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Never wowed but never dissapointed
"We are an engaged couple, 29 and 27 years old for reference. We got on the ship very easily, and were told that our room was already all set up and waiting for us, since we were 'guaranteed' sailors on the bottom..."Read More
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Ayrity

2-5 Cruises

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Trip to Cozumel

Review for Carnival Paradise to Caribbean - Western

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mscolli

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

Chose Paradise basically for the locality, close to home. Was very disappointing when boarding, as a first time cruise, had no direction on what to do or go. Buffet food and service was very poor, help had very poor english, hard to understand, moved very slow, very unorganized, many mistakes and food was stale or not cooked right. Servings were very small, long lines that moved slowly, average ...
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Sail Date: March 2020

Departure Port: Melbourne

Cabin Type: Junior Suite

1 Helpful Vote


Great excursion but a small ship with limited amenities

Review for Carnival Paradise to Caribbean - Western

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RLTravels

6-10 Cruises

Age 40s

This was a great cruise for the price and cruising out of Tampa was a great experience. The ship itself was nice. Nothing fancy but nice. Excursions - since this was just a last minute getaway we didn't book anything but we did enjoy 7 mile beach in Grand Cayman and walked around the port in Cozumel (weather wasn't great!). Room/Room steward - We had an ocean view on deck 5; it was ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Departure Port: Melbourne

Cabin Type: Ocean View


Surprising cruise on an older ship

Review for Carnival Paradise to Caribbean - Western

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talltales311

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

There were 6 friends on this cruise and we chose it for 1 reason only. The piano bar with Gustavo. We've cruised 2 other times where we had the fun of seeing Gustavo. But this was the first time on Carnival. I was leery, it's an old ship and I was afraid it hadn't aged well. I was very pleasantly surprised. Embarkation was the easiest I've ever been through. I think it's because you don't ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Departure Port: Melbourne

Cabin Type: Aft-View Extended Balcony

3 Helpful Votes


Disappointing!

Review for Carnival Paradise to Caribbean - Western

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CruiserLady31

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

I have been on over 10 cruises using 5 different cruise lines over the years. We were invited on this cruise with a group. I would not have chosen it but, then I thought, how bad could it be? Dining room food was terrible. Cold, fatty, soggy, runny, undercooked, overcooked, sparse, lack luster....you name it! I was shocked at how bad the food was. I even upcharged ($20) for a steak one evening and ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Departure Port: Melbourne

Cabin Type: Ocean View

2 Helpful Votes


Really a great time-But inconsistent with your time dining still

Review for Carnival Paradise to Caribbean - Western

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jofred

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

We enjoy Carnival because it is indeed Fun Ships. This cruise was exceptional. The executive staff was very friendly every time you saw them on deck, in the halls etc. The performance shows wee outstanding and professional. The crew was great except of course the continued problem in the your time dining. We have sailed to Platinum with Carnival and there is ALWAYS a dining room team that is ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Departure Port: Melbourne

25 Helpful Votes


CARNIVAL PARADISE - pretty, pretty, pretty good ship!

Review for Carnival Paradise to Caribbean - Western

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havanadaydreaming

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

Disclosure, we "overpaid" for three cabins on the Paradise that departed Tampa on 12/26. Of course it was supply and demand market pricing, but I felt like this (older) ship was going to have an uphill battle to impress me on such a short (4 nt) cruise with only one port of call (Cozumel). Spoiler warning - it did impress! We booked three cabins - 1) an oceanview for my wife and I ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Departure Port: Melbourne

Cabin Type: Ocean View

8 Helpful Votes


Good Time

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flgranny

10+ Cruises

Age 80s

We have been on over 20 cruises, and selected this one as a pleasant opportunity to get away and recharge. We are seniors who retired to FL many years ago for the good weather and access to cruise ports. We were accompanied on this cruise by our neighbors and everybody had a good time. Embarkation was a pleasant start to our experience. Never have we experienced such a speedy embarkation and ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Departure Port: Melbourne

Cabin Type: Ocean View

4 Helpful Votes


Don't believe everything you read.

Review for Carnival Paradise to Caribbean - Western

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danalynn148

2-5 Cruises

Age 40s

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 cruise. Our first was on the Carnival Breeze in January of this year as a family of 3. We did Carnival Paradise in November for just my husband and I as a celebration for my 40th ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Departure Port: Melbourne

Cabin Type: Aft-View Extended Balcony

3 Helpful Votes


Acceptable But Not Great Cruise

Review for Carnival Paradise to Caribbean - Western

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JLMarietta

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

I went on the Carnival Paradise as part of a large group, so I had no choice in the selection of the ship or cruise line. I had a great time with my total group, and the dance band at night was exceptional! The comedian was awesome, too. But there didn't seem to be as many fun activities during the day as on some other ships. Also, there was no production show on 2 of the 5 nights. When there ...
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Sail Date: September 2019

Departure Port: Melbourne

18 Helpful Votes


We Had To Laugh!

Review for Carnival Paradise to Caribbean - Western

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excarrier

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

I traveled with my husband on this cruise to celebrate a birthday. We had a porthole cabin which accommodated two, at the most. Upgrades to the Paradise with the 2018 refurbishing now includes an in-drawer hairdryer with an approximate 2' cord, so if you are tall, you might want to consider bringing your own. Also, they have in room "coolers" that don't get cold enough to be called ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Departure Port: Melbourne

Cabin Type: Interior

4 Helpful Votes


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