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Carnival Paradise Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 10

Overall rating:

4.1 out of 5
Carnival Paradise

5 Night Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip)

Sail date: November 05, 2018

Ship: Carnival Paradise

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: E91

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Overall, it was very FUN, and we are going again. Can not stress enough to go with patience and follow the rules, it will for sure make everything run smoothly and so much more enjoyable. We did not have a whole bunch of kids on this cruise, since doing school time. But if you are bringing kids, please don't let them run wild.


4 out of 5
Was there early, and waited maybe half an hour to get to waiting area, then was on board around the time it stated to board, which was 11:30 am.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
If you go hungry, it is your own fault. Very good food, and if you don't like something, get something else.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Seen some parts of the shows. One of our favorites was the "Towel Animal Theater". Did some games which was enjoyable. So much to do will have to go again, to do other things.

Majestic Casino

4 out of 5

Casino was fun. the only thing is "smokers" please only smoke in game areas that allow it, which is well over half. My husband who is a smoker, noticed people smoking in area that was for non-smokers and their games. I guess it is all about respect.


4 out of 5
Thought the music during eating times could have been not as LOUD. Sad when people have to scream at each other to be heard, but with so many doing that it was kind of head-achy. When it's time to PARTY, then yeah loud music. But, the stage shows, and musicians was very good.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Our dining staff Vergil, Kathleen, and Santos, was awesome, and so was our room stewards, Christopher, and Rosann. All the staff members were nice, and man they work there butts off and as a team...

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Cleaning all the time. This was an older ship, so you did see some wear, but no problem for us.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5

Ship tip

Always be prepared, by YouTube, or Cruise Critic. Seek information, and ask question. We were organized because of that.

Ports of call

Tampa, Florida

4 out of 5

Mahogany Bay, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

4 out of 5
Did a beach excursion, with kayaking through Carnival and it was nice. Weather was perfect and it was relaxing. Just people have to remember to have patience. Next time want to visit things.

Cozumel, Mexico

4 out of 5
Weather was good, and hot. lol lol Only sprinkled maybe 10 minutes. Seen the museum (mini version of the ruins) and pole dancers, excursion through carnival, and it was very good. Highly recommend. We want to go back there again and see more things. Our favorite port out of the 2 we stopped at.


4 out of 5
Since our first and nothing to compare to, it did go smoothly, from what other passenger were saying as well. Just other passenger need to listen and go only when they call your deck, will go even faster if people listen and follow the rules...
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