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Carnival Paradise

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NotTheBstCritic reviewed 5 days ago

What people said about this ship:

"The dining room people were super." in 85 reviews.

"My daughter and I have been on several Carnival cruises and look forward to the next one every time." in 40 reviews.

"The room service was good also." in 27 reviews.


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Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Oceanview

Experience:
1 cruise (first)

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Carnival Paradise???

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Paradise | Sail Date: Jun 05, 2014

This is a perfect cruise if all you want to do is get really drunk and gorge yourself on cafateria food. I was really dissapointed because I thought that there would be lots to do on the ship but that was not true, everything involved lots of drinking and gambleing. In your free time you could gamble, shop for things, or visit the bars. I would have loved a cooking class, a painting class or movie night but there was nothing like that. Everything on the ship was a very HARD sell and that was not relaxing to me at all. The pool on Paradise was super SMALL and constantally filled with drunks - I wasn't able to swim at all. The Serenty deck (no one under 21) was packed and with 2 littled hot tubs that were always full, it wasn't fun - I would have liked books on tape available.  The crew was very hard working and my room was clean and that was nice but the quality of the food was gross. The food tasted like it was micro waved, kinda tough. Mexico was scary, lots of shop owners trying to pull you in for a sale, now I know why they want to come to America.

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Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Inside

Experience:
7+ cruises

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Rewarding & Relaxing for Mom

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Paradise | Sail Date: May 12, 2014

This Cruise was one of the most relaxing trips we have ever experienced.  The entertainment staff were just as friendly as the food staff & servers--our room service, as always, was EXCELLENT.  It seemed that the workers on the ship enjoyed their jobs & it was reflected in their performance.  The incredible talent of the Cruise director was exceptional & he was so humble in sharing his talents with us.  We also liked the unusual dinner choices to experience--never had that before; for instance, the frog legs, gator tail, etc.  We also appreciated the history behind the Skyway Bridge from the Captain  as we approached & also the location of Cuba in our sight range--this made the trip more personal

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Traveled As:
Family w/older children

Room Type:
Oceanview

Experience:
2-3 cruises

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Dining

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Paradise | Sail Date: Jun 09, 2014

The food was wonderful but the only downside was the food contained way too much salt. Unfortuneatly my body did not respond well to all the salt. My entire body blew up like a baloon. My feet were so swollen that I could not wear any shoes by the end of the cruise.

I hope that the cruise line will take a closer look at this in the future. I am afraid to board Carnival due to this issue.

Other than this the staff was so kind, helpful and all around wonderful.

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Traveled As:
Family w/young children

Room Type:
Inside

Experience:
2-3 cruises

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Nice family vacation.

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Paradise | Sail Date: Jul 21, 2014

Enjoyed the cruise very much.  Something for everyone to keep the family happy.  The ship was clean and the service was wonderful.  Very nice dinners in the main dining room.  I mostly avoided the buffets.  A bit noisy around the pool area.  Son enjoyed the table tennis games (but not enough ping pong balls to go around).  Daughter enjoyed the activities for 12-14 year olds.  Adults enjoyed the spa.  

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Popular Tips for Carnival Paradise


Don't miss out on the brunches in the dining room; ask for a window seat.

Go early before everyone wakes up for breakfast and avoid the wait. Book the early dinner. The pizza was very good along with the omelets and sandwiches.

The Lido Deck had the shortest lines and most eating tables available.



Roll Calls


Carnival Paradise
26
Members on Cruise

5 Night Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip)

Sail Date: Sep 15, 2014
Ship Name: Carnival Paradise
26 Ship Mate app members

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Carnival Paradise
24
Members on Cruise

4 Night Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip)

Sail Date: Sep 25, 2014
Ship Name: Carnival Paradise
24 Ship Mate app members

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Carnival Paradise
23
Members on Cruise

5 Night Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip)

Sail Date: Sep 29, 2014
Ship Name: Carnival Paradise
23 Ship Mate app members

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