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Carnival Paradise Cruise Reviews for Senior Cruises from Tampa
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CHANGE OF PORT.. THEN CANCELLATION OF PORT. spent 4 days at sea on a smelly boat
"Carnival Paradise. WORST CRUISE EXPERIENCE EVER. Don't ever take a carnival cruise, ESPECIALLY on the carnival paradise. I just returned from what was supposed to be a 5 day western Caribbean cruise to Cozumel and..."Read More
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sarahsloan

2-5 Cruises

Age 20s

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Disappointing!

Review for Carnival Paradise to Caribbean - Western

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CruiserLady31

10+ Cruises

Age 50s

I have been on over 10 cruises using 5 different cruise lines over the years. We were invited on this cruise with a group. I would not have chosen it but, then I thought, how bad could it be? Dining room food was terrible. Cold, fatty, soggy, runny, undercooked, overcooked, sparse, lack luster....you name it! I was shocked at how bad the food was. I even upcharged ($20) for a steak one evening and ...
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Sail Date: January 2020

Departure Port: Melbourne

Cabin Type: Ocean View

2 Helpful Votes


Worst cruise so far!

Review for Carnival Paradise to Caribbean - Western

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mickeychicky

6-10 Cruises

Age 40s

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. I read the reviews and was already aware of the dry dock this ship had gone thru recently so I figured it couldn't be so bad with all the renovations. I'm not even sure where to ...
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Sail Date: December 2018

Departure Port: Melbourne

29 Helpful Votes


Paradise in hell

Review for Carnival Paradise to Caribbean - Western

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Sweetkitty7272

6-10 Cruises

Age 40s

This ship is awful. Our 9th cruise, we know what to expect. Guest relations were terrible. The people on this ship just didn't want to help. From guest services, to house keeping (one day our room wasn't touched) to the cruise director (when is it funny to make fun of people who get hurt). The app we paid for didn't work on half my parties phones, so 4 of us could text each other, the ...
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Sail Date: June 2018

Departure Port: Melbourne

Cabin Type: Interior

Traveled with children

6 Helpful Votes


Bad, Bad, and more Bad

Review for Carnival Paradise to Caribbean - Western

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lavernegilmore

First Time Cruiser

Age 60s

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 cafeteria food, and poor service then this cruise is for you. First the over crowded, dipping your toes in the pool or even finding a lounge chair, unless it’s raining, was impossible. In ...
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Sail Date: May 2018

Departure Port: Melbourne

Cabin Type: Aft-View Extended Balcony

6 Helpful Votes


Disappointed in the Carnival Paradise

Review for Carnival Paradise to Caribbean - Western

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Arowell1952

2-5 Cruises

Age 60s

I have cruised 5 times with Carnival and this was the most disappointing experience I have had. The reason I chose this cruise is because I wanted to see the Cayman Islands and always had a good time on Carnival Cruse Lines, but this was a big disappointment this time. We only saw our Steward once at the beginning of the cruise and never saw him again. Although, the rooms were kept cleaned. ...
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Sail Date: April 2018

Departure Port: Melbourne

1 Helpful Vote


Mostly terrible from port to port

Review for Carnival Paradise to Caribbean - Western

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W2KYY

2-5 Cruises

Age 70s

Our group chose this cruise because our travel agent suggested it. From the Tampa port where there was mass confusion on the part of the attendants. Four of us with walkers had to wait 20 minutes while the elevator was being fixed. After 20 minutes, I flagged down an official looking person and told him of our plight. He looked over and said the elevator is working and asked who told us it ...
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Sail Date: January 2018

Departure Port: Melbourne

1 Helpful Vote


Service onboard was meh.

Review for Carnival Paradise to Caribbean - Western

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littlehelp

2-5 Cruises

Age 30s

The crew was fairly polite, but I got a huge bruise from from one of their doors closing on me and smashing into my back. I also had to walk past a wall with vomit on it everyday to get to my room. I only saw the cabin steward on the first day and never again. the staff at dinner were great but the food was terrible. I usually eat like it is my job on these things and the food on this trip was ...
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Sail Date: September 2017

Departure Port: Melbourne

Cabin Type: Interior

1 Helpful Vote


Warning Bait and switch do not cruise Carnival!

Review for Carnival Paradise to Caribbean - Western

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nomore nonsense

First Time Cruiser

Age 50s

We chose this cruise specifically for my husband's 50th birthday. He always wanted to go to the Cayman islands and wanted to go to Mexico as well. We researched for hours. This cruise went to the Cayman Islands and Cozumel Mexico so we booked it for that reason. Cayman Island being the main reason. We booked the most amazing excursions, we were so excited. We departed on Monday and then Tuesday ...
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Sail Date: July 2017

Departure Port: Melbourne

Traveled with children


SAVE YOURSELF!!

Review for Carnival Paradise to Caribbean - Western

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fadeawayy

2-5 Cruises

Age 20s

The food was horrible from the breakfast to dinner! Our waiters at dinner just couldn't seem to get it right we had to keep sending food back The buffet seem like they were just putting out food no seasoning or any effort put into it We were bored on the ship I have never been so ready to return home Sewer smell close to our Suite A light in our bathroom was broken for 6-8 ...
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Sail Date: July 2017

Departure Port: Melbourne

Cabin Type: Junior Suite

9 Helpful Votes


Will never travel with Carnival again.

Review for Carnival Paradise to Caribbean - Western

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bbowman011

2-5 Cruises

Age 30s

Upon choosing Carnival Paradise - 5 Night Western Caribbean Our cruise itinerary was almost immediately changed on the first day and our primary desired destination was removed from our trip which was the Cayman Islands. The problem was declared as "unexpected" mechanical problems, yet upon research this was an identical "unexpected" problem causing the same destination changes a few months ...
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Sail Date: July 2017

Departure Port: Melbourne

Cabin Type: Ocean View

2 Helpful Votes


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