. This review will be specifically about the ship and only one port of call, Grand Cayman. First the Grand Cayman port. Don't book a snorekling tour. Get off the ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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cathydavitt5@gmail.com

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Carnival Paradise is no Paradise

We chose this cruise based on the vacation dates we wanted to travel. We had never cruised out of Tampa and have family in the area so we thought we would try it. We were disappointed in the overall service ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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a36pilots

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

One & Done

Being on 20 cruises, we know what to expect on a ship. After reading the reviews of the Carnival Paradise we lowered our expectations. Listed below are pros and cons: Pros: - Service in the dining rooms was ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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Judges

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Overview

My first cruise. The ship was clean,but the food in the main restaurant was terrible. The food in the food court was better. The main pool was way below my expectations. I have seen back yard pool larger. To ...
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Sail Date July 2016


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mu51c10rd

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Not that Great of a Cruise

This was our 3rd cruise...and was not a great experience. As usual, the staff were fantastic, and the ship was kept clean. However, the ship is very dated, with a broken atrium elevator (judging by the reviews, it ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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mawilson47

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Shabby Appearance, Outdated Booking Process, Difficult to Correct Booking Errors

This interior room was definitely outdated, unpleasant décor. Steward was above average. Food was mediocre, buffet was understaffed and inadequate for the number of passengers trying to access it. Dining room ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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Erika Begosh-Mayne

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Food is terrible.

First, I will start off by saying the crew absolutely make this experience wonderful! They went above and beyond to make our stay pleasant. The environment was relaxed and casual. I really can not complain about the ...
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Sail Date November 2015


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hjayers

1 Review Written

Carnival Cruise Review

We signed up for this cruise because all of our family could join. This board is old and doesn't have all the amenities that some of the newer shipts have. The boarding process went fine, the cabins were clean. We ...
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Sail Date June 2015


lol199 avatar

lol199

1 Review Written

My experience

I want to start off by saying that the cruise wasn't that good of a cruise but there are some pluses well no there aren't any pluses first the food was good for the first day but after 4 days of eating burgers and ...
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Sail Date May 2015


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andreamarc

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

I promise to tell the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth

I generally don't return to cruise critic after a cruise and I, and my family, are relatively tolerant of imperfection. I have been a member since 2004 and been on a fair number of cruises, most in suites and more ...
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Sail Date December 2014


nesco522 avatar

nesco522

1 Review Written

A good but not great cruise

Overall, I did enjoy my time on the Paradise boat. For about $175 PP we managed to get an ocean view room. However, having been on the Carnival Dream, this cruise fell short in a few areas. First, this boat is about ...
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Sail Date July 2014


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cleonm

1 Review Written

Paradise it was not

It was a major disappointment when compared to our last cruise with Royal Caribbean. The food was a big part of that disappointment. It was mediocre at best. I also don't understand why they shut the buffets down ...
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Sail Date May 2014


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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