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Price: $     Size: L     Refurbished: 3 yrs ago    

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it's just ok

jimpalis reviewed 5 days ago

What people said about this ship:

"Our dining room servers Dennis and Lala were excetional." in 120 reviews.

"...do ship, great staff it was my first time and i think carnival cruise was a lot of fun." in 58 reviews.

"Grand Cayman was much better." in 38 reviews.



Carnival Paradise departs from:

Tampa, Florida

Carnival Paradise sails to:

Caribbean - Western

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My Cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Paradise | Sail Date: May 15, 2015

While I my wife and I have only been on one other cruise this by far was the the better of the two.  The room was larger with lots of room.  Although this was an older ship it was very well kept, and the crew could not have been better.  Entertainment was top notch along with the food.  For our next cruise we will be looking for this same boat it wasn't the biggest but when we are happy with our experience why change/  

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5 night Carnival Paradise cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Paradise | Sail Date: May 11, 2015

Overall the cruise was good. The ship was old and did not have the amenities of newer ships, ie. larger balconies, interactive TV, speciality restaurants, larger pools. The staff was very friendly and helpful and the excursion we booked with Carnival was great. 

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90th birthday cruise!

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it's just ok

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Paradise | Sail Date: May 11, 2015

I took my wife on this cruse for her 50th b day, this is our 6th one.  It was ok nothing special.  Food was ok, entertainment was ok, boat was out of date. Like I said nothing special just ok

 

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FUN FUN FUN in the SUN

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Paradise | Sail Date: May 02, 2015

Everything worked out great. No hitches or annoyances. The shows were great and the performance by the RaptorPak brought back a lot of memories. The only thing I and my wife were disappointed with were the main entree on 4 of the 5 nights. Good thing the appetizers/desserts were good as well as the great service by our Filipino dining crew. They were eager and enthusiastic to please us in every way. Oh, the other reason why I did not give it a 4 star is because we got sick the last day which took 2 days for us to recover from. We still will be cruising with Carnival as long as the service and the entertainment is great.

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The Carnival Paradise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Paradise | Sail Date: May 02, 2015

The Carnival Paradise has a great staff that takes pride in what they do and works hard to make sure each guest feels special and has a good time.  The food is always good and we find the value of a Carnival cruise outstanding.

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First cruse with Carnival!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Paradise | Sail Date: Apr 27, 2015

This was my first Carnival cruise and it was overall a pleasure.  In my opinion the food was great. A few dishes were just O.K.. The warm chocolate melting cake in the dining room was exceptional.  Our first bar encounter was a bartender named Elidar. She remembered our names for the entirety of the cruise and was extremely friendly.  The comedy shows were top notch and we went every night. Beds were extremely comfortable.   

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My Carnival Paradise Cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Paradise | Sail Date: Apr 27, 2015

My wife and I were very pleased with the service of the Carnival staff. Everybody was courteous and easy to deal with. The food was great. Entertainment was very good. We were waitlisted for anytime dining, but had to settle for the late dining time. We would have preferred the earlier time, because the more family oriented entertainment (particularly the comedy acts), is only available in the earlier evening. We don't care for the vulgarity used in the late comedy acts. We do enjoy shopping in the gift stores, and particularly enjoyed the different sales that went on.  Our stateroom was clean and pleasant, and the bed was very comfortable. Disembarkation was handled really well. We carried our luggage on, and found this to be the quickest we ever got off a ship.  Overall we had a great time and would certainly consider Carnival again.

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Good time

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Paradise | Sail Date: Apr 27, 2015

Everything went smooth and kids enjoyed it. We would have liked a few more family events like a movie theater, show in the evening but overall good time. Staff is very nice and ship was clean at all times.

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Lots of negatives

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Paradise | Sail Date: Apr 27, 2015

The ship itself is uninviting and less than grand. The Carnival Paradise lacked in on board entertainment, food quality and cleanliness.  There was little entertainment unless you wanted to see the cruise director juggle. The food was repetitive and bland but there were many choices from different venues. The public bathrooms were unkempt and the unisex restroom outside the buffet was filthy at all times. This was my 4th cruise, 3 Carnival and one Royal Caribbean. I debated whether to try Carnival again because I wasn't  overly impressed with the other 2 but decided to give it one more shot because the price was right. It's  true what they say, you get what you pay for. Don't  waste  your money. 

 

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Carnival Paradise cruise was great

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Paradise | Sail Date: Apr 23, 2015

we loved the cruise but thought the music and DJ were very loud on the upper deck pool area. The food was great at dinner.  The staff was exceptional and very impressive. we will most likely book another cruise in the future.

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

do early evening diner, so you can see evening shows. Pool was small, but enjoyed the hot tub. Take time to get to know the ship when you first get on board. For the first time, it was nice and would go again.

Pizza and ice cream is great at midnight.

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