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Carnival Paradise Cruise Reviews

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Carnival Paradise
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327

Very Good

238

Average

153

Poor

117

Terrible

68

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935 Carnival Paradise Cruise Reviews


Rambrian avatar

Rambrian

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Very disappointing, I will never take the Paradise again.

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I went on my first cruise, December of 2018, it was the Carnival Paradise out of Tampa. I highly recommend NOT taking this ship for a cruise - service was great, 90% of the crew members were terrific, but the food, ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Cruzlover7

3 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Rocking and Rolling in and on the Paradise

Celebrating my parents 60 th Anniversary. The ship staff was superb. We had a vow renewal planned for my parents and all was well until the weather turned. Jasmina the wedding planner was terrific. My parents ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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mickeychicky

4 Reviews Written

29 Helpful Votes

Worst cruise so far!

I chose Carnival because (1) I have never sailed on Carnival and I had been on 7 cruises prior and (2) because Tampa port is close to home so I didn't have to spent money on port parking or a hotel the night before. ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Cuban424

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Cutbacks and Sewage

This cruise was a far cry from the service and standards received on other Carnival Cruises. There were a lot of things that were not up to par. My list of things that fell short. 1.) Not sailing day one ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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SkyMaster

10 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

Fun cruise overall

I've cruised Carnival many, many times, and indeed, I've cruised "Paradise" many times as well. This cruise was very good, but I can see lots of small things slipping. Food was good, but not as many choices as in ...
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Sail Date December 2018


SergeantB avatar

SergeantB

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Mediocre at best.

Pros: Cabin was great - very clean - and my cabin steward, Inna, was very nice and very professional. The ship was decorated for Christmas, which was a nice surprise. The Playlist productions were pretty good. I ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Maigen7

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

It was fine. You get what you pay for.

We chose this cruise because it matched our tight schedule and small-ish budget. I've sailed on Carnival before so I knew what to expect, however this cruise still didn't meet my limited expectations. Here's a ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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deena.stanley2015

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Outstanding dining and cabin experience!

This was my first cruise ever. Did not know what to expect at all. We were on the lower deck all the way in the back. In spite of this, the sailing was rather smooth. Kudos to our cabin Steward, Wayan, who ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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Donnasjk

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Best cruise so far

This was my third cruise all with carnival. The other two trips were very good but this one was the best. The ship is older but kept cleaned. Everywhere I went there was staff cleaning something whether it was the ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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roadtripcowboy

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Awesome adventures on the high seas.

My family and I cruised on the Carnival Paradise as the final stop on our summer vacation. We embarked from Tampa on Monday August 13th, enjoying the Lido Deck dance bon voyage party with drink specials. Our ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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lakrystalg

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Great first couples cruise!

My husband and I had both cruised as young adults but never as adults that could drink! We travel all the time and were ready for something different and decided on a cruise. We are so glad we did! Because of our ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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Kelliwho

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Great service and clean cabins

We just returned for our first cruise. It was a very good experience. We were fortunate to get room G4 With balcony to the side of the ship in a huge window with the blinds that remotely go up and down that were 6 ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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KSHII2

11 Reviews Written

25 Helpful Votes

One of the best cruises and ships..

We have been on 35+ cruises and enjoyed this one as much as any before. The ship, since its 'remodeling' was in great shape. We know companies promote friendliness, but on this trip it all seemed sincere. Dining ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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slugg

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Carnival Paradise - way worse than most reviews would have you believe.

I honestly don't know how this ship has a 3.5 star overall review. It's easily the worst cruise experience I've ever had, even scaling down expectations based on the low price. In short, I'd recommend paying $50 to ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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jwussow

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Not clean or fine dining

This cruise was a gift, and it was also the first time I have ever been on a cruise. Ahead of the cruise, I decided to book one excursion and also purchase the internet plan. The cabin was quite clean, and I ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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celii22

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

First Cruise...On the fence about going again

This was my wife and I's first cruise. We went to celebrate our 15th anniversary and her 34th birthday. Overall we had a positive experience. At times we found ourselves a little bored and being this was our first ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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10ECTraveler

1 Review Written

Good times

This cruise fit in with fall break so we planned it with three other families from work. Embarkation was smooth and easy. We flew in and was transported by Carnival. We then walked right into port authority, ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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Artegian

1 Review Written

First time cruisers

My husband and I have been talking about taking a cruise for a few years now and it happen, his boss of 20yrs sent us on a cruise fully paid for. It was the best vacation yet weather was awesome, ship was beautiful, ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Hey.itskayy

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Very unsatisfactory

My husband and I went on this cruise for our honeymoon . The bathrooms were all very dirty and not big enough for the amount of people on the ship . There was always very long lines . The food was absolutely ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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smkahl2004

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Disapointment

This was my first and last cruise. Hurricane Michael made it eventful. Wind and waves came and past our 4th floor window. No communication on the happening with the weather. Stewart never introduced himself, ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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Belize Bud

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Cruise in a Grand Suite with Carnival

We like cruising out of Tampa and this 5day cruise departs on Monday returning Saturday morning allowing us to drive rather than fly. We’ve cruised on Carnival Paradise before and enjoy the smaller ship over the ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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jmallenbaugh

1 Review Written

Uhhhh-mazing!!!!

My husband and I booked this cruise for our 7th anniversary. This was our 2nd carnival cruise and it’s was absolutely amazing! ALL of the crusie staff were incredible and so friendly. The food was amazing at each ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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trintrav

10 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Wasn't expecting much....But shocked about how great it was!

This was our 45th cruise and many of them have been on Carnival over the years dating back to the 80’s. So, we are no new to cruising and not easily impressed. In fact, I’d say we are pretty critical, ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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audiohead1

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Great Crowd & Entertainment; Dated Ship & Bad Customer Service + Bacon Police

Selected this cruise because of a group of family and friends were going; 18 people in total. I had been on the Carnival Pride in Jan 2017 and was not impressed but since so many people were going I decided to give ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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22GEES22

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Worst Carnival Ship

A wee bit wordy but a lot of info. Got off the Carnival Paradise yesterday. I’ve cruised in 8-10 Carnival ships including Europe. By far, this was the worst ship. Food was pretty bad, almost embarrassing since ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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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