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Carnival Paradise is a large ship, carrying 2697 passengers and 926 crew, and sails from Tampa, Florida.

Price: $     Size: L     Refurbished: 4 yrs ago    


What people said about this ship:

"The captain gave an announcement apoligizing for the inconvienence in the dining room." in 126 reviews.

"...$ they ca n't afford their OWN $ $, I will never take a carnival cruise again..., unless paid!" in 60 reviews.

"I loved every minute of it, the places we stopped( Grand Cayman, and Cozumel)." in 41 reviews.



Carnival Paradise departs from:

Tampa, Florida

Carnival Paradise sails to:

Caribbean - Western

1538 reviews from our community




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Everything was beautiful until someone got sick which cause the ship to cancel our Cozumel  island and just return to Tampa.  The Paradise ship meets its name as Paradise.  The food was very good and the staff was friendly.   Our room was an  Oceanview at the back of the ship but close to elevates, dinning room and the Lido desk.

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Disppointment - Didn't Get What We Paid Fo

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We never got to Cozumel because of a medical emergency and we received no credit!  We were very disappointed to not go to Cozumel.  We were upset that we didn't not get any kind of refund.  Grand Cayman was nice, but two days there was not what we paid for.  The staff, food and entertainment was good, but the trip was a disappointment.  There were so many kids that the pool was not really enjoyable.  We will probably never use Carnival again.  We will not recommend Carnival to our friends.

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Did not make Port

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The ship did not make port, because someone got sick. Instead of taken 1 passenger off & giving him medical attention, they made everyone suffer. So we went back to a boring island with nothing to do. They didn't offer comp, besides $10.04 for tax. I believe they made a terrible decision, we was already 7 hours away from the port

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Loved It !

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First time cruising with the family.

Very impressed with all aspects of the trip, my only criticism is that the website did not make it clear that there was a formal dinner. I didn't pack accordingly and hence missed out on the best meal of the trip !

 

Other than that, no complaints.

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5 day cruise

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We had an awesome time, great staff, great ship and beautiful ports! The staff was very attentive and they made my honeymoon wonderful. I would advise to set a curfew for kids under 18 though, they were out all night all over the place!

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Good times onboard

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Good food! Clean rooms! Boat could use a little updating and needed a few things repaired but over all a fun time! Comedians were very funny,they only had 2 dance shows for a 5 day cruise. Brunch in the dining room was delicious. Drink card for the kids was worth it. We also had a case of water waiting in our room for excursions.

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Secnd time on this boat (Paradise)

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Overall the cruise was good, the beds were not comfortable at all. The food was just ok. The boat needs a good cleaning in some areas of the boat (behind the bars in the casino) was pretty bad. But good overall.

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Dining Room Food Needs Vast Improvement

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The ship is rather old and dated, 80s disco decorating throughout! Awesome staff! The cruise director is extremely gifted on the violin, don't miss his show! The musicals are very entertaining! Eat at the Asian Grill, not the main dining room. The food there is of very poor quality! The pools are very small! Avoid booking excursions through the ship, save 60% or more and book yourself at the port!

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Old Boat

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The boat was an old boat. The food was only fair at best. Not sure if I will ever take a cruise on Carnival again. Because I booked the cruise with your company. On more than one occasion I heard. "Because you used a Third Party to book the cruise you need to talk with them not us." Not A Happy Person. I was also told when booking the cruise that they was clubs for young children. from the age of 12 moths to 2 years old. Maybe an hour a day. It might as well not had children care on the boat. Because what can you do with a hour a day?

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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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Sail Date: Sep 14, 2015

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5 Night Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip)

Sail Date: Sep 28, 2015

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Sail Date: Oct 12, 2015

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