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Carnival Paradise Cruise Reviews

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Carnival Paradise
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238

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153

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117

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68 Carnival Paradise Cruise Reviews


CruiserLady31 avatar

CruiserLady31

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Disappointing!

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I have been on over 10 cruises using 5 different cruise lines over the years. We were invited on this cruise with a group. I would not have chosen it but, then I thought, how bad could it be? Dining room food was ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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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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notafan2

1 Review Written

Unclean cabin, poor quality of food, spoiled food, limited & budget entertainment

We chose this cruise specifically for the waterpark, which was a huge let down. Not only was it much smaller than expected, with only one big slide that was super slow, it was closed for almost half of our trip. I ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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Sweetkitty7272

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Paradise in hell

This ship is awful. Our 9th cruise, we know what to expect. Guest relations were terrible. The people on this ship just didn't want to help. From guest services, to house keeping (one day our room wasn't ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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lavernegilmore

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Bad, Bad, and more Bad

This was my wife and my 45th anniversary present to each other. We should have stayed home, went out to dinner, and saved 4 grand. If you are looking for a low budget frill cruise, an over crowded ship, school ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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Arowell1952

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Disappointed in the Carnival Paradise

I have cruised 5 times with Carnival and this was the most disappointing experience I have had. The reason I chose this cruise is because I wanted to see the Cayman Islands and always had a good time on Carnival ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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W2KYY

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Mostly terrible from port to port

Our group chose this cruise because our travel agent suggested it. From the Tampa port where there was mass confusion on the part of the attendants. Four of us with walkers had to wait 20 minutes while the ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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littlehelp

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Service onboard was meh.

The crew was fairly polite, but I got a huge bruise from from one of their doors closing on me and smashing into my back. I also had to walk past a wall with vomit on it everyday to get to my room. I only saw the ...
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Sail Date September 2017


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nomore nonsense

1 Review Written

Warning Bait and switch do not cruise Carnival!

We chose this cruise specifically for my husband's 50th birthday. He always wanted to go to the Cayman islands and wanted to go to Mexico as well. We researched for hours. This cruise went to the Cayman Islands and ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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fadeawayy

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

SAVE YOURSELF!!

The food was horrible from the breakfast to dinner! Our waiters at dinner just couldn't seem to get it right we had to keep sending food back The buffet seem like they were just putting out food no seasoning ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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bbowman011

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Will never travel with Carnival again.

Upon choosing Carnival Paradise - 5 Night Western Caribbean Our cruise itinerary was almost immediately changed on the first day and our primary desired destination was removed from our trip which was the Cayman ...
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Sail Date July 2017


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Lorrid28

1 Review Written

Worst Ever

After family problems we decided to take grandchildren on this cruise (from hell) unable to use half cabin due to upper bunk being down, food disgusting same every day children can't eat kids food unless you ...
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Sail Date April 2015


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Cruise vacation123

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Waste of my money

Our room was so old bathroom is dirty although the food in the dining room was served nicely the food itself was terrible quality. Two days in port the water was turned off in the rooms pools we drained and sanding ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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mrtdm1

5 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

ONLY FOR 50 AND YOUNGER CROWD

i would advise against purchasing the soda package as u will not be given anything but canned warm soda. There are no soda fountains on the ship and they do not cool the cans in advance . It was awful to say the ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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aidentellone03

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Less than desirable!

Being my first cruise, I was not familiar with what things to look for; lets start there. I had a specific time frame in which I could travel and I live in the Tampa Bay area, so I decided to go with Carnival ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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Kathleencain

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Worst cruise of our lives

Birthday and for our daughter. Was supposed to go to the Cayman Islands which our daughter was looking forward to and that got changed. Wasn't that clean, only one motor working, one elevator broken, boat constantly ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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profgeorge

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Avoid

Tacky ship filled with tacky people. We usually don't stay at hotels where these characters stay. I do not think I could have designed uglier decor if I had set out to design the ugliest interior possible. ...
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Sail Date June 2017


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linda4930

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Costa Maya is no Paradise to Grand Cayman

I can’t tell you how disappointed we are that Carnival changed the port of call from Grand Cayman to Costa Maya! The trip cost us over $4,500 and to change to a port we did not want to go to is disappointing ...
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Sail Date May 2017


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blue3ninja

5 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

3rd Time on the Paradise but Sadly the Last

I have been on the Paradise twice before and several other Carnival cruises as well as other lines. Never have I experienced so many problems. The wait times for anytime were worse than a chain restaurant on a ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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zoof26

4 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Lousy ship, smelled like sewage

We chose this cruise to get away for a long weekend. What a mistake. Food was bland and we found hair in our food TWICE! Yes, we reported it. Drunk people running up and down the hallways at 2am every night. ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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raquelhawthorne

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Horrible Vacation, Disgusting Ship, Crappy Food

Never again...I booked this trip because my sister was coming with me and she was a newbie, she was not sure whether she was going to get sea sick so we did a short term cruise just in case. Right from the get go ...
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Sail Date March 2017


dcraft avatar

dcraft

1 Review Written

No Water

This was my first cruise and probably my last. The number one problem with this cruise is the struggle to get a bottle of water! When you are in warm weather and enjoying adult cocktails water is important. It was ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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redsoxforlife

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Nothing Serene about Serenity Deck

This was a girls trip for Spring Break, a much anticipated week of relaxation away from work and our husbands. Unfortunately, Carnival did not deliver. *Carnival HUB Chat didn't work most of the week ...
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Sail Date April 2017


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Hollibrook11

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Not sure I want to ever cruise again

I went on a Bahamas cruise 2 years ago and had a great time. This time my wife wanted to go to Grand Cayman so she chose this cruise out of Tampa which required us to drive 10 hours from South Carolina. Less than ...
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Sail Date March 2017


cboyett avatar

cboyett

1 Review Written

30 Helpful Votes

Bad

Chose this cruise for my wife as she has always wanted to see Grand Cayman. Boarding was good but that was the only thing good about it. This ship had one engine down so the ship could not cut thru the waves this ...
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Sail Date March 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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