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Carnival Paradise Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 13

Overall rating:

2.7 out of 5
Carnival Paradise

5 Night Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip)

Sail date: July 08, 2017

Ship: Carnival Paradise

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: U-81

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

Overall we can honestly say that it will be a long time before we go on a cruise again. This may be our first and last time! If we do go on another cruise, it will be on another ship and a different cruise line.


2 out of 5
I was being held up by TSA because the clerk did not process my passport correctly in the computer. Operator error!

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

2 out of 5
The buffets were fine. They do not open or cater to the early birds like myself. Did not open until 7:30 a.m.. The destiny dining room staff were great. Wish that I could say the same about the chefs. The food more often than not was cold. My wife did not get everything that she ordered on her plate. There wasn't any side dish or potato with her prime rib one night. Her flat iron steak was medium rare and not medium well done on another night there.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
The casino was good! The art auction was a rip off!


3 out of 5
The karaoke, musicians, and the comedy club were good.

Service and Staff

2 out of 5
The waiters were good. The room stewards were ok. We changed our own bed linen and towels because they said that they will not change them with us present. We had six small bottles of water taken from our luggage before it arrived to our cabin. They did not return it as we disembarked. I had throat cancer and needed the water to hydrate myself at night! Thanks!

Ship Quality

1 out of 5
Bathrooms were not the cleanest. Especially the Lido deck. Out of toilet paper. Water leaking on the Lido deck led to more than one person slipping and falling. There was a bucket catching water on the Promenade deck. There was not a yellow warning sign place there. My wife tripped over the bucket and twisted her ankle. Crew members were standing the talking to one another without warning the patrons.

Cabin / Stateroom

2 out of 5
The room is small and outdated. Needs to be renovated. The bed was uncomfortable.

Ship tip


Ports of call

Tampa, Florida

4 out of 5
We live here.

Key West, Florida

3 out of 5
Nice and hot! Take the local sight seeing bus. The drivers are great to explain everything for history buffs.

Cozumel, Mexico

4 out of 5
Take the Isla Passion trip on the catamaran. It was great on the beach. Bathrooms were not so clean.


3 out of 5
It was O.K..
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