Beautiful scenery, loved Havana. No time allowed to shop there tho. We arrived on Monday, when their market is closed. :(

Carnival Paradise Cruise Review to Cuba

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 7

Overall rating:

4.9 out of 5
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Carnival Paradise

5 Night Key West & Havana Overnight (Tampa Roundtrip)

Sail date: March 02, 2019

Ship: Carnival Paradise

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: G11

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Relaxing, quiet.enjoyed the vacation. Just hassled about paying our bill in cash, after having left a credit card on file. We spent our cash in Cuba, and ATMs didn't work. Worried we couldn't get off ship, without hustling cruisers for cash on Lido deck!


5 out of 5
Fast, speedy, and wonderful

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
First dining room, 3 different waiters told the two of us to sit in the one chair left at a table for 12... Not amused. Didn't know we were expected to being our own chair, or play musical chairs .

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
People watching, etc! Games, crafts, shows.


3 out of 5

Children's Programs

No kids w us

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Above and beyond helpful staff,

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Clean, wonderful views, breezy in the evening!

Ship tip

Bring cash, cause both Cuba and Carnival expect you to pay off your bill in cash, and not all ATMs work, and you won't have phone service to call your credit it debit card companies!

Ports of call

Tampa, Florida

5 out of 5
Loved shopping there. Half a day 4-5 hours) really wasn't enough time

Key West, Florida

5 out of 5
No excursion. No time.


5 out of 5
Loved the '50' cars . But no shopping. We saw every cemetery, tombstone, and monument if every important political figure if Cuba! But no shopping. Second excursion to a dance show at Hotel Naccionale was great.


5 out of 5
Fastest debarkation ever!
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