Carnival Paradise Reviews

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3 out of 5

Good itinerary, horrible ship.

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Overall I was very disappointed with Carnival. Not sure I will sail with them again. With all the newer ships they are launching it is really a shame that they are still sailing this ship in these horrible conditions.

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4 out of 5

GOOD CRUISE

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We took this cruise to unwind a relax and that we did. Service was great, exceptional staff the information that is given about the destination was priceless very important to learn the does and don'ts when you are in such a c"complicated" country. Cuba is a great experience and going on the excursion was great because you are educated about the sites and the people were absolutely amazing

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4 out of 5

Dodged the Storm!

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Although the ship feels like it is stuck in the past, the staff make the trip enjoyable. When we left the port in Florida our plan was to go to Honduras and Cozumel. The very wise captain changed the route and port we would visit. Although we had rain, thunder and lighting and some rough seas, there were days the sun did peak out! No one got sick. Thank you for being so cautious and salvaging out trip.

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2 out of 5

To hell and back

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I would never in my life consider taking this type of cruise from this company again they talk about your experience being serene our cabin was directly beneath the hallway there was always running jumping pounding day in and day out and management could not and would not do anything about it other than offer a bottle of wine as well as other issues of which I won't even get into

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Contributor Level: Purser
5 out of 5

Wonderful Havana Experience

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UNBELIEVABLE, OUR BEST CRUISE SO FAR. We were so glad that we took this cruise to Cuba. It was a great experience for us and our teenage daughters. Both have taken Spanish and tried to practice a little while we were there. If you get a chance to go to Cuba, GO.

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4 out of 5

Okay

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Was okay. My mom was sore & bruised from falling backward on the escalator because she was told to keep her room key out in her hand, so she couldn't get a grip on the moving hand rail while holding her suitcase in her other hand. The Hurricane was stressful, didn't sleep whole night & everything canceled in Cozumel. Food was great & staff hard working.

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
3 out of 5

Was one of the worst trip that I have a made

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The ship very old some of the elevator didn't work the cabin was terrible very old. The cabin was very noisy we couldn't sleep. The food was basic but it was all over the ship. This stuff has been very good and very nice.

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2 out of 5

Really bad

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Horrible cruise. There are much better cruise ships than Carnival. Ship was horrible and there was nothing to do. After every meal we used to be sick because food is that bad.

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Contributor Level: Purser
3 out of 5

Not a good experience

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Overall did not enjoy the vacation, food was very bad and stomach virus did not help. On board activities and entertainment were to the lowest levels.

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5 out of 5

Fabulous

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I was wonderful, a vacation that I'll never forget had my kids with me when I say kids the older one is 48 years old we were all adults but to me they will always be my kids.

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3 out of 5

Disappointed

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My cruise was very disappointing. I was so excited and drove to Florida from NC. I just knew it would be my best experience. It wasn't. At every turn I was let down and irritated. From poor boat cinditions, bad service, bad foid to a bad excursion. The cruise was poor. Im thinking of Royal Caribbean.

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4 out of 5

Caribbean Cruise

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We had a good time on our cruise- first time cruisers! We probably would not go on another for a few years, we learned we like having our time where everything is not scheduled for us. The food was okay but we were really disappointed on the smoking areas Carnival allowed and the drink package we paid extra for was definitely not worth the extra money since most of our drinks were hot and water downed.

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3 out of 5

Not satisfied with the ship and the cruise was detoured from destination we wanted to go...the only reason we chose this ship and cruise

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This was not our favorite cruise. We didn't go to the port we wanted to go to because the engine went down on the ship. We could have took a Royal Ship and took the same cruise we did this time to the same two destinations, Costa Maya and Conzumel but we took Carnival for the port of Grand Cayman and were very disappointed with the ship and not being able to go.

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
3 out of 5

Suite terrible paid the same on Norwegian and that was 100 time better than carnival

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Did not like living quarters. Didn't visit Cayman . No swimming pools for adults only. Everything else fine . Probably won't come back . Always sail with Norwegian wish I did. My first time with carnival was on a pre honeymoon

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Contributor Level: Purser
2 out of 5

Will never travel with Carnival again

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Simply would not recommend sailing with Carnival. We did not reach one of our two destinations due to what they claimed was an unknown mechanical issue. After doing some research the exact same problem and itinerary change occurred 2 months earlier on the same ship. This has also been a previous occurrence on other Carnival ships where they choose not to disclose the problem until you've set sail. Majority of staff was polite and courteous, yet several employees at the customer service desk were rude and nasty towards myself and my wife. Displeased with our cruise as 5 other couples agreed with when we spoke to them on the ship.

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4 out of 5

The perfect family vacation!

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I really had no desire to ever go on a cruise. I just assumed it was filled with old, fat, lazy people.. I guess I'm now old, fat and lazy:). The customer service was s fond to none. The head waiters and the staff are selected for a reason. They are really good at their job and take pride in their work. All staff members we encountered were extremely courteous.

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4 out of 5

Better than I expected

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I enjoyed the cruise overall and would consider going on another Carnival Cruise from Tampa with a different itinerary. The Carnival Paradise will be dry docked as of 2018. Looking forward to seeing what ship will sail out of Tampa.

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Contributor Level: Purser
3 out of 5

Horrible

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Very dissapointed; I request help on my first day when I had an incident on the Lido deck...sought for a Security, stopped 3 crew memebers and they did nothing, I was yelling for assistance and they only told me to go down to deck 7 if I need something. HORRIBLE EXPERIENCE THEY DONT REALLY CARE FOR THE SAFETY OF THE GUEST

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
5 out of 5

fun cruise

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The room was very clean. The waiter at my dinner, Guillermo and his partner were very nice. The room was very clean. The waiter at my dinner, Guillermo and his partner were very nice. The room was very clean. The waiter at my dinner, Guillermo and his partner were very nice. The room was very clean. The waiter at my dinner, Guillermo and his partner were very nice. The room was very clean. The waiter at my dinner, Guillermo and his partner were very nice.

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Contributor Level: Deck Hand
4 out of 5

Excellent cruise

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The cruise overall was fun, great onboard food and services, however I recommend the tour excursion of beach/town be removed as part of carnival offered excursions. It does not represent what carnival does best which is fun at sea with great ports of call.

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