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Carnival Paradise Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 16

Overall rating:

3.5 out of 5
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Carnival Paradise

5 Night Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip)

Sail date: February 02, 2019

Ship: Carnival Paradise

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: R111

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

There were 3 main problems I had with this cruise: 1. The lack of quiet areas. If you want to read, look outside or play games, it is near impossible to find a nice place to sit without music. (It is definitely a cruise line for extroverts!) 2. The layout of the ship. Because there was no deck that went all the way around, I couldn't walk laps. It was very oddly laid out. 3. The lack of activities I enjoyed. Most activities were late at night, for kids, or paid for only. I was really hoping to play bingo, just for fun, but it cost money to participate. Very disapointing.


3 out of 5
The embarkation was quick and painless.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
The food was mediocre.

Onboard Activities

2 out of 5
There were very few free events. Most events were late and catered to either kids or a party crowd.

Jogging Track

1 out of 5

There was no jogging track.

Resort Style Pool

1 out of 5

It was super small.


3 out of 5
The musicians playing in the atrium were very good.

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
I was very impressed that some of the staff learned our names before we even arrived. However, I was looking for stain remover and was told by 3 people that they didn't have any. (I later found some in the laundry area)

Ship Quality

1 out of 5
The ship decor is not appealing. However, the main thing that bothered me was the actual layout of the ship. I enjoy taking laps around the ship, but there was no deck where I could walk around the entire ship. It was very broken up and laid out very odd.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
It was very comfortable and clean!

Ship tip

Check out the layout of the ship and what activities they have on board before going.

Ports of call

Tampa, Florida

4 out of 5
I enjoyed the aquarium nearby.

George Town, Grand Cayman

4 out of 5
I enjoyed this port, although would have liked to have more time for my excursion.

Cozumel, Mexico

3 out of 5
I enjoyed the excursion I took, however, the shops were all very touristy.


4 out of 5
It was quick and painless for the most part.
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