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Carnival Paradise Overview

Carnival Paradise might have debuted in 1998, but one of Carnival’s oldest ships has undergone some enhancements over the years with the latest being a month long dry dock in 2018. Carnival Paradise is now equipped with the latest Funship 2.0 enhancements, including new cabins and venue upgrades. This large ship now offers even more activities to choose from, like the Twister waterslide, mini golf, Hasbro: The Game Show, and Playlist Production theater shows.

Younger kids (ages 2-11) have their own space, Camp Ocean, where they’ll participate in organized activities from contests to arts-and-crafts. Thanks to Carnival’s partnership with Dr. Seuss, you’ll find Cat in the Hat meet and greets, parades, themed crafts, and even a Green Eggs & Ham breakfast. Adults can unwind in Serenity Retreat, a space just for grown-ups complete with loungers, hammocks, hot tubs, and a full bar. The Majestic Casino, Spa Carnival and Alchemy Bar are also worth a visit.

For mealtime, head to Carnival Paradise's main dining room for the classic cruise dining experience, or the lido buffet if you want something a bit more casual. On sea days, there’s a special sea day brunch where you can enjoy both breakfast and lunchtime favorites, including a few quirky and fun offerings. Other choices include the Pizza Pirate for a quick slice or the Mongolian Wok when you’re craving some stir fry. If you’re looking for a classy evening meal or want to celebrate a special occasion, consider booking the Chef’s Table, where a small number of guests are treated to an elegant multi-course meal presented by one of the ship’s head chefs.

Sailing year round from the Tampa, Florida cruise port, Carnival Paradise itineraries include short, 4-5 night Caribbean Cruises, along with special sailings to Havana, Cuba.

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Carnival Paradise Ship Stats

  • Price:
    $$$$
  • Size: L
  • Total Passengers: 2,697
  • Total Crew: 926
  • Crew to Passenger Ratio: 2.91
  • Refurbished: Jan 2012
  • Number of Decks: 10
  • Total Cabins: 1,064
  • Cabin Categories: 29
  • Gross Tonnage: 70,367
  • Length: 855
  • Beam: 103

Carnival Paradise Cabins

1064 cabins and 29 cabin categories.

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Inside Cabin Inside
4.0
(263 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 185 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $85 per night
Oceanview Cabin Oceanview
3.9
(370 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 185 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $97 per night
Balcony Balcony
(17 Reviews)
Avg. Cost: $158 per night
Suite Cabin Suite
2.7
(53 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 257 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $182 per night

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Carnival Paradise Dining

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Taste Bar Taste Bar
5.0
(2 Reviews)
Mongolian Wok Mongolian Wok
5.0
(1 Review)
Cafe Ile De France Cafe Ile De France
4.8
(4 Reviews)
Elation Dining Room Elation Dining Room
4.6
(18 Reviews)

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Carnival Paradise Onboard Activities

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Rex Dance Club Rex Dance Club
5.0
(3 Reviews)
Beauty Salon Beauty Salon
5.0
(2 Reviews)
Paradise Atrium and Bar Paradise Atrium and Bar
5.0
(3 Reviews)
Special Occasions Special Occasions
5.0
(1 Review)

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2740 Carnival Paradise Reviews

Fun times, wish we could do an 8 day! by varcuri

Sail Date: / Traveled As: Couple

Nice cruise overall and if you're open to having a good time you will!

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Excellent family getaway by AtlCruiserChic

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

This was a small family cruise and we all had a great time. We had dinner together most nights, went to various activities and shows together, and explored the islands together. The cruise allowed us to spend quality time together but also allowed time to spend independently to rest or watch movies. I would certainly do another family cruise.

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Nice relaxing Mexican Cruise by danaadams2684

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

This was my fifth cruise and probably my favorite from boarding with no lines our cabin was nice and roomy the port in cozumel was very pretty the excursion to the beach was worth the money and getting off the ship was the fastest I've experienced experienced

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736 Carnival Paradise Tips

karymary
Aug 01, 2014

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

DawgsCruiser
Sep 22, 2013

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.

PatrickAtkinson
Sep 08, 2014

eat all you see try new things

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