Not terrible but not great

Carnival Paradise Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 3
Helpful Votes: 61

Overall rating:

3.7 out of 5
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Carnival Paradise

5 Night Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip)

Sail date: January 13, 2020

Ship: Carnival Paradise

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: V30

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

This cruise changed my opinion on Carnival as it would have been a very good cruise if not for the size of the ship, obviously that is not their fault but mine.


5 out of 5
We were on the ship in less than 15 minutes. The fastest embarkation by far of any cruise.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
The main dining room's food was good, the buffet left much to be desired, Guy's burgers were good but it the same routine every day and the Blue Iguana was good.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Adequate nothing special.


3 out of 5
Comedians repeated the same routine, they weren't bad the first time. The music was very limited and shows were average.

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
Hit and miss here. Our room steward was outstanding (Selvana (sp)). There were several good bartenders. Wait staff was below average for the most part but everyone was extremely friendly and upbeat.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
Very small ship, but it was well maintained from our experience.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
The balcony was tiny and as mentioned there was an obstructed view that didn't come into play very often. The rest of the room was standard.

Ports of call

Tampa, Florida

4 out of 5
Visited our daughter in Tampa and LOVE the town!

George Town, Grand Cayman

5 out of 5
Beautiful, beautiful island!

Cozumel, Mexico

3 out of 5
Been here several times so we decided to go to the mainland. The ride in the water taxi was extremely rough.


2 out of 5
Total confusion partly due to arriving late into port.
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