Carnival Paradise

3.5 out of 5
Price: $ $ $ $     Size: L     Refurbished: 5 yrs ago    
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Carnival Paradise is a large ship, carrying 2697 passengers and 926 crew, and sails from Tampa, Florida.

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Paradise is Amazing

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Contributor Level: Third Mate
5 out of 5

Paradise is Amazing

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The cruise was excellent!  It's hard to believe that the ship is almost 20 years old, but then again, Carnival takes excellent care of their vessels.  The food & service were great.  The only thing I would change is the call on Costa Maya.  There isn't a lot there.  I would have much rather gone to Mahogany Bay, as originally scheduled & booked.  Of course I did get plenty of hot tub/water slide time whilst in port.

 

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
1 out of 5

Worst Carnival trip ever

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Favorite part of the cruise was relaxing at the pool. Some food was terrible, rooms were out dated, entertainment  was just ok. Next time I cruise will make sure it's a newer ship, and get as much information and details as possible

 

 

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Contributor Level: Purser
3 out of 5

Ship needs updates and repairs

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (older children)

I really enjoyed the wonderful staff and the islands but our cabin was terrible. The cabin toilet completely cracked causing a flood in our room. The sink kept stopping up and we had running water issued sometimes. Limited activities on the boat and the boat ride was not the best. Our original destination to Honduras and belize was changed due to ship speed engine.  However the staff was wonderful and the food was amazing. I would go again but on a newer bigger ship. 

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
3 out of 5

Carnival Paradise

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Mexico was great. I loved it had a blast for my anniversary. The ship however was one of carnivals older smaller ships. Our stateroom had a minor odor due to the hallway floor being wet. There were several blowers to dry it right by our door. I eould say the ship definately needs to be refurbished and maintanenced quite a bit. The food selection on the vruise was limited and on captains night they didnt go above amd beyond like they use too. Our host for the cruise was awesome. His name was Brandon he did a great job keeping the audience intrigued through out the cruise. On this particular cruise there wasnt many show on my cruise before this from miami to jamaica the had a whole broadway show not on this cruise. There was much do unless you were drinking or gambling would recommend more entertainment i paid quite a bit and this was by far the least entertaining.

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
4 out of 5

It was a great trip

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

The staff, food, and entertainment were fantastic.  We also did the Chef's Table dinner - THAT was amazing!  This was our first cruise, so we figured a few things out along the way, but we had a great time.

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Excellent Cruise

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Singles/Friends

We had a great time on our cruise to Cozumel and Costa Maya. The ship, our room, the staff, food, and service was fabulous! We'll definitely book again! Thanks!

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

We had an awesome time.

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

My favorite part was the opportunity to relax.  There were ample activities planned throughout the day.  The only complaint I might have was, activities that I wanted to participate in, we're scheduled at the same time.  However, I would definitely recommend to others.

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Service impeccable, food very good and activities offered good too.

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Being out on the beautiful sea was wonderful. Not that impressed with Cozumel but loved Costa Maya. I did enjoy the catamaran, snorkeling and beach excursion on Cozumel. Our housekeeping staff, Suhardi and Vincensus, were tremendous. Always happy, polite and friendly. Tv was not good. Our shower and sink gurgled water on several nights. Need to make sure bar staff knows the soda package. We were charged three times when we shouldn't go have been. We went to customer service and received credit, but suggest bar staff get it right the first time. Although in need of an updated interior design, the Paradise was clean and great to be on. 

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
2 out of 5

Coconut head madness!!!

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Family (young children)

Bar staff didn't not let us know when we bought a coconut head that we would have to throw it away at customs in Tampa .  12$ lost! I have horrible aniexty and this made me have a panic attack in the custom line and the label my paper in BRIGHT RED LETTERS !!!  NEVER AGAIN will I use the port of Tampa !

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Avg. Cost: $82 per night

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Promenade

Get your dancing shoes on and boogie on down to the Promenade Deck and the Rex Dance Club or, you can head over to the smoke-free Normandie Showroom or...

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Lido

On the Lido Deck you can take a dip in the pool and enjoy a delicious breakfast or lunch in the indoor/outdoor Paris Restaurant, a nice alternative to...

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Atlantic

While the kids are at play, check out the Galleria Shopping Mall where you're sure to find some great duty-free bargains. The Atlantic Deck is also home...

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Sports

Pamper yourself on the Sports Deck at the 12,000 square-foot, high-tech Spa Carnival, one of the largest health and fitness facilities at sea while the...

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karymary
Contributor Level: Third Mate

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

vpnjoneill
Contributor Level: Purser

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.

chuckbolick
Contributor Level: Purser

Pizza and ice cream is great at midnight.

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Price

L

Size

Nov 1998

Built

5 yrs ago

Refurbished

2697

Total Passengers

2.91

Crew to Passenger Ratio

10

Number of Decks

1026

Total Cabins

19

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