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Los Angeles Carnival Paradise Cruise Reviews

Carnival
Carnival Paradise
Destination
Los Angeles

Traveler rating

Excellent

94

Very Good

40

Average

31

Poor

21

Terrible

5

Cruise type

40 Los Angeles Carnival Paradise Cruise Reviews


miamivice435 avatar

miamivice435

2 Reviews Written

A Halloween/Anniversary Cruise

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Pros: Very easy Check-in and out. No long lines. I suggest the self-assist when it comes to your on luggage's. It's much quicker! The Room we had which was R187 was very clean and spacious!!! The steward we ...
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Sail Date October 2011


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capalmtree

4 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Good option for a quick getaway

My husband and I chose to cruise the 4-night Mexico cruise on Carnival Paradise to celebrate our upcoming anniversary. While the price for our Grand Suite was similar to that on the Carnival Splendor's 7-day cruise, ...
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Sail Date September 2011


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Livinginca

1 Review Written

Nice ....... But....

This was my second cruise and my husbands first cruise. My husband was expecting really good food. He thought the food at dinner was just so so. What made it better was our server German. He was great. We ate at the ...
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Sail Date July 2011


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califdaphne

1 Review Written

WHAT HAPPENED TO PAMPERING

Embarkation, well organized. It took about 1 hour from drop off to boarding. Stateroom: Outside with window. Inadequate sitting area. One chair,not upholstered or stool under desk/vanity. No settee. Shower larger ...
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Sail Date May 2011


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sparkscruiser

6 Reviews Written

Paradise Found............... pretty much

We are in our early 50's and have cruised from three days to sixteen days from an inside to a Balcony Suite, so a Porthole cabin was a new experience for us.Drove to Port from Reno area taking a few days to visit ...
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Sail Date April 2011


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sparkscruiser

6 Reviews Written

Paradise Found............... pretty much

We are in our early 50's and have cruised from three days to sixteen days from an inside to a Balcony Suite, so a Porthole cabin was a new experience for us.Drove to Port from Reno area taking a few days to visit ...
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Sail Date April 2011


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us109012

1 Review Written

OK - but no NCL!

There were 12 of us (6 couples) that set off on a cruise out of LA on 1/28/11 looking for some rest and relaxation. We boarded the Carnival Paradise about 1pm, headed for the buffet for lunch, and were able to check ...
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Sail Date January 2011


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Knopul

1 Review Written

Carnival Paradise Ensenada 4 Day Cruise

We found this cruise to be excellent! What it is: -Fun! If you were bored... it was your fault! There was plenty to do! -EXCELLENT service from the Carnival Paradise staff (from the embarkation staff ...
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Sail Date January 2011


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tapdancemom

2 Reviews Written

Paradise - Had a great time

EMBARKATION My husband and I flew down on JetBlue (love that airline)the day before. We stayed at The Hilton in Long Beach. Great price $94, included a free shuttle for sightseeing and the trip to the ship the ...
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Sail Date July 2010


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runnerodb83

1 Review Written

Experienced cruiser tries Carnival

Background: I've been on about 15 cruises on just about all major lines (NCL, Princess, Celebrity, HAL, RCCL) EXCEPT Carnival, so some friends and I decided to do cheap 3 nighter to ensenada. Well, there were ...
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Sail Date March 2010


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FightOnRon

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

This really was a Funship

I had been on four Holland America cruises but decided to try a short Carnival cruise just to try it. That plus the fact the cruise was pretty cheap so I wanted to try a fun ship from my home port, plus I had taken ...
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Sail Date March 2010


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raggedyann6

8 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Super fun despite the weather

We (2 friends and myself) went on a 4 night cruise to Catalina Island and Ensenada Mexico on 3/8/10 and had a great time. We got to the cruise dock around 1:15 and were in our cabin by around 2:00. The cabin was ...
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Sail Date March 2010


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Porterhouse248

1 Review Written

Pleasantly Surprised!

We (family of 4) booked the 4-day Paradise cruise as a way to get away from the Midwest winter blues. We had been to both Catalina and Ensenada before, so the ports weren't the biggest attraction to us, but rather, ...
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Sail Date February 2010


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stevenloraine

1 Review Written

A Fun Getaway...

We enjoyed our getway weekend. We normally take 7+ day cruises, but this was a cheap getaway and thought we'd try it. I'm only going to mention the things that I think might have value so here we go. ...
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Sail Date January 2010


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TV Cruiser

3 Reviews Written

High returns on low expectations

My wife and I decided on a last minute weekend cruise from Los Angeles to Ensenada. The deal was too good to pass up despite hearing that the Carnival weekend trips can have a cruising category of their own. We went ...
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Sail Date January 2010


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cherylcorwin

3 Reviews Written

Halloween on the Paradise

I was excited- this was our first time on a Holiday cruise, and the first time on the Paradise. I'd been on the Elation, & found the layout very similar. There were two Dining rooms, with Entertainment venues ...
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Sail Date October 2009


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Team JK

1 Review Written

Carnival Paradise - where the party and the family co-exist

We are a family of four - husband/wife, plus two boys (4 and 18 months) - and this was our first time cruising. Overall, Paradise is a clean and handsome ship; obviously not a luxury cruiser, but certainly a ...
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Sail Date August 2009


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Shallow Hal

1 Review Written

Family Goes on First Cruise

Embarkation was a snap.  I had filled out my FunPass in advance, so it was just a quick check in at the counter and we were on the ship immediately.  We walked around the ship to see all the different areas.  ...
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Sail Date July 2009


aleeruth avatar

aleeruth

1 Review Written

Short Vacation, A LOT OF HASSLE

We arrived on the ship at about 1:30. Our stateroom was already ready to go, although our bags took a while to get to us. The staff at Long Beach were great and got us on board very very fast. Cabin- We booked last ...
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Sail Date June 2009


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sjn911

1 Review Written

Paradise R$R and Ensenada Stop Surprise

I'm a fairly new member and love reading and dreaming on this site; therefore, I had better contribute!  I loved the Paradise.This was my 5th cruise, most others being 1980 -1992,  2 mini 1-3 day trips and  2 ...
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Sail Date June 2009


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iEmpire

1 Review Written

Great getaway for the price

I'll start by saying I've been on a number of these cruises already so I was not too disappointed when I found out that the port of Ensenada was canceled. Carnival issued everybody $50 on board credit which seemed ...
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Sail Date June 2009


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scs

1 Review Written

Three Generations - First time cruise

We booked our cruise and got a small upgrade to a higher deck, an inside cabins. Travelers were 2 grandparents, 2 parents and one 11 year old boy. Our arrival was a bit hectic as the porters in the parking garage ...
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Sail Date December 2008


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ynot80

1 Review Written

First-time cruisers - 20-somethings, New Year's Eve Ensenada

My fiancee and I went on our very first cruise on 12/29/2008 en route to Catalina and Ensenada. We've never been to either of the cities. A bit of background: We're from the Bay Area, in our mid-20s and both ...
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Sail Date December 2008


Leigh avatar

Leigh

3 Reviews Written

Paradise was great!

Background Information: There were three of us going on our very first cruise. I was accompanied by my work friend (Lisa) and my sister. I don't normally spell my first name like that, but when I told Assistant ...
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Sail Date November 2008


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thor1211

3 Reviews Written

NotQuite Paradise, but A Nice Way to End the Summer

This was my 9th cruise, the second time on the Paradise. We traveled with 2 other families, with children. Embarkation: This was nightmarish for us since we forgot to do our "Fun Pass" online. I didn't remember to ...
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Sail Date August 2008


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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