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Price: $     Size: L     Refurbished: 3 yrs ago    

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Had a great time!

rmanchukonda reviewed 4 days ago

What people said about this ship:

"The food as very good, we ate in the dining room every night and had lots of fun with our dining..." in 119 reviews.

"Our first Carnival cruise." in 56 reviews.

"the ports were so stupid( cozumel and grand cayman -- gc especially), the activities on board were so..." in 38 reviews.



Carnival Paradise departs from:

Tampa, Florida

Carnival Paradise sails to:

Caribbean - Western

1470 reviews from our community




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Had a great time!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Paradise | Sail Date: Apr 04, 2015

Our cruise experience was amazing. This is our first trip on Carnival cruise. The room was big enough and had bunk beds that can accommodate 4 people comfortably. my older kid loved the carnival camp. my only complaint is that they had repetitive food.

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Not bad, not amazing

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Paradise | Sail Date: Mar 30, 2015

This was my first cruise so I didn't know what to expect, but I guess I expected more. We had 2 full days at sea, and the boat had very limited activities so we did them all on the first day and had nothing left to do. The deck was overcrowded and the pool was full of kids and out of the question so we spent more time in our room then anything. Staff was really nice, except for Emmanual the shore excursion guy, he kept giving off attitude, but restaurant staff and room stewards were great. Food was ok, it seemed pretty hit and miss each night, but lines for pizza and sandwiches were way too long. Shore time in Cozumel was great because we had 8 hours and could walk off the boat, we booked non-carnival activities and had a blast. Shore time in Grand Cayman was terrible; we only had a few hours, and the tendering process takes FOREVER. Luckily we had a carnival activity, so they let us get an earlier tender then our ticket, if not we would have probably not gotten off the boat at all. Our snorkelling trip ran out of time before we got to snorkel, the staff there didn't seem to know what they were doing, so we just had a bad experience there and didn't see a thing. I would only recommend doing a carnival excursion in order to get a tender off the boat! 

Overall, not a bad week, but not an amazing one I was hoping for. Next time I will try for a bigger ship with more activities and space.

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Loved it!!!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Paradise | Sail Date: Mar 30, 2015

This was my very first cruise and I absolutely loved it!! I loved every minute of it, the places we stopped (Grand Cayman, and Cozumel). I was ready to book another cruise before we even got off this one.

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carp service

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Paradise | Sail Date: Mar 26, 2015

One of the worst experience starting with your company who used  deceptive business practices. I tried to cancel and kept getting put into limbo hold for hours so that the 3 days would pass and then you all said non-refundable.  Your company might have screwed me, but I AM involved in the travel industry and have contacted EVERYONE I know to let them know.  Since you book with Carnival I have also notified them as well and my Bank.  

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Carnival Paradise Cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Paradise | Sail Date: Mar 21, 2015

Literally one of the best experiences of my life. The cruise staff were some of the friendliest and most considerate people I have ever met. The stateroom met expectations, and the dining experiences were delicious. The food served at dinner was always served well and I actually ordered something that I ended up not liking (not because of quality but just the honey glaze that my chicken was cooked in was to sweet for my tooth) and they kindly changed my dish at no charge. Of course, you shouldn't take advantage of that for your own benefit but the fact that they are willing to help in any way they can makes being on this cruise so much more than just how much money it costed. There is after hours food buffet as well to satisfy the late night eaters which I frequently partook in. There are so many activities throughout the day that you do not want to miss out on and everything is organized so neatly in the daily FunTimes brochure delivered daily to your room or available at guest services. The comedy shows were hilarious and the Rex nightclub had excellent music selections and themes. The piano bar was delightful to listen to and sing along with the songs. All of the employees, whether it was a bartender, cook, performer, or stateroom attendant were always happy to help any way they could and kept comforting smiles on their faces while they did their work. The value of this trip surpasses the price hands down. The quality of the cruise line is not in question, on this trip, the experience is what you make it. I definitely plan on cruising again with Carnival in the future.

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couples getaway

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Paradise | Sail Date: Mar 16, 2015

We enjoyed this cruise. Food was very, very bland & the only good coffee cost extra. Our cabin steward, Martin, was fantastic. I felt like the debarkation process was chaotic and unorganized ( both in the Grand Cayman & back at port. I feel like the boat tender tickets could have been delivered to each stateroom and that would have been less chaos. After arriving back in Tampa, people had sent their luggage for zone debarkation and then got off with self assist and allowed to go pick up their luggage. Those several hundred people should have had to wait for the zone debarkation to start.

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It was Spring Break

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Paradise | Sail Date: Mar 16, 2015

I should have realized that every single college student would be on Spring Break.  But didnt know they would be all on our ship.  Lots of loud drunken college student.  Would have preferred a bit more quiet.  I am all about partying but when they are passed out in the hallway by the elevators to drunk to find their rooms.  Or we are woken up at 5:00 am because someone never came back to their room and passed out in some guys room instead its a bit much.  

I was also disappointed with the buffet at lunch and just the food in general.  The boat is pretty outdated the rooms were ok could be updated as well.  Don't buy the cheers beverage package unless you are a heavy drinker.  I thought it would be a good bargain but i had trouble keeping up and by the time the cruise ended i felt so sick from all the citrus and booze it made it not worth it.  

I don't think I would do another carnival cruise, I would spend the money and do a Disney or Celebrity.  

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Fun, but the boat seemed old

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Paradise | Sail Date: Mar 12, 2015

We enjoyed our cruise. It did seem that the boat was old. The lido buffet area had a flood once near the ice cream area. The boat made a lot of noise when we were sleeping. The pool area didn't have enough chairs for everyone. 

The spa was lovely, but the sauna and steam didn't work all the time. We enjoyed the shows but they didn't have a show each night with the dancers and singers.

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worst cruise ever

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Paradise | Sail Date: Mar 12, 2015

This cruise was so disappointing. I will Never again sail with carnival.  The food was almost uneatable  and usually cold as well. We had a casserole in the buffet that tasted just like dog food. There was nothing fun to do unless you wanted to drink or gamble in some way. 

The one good thing about it was the comedy acts.   This ship also needs work  done on it. It looks so old.

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Good food

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Paradise | Sail Date: Mar 12, 2015

The food was very good but since it was an older ship, we had a difficult time with the elevators.  My wife has a very tough time with stairs and the elevators were not available most of the time! 

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