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Carnival Paradise

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Carnival Paradise cruise

rking003 reviewed 7 days ago

What people said about this ship:

"...children 's area, running track and mini-golf to the dining room s, shops and 24 hour pizza - my entire family found for..." in 86 reviews.

"I would consider another Carnival cruise." in 40 reviews.

"Room service was over an hour wait." 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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ctavel
Purser

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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sjbrawer
Purser

Traveled As:
Family w/older children

Room Type:
Oceanview

Experience:
4-6 cruises

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My 4th cruise..my honeys first.

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Paradise | Sail Date: Aug 14, 2014

Service was excellent...room steward...bar staff...dining room staff all very accommodating. Comedy shows and the dance show were very entertaining. The weather was perfect. We had a great time in Cozumel.

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Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Oceanview

Experience:
2-3 cruises

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Overall: 6 out 10

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

I have been to a total of three cruises with this cruise line however, this past cruise the food did not have any taste and was blend. All we eat was turkey sandwiches bc the food was so bad. However, I did enjoy the entertainment was awesome and the room was always clean.

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Popular Tips for Carnival Paradise


eat all you see try new things

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

DawgsCruiser
Third Mate

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.

Roll Calls


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
22
Members on Cruise

5 Night Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip)

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

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18
Members on Cruise

5 Night Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip)

Sail Date: Nov 01, 2014
Ship Name: Carnival Paradise
18 Ship Mate app members

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