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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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

Almost Excellent

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We enjoyed the food, shows, the ports and onboard service. What stops us from giving you a 5 star rating is the lack of dancing opportunities. The only venue that seemed appropriate was the room with Karioke while the entertainment playing dance music was out along a passage from one venue to another or in the lobby which has no dance floor.. Additionally, the choice of types of music was  mostly weighted to folk rock.

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4 out of 5

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We had a really nice time on he Paradise last week. The ship was much cleaner than the last trip and the food was much much better. The food at Elation was excellent. Our head waiter Lino was excellent as well. 

 

The shows were also very good. Very impressed w the range the singers displayed. 

 

The comedians were hilarious. I'll be singing nipple songs for weeks. 

 

The kids were disappointed w the kids camps. We ended up not using them at all. 

 

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

Caribbean fun

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Had a great time on the cruise. The wait staff at the Elations dinning room was great our waiters Samuel, Fritz, Noel, and Zoltan, whom also had the best name, made us feel feel at home and made sure our dinners were unforgettable, and the host Dai was always there with a smile. Our room steward Athikom always greeted us by name. Making us feel welcome.

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Contributor Level: Second Mate
2 out of 5

Where to start.

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

The good, food and service staff.  The worse, the room was smaller than expected, carpet worn and tv in protruding cabinet from ceiling.  I went around TV extention to look out our window and though I ducked, bumped the corner which bent my glasses.  We requested a room change offering to pay for it, but none available so they made the bed into twins, moving one against the window wall, which meant we should have paid for an inside since we could only look out if we kneelt on the bed.  Worse of all was my husband had 5 trips to the infirmary due to a trip over one of the bands that play in the walk area leaving their black amps on black tile extending out into the walk area.  Unless you walk with your head down all the time you would never expect to see them.  Personnel who helped us commented that they should be on the stage or marked with tape.  They did erase our ship bill $214.00 but seeing how we paid over $1200 and ended up with a bad room and were told by the Doctor that we could not go out at Cozumel because of the sun and heat so we had to stay on the ship all day with everything closed and my husband's fall that seems  paltry to me.  Worse cruise ever!

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

Awesome time

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Our favorite part of the cruise was leaving the daily grind behind us. No pressure to do anything but enjoy ourselves. The performs were excellent, the comics kept us laughing. The ports of call were pleasant, and the days at seas were grand.

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Contributor Level: Purser
1 out of 5

not happy

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

Read other comments below in cabin review would an will never use this boat again no air  conditioning  controls in room ,was warm put in room for 3 people there was 4 of us cramped ,uncomfortable staff member Maggie was rude 

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

little get away

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Sail Date: / Traveled As: Singles/Friends

although the ship was smaller then many other and older it was a fun cruise.

the ports are great for this little get away.

the down sides to this ship is the lack of outlets.  there is only half a std outlet so bring a power strip and the food was below par of other cruise lines. 

there is only the 3 dinning options and they all served the same menu.

the staff and crew as always was great.

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

Great cruise for Groups

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We had a lovely time on this cruise. Everything was super easy through . Stayed in the ocean view room, great closet space, clean, and spacious enough for 2 moms. Bathroom needs a little update but we weren't in the room much so it was fine. Shower head had AWESOME pressure and hot water all the time. Ship overall was great. Maggie over the karoke was spectacular and so was Martin at the piano bar. Ask for Olga and Jose if you are dining in Elation if you can...they will never steer you wrong. We asked for their table every night after the 1st night. Only giving 4 stars because in order to have a balcony you had to get a suite which is out of our price range. No adjoining rooms either. Wait staff EVERYWHERE was very courteous and made sure our party of 7 moms were doing ok. Will be booking this cruise again next year!

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Contributor Level: Purser
3 out of 5

A good value

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Loved the trip to Passion Island.  Best day ever at the beach. Great customer service, plentiful food and drink.  The ship was older but well maintained.  It never felt crowded.  Friendly and competent staff all around. 

The entertainment portion was a disappointment.  The shows were good and the older comedian was funny.  The pool area music and entertainment was practically non existent.  Recorded music with a steel drum accompaniment was tedious. The sound system in general needs improvement. The girls on the mike were usually screaming and it made it difficult to listen.  They lacked preparation and a solid program. 

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4 out of 5

nice time

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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

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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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