Carnival Paradise Cruise Reviews

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damesny
Member Since 2017
1 review
I have only been on two cruises both on the Paradise. The ship itself seems dated but the staff is very friendly and helpful. The thing that I valued about the Paradise compared to what I heard about other cruises is that it never felt ... Read more
kappagirl222000
Member Since 2017
1 review
21 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
This was mine and my husband’s first cruise and it was absolutely fantastic! While I could write a novel about our experience but I will try to condense it down. We were able to get right in our room with no problem and met our ... Read more
IrishAloha
Member Since 2012
1 review
5 helpful votes
We live in Tampa Bay and chose this cruise due to the proximity. We have been to Key West and Cozumel several times so the tours didn't jazz us...we needed a getaway! Booked a grand suite as my husband likes to stay on board mostly and ... Read more
2SeaLovers
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
3 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
We chose this cruise because of the perfect dates to celebrate our anniversary. The Tampa port was near family so that was helpful. and saved on parking fees. We paid for Faster to the Fun and feel it was worth the price for quick ... Read more
april.thompson48
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
We had originally booked to go to Cozumel for July but our itinerary was changed so we moved our cruise up a month. Space was already limited at the time of rebooking so we were limited on room option. Traveling with 2 year old twins and ... Read more
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blweck2005
Member Since 2017
1 review
My family (including 9yr old and 5 yr old kids) were on the back deck of the ship while the last day at sea and were sprayed with the ship's oil. This is a potentially toxic chemical. Many guests were covered and the entire deck had to ... Read more
Shellbell00
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed June 2017
We chose this cruise for the destinations. We flew into Tampa. I highly recommend using Carnival's shuttle service. It's reasonable and drops you off right at the port. Tampa's port was easy to get through in a reasonable amount of time. ... Read more
Ryan5nel2jm
Member Since 2017
1 review
13 helpful votes
I chose this cruise because my mom lives in Tampa so it was very convenient for her. I initially was interested in going to the Cayman Islands....so I was a little disappointed that they cancelled that port of call. I was also very ... Read more
profgeorge
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
Tacky ship filled with tacky people. We usually don't stay at hotels where these characters stay. I do not think I could have designed uglier decor if I had set out to design the ugliest interior possible. Some areas were attractive, ... Read more
ayantos22
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed June 2017
I booked the cruise on the Carnival Paradise so my mom and I could relax without worry. This cruise provided just that! We disembarked from Tampa Bay, and flew in the day before because we live in Phoenix and it's quite a distance to ... Read more
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Port of Tampa
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
456 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We chose this cruise for the price and the departure port being in our backyard. Had cruised on her a bit over year ago but did not recall how great it is. Debarkation and embarkation were smooth and fast. Ship overall condition good and ... Read more
map92
Member Since 2012
3 reviews
80 forum posts
We choose this cruise because of the date and Mahogany Bay. Unfortunately Mahogany Bay was changed to Costa Maya which turned out to be O.K. The ship is very old and needs to be updated. The pool is VERY small and overcrowded. Most ... Read more
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kyboymom
Member Since 2016
1 review
66 forum posts
I chose the Cruise for the size of the boat. Since this was our first cruise for our children (10yo and 2yo) we didn't want one of the largest ships. Also the Port location had a lot to do with the boat choice since we were driving to ... Read more
attilamom1217
Member Since 2005
9 reviews
1,797 forum post
3 helpful votes
This cruise was my 10th; 3rd on Carnival; 1st on Paradise; 1st solo cruise. I am a middle aged widow. I booked this cruise after my husband's passing to relax and figure out who I am. I live driving distance from port so no flights nor ... Read more
gtp1500
Member Since 2017
1 review
20 helpful votes
I read all the reviews for the Paradise and some were positive and some negative. Im a first timer cruiser with my two daughters.Boarding was no problem took about 35 minutes, room was ready by 1:30,The room and boat was clean.My room ... Read more
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HypnotistCory
Member Since 2017
1 review
6 forum posts
10 helpful votes
We'd been on the Paradise before, 4 years ago, and it was a great experience. Our first cruise, in fact, and this one was just as great. The thing I like about the Paradise is that there are several relatively quiet spaces where you can ... Read more
SkyMaster
Member Since 2004
8 reviews
6,972 forum posts
2 helpful votes
I've sailed "Paradise" many, many times, but sadly, the cruise has gone down hill since the last time I sailed her. Entertainment, in general, and big shows in particular, have hit rock bottom for me. Way too loud, and with ... Read more
WonderWoman711
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Since this is our first cruise we have nothing to compare it to so we give it 5 stars. We celebrated our 7th anniversary the day of embarkation. We loved our room steward and dining room staff. Everyone called us by name which cannot be ... Read more
AmBear
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 forum post
6 helpful votes
Sailed May 2017
Decided to try a Carnival small ship we've never been on, the Carnival Paradise. Embarkation was a mess, took more then 2 hours from the time we arrived at our picked time at the port. Seems the times you pick to show up to get on the ... Read more
mrtdm1
Member Since 2007
3 reviews
16 forum posts
i would advise against purchasing the soda package as u will not be given anything but canned warm soda. There are no soda fountains on the ship and they do not cool the cans in advance . It was awful to say the least. All the ships we ... Read more
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ScottNWDW
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
I chose this cruise thinking my partner, who never cruised, would be more willing to try cruises if it stopped in Key West. Well, shortly after booking we got a letter stating that the itinerary was changed and Key West was cancelled and ... Read more
drsel
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
118 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
Fabulous cruise. Gourmet food, except for prime rib which was tough. You get to try snail, rabbit and frogs legs (if U wish) ! A chocolate extravaganza (cakes, pastries & sweets) on the last afternoon! 2 high teas in the piano ... Read more
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kkocan72
Member Since 2017
1 review
Chose this cruise because a co-worker had taken it in February and it was an easy location for us to get to (Tampa from Cleveland) and the dates worked for my wife and I to get off work. Overall it was a good experience for our first ... Read more
wisnir
Member Since 2015
9 reviews
7 helpful votes
First, let me state, that I traveled solo on this five day cruise which was based upon the the "casino rate", excluding airfare cost $541 for an interior cabin, port charges and taxes, vacation protection, transfer to and from ... Read more
RICKY1645
Member Since 2017
1 review
14 helpful votes
First i will say, i have never took the time to write a review of any cruise that my wife and i have been on. we are experienced cruisers with over 30 cruises. the issues started at the port of tampa with check in. carnival for whatever ... Read more
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