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Carnival Paradise Romantic Cruises Cruise Reviews

Carnival
Carnival Paradise
Destination
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

34

Very Good

30

Average

13

Poor

19

Terrible

6

Cruise type

Family Cruises

309

Romantic Cruises

102

Entertainment Cruises

57

First-Time Cruisers

51

Senior Cruises

49

102 Carnival Paradise Romantic Cruises Cruise Reviews


danalynn148 avatar

danalynn148

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Don't believe everything you read.

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After reading all the reviews I was VERY worried about going on this cruise. Let's be honest - they don't sound so great. Here's my take: Nothing is perfect - It's all about what you make of it. This was our second ...
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Sail Date November 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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sweetsunshine74

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Somewhat disappointing

We chose this cruise because it went to two of our favorite ports: Grand Cayman and Cozumel. This was our third cruise, second time on Carnival. The first Carnival cruise was 5 1/2 years ago, to the Southern ...
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Sail Date October 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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Julesblack

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Not so exotic

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


LoriAB avatar

LoriAB

1 Review Written

Paradise for us!

We are a 50's couple. My BF has never cruised before, and this was my 7th cruise, having cruised on Celebrity, Royal Caribbean, and Carnival. We chose this ship due to time constraints and job issues. We ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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gyspy cruiser

1 Review Written

1st short cruise

Been on several 7 day cruises and decided to try short one. Chose the Carnival Paridise for the interesting look of the atrium. Since this ship was recently redone and a smaller ship leaving from Tampa. I was only ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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deena.stanley2015

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Outstanding dining and cabin experience!

This was my first cruise ever. Did not know what to expect at all. We were on the lower deck all the way in the back. In spite of this, the sailing was rather smooth. Kudos to our cabin Steward, Wayan, who ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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lakrystalg

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Great first couples cruise!

My husband and I had both cruised as young adults but never as adults that could drink! We travel all the time and were ready for something different and decided on a cruise. We are so glad we did! Because of our ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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Hey.itskayy

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Very unsatisfactory

My husband and I went on this cruise for our honeymoon . The bathrooms were all very dirty and not big enough for the amount of people on the ship . There was always very long lines . The food was absolutely ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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jmallenbaugh

1 Review Written

Uhhhh-mazing!!!!

My husband and I booked this cruise for our 7th anniversary. This was our 2nd carnival cruise and it’s was absolutely amazing! ALL of the crusie staff were incredible and so friendly. The food was amazing at each ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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starr_l_white

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Awesome Customer Service

My husband and I went on this cruise with 24 other married couples from our church. Every experience was beyond our expectations. We felt famous because everyone seemed to know us by name. I enjoyed the ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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lavernegilmore

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Bad, Bad, and more Bad

This was my wife and my 45th anniversary present to each other. We should have stayed home, went out to dinner, and saved 4 grand. If you are looking for a low budget frill cruise, an over crowded ship, school ...
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Sail Date May 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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britthaller20

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Such a let down!

My husband and I chose this cruise date for our honeymoon/wedding celebration, to enjoy with family and friends. The 5 days seemed liked the perfect amount of time and the dates worked great because we figured it ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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Eklein105

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

We went on with expectations LOW & We were very surprised!!!

We went on this Cruise because the ship was just out of dry dock. We decided to try Carnival again ( we went on the Glory Carnival 2014). Our expectations were very low & we were surprised to see how beautiful & ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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CityGurl214

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Huge disappointment!!

This was a Valentine birthday cruise for myself and my husband. It was a 5 day to Grand Cayman and Cozumel and thankfully, we are happy to have a good time together regardless and we settled for a quiet cruise with ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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AmBear

6 Reviews Written

24 Helpful Votes

Would be 5 stars if not for the Port of Tampa

We chose this cruise cause of the 2 stops, Cozumel, and Mahogany Bay, we felt like some beach time! The food was good to very good, the service was very good, and we had no problems with the Cruise or the ship! ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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kmac8798

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Boat might be older, but crew and value make up for it!

After reading reviews I was a little nervous leading up to departure. I should't have worried about a thing. Yes the boat is older, but it is still clean and well maintained. The crew was amazing, the food was great ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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Bobbysjack

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Havana Great Time!

Visiting Cuba was a bucket list item for us and when we saw that Carnival was going to have a trip there, we jumped at the opportunity. Although there were a few glitches here and there that could have made the ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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kitten1965

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

A bucket list itinerary

We chose this cruise because it was going to Cuba, and we wanted to see Havana before you could no longer go as a U.S. citizen, or before it became commercialized. We stayed in the Ybor district before the cruise ...
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Sail Date September 2017


luvbirds avatar

luvbirds

2 Reviews Written

27 Helpful Votes

Great Cruise!

We were looking for a cruise that was less than 7 days, and one that included a day-long stop in Key West, and the Paradise offered both. This was not our first cruise during hurricane season, but with so many ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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Tricup17

1 Review Written

1st cruise

We choose this cruise on recommendation of our AAA agent. It was a wonderful experience we are glad we choose this ship because it was a smaller ship for our first experience. The CD Mat was so funny and our steward ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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latevoyager

1 Review Written

15 Helpful Votes

The best Guest Services Associate-Maryna

I was not going to take Carnival Cruise to Havana. But due to late planning we had to choose Carnival or not go at all. I was pleasantly surprised by the level of service. The service from the customer service ...
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Sail Date July 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


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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