1st Caribbean Cruise

Carnival Paradise Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 17

Overall rating:

4.3 out of 5
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Carnival Paradise

5 Night Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip)

Sail date: September 23, 2019

Ship: Carnival Paradise

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: M205

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Over all not sold on the cruise experience, I think I enjoy the resort experience much better. Felt like it was very crowded and had to wait in line for almost everything.


5 out of 5
Everything went very quick and no waiting in line. Our bags were to our room within about 10 minutes of us getting into the room.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Drinks were great! Food, not so much. Very little selection than what we are use to when we go to resorts. Even the buffet was slim pickings. Over all I would give the food a 2 out of 10.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Pool was very small for that many guest. We didn't even put-on suits other than the 2 days we went on excursions. Fitness center and spa were very nice and clean.


5 out of 5
The cruise direction Leon was fantastic!! We had a great time with all of the entertainers and shows.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The service and staff went above and beyond what we expected. Jira, our bartender went above and beyond. Always greeted us with a smile and loved her job! It was so nice to get to know her. She defiantly made our experience one of a kind.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Ship was very clean and well kept up. Did feel like it was small and needed some updating.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Twin beds pushed together, not a big fan of. But other than that, our room was fantastic and the staff kept the room very clean and stocked.

Ports of call

Tampa, Florida

5 out of 5
Just embarked at this port.

George Town, Grand Cayman

5 out of 5
This port was very nice, just wish we would have had more time to explore.

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5
We went to Mr. Sancho's. Would highly recommend this!


2 out of 5
Was a long process. Don't be in a hurry to get to the airport.
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