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Carnival Paradise Cruise Reviews

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"First cruise for me and my husband. We really enjoyed our time, our room steward I Made was wonderful! He called us by name every time he seen us and made sure we had everything. He was wonderful! Also the dining..."Read More
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janet13180

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Not Great...Not bad either!

Review for Carnival Paradise to Caribbean - Western

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Volleyvic

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

I booked this cruise as it was going to be in Grand Cayman on my wife's birthday (we love Grand Cayman's 7 mile beach). Overall...the ship is older but very well maintained...it is also smaller than most of the other ships we have cruised on. Luckily...the weather was great and the gulf was not rough...so it was pretty much smooth sailing. Our room was what we expected...nothing fancy but ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Cabin Type: Ocean View


Great hospitality

Review for Carnival Paradise to Caribbean - Western

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janet13180

First Time Cruiser

Age 40s

First cruise for me and my husband. We really enjoyed our time, our room steward I Made was wonderful! He called us by name every time he seen us and made sure we had everything. He was wonderful! Also the dining team was excellent,Lab Asa, Nujarin,Rojas, Joel and Espinoza, Rogelio Jr Paiso, we thank you for your outstanding service. We will definitely be back to cruise some more. We also had fun ...
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Sail Date: January 2020


CARNIVAL PARADISE - pretty, pretty, pretty good ship!

Review for Carnival Paradise to Caribbean - Western

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havanadaydreaming

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

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 impress me on such a short (4 nt) cruise with only one port of call (Cozumel). Spoiler warning - it did impress! We booked three cabins - 1) an oceanview for my wife and I ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Cabin Type: Ocean View


Sewage stench in ports of call

Review for Carnival Paradise to Caribbean - Western

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lip5624

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

This cruise had excellent food and entertainment. We purchased a balcony suite and enjoyed it very much while at sea. Unfortunately we experienced an unbearable sewage stench in all ports of call...so much so that we could not enjoy our balcony while in port. We paid $1,000 extra, so we were quite disappointed. We reported this to customer service, but there was no real help offered. The ...
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Sail Date: November 2019


We Had To Laugh!

Review for Carnival Paradise to Caribbean - Western

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excarrier

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

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 hairdryer with an approximate 2' cord, so if you are tall, you might want to consider bringing your own. Also, they have in room "coolers" that don't get cold enough to be called ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Cabin Type: Interior


Summarize our cruise

Review for Carnival Paradise to Caribbean - Western

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cruise101219

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

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 ages. The mr. ARTEM from Casino was so professional ,helpful, friendly and polite, we didn't know how to get winning money and he solved this problem. Food and drinks were great. Service ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Cabin Type: Balcony


Dinner Service was subpar

Review for Carnival Paradise to Caribbean - Western

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cruisinjunky1974

2-5 Cruises

Age 40s

This was our 3rd cruise aboard the Paradise and I have to say, the updates they made were awesome. However, every night at dinner, our group had something go wrong. From slow service to the wrong food delivered, you name it, it happened. At one point I had to yell at the waiter for bringing me drinks I did not want. He kept bring me a rum drink he wanted me to try, well after the second night and ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Cabin Type: Ocean View


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

Review for Carnival Paradise to Caribbean - Western

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handyrosie

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

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 answer yes to charge to my card. Just beware. The food in the Elation restaurant is not the greatest and there is a long wait for your dinner, but if you eat in the Paris restaurant you ...
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Sail Date: May 2019


Havana is unlike any other Caribbean port we have visited

Review for Carnival Paradise to Cuba

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Elvis1001

6-10 Cruises

Age 50s

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 prior to the cruise and have a lot to say about Cuba. We are a couple in our mid-50’s. Pre-cruise Hotel We drove from South Carolina to the Tampa Bay area several days prior to the ...
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Sail Date: April 2019

Cabin Type: Porthole


Great itinerary on an older ship

Review for Carnival Paradise to Cuba

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SeasTheDay1989

2-5 Cruises

Age 30s

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 other horror stories about going through customs in Cuba and in my experience they were all exaggerations. The upgrades to the states rooms were well thought, as we all know outlets ...
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Sail Date: April 2019


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