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Carnival Paradise Cruise Reviews

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238 Carnival Paradise Cruise Reviews


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havanadaydreaming

3 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

CARNIVAL PARADISE - pretty, pretty, pretty good ship!

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Disclosure, we "overpaid" for three cabins on the Paradise that departed Tampa on 12/26. Of course it was supply and demand market pricing, but I felt like this (older) ship was going to have an uphill battle to ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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excarrier

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

We Had To Laugh!

I traveled with my husband on this cruise to celebrate a birthday. We had a porthole cabin which accommodated two, at the most. Upgrades to the Paradise with the 2018 refurbishing now includes an in-drawer ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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cruise101219

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Summarize our cruise

This was my first cruise on Carinival Paradise. The cruise director Adam was unbelievable , was perfect. He did a great job making sure everyone was entertained. I loved that they had so many activities for all ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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handyrosie

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

This cruise is for those who like to drink and gamble or sit by the pool.

This was our first cruise so did not know what to expect. Sailed out of Tampa to be close to home. Easy access to ship. Be careful in the casino since they double the amount of cash you insert in machine if you ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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Elvis1001

6 Reviews Written

36 Helpful Votes

Havana is unlike any other Caribbean port we have visited

Paradise Review – April 2019 5-night cruise from Tampa to Key West, Havana and Cozumel departure on Monday, April 8 and return on Saturday, April 13. This is a long review because we spent several days in Tampa ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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SeasTheDay1989

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great itinerary on an older ship

First off embarkation and debarkation were a total breeeze. Everything went smoothly and getting off the ship in Cuba and through customs was about a 10 minute process. Everyone was extremely organized. I have read ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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bjd9e1

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

A nice cruise, but the highlight was the Port Day in Havana

Our group of 5 made a last-minute decision to book this cruise, and we grabbed what seemed to be one of the last 2 or 3 cabins available about 2 weeks before departure. A few days later, we then added another cabin ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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tonylander

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Seating areas taken away

This cruise in general was a good cruise; Leon the CD is amazing, he brings the passengers together and is very good at doing his job. Good singer too! The food was very good, variety was with many choices, and ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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Miaw713

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Great vacation

This ship is small. I didnt think there was enough ro do. The shows were mediocre except for the comedy, that was my favorite Tom Foss was the funniest comedian I have ever seen live. The singers were Horrible. ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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Milbeach1

1 Review Written

Excellent Experience But Learning Curve too!

Cuba was one of the few places we had not visited in the Caribbean. That was rectified January 2019 on a five night cruise aboard the Paradise which proved to be an excellent overall experience. This ship was easy ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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gyspy cruiser

1 Review Written

1st short cruise

Been on several 7 day cruises and decided to try short one. Chose the Carnival Paridise for the interesting look of the atrium. Since this ship was recently redone and a smaller ship leaving from Tampa. I was only ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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elklemi

12 Reviews Written

51 Helpful Votes

Chance for Cuba

Always wanted to go to Cuba and I prefer the smaller ships and the price was good and right after the holidays I hoped the ship would not be crowded and not too many kids which turned out to be correct on both ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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seaduction

6 Reviews Written

57 Helpful Votes

Older, smaller ship that delivers great service, shows, & fun

We chose this 5 night cruise out of Tampa for 2 reasons: celebrate husband's birthday and stay in Scenic OV cabin positioned on top deck with ceiling to floor windows looking straight out (only 2 rooms of this type ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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SkyMaster

10 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

Fun cruise overall

I've cruised Carnival many, many times, and indeed, I've cruised "Paradise" many times as well. This cruise was very good, but I can see lots of small things slipping. Food was good, but not as many choices as in ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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roadtripcowboy

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Awesome adventures on the high seas.

My family and I cruised on the Carnival Paradise as the final stop on our summer vacation. We embarked from Tampa on Monday August 13th, enjoying the Lido Deck dance bon voyage party with drink specials. Our ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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lakrystalg

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Great first couples cruise!

My husband and I had both cruised as young adults but never as adults that could drink! We travel all the time and were ready for something different and decided on a cruise. We are so glad we did! Because of our ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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Kelliwho

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Great service and clean cabins

We just returned for our first cruise. It was a very good experience. We were fortunate to get room G4 With balcony to the side of the ship in a huge window with the blinds that remotely go up and down that were 6 ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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celii22

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

First Cruise...On the fence about going again

This was my wife and I's first cruise. We went to celebrate our 15th anniversary and her 34th birthday. Overall we had a positive experience. At times we found ourselves a little bored and being this was our first ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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iamlisad

3 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Cuba was amazing! The rest was all good icing!

Extensive Cruise Review! Carnival Paradise 8/18 – 8/26, 2018 Hello! We were a strange party of four. L & T, female/male, mid 50’s, from Pittsburgh. Both have cruised before. Accompanied by F & J, 40’s ...
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Sail Date August 2018


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NauticalNancy72

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Worry Free Week.

Before going on this cruise I read some poor reviews of the ship. I shouldn't have believed a word.... Yes, the Paradise is a smaller ship but therefore less people, simple and wonderful. Download the Carnival ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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Coaster Queen

1 Review Written

First Cruise Ever

This was a family vacation. The views were breath taking. It was the first vacation I ever had that I didn't have to clean or cook. So many types of food to choose from and all was delicious. The only negative ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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Latoriac

1 Review Written

Carnival Friends

Myself and a group of friends cruised together the overall experience was pretty awesome! Entertainment was on point the entire staff is friendly!! The embarkation was the only problem, checking into the ship was ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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jessica30parrott

1 Review Written

9 Helpful Votes

Carnival Paradise Grand Cayman & Cozumel 2018

We decided to cruise on Carnival Paradise due to it being the best itinerary for our travel date. The ship just came out of dry dock & refurbishment in March 2018. They added Waterworks, Guys Burgers, shopping ...
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Sail Date May 2018


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Wendy2144

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

First Time Cruiser - Very Pleased

We couldn't of asked for a more perfect vacation. Being first time cruisers we had no idea what to expect. We sailed out of Tampa, the check-in process in Tampa was very smooth. Traveling with 3 teenagers we ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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nfall2010

3 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

Better than expected!

This was our first ever Carnival cruise, and we got really lucky, because the Carnival Paradise had just come out of dry dock/major refurbishment/upgrade shortly before our cruise on April 23. (Dry dock was ...
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Sail Date April 2018


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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