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Carnival Paradise Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 5
Helpful Votes: 98

Overall rating:

4.7 out of 5
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Carnival Paradise

5 Night Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip)

Sail date: October 26, 2019

Ship: Carnival Paradise

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: E245

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Wanted a quick get away. This cruise fit the bill. We had 5 days, which I know now that is the shortest I want! The ship is well taken care of and the employees do a great job. We did feel that this cruise swayed more than others we have been on and the sea was not rough. Two great ports. Cruise vacations are the best bang for your buck!


5 out of 5
Very good

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
The main dining room, Destiny, was very nice, but the room was ALWAYS cold. Food was good, not as many options as before, but good. I didn't have to fix any thing or clean it up - that is a woop woop The staff were great.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5


4 out of 5
Did not see any stage shows, but certainly enjoyed the early comedy shows. Great Love and Marriage Show and certainly appreciate the Military Appreciation Time.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Room steward, Lary, was always on point keeping everything great. And of course loved the towel animals. The waiters were excellent.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Everything kept very clean. People always working, but also had the time to smile and say "Hello"

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Everything kept clean. Size of the room was ok for the size of the ship. No extra chair, but I asked for one and one was delivered.

Ship tip

Remember this is a smaller ship, cabins are a bit smaller, but good. We had a small deodorizer in the bathroom which was great for any off smells.

Ports of call

Tampa, Florida

5 out of 5
No excursions

George Town, Grand Cayman

5 out of 5
Went on the Amphibious bus tour. Great fun!

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5
Beautiful area. We just walked around, went to some shops then enjoyed the quiet ship. We have been to Cozumel a few time.


4 out of 5
We were in no hurry so put our luggage out, which we usually carry off. A bit of a line at the luggage area, but all went well.
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