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Carnival Paradise Cruise Reviews for Senior Cruises from Tampa
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"I just returned last week from my second ever cruise with Carnival cruise lines on the Paradise's five day Western Caribbean itinerary. I (age 27) was travelling with my sister (age 24). Pre-Cruise We flew..."Read More
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2-5 Cruises

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Surprising cruise on an older ship

Review for Carnival Paradise to Caribbean - Western

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talltales311

10+ Cruises

Age 60s

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 was leery, it's an old ship and I was afraid it hadn't aged well. I was very pleasantly surprised. Embarkation was the easiest I've ever been through. I think it's because you don't ...
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Sail Date: February 2020

Departure Port: Melbourne

Cabin Type: Aft-View Extended Balcony

3 Helpful Votes


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

Review for Carnival Paradise to Caribbean - Western

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jofred

10+ Cruises

Age 70s

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 professional. The crew was great except of course the continued problem in the your time dining. We have sailed to Platinum with Carnival and there is ALWAYS a dining room team that is ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Departure Port: Melbourne

25 Helpful Votes


Good Time

Review for Carnival Paradise to Caribbean - Western

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flgranny

10+ Cruises

Age 80s

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 accompanied on this cruise by our neighbors and everybody had a good time. Embarkation was a pleasant start to our experience. Never have we experienced such a speedy embarkation and ...
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Sail Date: December 2019

Departure Port: Melbourne

Cabin Type: Ocean View

4 Helpful Votes


Don't believe everything you read.

Review for Carnival Paradise to Caribbean - Western

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danalynn148

2-5 Cruises

Age 40s

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 cruise. Our first was on the Carnival Breeze in January of this year as a family of 3. We did Carnival Paradise in November for just my husband and I as a celebration for my 40th ...
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Sail Date: November 2019

Departure Port: Melbourne

Cabin Type: Aft-View Extended Balcony

3 Helpful Votes


Amazing

Review for Carnival Paradise to Caribbean - Western

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jjsr011

First Time Cruiser

Age 20s

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 sure everyone was entertained. I loved that they had so many activities for all ages. The welcome shows were great. Food and drinks were great. The FUN SHIP drink is a MUST. So ...
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Sail Date: October 2019

Departure Port: Melbourne

Traveled with children

3 Helpful Votes


Small Ship, Big Fun

Review for Carnival Paradise to Caribbean - Western

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mdsgu

10+ Cruises

Age 40s

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, and the Blue Iguana Cantina, and some waterslides were added. That being said, you can tell it is an older boat by the interior design -- you have to up or down to get around the Elation ...
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Sail Date: July 2019

Departure Port: Melbourne

Cabin Type: Interior

Traveled with children

34 Helpful Votes


Excellent and Fun Experience

Review for Carnival Paradise to Caribbean - Western

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littlelomigo

First Time Cruiser

Age 10s

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 each one, their performances were terrific. The staff for our dinner at Destiny Dining was excellent. Our waiter, Aldreen served our group quickly and on the last day, we had some ...
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Sail Date: July 2019

Departure Port: Melbourne

Cabin Type: Interior

Traveled with children

5 Helpful Votes


Summer Vacation 19’ My very first cruise

Review for Carnival Paradise to Caribbean - Western

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StephhGallego

First Time Cruiser

Age 20s

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 boat in less than 15 minutes. By 1 or 2 ish the rooms were ready where we were greeted by our room steward Putu AKA Bobby. I have countless to say about Bobby but I will save that for ...
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Sail Date: July 2019

Departure Port: Melbourne

Traveled with children

10 Helpful Votes


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

Review for Carnival Paradise to Cuba

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JD1960

6-10 Cruises

Age 60s

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 around lines were very short every time. The food was the best that we have had on our last few cruises, it was good very good. The staff was very efficient and the ship was always ...
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Sail Date: June 2019

Departure Port: Melbourne

Cabin Type: Junior Suite

7 Helpful Votes


The Un-Havana tour...

Review for Carnival Paradise to Caribbean - Western

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meanjean80

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

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 Saturday the 15th because of a time commitment. So we chose the Paradise, five days, stopping in Key West, Havana, and Cozumel. The ports of call were incidental to us, which turned out to ...
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Sail Date: June 2019

Departure Port: Melbourne

Cabin Type: Ocean View

14 Helpful Votes


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