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.

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Tampa, Florida

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Caribbean - Western , Cuba , Caribbean - Western , Cuba , Caribbean

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4.7 out of 5

Western Caribbean Cruise by arup

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Very happy with the quality and service of this vacation.

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2.4 out of 5

Carnival Paradise - Key West and Havana by catherineprince

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Not a good cruise and not a good value for the money. Try another line - Celebrity, Princess, or Royal Carribbean are much better.

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3.7 out of 5

First cruise ever! by barbiesimonson

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Really enjoyed the staff, the experience and the chance to get away and relax. We would select a newer ship next time.

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Loved it from start to finish! by mbender4

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Loved it. Will definitely do another cruise. The staff always said hello or how is your stay.

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Great for the kids by heloktysmc

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Really enjoyed the overall experience and ports of call. The kids club is amazing. The ship could definitely use updating throughout.

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Aug 01, 2014

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

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.

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