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Carnival Paradise Family Cruises Cruise Reviews

Carnival Paradise
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25 Carnival Paradise Family Cruises Cruise Reviews

mickeychicky avatar


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

notafan2 avatar


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

Sweetkitty7272 avatar


1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Paradise in hell

This ship is awful. Our 9th cruise, we know what to expect. Guest relations were terrible. The people on this ship just didn't want to help. From guest services, to house keeping (one day our room wasn't ...
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Sail Date June 2018

littlehelp avatar


2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Service onboard was meh.

The crew was fairly polite, but I got a huge bruise from from one of their doors closing on me and smashing into my back. I also had to walk past a wall with vomit on it everyday to get to my room. I only saw the ...
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Sail Date September 2017

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nomore nonsense

1 Review Written

Warning Bait and switch do not cruise Carnival!

We chose this cruise specifically for my husband's 50th birthday. He always wanted to go to the Cayman islands and wanted to go to Mexico as well. We researched for hours. This cruise went to the Cayman Islands and ...
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Sail Date July 2017

fadeawayy avatar


1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes


The food was horrible from the breakfast to dinner! Our waiters at dinner just couldn't seem to get it right we had to keep sending food back The buffet seem like they were just putting out food no seasoning ...
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Sail Date July 2017

Lorrid28 avatar


1 Review Written

Worst Ever

After family problems we decided to take grandchildren on this cruise (from hell) unable to use half cabin due to upper bunk being down, food disgusting same every day children can't eat kids food unless you ...
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Sail Date April 2015

aidentellone03 avatar


1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Less than desirable!

Being my first cruise, I was not familiar with what things to look for; lets start there. I had a specific time frame in which I could travel and I live in the Tampa Bay area, so I decided to go with Carnival ...
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Sail Date June 2017

Kathleencain avatar


1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Worst cruise of our lives

Birthday and for our daughter. Was supposed to go to the Cayman Islands which our daughter was looking forward to and that got changed. Wasn't that clean, only one motor working, one elevator broken, boat constantly ...
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Sail Date June 2017

linda4930 avatar


1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Costa Maya is no Paradise to Grand Cayman

I can’t tell you how disappointed we are that Carnival changed the port of call from Grand Cayman to Costa Maya! The trip cost us over $4,500 and to change to a port we did not want to go to is disappointing ...
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Sail Date May 2017

heatherstevens1006 avatar


1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Engine Fire ruined our cruise experience.

I had been to both Cozumel and Grand Cayman before and wanted to take my mother and daughter along to see the Mayan ruins. I was looking forward to spending time on the beach in Cozumel but the port stops were cut ...
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Sail Date August 2016

yppik71 avatar


1 Review Written

26 Helpful Votes


This was our first trip and if we didn't have friends with us that had gone on numerous cruises that advised us this was their worst trip and the others were much better.We probably wouldn't ever cruise again. ...
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Sail Date June 2016

Emm1129 avatar


1 Review Written

14 Helpful Votes

The Worst

For someone that has quite a few cruises under there belt, I have to say that this was the worst!!! Staff was showing there really not wanting to be there, like trying very hard to be polite with a fake smile!! ...
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Sail Date May 2016

goldmanww avatar


2 Reviews Written

24 Helpful Votes

Terrible Food on a Lousy Cruise

On Saturday, January 30th 2016 my wife and I and our three children, ages three, seven, and eleven drove to Tampa Florida to board the Carnival Cruise ship Paradise and set sail the next day on February 1st 2016. ...
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Sail Date February 2016

La.nena23 avatar


1 Review Written

Not up to expectations

I recently got off the Carnival Paradise and everything was not up to expectations or what you'll think it is. On every deck there was at least two broken elevators. On lido deck (10 top) there was a sink with a out ...
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Sail Date August 2015

tmjoly avatar


1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Weekend Warriors

Seeing that this was our first cruise, our family of four decided to go a shorter cruise out of Florida. Our cruise departed on a Thursday with one stop in Cozumel and arriving in Tampa on Monday morning. We ...
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Sail Date March 2015

patriciaedwards avatar


1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Worst cruise ever

Pool and hot tubs were cold. Toilet overflowed twice and they tried denying it and leaving us in a stinky nasty room and still never let us switch rooms. Also we watched the cabin stuart across the hall from our ...
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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

Travelnbabe avatar


1 Review Written

Very disappointed

Port of Tampa was very nice and I would be happy cruise from there again, however never again on Carnival. This ship needs to be CLEANED and updated. I wish I could post the picture I took of the life jacket that in ...
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Sail Date March 2014

Smartbuyer11 avatar


1 Review Written

Don't Do It!!!!!!!!

Well, after 15 cruises, 12 on Royal Caribbean, 1 on Disney and this my second on Carnival, this was by far the most pathetic of all. I don't quite know where to start so here's the skinny on the experience. For ...
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Sail Date January 2014

cntrytraveller avatar


1 Review Written

Worst cruise experience ever!!!

Unfortunately, this was our worst cruise (vacation) experience ever! My daughter chose a 3-day family cruise to Mexico to celebrate her 40th birthday. My husband and I traveled with my daughter, her husband, their 3 ...
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Sail Date February 2011

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Wendi Ballon

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Ship, cabin, the workers

My mom case got missing with her needles for her insulin and her jewelry was in there. We searched the room we took everything out our suitcase and under the bed the closet it was no where to be found.. So we ...
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Sail Date November 2019

bevbanks avatar


1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Horrible Cruise

So many things wrong!!! When we got in our cabin it was not set up so we did it ourselves and found that the carpet was disgusting under the beds. The very next morning we woke up with flea bites - multiple times ...
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Sail Date February 2018

unee1818 avatar


1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Be aware if you're planning to take this cruise. The safe...NOT SAFE!!!!

I want to start saying we took this short cruise with family just to relax for a couple of days. We got on the cruise early around 2 pm. walking tours the buffet we noticed a sewer smell but we though it was the ...
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Sail Date December 2019

stpeteman1 avatar


1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Maitre d is the Worst, Does not understand customer service.

Stay out of the Elation Dinning Room for Brunch, Crazy slow service, Rude waiters, There was a prob. with a 5.00 drink, we called for the Maitre d, ....he could have cared less. He has no idea what customer ...
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Sail Date October 2019

Carnival Paradise Ratings

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