Vacationing in Paradise

Carnival Paradise Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western


Contributor Level: Third Mate
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 3

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
Verified Review
5 Night Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip)
Sail Date: August 20, 2016
Ship: Carnival Paradise
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Cabin Number: r-136
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 1 year ago

Carnival Paradise is an older, smaller ship but still has the goods to make for an enjoyable vacation. Recommended for newer cruisers that don't want to start at the top. Great dining food, wish they had open sushi buffet. Also would be great if they had smoked salmon at breakfast buffet. Room steward very personable, we chatted every day. We sat at a table for 10, great fun as we lucked out and had wonderful tablemates. Our waitress and assistants were over the top great. They knew all our names and conversed every night. Really enjoyed the Serenity section, aft. The main stage nightly shows were average, as were the comics. All in all we had a wonderful vacation @ Grand Cayman and Cozumel.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5

Entertainment

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

Older ship, cabin very clean, Room Steward top notch

Ship Tip

Arrive in Tampa a day early just in case your flight gets delayed as ours did. Save a deck chair early in the Serenity section. Relax and enjoy the ride.

5 out of 5
Make sure you take the trolly to Ybor and eat at Beninies Italion restaurant. We actually ate there 2 nights.
5 out of 5
Swim with Stingrays on the Buccaneer. Great time.
5 out of 5
Felt very safe, cab drivery very accomodating.
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