Carnival Cruise Lines Paradise 90s Promo Video

Fun old video for the first non-smoking ship.

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I thought this may be fun to watch as we are all missing cruising.

Very cool, thanks for posting! Old videos like this make me wish I had started cruising much earlier in life. Since she can’t be around smoke, my wife would have loved the idea of a smoke free ship and has wished there was one ever since we began cruising. Too bad it didn’t work out, but I’ve heard that Carnival decided that it wasn't popular enough or the best idea financially.

The YouTube channel that posted this has other old promotional video's that are fun to watch.

Still nice to watch. thanks for sharing

We sailed on the Paradise 3 times while it was non-smoking! It was fantastic! The problem at the time was that it was bringing in one third less profit than sister ships on the same itinerary. The reason being that smokers tend to drink and gamble more than non-smokers and that is where the cruise lines tend to make the most income. Yes, I put in all those qualifying words because there always are exceptions. We talked with the crew a lot on those sailings, they were happy to have the option to work on a non-smoking ship. We did see a family put ashore after the teenage son got caught smoking after our stop in Jamaica (probably not regular cigarettes). They would give smokers their bag of smoking paraphernalia as they left the ship at each port. We also met several people that were using the cruise as a way to stop smoking.

Thanks for the memory, JusMe!Love

She was one of the 3 Fantasy Class ships I was on. I was on her when she went back to Smoking. It was the 4 night Baja cruise out of Long Beach CA during the Swine Flu epidemic, we only did one stop at Catalina Island and had two sea days. Because of the no stop in Mexico they slashed the price. I was surprised that the food and service were good on Carnival, before that I had just done RCI, NCL and Princess.

I find it funny to look back at these videos and see how much cruising has changed over the years!

Do you mean the 2 full out formal nights and 2 semi formal nights on a 7 day cruise ? I remember when RCI was that formal. I can remember dad in the 70's complaining about having to pack formal for a vacation. I also recall Lobster was served even on a 3 day party cruise....... and the Midnight Buffets (with caviar) that people lined up just to take photo's of it before anyone could eat it. I started cruising in the 90's. My parents started cruising in the 70's on the original Pacific Princess, the Love Boat.

After a year at home during Covid, I'll have to try my Tux on before going on a cruise.


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