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Carnival Paradise Spring Break Cruises Cruise Reviews

Carnival
Carnival Paradise
Destination
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

11

Very Good

11

Average

9

Poor

4

Terrible

5

Cruise type

Family Cruises

309

Romantic Cruises

102

Entertainment Cruises

57

First-Time Cruisers

51

Spring Break Cruises

40

40 Carnival Paradise Spring Break Cruises Cruise Reviews


Julesblack avatar

Julesblack

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Not so exotic

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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


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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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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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poloash

1 Review Written

I had the best time of my life.

This trip was the time of my life. I had a great time. I went for Spring Break and I am in my early twenties. Before the cruise, I had grown skeptical due to the size and age of the ship. I noticed that there ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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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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Edsalmon1

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Wal-Mart of Cruise Experiences

The room was nice and clean, but the view described as "partially obstructed," was a huge ugly machine and a life boat, no ocean. The food was mediocre. The quality of the food seemed to decline each night. The ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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Lily18

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Wonderful experience with no complaint at all

I have to say that this is my first cruise trip, but I am so happy that I didn't cancel my trip after reading the most recent reviews. I was worried about the recent engine problem happened in March. But our trip to ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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dcraft

1 Review Written

No Water

This was my first cruise and probably my last. The number one problem with this cruise is the struggle to get a bottle of water! When you are in warm weather and enjoying adult cocktails water is important. It was ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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redsoxforlife

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Nothing Serene about Serenity Deck

This was a girls trip for Spring Break, a much anticipated week of relaxation away from work and our husbands. Unfortunately, Carnival did not deliver. *Carnival HUB Chat didn't work most of the week ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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AHALE

1 Review Written

PARADISE

We are not hard to please,but we were very dissappointed that the paradise, only went to one port, it seems to be the norm for this ship since the trouble with the speed,my teenagers where bored after 3 days on the ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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abeason2

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Disappointed

When disembarking off of the cruise ship, me and my husband summed up the trip in one word: disappointing. We have sailed with Carnival before--him one other time; me two previous trips. Both of those were ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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Verandrat

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Pleasant

Embarkation was long but very organized. Our unopened water bottles were rejected but they were accepting wine bottles. The ship was clean but a little challenging to find the different areas of interest. The ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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shayda.derby

1 Review Written

No sleep, Horrible Food, Terrible Vacation

Throughout the whole cruise we were told it would be a magical experience and so much fun. This was Incorrect. We started out very hopeful on day one, until that night when we were trying to sleep. We stayed in ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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Crispy129

1 Review Written

16 Helpful Votes

Sewage smell, location changes, cancellations, and nickel and dime fees

I chose this cruise because my friends were taking this cruise, and it was reasonably priced. We were initially supposed to land in Cozumel and Grand Cayman for a day each, and most of us specifically chose this ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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sarahsloan

1 Review Written

33 Helpful Votes

CHANGE OF PORT.. THEN CANCELLATION OF PORT. spent 4 days at sea on a smelly boat

Carnival Paradise. WORST CRUISE EXPERIENCE EVER. Don't ever take a carnival cruise, ESPECIALLY on the carnival paradise. I just returned from what was supposed to be a 5 day western Caribbean cruise to Cozumel and ...
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Sail Date March 2017


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Barefoot&Brit

5 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Convenient

We chose this cruise because it was convenient for all members of the party. Boarding: about standard. Lido deck was crowded and lines were slow. Wok station offerings were quite good. Burger station, standard ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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1biglug

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Food Service was not up to par.

We do not expect top notch food services but this was not up to par with Carnival's usual. Some bad choices included pancakes, lobster ravioli;s and cold peas. Add to the service at the brunch was terrible, Waited ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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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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melly424

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Carnival Paradise out of Tampa, Florida

Originally we were scheduled to sail on the Carnival Triumph out of New Orleans. Due to our daughter getting a Disney Internship job in Florida, we switched ships and sailed on the Carnival Paradise out of Tampa. ...
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Sail Date March 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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amohnke

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

College Spring Break with Friends

Going on a cruise was a great option for my friends and I for our last trip together. The boat was clean and there was plenty to do on board. Fairly easy to navigate as it is a smaller and older ship. Stateroom was ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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kermitw67

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Had a good time on the Paradise

This was our 3rd cruise, first on the Carnival Paradise and I must say I really enjoyed it! I was not a fan of the other cruises we have taken. We sailed to Grand Cayman and Cozumel. The embarkation process went ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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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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tmjoly

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


Patrick123 avatar

Patrick123

5 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

So So Cruise with Lousy Food

The crew of the Paradise seem to work hard, but they fall short. Our cabin steward, Wayan, did a fine job for us. Our little 1A cabin on the Riviera Deck was nice enough and had enough room for the Two of us. One ...
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Sail Date March 2015


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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