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Carnival Paradise Cruise Reviews

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Carnival Paradise
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Excellent

327

Very Good

238

Average

153

Poor

117

Terrible

68

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117 Carnival Paradise Cruise Reviews


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mscolli

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Trip to Cozumel

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Chose Paradise basically for the locality, close to home. Was very disappointing when boarding, as a first time cruise, had no direction on what to do or go. Buffet food and service was very poor, help had very ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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Julesblack

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Not so exotic

I chose this cruise to go visit Cuba and Key West with my husband. Carnival has found a way to nickel and dime you even when you pay for all such as drink package. No bartenders except in serenity that were eager to ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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KParlett2019

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Not great...

Let’s start with the positives: The food presented and service for the chef dinner was wonderful. Our dinner service in the Destiny dining room by Jose and Amamaria was wonderful. The performances ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Rambrian

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Very disappointing, I will never take the Paradise again.

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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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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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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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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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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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


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swift93

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Havana cruise review

Sept. 5, 2018 Just returned from a cruise to Havana and Cozumel on Carnival Paradise and would like to pass along our views. Embarkation at Tampa was quick, painless and an improvement from years past. Living ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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Justeshay305

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Could Be Better

I've crusied before with Carnival Cruiseline, this was my third time crusing with them. But my first time with Paradise, I must say it will be my last as well. My past experiences has been great, on the other Ships. ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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Marsha wilson

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Corny-val Pooradise

It’s a brand name so we thought it would have been a great experience. Our first family cruise was a no frills $200 3 days to Bahamas. That was way more enjoyable! This mess on carnival was mostly a money making ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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britthaller20

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Such a let down!

My husband and I chose this cruise date for our honeymoon/wedding celebration, to enjoy with family and friends. The 5 days seemed liked the perfect amount of time and the dates worked great because we figured it ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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Edsalmon1

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Wal-Mart of Cruise Experiences

The room was nice and clean, but the view described as "partially obstructed," was a huge ugly machine and a life boat, no ocean. The food was mediocre. The quality of the food seemed to decline each night. The ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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CityGurl214

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

Huge disappointment!!

This was a Valentine birthday cruise for myself and my husband. It was a 5 day to Grand Cayman and Cozumel and thankfully, we are happy to have a good time together regardless and we settled for a quiet cruise with ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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franklen

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

4 Day Cruise to Cozumel in late Jan 2018 out of Tampa

We decided to go on this cruise since we invited to a wedding .My wife and I have been on mutliple cruises with Royal Carribean (Allure and Oasis of the Seas) and also previously on .a Carnival Cruise out of Port ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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Sonicstef

1 Review Written

Underwelmed

We selected the cruise primarily for the itinerary - I wanted to see Cuba and a cruise seemed like an easy way to do that without too much work. Having just returned from this cruise, I very much wish I had simply ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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rosedraws

1 Review Written

Great shows, not enough staff, dirty rooms.

I had heard that the Paradise was an older ship, but that didn't prepare me for the poor state of the rooms. I could tolerate the rickety drawers, out-of-date features, and lack of storage, but the rooms were not ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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sanchezapril2000

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Fish out of water

The price was decent for the time we had gone. Had I known this was the smallest ship they had I probably wouldn't have gone. So over half the trip the Atrium elevator only had one side the worked at all and it was ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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Grace the cruiser

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Carnival should be called cannibal !!, 1 day in Havana!!

I was in this cruise on June 29th 2017. I was there with my family, and is going to be a very very long time before I go to any cruise ship, first of all be ready to spend 1000+ dollars while in the cruise ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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blweck2005

1 Review Written

Sprayed with ship's oil

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 ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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Jacquline

1 Review Written

Graduation

It was my first time my son had his graduation the room was ok there where two towel where dirty food was ok and some staff where rude love the photos and had good server at the formal dining room drinks needs bit ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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j5653sals

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Terrible Cruise

Our sole purpose on this trip, was going to Key West, 3 weeks before we sail, they changed the ittenarrary , no refund offered, but gave our party of 4 , 25.00 dollar credit on our sign and sail card, the reason " A ...
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Sail Date April 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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