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Carnival Paradise Cruise Reviews

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153

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153 Carnival Paradise Cruise Reviews


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RLTravels

1 Review Written

Great excursion but a small ship with limited amenities

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This was a great cruise for the price and cruising out of Tampa was a great experience. The ship itself was nice. Nothing fancy but nice. Excursions - since this was just a last minute getaway we didn't book ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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JLMarietta

2 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

Acceptable But Not Great Cruise

I went on the Carnival Paradise as part of a large group, so I had no choice in the selection of the ship or cruise line. I had a great time with my total group, and the dance band at night was exceptional! The ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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sweetsunshine74

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Somewhat disappointing

We chose this cruise because it went to two of our favorite ports: Grand Cayman and Cozumel. This was our third cruise, second time on Carnival. The first Carnival cruise was 5 1/2 years ago, to the Southern ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Saturngrl

10 Reviews Written

29 Helpful Votes

Not My Cup of Tea

This was a fundraiser cruise for a local charity. We had a successful fundraiser and our group of friends enjoyed ourselves. The Good: -Our steward, Made, was wonderful. -Dining room team of Rodolfo ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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travelgma

6 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

Paradise?- The Good, Bad and the Ugly

We chose this cruise because the ship was sailing out of Tampa and was going to Havana. We are avid cruisers and have sailed out of Tampa before. This trip provided us with opportunity to visit with family in ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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jfbbarry

1 Review Written

Carnival Paradise to Cuba

We usually cruise with NCL, but the itinerary during March to Cuba was only available on Carnival ( NCL opened up their itineraries after we booked). The entertainment was OK, the comedian performed for 35 ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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SARAFROMBUF

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Enjoyed but wouldn’t cruise this ship again

Carnival Paradise has a mixture of pros and cons that make this an ok cruise; with all the ships at sea, I wouldn’t choose this ship again. First I’ll start with the cons: Shows felt more like a talent ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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40luv

4 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

Ok cruise

We chose the short (4 night) cruise as we wanted to depart from Tampa. Last year we did the same itinerary out of New Orleans on the Triumph. We liked the triumph better - but didn’t care for cruising down the a ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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grest

3 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Outstanding Cuba!

We chose this cruise for two reasons: we wanted to visit Cuba, and the ship was sailing out of Tampa, a short drive from my home. Just for a point of reference, I've previously taken 20 or so cruises on many ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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dragonflywoods

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Christmas Cruise

My husband and I decided to take our teen kids on a cruise for Christmas this year. We chose the Carnival Paradise, mainly because the dates matched up with the school holiday schedule. This was my 3rd time cruising ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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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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estherharris

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

What happened to carnival?

i havent been on a carnival cruise for a while. First off, i was only offered once a day cleaning, no nightly turn down with chocolate. The buffet doesnt have smoked salmon, the quality has gone down. The ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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Suzi1965

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

EVERYTHING centers around drinking to excess

I took my nine year old daughter and my 79 year old mother on this cruise from Tampa to Grand Cayman and then on to Cozumel. I am 53 and divorced. We have cruised with Carnival 3 other times as a family and ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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Pjb2078

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

First Time Cruiser

Graduation present for my granddaughter. We really enjoyed the ports of Cozumel and Grand Cayman. The cruise itself was OK. We had no real expectations since it was our first. We don’t drink or gamble and the one ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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DirkDeadeye

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

The kids club(s) need to step up their game. Completely apathetic.

We sailed out of Tampa, celebrating my sister in laws wedding. The ceremony was decent, but rushed..I know there's a schedule they have to adhere to, but it just doesn't seem appropriate. The photographers prices ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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Vmb83

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

The cruise was nice but the Spa at Carnival made me angry

I chose to sail this cruise as I had taken the same one 2 years earlier with absolutely fabulous results. The ship was very well kept, the cabin was super clean, dining was nice with amazing staff but the food ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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thehookster

2 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Good cruise..older boat

So service was good on this cruise..on and off very quick..food wasnt too bad either. Probably could use a few more options.. the boat is old. The common restrooms and lack of them around important areas ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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Crustybucket

3 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Heavy seas did not hamper the fun

We have sailed Carnival many times, and the PARADISE several times. We prefer the Fantasy class of ships, and this was no exception. Weather was not great, so outside activities were a bit on the "cool" side. This ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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smooshmc

3 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Just OK compared to other cruises

My oldest sister has all of her cruise points with Carnival, and when she asked me and my other sister to join her and her hubby for a Thanksgiving cruise aboard Carnival Paradise out of Tampa, we decided to give ...
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Sail Date November 2017


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kjarnold

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Cuba on Cruise Lite

My wife and I picked this carnival cruise because it was one of the few that spent overnight in Havana. Overall we give the cruise three stars but I must say that Havana is a prime destination. Here’s why. ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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katelyn23

6 Reviews Written

47 Helpful Votes

Carnival Paradise Aug 19th – 24th Review

As a family, we have been on 32 cruises, with 8 of those on Carnival. We have sailed on Holland America, Costa, Royal Caribbean, Princess and MSC. This cruise was a 5-day Western Caribbean Cruise departing from ...
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Sail Date August 2017


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damesny

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Older Ship, Great Staff, Easy Access to Amenities, Great Excursions

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 ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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swinger340

1 Review Written

Cruise to just get away

We live near by and grandson was going away to his other grandmas (we home school him) so we just wanted to get away by ourselves. I am handicapped and they had a room available. Ship is OLD, OLD no upgrades except ...
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Sail Date July 2016


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Shellbell00

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

5 day cruise

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 ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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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