This cruise was horrible! The boat smelled moldy and you could see rust and mildew. The dining options were not good at all. We only ate in the main dining room for breakfast. The buffets were disgusting. The dinner in the main dining room was inedible.

Carnival Paradise Cruise Review

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 2

Overall rating:

3.5 out of 5
Carnival Paradise

5 Night Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 16, 2019

Ship: Carnival Paradise

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

Not a good cruising experience. Bad food and smells


3 out of 5
Super fast

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
Disgusting the steak from the steakhouse selection was tough and not seasoned. Regular dinner menu was nasty. The buffet looked disgusting as well. The only saving grace was Guys Burgers

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5
The areas were crowded. The pool was small.


1 out of 5
Clue was the highlight of the trip

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The staff was excellent. They were attentive and genuinely concerned with the cruisers. They went above and beyond to help.

Ship Quality

1 out of 5
The ship is old and rusty. The stewards kept constantly cleaning it’s just the old moldy smelling boat.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Great cabin clean nice view we were on the Riviera deck

Ship tip

Don’t do it. The boat is old and smells horrid.

Ports of call

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5

George Town, Grand Cayman

5 out of 5

Tampa, Florida

4 out of 5


5 out of 5
Quick and easy
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