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Carnival Paradise Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises from Tampa

Carnival
Carnival Paradise
Destination
Tampa

Traveler rating

Excellent

73

Very Good

74

Average

51

Poor

32

Terrible

23

Cruise type

Family Cruises

258

Romantic Cruises

92

Entertainment Cruises

57

Senior Cruises

46

First-Time Cruisers

41

258 Carnival Paradise Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises from Tampa


havanadaydreaming avatar

havanadaydreaming

3 Reviews Written

8 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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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


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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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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


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Julesblack

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Not so exotic

I chose this cruise to go visit Cuba and Key West with my husband. Carnival has found a way to nickel and dime you even when you pay for all such as drink package. No bartenders except in serenity that were eager to ...
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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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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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KParlett2019

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Not great...

Let’s start with the positives: The food presented and service for the chef dinner was wonderful. Our dinner service in the Destiny dining room by Jose and Amamaria was wonderful. The performances ...
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Sail Date March 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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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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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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grest

3 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Outstanding Cuba!

We chose this cruise for two reasons: we wanted to visit Cuba, and the ship was sailing out of Tampa, a short drive from my home. Just for a point of reference, I've previously taken 20 or so cruises on many ...
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Sail Date January 2019


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dragonflywoods

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Christmas Cruise

My husband and I decided to take our teen kids on a cruise for Christmas this year. We chose the Carnival Paradise, mainly because the dates matched up with the school holiday schedule. This was my 3rd time cruising ...
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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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mickeychicky

4 Reviews Written

29 Helpful Votes

Worst cruise so far!

I chose Carnival because (1) I have never sailed on Carnival and I had been on 7 cruises prior and (2) because Tampa port is close to home so I didn't have to spent money on port parking or a hotel the night before. ...
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Sail Date December 2018


Maigen7 avatar

Maigen7

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

It was fine. You get what you pay for.

We chose this cruise because it matched our tight schedule and small-ish budget. I've sailed on Carnival before so I knew what to expect, however this cruise still didn't meet my limited expectations. Here's a ...
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Sail Date November 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


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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