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Carnival Paradise Cruise Reviews

Carnival Paradise
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153 Carnival Paradise Cruise Reviews

gatorjules avatar


1 Review Written

Not a fun ship


I've cruised on another Carnival ship in the past and had a great time, but the Paradise leaves so much to be desired. When I first stepped foot onto the ship, I was overwhelmed by cigarette smoke! It was beyond ...
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Sail Date April 2014

bobandtori avatar


1 Review Written

BIG Disappointment

So, after almost 20 cruises with RCCL, we decided for schedules sake, to try Carnival Cruise Lines. Wow...what a mistake. Shortly after we arrived, Tori's billfold was stolen and when we discovered it was gone, we ...
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Sail Date March 2013

LoLa_in_GA avatar


4 Reviews Written

29 Helpful Votes

Good time had by all....

Departed from Tampa-got to the port at, 12, dropped off our bags in our room by 12:30. The only negative experience was the person "in charge" of herding us to the counters---I saw a paddle waving, she did not, and ...
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Sail Date February 2014

adropintheocean avatar


1 Review Written

OK Cruise but be aware of old ship, mediocre food and service

Carnival Paradise is OK but it seriously needs some updating. Rust is visible from the balcony doors to hull of the boat. Pipes are bursting and causing leaks which makes you uneasy and keeps you wondering what may ...
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Sail Date January 2014

hifax avatar


1 Review Written


I usually don't write reviews, I'm not one who likes to complain about service being in the service industry everybody has a bad day now and then. But I can't let this one go. Our experience on the Carnival Paradise ...
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Sail Date January 2014

JbsJ78 avatar


1 Review Written

Will never be back on a Carnival Ship again!

Just had my first cruise experience for the week of Christmas '13 - and I will not be back on Carnival again. The food went from mediocre the beginning of the week, then went to absolutely disgusting as the week ...
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Sail Date December 2013

sinkhole avatar


2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

An honest review

I have sailed Carnival on a few occasions. The following is what to expect on the Paradise. Embarkation: Tampa has valet parking. A nice option we took advantage of for $20.00 more. We were in the grand suite so we ...
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Sail Date September 2013

celine11 avatar


2 Reviews Written

Very old ship

We had a good time despite the weather which was rainy and cloudy almost every day. We stayed in a Grand Suite. The room is pretty big and it has a nice long balcony. However, the ship is very old and worn out, and ...
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Sail Date June 2013

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Bryson City Cruiser

1 Review Written

Hoping for Paradise

I consider my wife am I seasoned cruisers. This was her 10th and my 9th on Carnival. We have never had any excuse to complain about anything ever on any cruise. We enjoy the boat, the ports and everything about ...
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Sail Date April 2013

making_vacations_count avatar


1 Review Written

Spring break family trip

We don't take many family vacations. Before I booked our cruise, I read these reviews and researched the port (Tampa) and destination (Cozumel) to make sure that we made the best of our time and money. While I can't ...
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Sail Date March 2013

CruisinMoose avatar


1 Review Written

Less than what I expected...

We cruised on Carnival back in 2004 (Victory ship) and had an amazing time. I had such high expectations for this trip. Embarkation was smooth, the rooms were clean, or luggage arrived outside our room before we ...
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Sail Date January 2013

vette202 avatar


1 Review Written

Paradise needs help.

My wife and I went on a 5 day cruise on the Carnival Paradise to the western caribbean. We stayed at the Comfort Inn on N. Dale Mabrey in Tampa which offered free shuttle service to and from the port. The staff at ...
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Sail Date December 2012

Shirley707 avatar


1 Review Written

Far from the best of cruises

This is the third Carnival cruise on which I have sailed. I enjoyed the other two thoroughly, but this one was on the poor side of marginal; and, as a result, I would never go on a Carnival cruise again. The ship ...
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Sail Date September 2012

MediGatoRx avatar


5 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Rather Disappointing

This was my 4th overall cruise, 3rd on Carnival. Went with my wife as part of a larger group of friends and family. We're locals so there was no air travel or hotel stays involved. We LOVE cruising out of Tampa. ...
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Sail Date September 2012

patmama avatar


14 Reviews Written

25 Helpful Votes

Spring Break 2012

We flew to Tampa the morning of the cruise with no trouble. A taxi ride is $25.00 no negioation required,standard rate for everyone. Check-in took about 20 minutes. The staff at the port was very organized and ...
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Sail Date April 2012

terigo avatar


3 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Not much going on with this 5 day cruise

We love to cruise, and thought we would take this little getaway close to home, since we live in Southwest Florida. This was probably the least successful of the 7 Carnival cruises we have gone on. But first let ...
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Sail Date January 2012

UKAirlineTraveller avatar


1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Value for Money - Just not for us

Carnival Paradise One disappointing thing to note which was totally out of the cruise lines control was the weather, we left an unusually warm London for an equally unusual cold and wet LA. This may have had an ...
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Sail Date November 2011

drumbum100 avatar


1 Review Written

Good and Bad

CARNIVAL PARADISE Overall experience of my 4 day cruise to Ensenada and Long Beach was just okay. Getting on the ship was fairly easy and did not take longer than 25 minutes. This was my second time on this same ...
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Sail Date October 2011

GrayGrammy avatar


7 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Good news/Bad news Cruise

This ship is nicely decorated and well laid out. Our party wanted to relax completely, so we skipped getting dressed up for anything, including the dining rooms and shows. Instead, we enjoyed hanging out with one ...
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Sail Date November 2011

breanth avatar


3 Reviews Written

It is what it is

A group of 7 of us went on this last weekend and although we had a great time I truly think it was because of the company of each other rather then the cruise itself. I have been on may cruises from 3 days to 14 ...
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Sail Date October 2011

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Sandy JJ

1 Review Written

Good Basic Cruise - But she's showing 'er age..

Our family of five sailed the Paradise on 10/17/11 out of Long Beach for the 4-day cruise. Our last cruise was on the same ship/itinerary in 2008. Total cost was $220 each per person U.S. which an interior and a ...
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Sail Date October 2011

deepblu avatar


1 Review Written

Relaxing Getaway but McDonalds has better food

My wife and I took this cruise to get away for a few days and relax. My wife loves to dance and there aren't a lot of places where we live that have the music she enjoys dancing to. We had taken this cruise with ...
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Sail Date September 2011

jobysarah avatar


1 Review Written

Paradise lost

Took a recent cruise we took on Carnival Paradise. We have been with carnival twice before, and on several other cruise lines. This time I took my entire family and they were so excited about the experience since we ...
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Sail Date August 2011

phxpe avatar


1 Review Written

Family Cruise? Choose another cruise.

I did not check reviews prior to booking this short cruise for my family (4 kids (9/8/8/2) and wife). Although my wife and I have cruised before we had children, we wanted to try one with the kids and thought a ...
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Sail Date June 2011

realmccoy avatar


1 Review Written

Paradise...not quite.

Well, we had booked this cruise for my Birthday...I forgot my Birthday was also Spring Break. We had never sailed the Paradise and this was just a quick weekend trip to have some fun. We knew not to expect much so ...
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Sail Date April 2011

Carnival Paradise Ratings

Public Rooms3.53.9
Fitness Recreation4.03.6
Value For Money4.03.8
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