Carnival Paradise Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Contributor Level: Purser

2-3 cruises


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5 out of 5

Great cruise

Sail Date: December 12, 2015

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Family (young children)

Room Type: Oceanview

Over all had a great time, never a dull moment, so much to do so little time. Recommend early or flexible dining options as to be able to catch more shows, and activities.

Cabin / Stateroom
A bit small, but adequate since we only used state room for changing and sleeping.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Elaboration was good though rooms were not ready until 1:30pm, disinformation slow long wait. Had to vacate room by 8:30 but could not disembark until 11:00
Ship Quality
Paradise is an older ship but well kept, easy to get around, although elevators are slow. This ship is as big as you are going to get in Tampa Bay due to clearance of the Sunshine/Skyway bridge.
Destinations and Excursions
Plenty to do for all tastes, archaeological tours, historical tours, scuba, snorkeling, beach, shopping excursions you name it they have it
Onboard Activities
So much to do so little time, different shows every night, karaoke bar, comedy, and night club
Children's Programs
Dr Suess program for children, and Camp Carnival for older kids up to 17 years, basketball court, ping-long tables, giant chess, video arcade.
Service and Staff
Crew extremely friendly and helpful. Wife became friends with many of the crew.
Food and Dining
Too many tempting choices on the menu, hard to choose just one starter, one main entree, and one dessert. Buffet on Lido deck was a bit limited, not quite as good as main dining rooms.


If possible pack light and use unassisted disinformation option. Pack water in checked baggage.

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