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Carnival Paradise Family Cruises Cruise Reviews

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Carnival Paradise
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Very Good

84

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84 Carnival Paradise Family Cruises Cruise Reviews


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havanadaydreaming

3 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

CARNIVAL PARADISE - pretty, pretty, pretty good ship!

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Disclosure, we "overpaid" for three cabins on the Paradise that departed Tampa on 12/26. Of course it was supply and demand market pricing, but I felt like this (older) ship was going to have an uphill battle to ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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excarrier

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

We Had To Laugh!

I traveled with my husband on this cruise to celebrate a birthday. We had a porthole cabin which accommodated two, at the most. Upgrades to the Paradise with the 2018 refurbishing now includes an in-drawer ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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cruise101219

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Summarize our cruise

This was my first cruise on Carinival Paradise. The cruise director Adam was unbelievable , was perfect. He did a great job making sure everyone was entertained. I loved that they had so many activities for all ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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SeasTheDay1989

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great itinerary on an older ship

First off embarkation and debarkation were a total breeeze. Everything went smoothly and getting off the ship in Cuba and through customs was about a 10 minute process. Everyone was extremely organized. I have read ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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bjd9e1

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

A nice cruise, but the highlight was the Port Day in Havana

Our group of 5 made a last-minute decision to book this cruise, and we grabbed what seemed to be one of the last 2 or 3 cabins available about 2 weeks before departure. A few days later, we then added another cabin ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Miaw713

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Great vacation

This ship is small. I didnt think there was enough ro do. The shows were mediocre except for the comedy, that was my favorite Tom Foss was the funniest comedian I have ever seen live. The singers were Horrible. ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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roadtripcowboy

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Awesome adventures on the high seas.

My family and I cruised on the Carnival Paradise as the final stop on our summer vacation. We embarked from Tampa on Monday August 13th, enjoying the Lido Deck dance bon voyage party with drink specials. Our ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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Coaster Queen

1 Review Written

First Cruise Ever

This was a family vacation. The views were breath taking. It was the first vacation I ever had that I didn't have to clean or cook. So many types of food to choose from and all was delicious. The only negative ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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jessica30parrott

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Carnival Paradise Grand Cayman & Cozumel 2018

We decided to cruise on Carnival Paradise due to it being the best itinerary for our travel date. The ship just came out of dry dock & refurbishment in March 2018. They added Waterworks, Guys Burgers, shopping ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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Wendy2144

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

First Time Cruiser - Very Pleased

We couldn't of asked for a more perfect vacation. Being first time cruisers we had no idea what to expect. We sailed out of Tampa, the check-in process in Tampa was very smooth. Traveling with 3 teenagers we ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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Liz Williams the second

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

A fun trip to Cuba

We chose this Cruise because it was only five days and it went to Cuba. We stayed in Tampa for a few days before joining our American family and nine month old grandson on the Cruise. We have been on eight cruises ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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LoveSSS

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Thank you for a great family vacation!

First cruise for our family of 4. Ease of boarding and settling in was impressive. Beautiful pools, fun slide. Multiple sun decks to choose from. Great mini-golf. Overall fun atmosphere. Food was good, very ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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bikerjohn1

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Enjoyable Cruise - Nothing bad, nothing exceptional.

I will try to do this on a day by day basis. Pre-Cruise We stayed at the Hampton Inn, Ybor. The hotel was very nice, they had a shuttle which took us to the pier and will also take you anywhere within 3 miles. ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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honeychile

13 Reviews Written

27 Helpful Votes

Carnival Paradise is still beautiful and elegant.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION My husband and I (both in our 60’s) chose this five-day cruise to enjoy with our son and DIL (in their 40’s). I usually cruise with my sister, so this was different for me, and for my ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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RWolver672

3 Reviews Written

Cruise to Cozumel and Cuba

This was our 12th cruise, 11th on Carnival. All of the others have been on either the Destiny, Triumph or Conquest Class. There is a huge difference in those classes and the Fantasy Class. We had 63 VIFP days and ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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lucky13elec

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Mystery Cruise

We took this cruise to see Cuba. When we arrived at the dock a rep told us that Carnival was not sure if the Paradise would goto Cuba because of hurricane Irma. Many passengers stayed out waiting to see if the ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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Bamagirl52

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Cuba cruise

I choose Carnival Paradise to fulfil a bucket list destination..Cuba. We were so excited to go and invited two friends to enjoy the cruise with us. We are Platinum members and that helps with the embarkation. So ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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sweetnewbie

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Adventure of a lifetime

Cuba was the trip of a lifetime. The staff was wonderful to us and really only had one issue with a bartender at the comedy lounge. Fortunately our normal bartender came in and helped out and cut him off as he was ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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kappagirl222000

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

First Cruise Ever!

This was mine and my husband’s first cruise and it was absolutely fantastic! While I could write a novel about our experience but I will try to condense it down. We were able to get right in our room with no ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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april.thompson48

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Great time, just needs a makeover

We had originally booked to go to Cozumel for July but our itinerary was changed so we moved our cruise up a month. Space was already limited at the time of rebooking so we were limited on room option. Traveling ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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kyboymom

3 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Week on the Paradise with our family.

I chose the Cruise for the size of the boat. Since this was our first cruise for our children (10yo and 2yo) we didn't want one of the largest ships. Also the Port location had a lot to do with the boat choice ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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gtp1500

1 Review Written

25 Helpful Votes

Don't listen to negative reviews

I read all the reviews for the Paradise and some were positive and some negative. Im a first timer cruiser with my two daughters.Boarding was no problem took about 35 minutes, room was ready by 1:30,The room and ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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kkocan72

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Good experience for a first time cruise.

Chose this cruise because a co-worker had taken it in February and it was an easy location for us to get to (Tampa from Cleveland) and the dates worked for my wife and I to get off work. Overall it was a good ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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GypsySoul77

1 Review Written

17 Helpful Votes

Pleasantly Surprised

I'm a loyal Carnival cruiser mainly because it is economical for my young son and I to cruise together that won't break the bank. I've been on now 6 Carnival ships so far including the Breeze when it was less than ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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phrunk

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Really Not Bad

We wanted a quick get away from Mardi Gras. Chose the Paradise because their itinerary worked well with our schedule. We had a large suite and it was great, walk in closet, full bath, wonderful balcony, and nice ...
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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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