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    Jan 1998
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    Mar 2018
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Carnival Paradise overview

By - Updated Aug. 27, 2019

Carnival Paradise might have debuted in 1998, but one of Carnival’s oldest ships has undergone some enhancements over the years with the latest being a month-long dry dock in 2018. Carnival Paradise is now equipped with the latest Funship 2.0 enhancements, including new cabins and venue upgrades. This large ship now offers even more activities to choose from, like the Twister waterslide, mini golf, Hasbro: The Game Show, and Playlist Production theater shows.

Younger kids (ages 2-11) have their own space, Camp Ocean, where they’ll participate in organized activities from contests to arts-and-crafts. Thanks to Carnival’s partnership with Dr. Seuss, you’ll find Cat in the Hat meet and greets, parades, themed crafts, and even a Green Eggs & Ham breakfast. Adults can unwind in Serenity Retreat, a space just for grown-ups complete with loungers, hammocks, hot tubs, and a full bar. The Majestic Casino, Spa Carnival and Alchemy Bar are also worth a visit.

For mealtime, head to Carnival Paradise's main dining room for the classic cruise dining experience, or the lido buffet if you want something a bit more casual. On sea days, there’s a special sea day brunch where you can enjoy both breakfast and lunchtime favorites, including a few quirky and fun offerings. Other choices include the Pizza Pirate for a quick slice or the Mongolian Wok when you’re craving some stir fry. If you’re looking for a classy evening meal or want to celebrate a special occasion, consider booking the Chef’s Table, where a small number of guests are treated to an elegant multi-course meal presented by one of the ship’s head chefs.

Sailing year-round from the Tampa, Florida cruise port, Carnival Paradise itineraries include short, 4-5 night Caribbean Cruises, along with special sailings to Havana, Cuba.

Carnival Paradise ratings:

  • Cabin / Stateroom 4.1
  • Children's Programs 3.9
  • Destinations and Excursions 4.1
  • Embarkation and Disembarkation 4.1
  • Entertainment 3.9
  • Food and Dining 3.9
  • Onboard Activities 3.8
  • Service and Staff 4.5
  • Ship Quality 4.0

Carnival Paradise cabins

1064 cabins and 29 cabin categories.

Inside Cabin


(347 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 185 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $83/night
Oceanview Cabin


(440 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 193 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $101/night
Balcony Cabin


(37 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 185 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $168/night
Suite Cabin


(68 Reviews)
Avg. Size: 275 sq. ft. Avg. Cost: $190/night

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Carnival Paradise dining

Taste Bar

Taste Bar

(2 Reviews)
Mongolian Wok

Mongolian Wok

(2 Reviews)
BlueIguana Cantina

BlueIguana Cantina

(1 Review)
Cafe Ile De France

Cafe Ile De France

(4 Reviews)

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Carnival Paradise onboard activities

Rex Dance Club

Rex Dance Club

(3 Reviews)
Blue Riband Library

Blue Riband Library

(4 Reviews)
Special Occasions

Special Occasions

(2 Reviews)

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Wonderful Trip by rebeccamitchell

Sail date: / Traveled as: Family (young children)
Ship: Carnival Paradise

This was a trial run with our 9 and 6 yo and it was wonderful! Also if you’re a suite guest you get priority everything! No lines getting on or off the ship. Which was huge! The lines were super long.

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Wonderful 5-day Caribbean Cruise by mrgee8116

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Carnival Paradise

This was a great trip and we look forward to more in the future!

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Very enjoyable!! by kd6685

Sail date: / Traveled as: Couple
Ship: Carnival Paradise

Quick 5 day cruise...We have been on this ship 7 times... Very relaxing, nothing real fancy...

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Jan 08, 2015

It is very casual. Do not feel that you need to dress up. Blue jeans are allowed everywhere.

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