• Help Ukrainian Families in Need: World Central Kitchen Donation Match
  • Newsletter
  • Write a Review
  • Boards
  • Deals
  • Find a Cruise
  • Reviews
  • News
  • Cruise Tips

Carnival Tampa Cruise Reviews

We booked two cabins this was 6318
Prime rib night
Jamie’s Blue Reef in costa maya
Carbonara
Cruiser Rating
3.9
Average
1938 reviews

Filters

1-10 of 1,939 Carnival Tampa Cruise Reviews


Never Again!

Review for Carnival Paradise to Caribbean - Western

User Avatar
Italy654
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

The positives first, the staff are hard working and friendly. Disembarkment went smooth. The burgers and Deli food were ok. So disappointed in evening dinning, did not have one good meal. It use to be nice dinning. We had 8:15 dinner and everything that was suppose to be hot was cold and everything that should be cold was hot. My table of 8 concluded that the food was prepared at same time ...
Read More

Sail Date: July 2022

Cabin Type: Aft-View Extended Balcony


Don't do it! Pay the extra money for a better cruise line.

Review for Carnival Paradise to Caribbean - Western

User Avatar
Giggles36kd
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

My family wanted a quick getaway from the Tampa port. We had high hopes but were disappointed in so many ways. Firstly, this cruise line seems to attract a certain clientele that is loud, rude and I'm going to say it...uncivilized. I would equate it to the Walmart of the high seas! Aside from my obvious snobbishness our room and balcony were disgusting. The comforter had hair on it and the ...
Read More

Sail Date: July 2022


. VERY disappointed. One and done with an awful smell (smells like a wet dog) which is being generous.

Review for Carnival Paradise to Caribbean - Western

User Avatar
Terrimountford
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

The Paradise ship is very outdated, not ADA compliant in all areas and has an awful odor. (Smelled like wet dog or throw up). I was VERY disappointed! This was on my 82 yr old mom’s bucket list so you can imagine my dissatisfaction. The dinners each night were ok but nothing to brag about. Very small portions and seconds were not offered. The excursions are pricey and not anything special. ...
Read More

Sail Date: June 2022

Traveled with disabled person


SHAME ON YOU CARNIVAL! WHERE WERE THE HEALTH PRECAUTIONS?

Review for Carnival Paradise to Caribbean - Western

User Avatar
jbandmr
10+ Cruises • Age 80s

While the actual cruise was very good, i was apalled when i arrived at terminal 3 in tampa and saw the hundreds of passengers crowded into the terminal with no distance and about 1/3 (if that, and that included the staff) wearing masks and that was for the 11:00 am arrival time. How did that time frame be for all the people that were in the terminal? While i do realize that we now do not have ...
Read More

Sail Date: June 2022

Cabin Type: Junior Suite


Not what expected

Review for Carnival Paradise to Caribbean - Western

User Avatar
Bucs2020
2-5 Cruises • Age 60s

We decided to go on this Cruise as a family ,nine of us went together, the ship was not what we expected there was not really much to do they did have some shows and things but for the most part while we were on the water it was boring they did offer a lot of food but the food in the dining room and in the buffet area honestly was kind of nasty some of it was good but a lot of it was not very good ...
Read More

Sail Date: May 2022


Small, dirty, broken

Review for Carnival Paradise to Caribbean - Western

User Avatar
Jojo2011
2-5 Cruises • Age 30s

Don’t get on this boat! We took the kids on Paradise for a relatively last minute cruise (booked 60-ish days out), b/c it was fairly inexpensive and out of Tampa. We were so disappointed. My husband and I just tried to go with the flow and make the best of the trip but the ship made it nearly impossible. The sanitation on this boat is HIDEOUS. All of the hand washing stations (not that ...
Read More

Sail Date: May 2022

Cabin Type: Interior

Traveled with children


Slightly below average

Review for Carnival Paradise to Caribbean - Western

User Avatar
Dohden
6-10 Cruises • Age 50s

Short and sweet…entertainment was ok nothing special, food at Lido buffet and Elation Dining Room was not very good, no flavor, meat was tough and the scrambled eggs were awful. Guy’s burger joint was good. Waiting in the omelette line took forever, only one cook. Very limited gift shop options. Mini refrigerator does not keep anything cold. Mixed drinks are super weak. Bingo was fun. Cruise ...
Read More

Sail Date: May 2022


Least entertaining ship I have ever experienced.

Review for Carnival Paradise to Caribbean - Western

User Avatar
SelfridgeTravel
2-5 Cruises • Age 30s

My wife and I sailed out of Tampa for our anniversary on May 2, 2022. There is always something going on, on the ship, however, the cruise was rather boring. We are not big partiers. On our past Carnival Cruises, this was never an issue. Carnival Paradise is the smallest of the Carnival fleet. With that being said, this cruise just didn't cater to our personalities. We ended up with a ...
Read More

Sail Date: May 2022


Will NEVER go on again!

Review for Carnival Paradise to Caribbean - Western

User Avatar
jlongwell15
2-5 Cruises • Age 20s

When you read this review I want you to put yourself in the point of view of it being your HONEYMOON! First to start I will say it was very easy process getting on the ship. Everyone was super nice helping us on etc. We get to our room & we were please at first… then our strawberries and Wine were delivered (SUPER STOKED) to find out our fridge didn’t get cold so that was a bummer. Our ...
Read More

Sail Date: May 2022


This ship is meh “okay”

Review for Carnival Paradise to Caribbean - Western

User Avatar
Cruiser4lyf
First Time Cruiser • Age 30s

First time cruiser so I don’t have many experiences to compare with it was overall a good time I bought the drink package did not get tipsy one bit… I get off the ship in tampa and go buy a premade, prepackaged small bottle of a margarita and got tipsy right away, something isn’t right there….. makes you wonder what they were mixing with on the ship… i can also say the food is “meh” not great but ...
Read More

Sail Date: April 2022


Find a cruise

Other Cruise Line Cruise Reviews from Tampa
Norwegian Cruise Line Tampa Cruise Reviews
Norwegian Cruise Line Tampa Cruise Reviews
Want to cruise smarter?
Get expert advice, insider tips and more.
By proceeding, you agree to Cruise Critic’s Privacy and Cookies Statement and Terms of Use.