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Tampa to the Caribbean Carnival Paradise Cruise Reviews

Carnival
Carnival Paradise
Caribbean
Tampa

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671 Tampa to the Caribbean Carnival Paradise Cruise Reviews


mscolli avatar

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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RLTravels

1 Review Written

Great excursion but a small ship with limited amenities

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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talltales311

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Surprising cruise on an older ship

There were 6 friends on this cruise and we chose it for 1 reason only. The piano bar with Gustavo. We've cruised 2 other times where we had the fun of seeing Gustavo. But this was the first time on Carnival. I ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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CruiserLady31

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Disappointing!

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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jofred

12 Reviews Written

25 Helpful Votes

Really a great time-But inconsistent with your time dining still

We enjoy Carnival because it is indeed Fun Ships. This cruise was exceptional. The executive staff was very friendly every time you saw them on deck, in the halls etc. The performance shows wee outstanding and ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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havanadaydreaming

3 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

CARNIVAL PARADISE - pretty, pretty, pretty good ship!

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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flgranny

3 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

Good Time

We have been on over 20 cruises, and selected this one as a pleasant opportunity to get away and recharge. We are seniors who retired to FL many years ago for the good weather and access to cruise ports. We were ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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danalynn148

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Don't believe everything you read.

After reading all the reviews I was VERY worried about going on this cruise. Let's be honest - they don't sound so great. Here's my take: Nothing is perfect - It's all about what you make of it. This was our second ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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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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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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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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jjsr011

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Amazing

This was my first cruise and let me say we had a blast. The cruise director Adam was phenomenal. I loved that he would dress up and change looks depending on the theme. He had great energy. He did a great job making ...
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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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mdsgu

7 Reviews Written

34 Helpful Votes

Small Ship, Big Fun

We've been on several Carnival cruises and much bigger ships, but the Paradise (and by extension, the Fantasy-class) still is a lot of fun. It recently got upgraded with Guy's Burger Joint, the Red Frog Rum Bar, ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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littlelomigo

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Excellent and Fun Experience

This was our first cruise and we came with a bunch of family. We were not disappointed, the entertainment was an absolute joy to watch- especially the Cuban Show and All Out 90’s. Our family would all come to see ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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StephhGallego

1 Review Written

10 Helpful Votes

Summer Vacation 19’ My very first cruise

Let’s start with embarkation, a super smooth process. The second we got to the port everyone was ready and willing to get our bags and help us on up. Security and check in were an absolute breeze, we were on the ...
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Sail Date July 2019


JD1960 avatar

JD1960

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

This was our 8th Cruise on Carnival Cruise Line and was our best.

Port of Tampa was very easy port to get into and park. We had Priority Boarding went great on the ship and eating lunch in 10 min. Carnival Paradise is a smaller ship but has all the upgrades and easy to get ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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meanjean80

2 Reviews Written

14 Helpful Votes

The Un-Havana tour...

Booked this last year with my older sister (69), her daughter and daughter's partner (mid-thirties) and her grand-daughter Chloe (aged 7). For us we needed something out of Tampa, and I had to be back before ...
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Sail Date June 2019


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jdickeysc

3 Reviews Written

4 Helpful Votes

4 days in Paradise.

This was my 3rd cruise on the Paradise and 24th overall. I choose this cruise because I like the ship and Cozumel is my favorite port. Embarkation was great! Tampa is my favorite port to cruise out of. We arrived ...
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Sail Date May 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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MistyRo76

4 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Cuban Paradise

We chose this cruise on the Carnival Paradise for one reason and one reason only - CUBA. The itinerary was exactly what we were looking for: only 5 days as we were leaving our 4 year old home w/ the grandparents and ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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ChosenOne

3 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Paradise to Key West & Havana, Cuba

My sister and I wanted to see Cuba and I am glad we went when we did since it seems now restrictions for travel there may be put back in place very soon. The ship is older and smaller but went through renovations ...
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Sail Date April 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


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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