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Carnival Paradise Cruise Reviews for Senior Cruises from Tampa

Carnival Paradise

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46 Carnival Paradise Cruise Reviews for Senior Cruises from Tampa

JD1960 avatar


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

mahondi avatar


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

Milbeach1 avatar


1 Review Written

Excellent Experience But Learning Curve too!

Cuba was one of the few places we had not visited in the Caribbean. That was rectified January 2019 on a five night cruise aboard the Paradise which proved to be an excellent overall experience. This ship was easy ...
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Sail Date January 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

elklemi avatar


12 Reviews Written

52 Helpful Votes

Chance for Cuba

Always wanted to go to Cuba and I prefer the smaller ships and the price was good and right after the holidays I hoped the ship would not be crowded and not too many kids which turned out to be correct on both ...
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Sail Date January 2019

deena.stanley2015 avatar


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

KSHII2 avatar


11 Reviews Written

25 Helpful Votes

One of the best cruises and ships..

We have been on 35+ cruises and enjoyed this one as much as any before. The ship, since its 'remodeling' was in great shape. We know companies promote friendliness, but on this trip it all seemed sincere. Dining ...
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Sail Date November 2018

lavernegilmore avatar


1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Bad, Bad, and more Bad

This was my wife and my 45th anniversary present to each other. We should have stayed home, went out to dinner, and saved 4 grand. If you are looking for a low budget frill cruise, an over crowded ship, school ...
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Sail Date May 2018

Eklein105 avatar


2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

We went on with expectations LOW & We were very surprised!!!

We went on this Cruise because the ship was just out of dry dock. We decided to try Carnival again ( we went on the Glory Carnival 2014). Our expectations were very low & we were surprised to see how beautiful & ...
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Sail Date April 2018

shipper50 avatar


1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Staff was great

I was paying back a friend who arranged a trip for me 44 years ago. We have been friends since then and thought this would be nice to pay them back. My first Carnival and only the 2nd cruise I have ever been on. ...
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Sail Date February 2018

franklen avatar


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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Margaret Trujillo

1 Review Written

A brief glimpse of Paradise

We went with a high school reunion group It was our first cruise and we were very apprehensive. We were amazed at how much we enjoyed the cruise. The cabin was very nice. Dining and room service were great. We ...
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Sail Date August 2017

luvbirds avatar


2 Reviews Written

27 Helpful Votes

Great Cruise!

We were looking for a cruise that was less than 7 days, and one that included a day-long stop in Key West, and the Paradise offered both. This was not our first cruise during hurricane season, but with so many ...
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Sail Date September 2017

Tricup17 avatar


1 Review Written

1st cruise

We choose this cruise on recommendation of our AAA agent. It was a wonderful experience we are glad we choose this ship because it was a smaller ship for our first experience. The CD Mat was so funny and our steward ...
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Sail Date September 2017

Bamagirl52 avatar


2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Cuba cruise

I choose Carnival Paradise to fulfil a bucket list destination..Cuba. We were so excited to go and invited two friends to enjoy the cruise with us. We are Platinum members and that helps with the embarkation. So ...
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Sail Date August 2017

swinger340 avatar


1 Review Written

Cruise to just get away

We live near by and grandson was going away to his other grandmas (we home school him) so we just wanted to get away by ourselves. I am handicapped and they had a room available. Ship is OLD, OLD no upgrades except ...
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Sail Date July 2016

mrtdm1 avatar


5 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes


i would advise against purchasing the soda package as u will not be given anything but canned warm soda. There are no soda fountains on the ship and they do not cool the cans in advance . It was awful to say the ...
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Sail Date April 2017

SkyMaster avatar


10 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

Five days aboard the Carnival "Paradise".

I've sailed "Paradise" many, many times, but sadly, the cruise has gone down hill since the last time I sailed her. Entertainment, in general, and big shows in particular, have hit rock bottom for me. Way too ...
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Sail Date May 2017

Lily18 avatar


1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Wonderful experience with no complaint at all

I have to say that this is my first cruise trip, but I am so happy that I didn't cancel my trip after reading the most recent reviews. I was worried about the recent engine problem happened in March. But our trip to ...
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Sail Date May 2017

wisnir avatar


22 Reviews Written

100 Helpful Votes

Draft Beer Pour your own, beer cabinet!

First, let me state, that I traveled solo on this five day cruise which was based upon the the "casino rate", excluding airfare cost $541 for an interior cabin, port charges and taxes, vacation protection, transfer ...
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Sail Date April 2017

Phantazma1988 avatar


1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Amazing 5 Day Cruise

I had a wonderful time on this ship, the whole crew was very friendly including Housekeeping. There was no dissatisfaction for me the whole cruise. I love Karaoke and the two people who hosted it were two women ...
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Sail Date February 2017

1biglug avatar


1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Food Service was not up to par.

We do not expect top notch food services but this was not up to par with Carnival's usual. Some bad choices included pancakes, lobster ravioli;s and cold peas. Add to the service at the brunch was terrible, Waited ...
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Sail Date December 2016

GoItaly2011 avatar


1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Would have been Paradise except for the food.

We chose this cruise because of a great experience we had on a CARNIVAL cruise many years ago and because of the price. We have been on several cruises; some on Mega Ships and some on smaller Ships. We prefer ...
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Sail Date August 2016

Hjdavis avatar


1 Review Written

11 Helpful Votes

Cruise from hell

We choose this cruise because the port of Tampa is a 1 1/2 hours drive from home. We have cruised several times. This was the worse. Room was tattered and ragged. No ice bucket, room service menu, no blow dryer ...
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Sail Date April 2016

apollobeach avatar


12 Reviews Written

39 Helpful Votes

Paradise: Still Great

Just returned from a 4-night sailing on The Paradise. Wondered throughout the trip why so many do not like this ship. Embarkation was totally without any problems. Once on board the ship impressed ...
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Sail Date April 2016

Carnival Paradise Ratings

Public Rooms3.53.9
Fitness Recreation4.03.6
Value For Money4.03.8
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