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Carnival Paradise Cruise Reviews

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Beware the shops
"My beach time was spent with people approaching us nonstop pitching these various products.When we stopped at a beach, a swarm of several people who were selling many various products were introduced to us...."Read More
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Mediocre at best but, somewhat disappointing

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heathman
10+ Cruises • Age 40s

We took this cruise as a bit of a last-minute weekend getaway for a break from work. Having sailed on Carnival several times before, we tried to level-set our expectations. Portions of the cruise exceeded our expectations while others certainly disappointed. Food/Dining: With My Time dining, we were assigned to the Elation dining room. Our party of 2 was seated at a long row of 3 tables that ...
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Sail Date: December 2022

Cabin Type: Ocean View


Walmart of the sea

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Jazeydee
2-5 Cruises • Age 40s

We did our first carnival cruise right before covid was a thing on the liberty. It was a wonderful experience. I saw the paradise reviews and decided to take a chance since its out of Tampa and we live close. It honestly wasn't horrible. I'll start was cons...going into the buffet area is just annoying. My husband couldnt get the drink package without me getting it too and i dont drink. And there ...
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Sail Date: November 2022


Beware the shops

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mj11707
2-5 Cruises • Age 30s

Buyer beware: I bought praying cards and bracelets in the store on board the ship. The prices for BOTH items rang up for more than the sticker price. It was embarrassing to hold up the line while multiple staff members figured out how to fix the charges. In the tobacco shop, I asked how many cartons of cigarettes people were allowed to bring back to the U.S. tax free and was told 8 cartons. ...
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Sail Date: November 2022


Not a paradise.. more like a nightmare

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Samydee0526
2-5 Cruises • Age 20s

Myself and boyfriend took our 4 children on the carnival paradise on 10/13/2022-10/17/2022 for their first cruise. When we got on the ship the staff was very welcoming and nice. Day 1 on the ship wasn't bad but the food in the lido dining area was disgusting the only decent thing was pizza pirate. Once I got my luggage I opened up our suitcase to put our soda in the fridge and our soda was gone. ...
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Sail Date: October 2022

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Not as much of a "party" as I anticipated!

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gkinnear035
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

And that's a good thing. While Carnival is the Fun Ship, some have written that it was too much. I disagree. All in all, it was one of the better ships (of more than 10) that I have sailed and my first Carnival in over 10 years (switched from RC due to the pricing and itinerary). The 2 days at sea allowed us to enjoy the ship and we did. Ocean view cabin (M202) was more than adequate with the ...
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Sail Date: September 2022

Cabin Type: Ocean View


Carnival has gone all in with their app and it works great

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Dsp257
10+ Cruises • Age 60s

We have sailed on over 20 cruises with Carnival over the past 20 years. We are Platinum level. We have a total of over 40 cruises including other cruise lines. This is the first cruise with Carnival in over five years. We did not know what to expect. Embarkation was as quick. Our check in time was between 1200 and 1230. We got at check-in at 1200 hours. We were sitting in the ship eating by ...
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Sail Date: August 2022

Cabin Type: Interior


Not the same as 5 years ago

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Timmyrayofnc
6-10 Cruises • Age 30s

I have been on many ships with carnival cruise line and this was my worst experience ever. This cruise line has changed quickly. I am very disappointed in carnival cruise line. The refrigerator didnt work in the cabin. The quality of the food has extremely dropped. Also the portion sizes were so small. People was ordering 2 or 3 entrees just to try out to see if they would like it. I noticed ...
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Sail Date: August 2022


Fun, but terrible food

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Showtune
6-10 Cruises • Age 40s

Choose as an easy, kid-free, romantic getaway to celebrate a milestone birthday. Embarkation and debarkation at the Port of Tampa is a breeze, although walking directions from the garage to the ship are misleading. Our cabin (deck 4 oceanview) was perfect for 2 people for a 4 night cruise, very clean and cabin attendant was wonderful. Shower curtain is awful as expected. The stateroom fridge was ...
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Sail Date: August 2022


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

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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 ...
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Sail Date: July 2022


Never Again!

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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 ...
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Sail Date: July 2022

Cabin Type: Aft-View Extended Balcony


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