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Carnival Paradise Cruise Reviews for Entertainment Cruises from Tampa

Carnival
Carnival Paradise
Destination
Tampa

Traveler rating

Excellent

21

Very Good

20

Average

3

Poor

9

Terrible

4

Cruise type

Family Cruises

258

Romantic Cruises

92

Entertainment Cruises

57

Senior Cruises

46

First-Time Cruisers

41

57 Carnival Paradise Cruise Reviews for Entertainment Cruises from Tampa


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Cuban424

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Cutbacks and Sewage

This cruise was a far cry from the service and standards received on other Carnival Cruises. There were a lot of things that were not up to par. My list of things that fell short. 1.) Not sailing day one ...
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Sail Date December 2018


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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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Donnasjk

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Best cruise so far

This was my third cruise all with carnival. The other two trips were very good but this one was the best. The ship is older but kept cleaned. Everywhere I went there was staff cleaning something whether it was the ...
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Sail Date November 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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10ECTraveler

1 Review Written

Good times

This cruise fit in with fall break so we planned it with three other families from work. Embarkation was smooth and easy. We flew in and was transported by Carnival. We then walked right into port authority, ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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Belize Bud

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Cruise in a Grand Suite with Carnival

We like cruising out of Tampa and this 5day cruise departs on Monday returning Saturday morning allowing us to drive rather than fly. We’ve cruised on Carnival Paradise before and enjoy the smaller ship over the ...
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Sail Date October 2018


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22GEES22

1 Review Written

8 Helpful Votes

Worst Carnival Ship

A wee bit wordy but a lot of info. Got off the Carnival Paradise yesterday. I’ve cruised in 8-10 Carnival ships including Europe. By far, this was the worst ship. Food was pretty bad, almost embarrassing since ...
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Sail Date September 2018


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angiewrites2010

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Not Big on Cruises but VERY BIG on Paradise Cruise CREW!

We do an annual girls trip and have a great gal in our group that literally planned this whole trip for us! We have to do a trip where we are contained (important - trust me) and usually do all inclusive resorts. ...
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Sail Date June 2018


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Fun4funships

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Great time as always

This was our 8th or so cruise and we had so much fun despite the weather. The stateroom stewards ask what would be an ideal time for them to enter the room to clean and not disturb anyone which is a plus. The cruise ...
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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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LoveSSS

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Thank you for a great family vacation!

First cruise for our family of 4. Ease of boarding and settling in was impressive. Beautiful pools, fun slide. Multiple sun decks to choose from. Great mini-golf. Overall fun atmosphere. Food was good, very ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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sailorgal28

5 Reviews Written

24 Helpful Votes

Fun Time Aboard

We had a smashing good time due to the high energy entertainment staff. What a fun cruise! I've got to complement Leigh the Cruise Director and his staff, Leon, Christian and (especially) Josh for making this a ...
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Sail Date February 2018


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franklen

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

4 Day Cruise to Cozumel in late Jan 2018 out of Tampa

We decided to go on this cruise since we invited to a wedding .My wife and I have been on mutliple cruises with Royal Carribean (Allure and Oasis of the Seas) and also previously on .a Carnival Cruise out of Port ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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Mlevesque

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great Customer Engagement

The service was stellar, food terrific, lots of entertainment.... I also wanted to mention that our Destiny Dining Room (first seating) was wonderful, mainly due to Rodriques, Artana and George! We really ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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Sonicstef

1 Review Written

Underwelmed

We selected the cruise primarily for the itinerary - I wanted to see Cuba and a cruise seemed like an easy way to do that without too much work. Having just returned from this cruise, I very much wish I had simply ...
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Sail Date October 2017


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katelyn23

6 Reviews Written

47 Helpful Votes

Carnival Paradise Aug 19th – 24th Review

As a family, we have been on 32 cruises, with 8 of those on Carnival. We have sailed on Holland America, Costa, Royal Caribbean, Princess and MSC. This cruise was a 5-day Western Caribbean Cruise departing from ...
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Sail Date August 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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