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Carnival Paradise Cruise Reviews

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Carnival Paradise
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Very Good

238

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153

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238 Carnival Paradise Cruise Reviews


Mlcheatham avatar

Mlcheatham

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Relaxing, low-key vacation

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We have cruised with many different cruise lines, but never with Carnival. We were a bit concerned about it reputation as a "party boat", but we were very pleased with what we encountered. Very family oriented, ...
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Sail Date December 2016


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sailorgal28

5 Reviews Written

24 Helpful Votes

Another Fun Trip on the Paradise

Hubby and I celebrated our 30th Wedding Anniversary on this cruise. This was my 5th trip on the Paradise as we live close by. It is an older ship and a party boat. There are lots of activities: I especially ...
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Sail Date December 2016


Like81 avatar

Like81

1 Review Written

Lots of fun....but the food needs some help.

Very fun cruise! Everything about it was positive except for the Destiny dining room for dinner. The food was mediocre at best. Just plain bad a couple times. The prime rib was so bad I heard people all over the ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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digitalisman99

1 Review Written

Canival Paradise, Must See Piano Bar

Before I start, let me just preface my remarks by saying the crew of the Carnival Paradise were completely amazing. They were friendly and by far the happiest crew I’ve ever met and the food and rooms were ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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joflem95

1 Review Written

Carnival Paradise August 2016

We chose this cruise because it was what we could afford. It was AMAZING. Being my first cruise, I wasn't sure what to expect. Now, I want to go on every cruise I can. The best part of the whole trip was obviously ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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Belle1234

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

It really is a fun ship!

The Paradise is close to home so some friends and I decided to try it out. The ship is beautiful and very clean. We have been on other Carnival ships and our only complaint was the slow service. It appears they ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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dblake704

2 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

Best entertainment we've ever experienced on board!!!

For starters: We chose this cruise for our annual cruise to celebrate our wedding anniversary. The days, dates and departure port of Tampa were convenient, so we booked the Paradise 4-day Cozumel cruise. It's a ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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baermanm

1 Review Written

13 Helpful Votes

Tons of fun for the $

Traveled with Wife and 4 kids(6,9,12,14) on a last minute deal booked directly through carnival. Very easy. Stayed in M142 and M146. We drove down from Atlanta... 7 hour driving time. Stayed in Lake City, Fl on the ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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twospottedbabies

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

ITS ALWAYS RELAXING

Location of embarkation. Value for money While the ship could use a little updating, it is clean and the staff polite. The entertainment and activities have definitely gone through changes for the better. I ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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cincinnati_born

7 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

Carnival Paradise - Delivers a Great Vacation - Again!

Carnival Paradise 5 day cruise is a great time. This is the third time we have been on the Carnival Paradise, and have had three terrific times. The ship is beginning to show its age, for example there is rust ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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Katarina2010

1 Review Written

Somewhat pleased

This is my second carnival cruise.:-reasonable prices..good food...however the paradise needs a remodel..can't see out if cabin windows..can't regulate ac...not enough outlets..( only one )..no hairdryer..although ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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justmaketso

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

First trip is okay.

This was our first cruise and we went with 6 veteran cruisers. I had read reviews about Paradise and knew it was small and old, but we live in Tampa and leaving from that port helped make the choice for us. ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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Talent312

6 Reviews Written

26 Helpful Votes

Carnival Paradise - A Nice Get Away, Good Food and Good Service

We had lunch at the Columbia (a historic restaurant in Ybor City), dropped our luggage and parked at a private lot with a shutttle. Terminal 3 has a conveniently long drive through, which circles around the Tampa ...
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Sail Date September 2016


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SkyMaster

10 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

TURN IT DOWN!

Tampa is pretty much our "local port", as I live just 40 miles East of the port. I sail a lot on whatever ships are sailing out of Tampa. I've always had a GREAT time aboard "Paradise", but this particular cruise ...
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Sail Date September 2016


aretwo avatar

aretwo

2 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Paradise, don't believe the bad reviews

Port was close driving distance, just wanted to take a quick jaunt. We were a little tentative with all the poor reviews. But were pleasantly surprised. Our cabin was great, and our steward was always available. We ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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asf246

3 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

NIce cruise, but...

Chose this cruise at the last minute. Wanted a short cruise, and I had never been to Cozumel. Got to the port around 1:30, and the lines were long to check in. Took about 40 minutes. A little disappointed in ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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kam730

1 Review Written

18 Helpful Votes

Exceeded Expectations!!

This was our first cruise with Carnival Cruise Lines. We normally sail on Royal Caribbean. Our cruise last year on Brilliance of the Seas was very disappointing so we decided to give Carnival a try. We were ...
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Sail Date July 2016


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scottymom1

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Good for families with tweens

We picked this cruise for our family vacation and especially liked the Circle C kids club for ages 12-14 with plenty of on ship activities for the kids. The kids were able to do scavenger hunts, video game ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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Donda

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Cruise Positve

Wanted to leave form Tampa. The entertainment was good. The director, Calvin, was wonderful! He is soo funny! The staff everywhere was friendly and helpful. The young lady in charge of seating diners,Dewi, was ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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nexttimeclub

5 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Good time, nothing is perfect - 130 + cruises

I had a good time. Ship made ports on time, no breakdowns. 4 scuba dives, USS Kittiwake & 3 reefs. Now for one post review wonders; no app for the ice bucket. Asked an received, (no problem). Old ship, would ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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Ty9091

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

April 2016; money well spent.

Although the ship appeared slightly outdated compared to many of the newer ships in the Carnival fleet, it had all the necessities that we expected. The ocean view cabin with a king bed was clean and adequate size ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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blue3ninja

5 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Great Cruise

This was my second time on the Paradise and 11th cruise overall. The service was excellent from dining to the casino. Please see the quick pro and con list below: Pros: 1. Dining Staff was excellent: First ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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apollobeach

12 Reviews Written

39 Helpful Votes

Paradise: Still Great

Just returned from a 4-night sailing on The Paradise. Wondered throughout the trip why so many do not like this ship. Embarkation was totally without any problems. Once on board the ship impressed ...
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Sail Date April 2016


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amohnke

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

College Spring Break with Friends

Going on a cruise was a great option for my friends and I for our last trip together. The boat was clean and there was plenty to do on board. Fairly easy to navigate as it is a smaller and older ship. Stateroom was ...
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Sail Date March 2016


markaa14 avatar

markaa14

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Great Time on Carnival Paradise

For our second cruise, we took our teenage children on their first cruise. Our cruise was a 5 night cruise to Grand Cayman and Cozumel. On arrival, I dropped the family and luggage at the cruise port and went to ...
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Sail Date March 2016


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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