Carnival Paradise

3.6 out of 5

Overview

Carnival Paradise is a Fantasy-class ship with Carnival Cruise Line.The 2,052-guest vessel debuted in 1998, and currently sails from Tampa, Florida to Cuba, the Caribbean, and the Panama Canal. This large ship offers many activities to choose from, like the Twister waterslide, mini golf, Hasbro, The Game Show, and Playlist Production theater shows. Kids onboard have their own Camp Carnival youth clubs - which are divided up by age - and the Seuss at Sea programming, which includes Cat in the Hat meet and greets, parades, themed crafts, and a Green Eggs & Ham breakfast. Adults onboard can unwind in a space just for them, called Serenity Retreat. This open-air deck space includes lots of loungers, hammocks, and a full bar. For mealtime, head to Carnival Paradise's main dining room for the classic cruise dining experience, or the lido buffet if you want to go 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 heightened evening meal or are celebrating a special occasion, consider booking the Chef’s Table, where a small number of guests are served an elegant multi-course meal that is explained and presented by one of the ship’s head chefs.

Sails from: Tampa, Florida

Cruises to: Caribbean - Western, Cuba, Caribbean

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3 out of 5

Disappointed ☹️ by legs4868

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Although we had a few good times during the cruise especially with the people we sailed with however we will never cruise on this particular ship again. Very disappointed since this was my daughters boyfriend’s first cruise. I also thought the food was not up to standards. Except for the breakfast food and some desserts were good

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5 out of 5

Exceptional customer service - awesome cruise by qwhitehead

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Second cruise but first time in Carnival...enjoyed it better than I thought I would. Enjoyed the different activities, i.e. bingo, comedy, live bands, shops, spa, etc. Especially enjoyed meeting new people. The crew was awesome, everyone was extremely helpful and nice.

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5 out of 5

It was an awesome trip. by Cruiser83996385

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Dream vacations did a great job in finding our trip. The carnival paradise had five days of fun, good food and relaxtion. It was awesome!!! Can't wait for the next one!!

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5 out of 5

It was an awesome trip. by Cruiser83996385

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Dream vacations did a great job in finding our trip. The carnival paradise had five days of fun, good food and relaxtion. It was awesome!!! Can't wait for the next one!!

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4 out of 5

Relaxing time aboard Carnival Paradise by Cabin66Fever

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I enjoyed the Carnival Paradise, but am not a shopper or a gambler. The food was excellent and in great abundance. Our servers were excellent. All of the staff was super friendly. I would have preferred other choices of entertainment, but after all, there's a reason the ship is named "Carnival."

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  • Price: $

  • Size: L

  • Total Passengers: 2697

  • Total Crew: 926

  • Crew to Passenger Ratio: 2.91

  • Built: Nov 1998

  • Refurbished: 6 yrs ago

  • Number of Decks: 10

  • Total Cabins: 1026

  • Cabin Categories: 19

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karymary says ...
Aug 01, 2014

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

vpnjoneill says ...
Apr 26, 2015

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 says ...
Apr 26, 2015

Pizza and ice cream is great at midnight.

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