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Carnival Paradise

Cruise Critic Editor Rating:
3.5
864 reviews
Why Choose Carnival Paradise?

Pro

Extremely friendly service and outstanding entertainment

Con

Older ship with limited dining options

Bottom Line

Fun to be had onboard, upgrades coming soon and cruises to Cuba are fabulous


Cruise Reviews

Sail Date: June 2018
This was our 5th cruise with Carnival and first on Paradise. We will not be returning on Paradise. Although the employees on the ship were exceptional the ship itself was horrible! Two nights we woke up to the smell of sewage and it ... Read More
This was our 5th cruise with Carnival and first on Paradise. We will not be returning on Paradise. Although the employees on the ship were exceptional the ship itself was horrible! Two nights we woke up to the smell of sewage and it lasted all night. The morning that we were debarking my daughter got sick from the smell and was nauseated for the rest of the day. It also seems to me that the food is not as good as it once was. Every time my husband and I went to get food the only thing opened was Guys Burgers or the Pizza place. On our way home (we drove) we stopped by Chic Fil A and that was the best food we hadn't eaten all week. There is only one pool and it was so crowded everyday that you couldn't put your toe in. The same goes for the hot tubs. Our cabin was good and roomy. The steward was always nice and helpful. I was just so disappointed in this ship! I hope Carnival will get their act together before we have to switch cruise lines. Read Less
Sail Date: June 2018
Although the Paradise is a older ship, she has been recently remodeled and overall we found it to be a very nice vessel. The kids loved the water park and there was always enough room there. Our room steward Gusti took great care of us and ... Read More
Although the Paradise is a older ship, she has been recently remodeled and overall we found it to be a very nice vessel. The kids loved the water park and there was always enough room there. Our room steward Gusti took great care of us and always had a smile and friendly words. The wait for the Elation dining hall was a little excessive at times but once inside the staff was top notch and worked hard each night to give us a great experience. Room service was fast and friendly and they went out of there way to make sure we had everything we'd need with our meals. The ports of call were great and things were smooth and on time. The only complaint I had was the bartender at the pool bar (Red Rum) seemed to really be phoning it in. Maybe they get burnt out with the unlimited drink crowd but I'm not enough of a drinker to buy that package and when I'm splurging on a fruity tropical drink I'm not looking for any old thing...When I asked about a drink (fresh italian) I had had in the main dining room, the bartender cut me off before I finished talking and just said main dining like I was going to go there while they were closed to order my drink rather than just politely explain they only work off the menu. Once I chose a different drink I waited a few minutes for him to chat up his bartender buddy at which time he brought back my drink in a plastic coke cup with no garnish and an inch below the top of the cup. He then squirted grenadine on top and handed it to me plain (white hard plastic cup, no straw, no garnish, unmixed). I had to ask for a straw and then stir the grenadine in since it was just hanging around thickly at the top. This cost me 11 bucks. Later I ordered another drink in the casino and it was mixed in a shaker and served in a nice glass with garnish so I imagine it was just a bartender having a bad day at the outside bar. Overall it was a fantastic vacation with some of the best cruise staff in the business and the bar issue was just a minor hiccup in an otherwise incredible trip. Happy Travels! Read Less
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Sail Date: May 2018
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 cafeteria food, and poor ... Read More
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 cafeteria food, and poor service then this cruise is for you. First the over crowded, dipping your toes in the pool or even finding a lounge chair, unless it’s raining, was impossible. In addition we arrived in Key West with three other cruise ships, and in Cozumel with 4 others. Shoulder to shoulder shopping, no seats to sit down to eat, and over-priced trinkets. The only things to do on the ship for the middle aged was to listen to music, no ‘60s or Country; drinking if you could get service; gamble if that’s your thing; and eating if you don’t mind what you put in your mouth. The dining room food tasted like school cafertia food. The only thing we found palatable in the food court was a hamburger and fries, for 5 days! Carnival also must go to great lengths to train their staff not to do anything special for their guests. My friend asked to taste a thimble full of the reminents of a mohito blender mix and was told that they would lose their job if caught giving anything away. Instead it was washed down the drain. Why aren’t soft drinks free, gotta be $$. Service was poor everywhere. Carnival seems to pride themselves on having over 50 nationalities on their staff. I wouldn’t care if I was served by a baboon if the food was good and service was friendly. This was my first and last Carnival cruise I have disembarked for the last time. Read Less
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