Carnival Paradise Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Contributor Level: Cruise Director

7+ cruises


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4 out of 5

Great Value!

Sail Date: June 25, 2016

Reviewed: 11 months ago

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Room Type: Oceanview

5th time on Paradise and still a great small ship for a short, reasonably priced trip. 30 years old and showing ware, but being renevated in January. Excellent entertainment, food, and service. Cruise director and assistant are excellent.And Tampa is an easy port to use. Also, the older ships have more shower room and closet space than the newer, larger ships.

Cabin / Stateroom
Showing ware, but comfortable and very clean.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Tampa is great, very easy to negotiate.
Ship Quality
I like the layout of the Paradise. Usually very clean, but was disappointed with the public rest room care this time.
Destinations and Excursions
So many times to these ports, just take a walk, but are some good historical or beach/water trips available for the younger cruisers.
Onboard Activities
New Towel animal show cute!
Children's Programs
Did not use. Very few children on this trip but seemed they were having fun.
High energy and very good musical productions. Comedy not my style. Mr. Ortiz too filthy for my liking.
Service and Staff
Daniel and Hari in DR great! Calvyn is a super cruise director.
Food and Dining
Sea day brunch is a nice addition. The steak and eggs is a nice treat.
Tampa, Florida
Easy on and off and great airport.
George Town, Grand Cayman
Nice beach and turtle farm is fun.
Cozumel, Mexico
If first visit, shore excursions to ruins are good.


If you want a table for two or four, use the your time dining.

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