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Carnival Paradise

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Price: $     Size: L     Refurbished: 3 yrs ago    


What people said about this ship:

"The food in the dining room was a great disappointment and there was no fancy..." in 94 reviews.

"...to the worst of my three cruises including another carnival cruise ." in 45 reviews.

"...the on and the way it is set up at the ports we visited( grand cayman and cozumel) where the only thing to do is visit..." in 31 reviews.



1065 reviews from our community


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Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Oceanview

Experience:
2-3 cruises

3 out of 5
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Good cruise for the price

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Paradise | Sail Date: Dec 13, 2014

Our first Carnival cruise.  The boat is dated…but there is nothing wrong with it.  It's a smaller ship and our cabin was small but comfy.  Food was ok…a bit disappointing….same stuff on the buffet all week long for breakfast and lunch.  Dinner most nights was good.  Did NOT care for the folks coming through the dining room every night PUSHING the shots at each table - kind of "low buck" .  Did the "at sea breakfast" in the dining room and it was good!!!  Had fun and loved Cozumel and Grand Cayman - though we just did the private beach at both (Paradise Beach and Tiki Beach). Our cabin guy "william" and our dining room waiter "Marco" were wonderful…as was most of the staff.  

Had fun but probably wouldn't do this one again.  We prefer Royal Caribbean over Carnival.  

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osmare
Purser

Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Inside

Experience:
4-6 cruises

3 out of 5
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Good BUT

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Paradise | Sail Date: Dec 13, 2014

If you want your photo taken all the time and want to drink high priced drinks this would be rated even better. Crew members did good job of trying to be helpful, food was fine. music in halls and around pool was too loud, and intercom was hard to understand when needed but overall it was a nice getaway.

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rbtrip81
Third Mate

Traveled As:
Family w/older children

Room Type:
Oceanview

Experience:
2-3 cruises

4 out of 5
4 star
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Review for Carnival Paradise from Tampa to Cozumel and Grand Cayman

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Paradise | Sail Date: Dec 13, 2014

Overall, the cruise was great.  Stewarts (Felix) and Servers (Rafael, Murat, and Tobing) were EXCELLENT!!!!!  Food was also GREAT!!!!  The cleanliness of the ship was also EXCELLENT.  Two things kept me from giving it 5 Stars.  First, the ship is older and does not have some of the amenities of newer ships.  Second, the entertainment was not as good as it was on the last cruise I went on.  The were no shows that were geared towards my genre (Rhythm & Blues/Motown), there weren't enough game shows that I wanted to see, and the two bingo games that I participated in only had one game of bingo.  

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Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Inside

Experience:
2-3 cruises

5 out of 5
5 star
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5 star
5 star
5 star

very satisfying getaway

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Paradise | Sail Date: Dec 13, 2014

we were very satisfied with this cruise. We wanted relaxation, excitement and fun, and got all of that and more, a great value.would definately do it again!! The food and entertainment was more than we could ask for. The dinner staff was very professional and always entertaining.

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goughs
Purser

Traveled As:
Family w/young children

Room Type:
Oceanview

Experience:
7+ cruises

2 out of 5
2 star
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don t eat the food

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Paradise | Sail Date: Dec 08, 2014

I have taken several cruises but this is my 1st carnival cruise. I have to say this was the worse food ever. The staff were very nice. Not their fault but really was unhappy regardless of the wonderful staff. Cost alot everything was extra etc.

Have to say we will sail with another cruiseline next time 

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Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Oceanview

Experience:
7+ cruises

3 out of 5
3 star
3 star
3 star
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nice last-minute cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Paradise | Sail Date: Dec 08, 2014

After a fall semester filled with challenges, my husband and I saw the low price for this cruise and decided to go, even though we have been trying to catch up on expenses after living in New Zealand for 8 months.

The boat is an older one (the new ones can't fit under the bridge in St. Pete), but it was fine for a quick getaway. We were bothered by the smoke in places that were hard to avoid. The pool was chilly and the hot tub was not hot, so we could not enjoy them. Meals were ok - nothing to write home about.

Staff were helpful and friendly. I always love to dive in Grand Cayman, so that did not disappoint. 

We took this cruise a year ago the week of Halloween and had a better time. This group of people didn't seem very engaged. Overall, the experience was ok. Fine for the low price, but we have definitely had better cruises.

 

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ariannac
Purser

Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Inside

Experience:
7+ cruises

5 out of 5
5 star
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Great crew!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Paradise | Sail Date: Dec 08, 2014

Wonderful time, wonderful crew, very relaxing.  The dining room staff was amazing.  Great cruise director that kept everyone happy.  The Cowboy Comedian was the best!!

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Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Oceanview

Experience:
4-6 cruises

3 out of 5
3 star
3 star
3 star
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NOT RELAXING

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Paradise | Sail Date: Dec 04, 2014

 FAIRLY YOUNG AND BOISTEROUS CRUISE PASSENGERS.  NOT SUITABLE FOR THE ELDERLY.  THE FOOD AND ACCOMODATION WAS ADEQUATE.  IT WAS VERY  SMOOTH AND THE CREW WERE VERY GOOD AND ATTENTIVE AND HELPFUL.

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Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Oceanview

Experience:
7+ cruises

5 out of 5
5 star
5 star
5 star
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5 star

loves our cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Paradise | Sail Date: Dec 04, 2014

As usual.   Carnival staff and accommodations were tops...food was tasty.....we received assistance without asking...Sending our thanks to all...the other guests were friendly....our table partners were very pleasant... We felt relaxed and safe.    

 

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usb8008
Purser

Traveled As:
Large Group

Room Type:
Oceanview

Experience:
1 cruise (first)

4 out of 5
4 star
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Had a great time

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Paradise | Sail Date: Dec 04, 2014

It was a great experience.. Special thanks to the main chief of Carnival cruise. Mr. Murugan. the weather was great, ship was very clean, and food was great.

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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.

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