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Carnival Paradise Group and Theme Cruises Cruise Reviews

Carnival
Carnival Paradise
Destination
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

7

Very Good

6

Average

5

Poor

4

Terrible

2

Cruise type

Family Cruises

309

Romantic Cruises

102

Entertainment Cruises

57

First-Time Cruisers

51

Group and Theme Cruises

25

25 Carnival Paradise Group and Theme Cruises Cruise Reviews


CruiserLady31 avatar

CruiserLady31

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Disappointing!

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I have been on over 10 cruises using 5 different cruise lines over the years. We were invited on this cruise with a group. I would not have chosen it but, then I thought, how bad could it be? Dining room food was ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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JLMarietta

2 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

Acceptable But Not Great Cruise

I went on the Carnival Paradise as part of a large group, so I had no choice in the selection of the ship or cruise line. I had a great time with my total group, and the dance band at night was exceptional! The ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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lindawaring2001

4 Reviews Written

21 Helpful Votes

Fantastic cruise all around

We did this cruise via a casino coupon and we upgraded to a Junior suite from an inside room . Mistake but I will talk about this in my cabin review. We were two couples in our early 40's and my single friend in ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Latoriac

1 Review Written

Carnival Friends

Myself and a group of friends cruised together the overall experience was pretty awesome! Entertainment was on point the entire staff is friendly!! The embarkation was the only problem, checking into the ship was ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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fadeawayy

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

SAVE YOURSELF!!

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


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Jacquline

1 Review Written

Graduation

It was my first time my son had his graduation the room was ok there where two towel where dirty food was ok and some staff where rude love the photos and had good server at the formal dining room drinks needs bit ...
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Sail Date May 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


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philasaro

1 Review Written

Nick's Bachelor Party!

>Get the coffee from the coffee bar. >Nothing was ever too crowded >Exercise room was 8 out of 10 This was a bachelor party cruise so we were easy and pretty laid back. There were many other parties on ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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apollobeach

12 Reviews Written

39 Helpful Votes

Paradise: Still Great

Just returned from a 4-night sailing on The Paradise. Wondered throughout the trip why so many do not like this ship. Embarkation was totally without any problems. Once on board the ship impressed ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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wsm614

2 Reviews Written

11 Helpful Votes

Carnival Paradise March 2016

This was our first time sailing on Carnival and we loved it! We had heard negative reviews but we were pleasantly surprised. The crew was friendly and helpful. We had no issues arriving or leaving the ship. Our ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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lovethesun70

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

My First

I booked a cruise on Carnival Paradise to celebrate my upcoming birthday (45). Some friends joined me, which was a couple and another single friend, and we had a pretty great time. We weren't travelling with kids ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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VanFan

3 Reviews Written

30th Anniversary w/ Heart on Carnival Live!

First time on the Paradise and we weren't disappointed! Our first encounter with the crew was at the Guest Services desk where we were helped by Caesar. We had not been able to get cash before boarding and ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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TraceyM

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Carnival Paradise; Nice Cruise, Great Price

Had a relaxing 5 night cruise last week. Started in the PORT OF TAMPA with easy drop off luggage at port, hubby chose to park in Garage about a block away. Cost was $75.00 for the entire week- covered with ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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MediGatoRx

5 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Better Than Last Try on Paradise

This was my 11th overall cruise, 5th on Carnival. Went with my wife as part of a larger group of friends and family. We're locals so there was no air travel or hotel stays involved. We still LOVE cruising out ...
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Sail Date September 2015


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laurencebarron@yahoo.com

1 Review Written

Carnival Paradise; Very Lacking

Me and my family are waiting to disembark the Carnival Paradise. In general we love cruises. This was our 14th cruise and our 7th Carnival. The good: The dining room staff is one of the best. ..Cruising in ...
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Sail Date June 2015


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DarthGrady

34 Reviews Written

26 Helpful Votes

A Great Open Bar Cruise on Carnival Paradise!

Background: My friends and I do a guys cruise each year, and for the last five years it has been on Carnival. This year the group decided to do the Carnival Paradise out of Tampa. We’re part of a larger group ...
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Sail Date September 2014


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FrkAintEz

1 Review Written

Never again on Carnival!

My Carnival experience turned out to be the worst vacation of my life and I have had some horrible ones. I should have known when my father was going through the security check and they asked him for his card. My ...
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Sail Date June 2013


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traveling is cool

2 Reviews Written

Pleased with Paradise

This was our first TGG Cruise.........Thank Goodness for Girlfriends... Cruise We were 8 women, mostly seniors, mostly from Maine & wintering in Florida. The Paradise surly surpassed our expectations. We've all ...
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Sail Date February 2013


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SFBootLover

1 Review Written

Worst vacation in 4 years

This was my 3rd cruise and by far the worst. I'd go as far to say that it was one of the worst vacations I've ever been on. First off, the cruise ship is severely out-dated. Second of all, the food was terrible. You ...
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Sail Date August 2011


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CALMOM

3 Reviews Written

What Happened to Carnival

My very first cruise, was the exact cruise, I just came back from. I was very disappointed to say the least. The service and food was sub-standard compared to our previous 3 cruises with Carnival. I was not ...
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Sail Date March 2011


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tapdancemom

2 Reviews Written

Paradise - Had a great time

EMBARKATION My husband and I flew down on JetBlue (love that airline)the day before. We stayed at The Hilton in Long Beach. Great price $94, included a free shuttle for sightseeing and the trip to the ship the ...
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Sail Date July 2010


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Nikki Lisette

3 Reviews Written

No rating

Friday the 13th Comedy Cruise

Short and Sweet: Leave Long Beach on Friday the 13th (of November 2009). Weather was clear, mild 70s. 2 PM embarkation was easy - short lines, no waiting. Cabin M139 was roomy - fitted with 2 twins and an upper ...
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Sail Date November 2009


breanth avatar

breanth

3 Reviews Written

ladies cruise to Ensanada

Last week we got off the Paradise and I can say without a doubt I had a wonderful time! Not because of the cruise but because of the company I was with. I went with 13 other ladies to just have a fun and forget ...
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Sail Date October 2009


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seacruiser1203

2 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Little Known Specials on Board

Two little known "secrets" that were awesome: Sea Day Brunch serves Fillet Mignon with eggs with no up charge and the Sea Day Afternoon Tea has awesome specialty deserts at no up charge. Overall, it was an ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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Staqueen

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Amazing adventure

It was a trip paid my my boss at great clips, I have to say the staff and Ship was truly amazing, the staff made my trip so wonderful, I will most defiantly do this ship again, the entertainment group really made ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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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