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Tampa Carnival Paradise Cruise Reviews

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Carnival Paradise
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190

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212 Tampa Carnival Paradise Cruise Reviews


talltales311 avatar

talltales311

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Surprising cruise on an older ship

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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


jofred avatar

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


flgranny avatar

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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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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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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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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lindawaring2001

4 Reviews Written

21 Helpful Votes

Fantastic cruise all around

We did this cruise via a casino coupon and we upgraded to a Junior suite from an inside room . Mistake but I will talk about this in my cabin review. We were two couples in our early 40's and my single friend in ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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cruisincouplefla

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Excellent vacation

Embarkation process was wonderful, our arrival time was between 12:30 and 1:00. We arrived around 12:00 and we walked right on the ship. We had lunch on Deck 10 the lido buffet. I found the food to be limited, they ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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uppercanning

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

An excellent short break cruise with great entertainment and relaxing itinerary

We wanted to experience a short cruise with a relaxing itinerary on a typical carnival fun /party ship.We were not disappointed and had a superb time overall. Our cabin was a basic inside no window but perfectly ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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eltigre

4 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Amazing B2B Havana, Cuba & Cozumel

We are a couple in our mid 60's and we had a wonderful time on the Fun Ship Paradise Our Cabin Steward Ketut was awesome during our B2B cruises. We had him for both cabins & his friendly greeting calling us by ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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tiffers1127

1 Review Written

Perfect cruise

this was our first time crusing ever, we chose this cruise line because it had the dates we wanted. we couldnt be more pleased. From the time we boarded the ship through the time we left the ship everything was ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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poloash

1 Review Written

I had the best time of my life.

This trip was the time of my life. I had a great time. I went for Spring Break and I am in my early twenties. Before the cruise, I had grown skeptical due to the size and age of the ship. I noticed that there ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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mahondi

3 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great cruise and great memories

This was a cruise to a place I always dreamed of visiting - CUBA. That was the highlight of the cruise. Embarkation went very smoothly. We had a 12 show time and we were on board eating and playing cards by ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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LoriAB

1 Review Written

Paradise for us!

We are a 50's couple. My BF has never cruised before, and this was my 7th cruise, having cruised on Celebrity, Royal Caribbean, and Carnival. We chose this ship due to time constraints and job issues. We ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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carolinagirl2008

2 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

My favorite cruise ship by far

I've been on a few other Carnival cruises and a couple of other cruises with different lines, but my experience on the Carnival Paradise was the best by far. From our room steward to the food and activities on ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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Lovefuninthesun

7 Reviews Written

20 Helpful Votes

Smaller Ships are the Best!

This was our 16th cruise overall, and our 4th New Year's Eve cruise aboard Paradise. Embarkation and debarkation in Tampa were a breeze -- we were on the ship by 11:15 am and upon leaving, were off the ship and ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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Cruzlover7

3 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Rocking and Rolling in and on the Paradise

Celebrating my parents 60 th Anniversary. The ship staff was superb. We had a vow renewal planned for my parents and all was well until the weather turned. Jasmina the wedding planner was terrific. My parents ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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deena.stanley2015

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Outstanding dining and cabin experience!

This was my first cruise ever. Did not know what to expect at all. We were on the lower deck all the way in the back. In spite of this, the sailing was rather smooth. Kudos to our cabin Steward, Wayan, who ...
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Sail Date November 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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