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    Jan 1998
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    Mar 2018
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Carnival Paradise overview

By - Updated Aug. 27, 2019

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.

Carnival Paradise ratings:

  • Cabin / Stateroom 4.1
  • Children's Programs 3.9
  • Destinations and Excursions 4.1
  • Embarkation and Disembarkation 4.1
  • Entertainment 3.9
  • Food and Dining 3.9
  • Onboard Activities 3.8
  • Service and Staff 4.4
  • Ship Quality 4.0

Carnival Paradise cabins

1064 cabins and 10 cabin categories.

Oceanview Cabin


(2 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 230 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $103/night
Balcony Cabin


(27 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 185 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $158/night
Suite Cabin


(8 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 293 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $184/night

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Carnival Paradise dining

Mongolian Wok

Mongolian Wok

(2 Reviews)
Taste Bar

Taste Bar

(2 Reviews)
Cafe Ile De France

Cafe Ile De France

(4 Reviews)
Destiny Dining Room

Destiny Dining Room

(21 Reviews)

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Carnival Paradise onboard activities

Blue Riband Library

Blue Riband Library

(3 Reviews)
Special Occasions

Special Occasions

(2 Reviews)

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Fun family time on carnival! by cdavis16

Sail date: / Traveled as: Singles/Friends
Ship: Carnival Paradise / Destination: Caribbean - Western

Overall had a wonderful time with friends and family ... food was excellent , staff was very nice and accommodating I would certainly cruise the Paradise again!

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Had a Great Time on Our Cruise by IrishVeteran

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Carnival Paradise / Destination: Caribbean - Western

We really enjoyed our cruise. The staff took extra precautions due to the Corona Virus scare. Entertainment was very enjoyable and all the food was great. Highly recommend this cruise for a short getaway.

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Wonderful Cruise by rarowe01

Sail date: / Traveled as: Large Group
Ship: Carnival Paradise / Destination: Caribbean - Western

Loved the cruise. The crew and ship were all nice and pleasant. Crew cleaned constantly. With the possibility of coronavirus they had hand sanitizer stations located everywhere and the crew would remind passengers to use it.

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902 Carnival Paradise tips


Aug 01, 2014

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


Sep 08, 2014

eat all you see try new things


Jan 08, 2015

It is very casual. Do not feel that you need to dress up. Blue jeans are allowed everywhere.

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