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Carnival Paradise Romantic Cruises Cruise Reviews

Carnival Paradise
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34 Carnival Paradise Romantic Cruises Cruise Reviews

danalynn148 avatar


1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Don't believe everything you read.


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

JD1960 avatar


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

LoriAB avatar


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

deena.stanley2015 avatar


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

jmallenbaugh avatar


1 Review Written


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

starr_l_white avatar


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

Fun4funships avatar


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

kmac8798 avatar


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

luvbirds avatar


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

Tricup17 avatar


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

WonderWoman711 avatar


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

Phantazma1988 avatar


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

wsm614 avatar


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

jenb1847 avatar


2 Reviews Written

19 Helpful Votes

Great time on Carnival Paradise!

We recently returned from our 5-day Carnival Paradise cruise out of Tampa that sailed Jan 4-9. Our two ports of call were Grand Cayman and Cozumel. This was my second time sailing, and my husband’s third. We ...
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Sail Date January 2016

Lovefuninthesun avatar


7 Reviews Written

20 Helpful Votes

You Can't Beat the Fantasy Class Ships! (IMO)

Our 11th cruise, 10th with Carnival -- just a quick New Year's Eve getaway, sailing out of Tampa on the Paradise. We had an absolute blast! We love the smaller ships -- easier to get around and navigate, no long ...
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Sail Date December 2015

Bwk31525 avatar


4 Reviews Written

39 Helpful Votes

Winging It on Paradise

We are a couple married 25 years who drink and gamble very little and were looking for an inexpensive getaway cruise. We decided on the Carnival Paradise because we wanted to see the Cayman Islands and the port ...
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Sail Date December 2015

Sunking11 avatar


1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Good Ship, Great Staff, Awesome Shows

Girlfriend and I booked this as our first ever cruise. We normally stay at a resort when we travel to the Carinbean but decided to try a cruise at the urging of friends. We loved it. Although the Paradise is an ...
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Sail Date October 2015

VanFan avatar


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

DerrekandDerek avatar


1 Review Written

Best Vacation to Date!

This is by far the best vacation that my boyfriend and I have EVER been on. The worst experience was the amount of botox it required to remove the wrinkles from laughing so much over the last week. The service is ...
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Sail Date September 2015

Ashleybeslagic avatar


1 Review Written


My husband and I came on this cruise for our honeymoon. Initial thought was they are very affordable. I booked a hotel with a customer service representative through carnival. We stayed at Doubletree Hilton hotel ...
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Sail Date May 2015

gardenofe7477 avatar


1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Wedding Cruise

my over all opinion on this cruise and ship is that it is very, very good. on day 1 embarkation we decided to use The Parking Doctor and that was a great move. We saved money and they transported us to the cruise ...
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Sail Date January 2015

ajscott avatar


2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Perfect Honeymoon

This was my 6th cruise (4th with Carnival) and my wife's first. Overall we had a great time. The ship, like many say is a bit dated, but I can easily overlook that, everything was clean and well-kept which is by far ...
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Sail Date October 2014

michmmosh avatar


1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Second Verse....Good as the First

This was our second trip in less than a year on Carnvial Paradise. This time we traveled with a group of 20, including one child and we all had a blast. The crew and ship are awesome for a smaller, older ship. This ...
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Sail Date October 2014

DarthGrady avatar


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

aalbin avatar


1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Amazed! (And I am Picky)

I am extremely well traveled and sometimes hard to please and I just wanted to say that this cruise was absolutely amazing. We had sailed one other time in the past with Royal Caribbean on one of their newly ...
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Sail Date August 2014

Carnival Paradise Ratings

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