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Overview

Launched in 1998 and most recently updated in early 2018, Carnival Paradise carries up to 2,124 passengers and 920 crew members. It is now outfitted with Carnival's WaterWorks water park and a new deck with dozens of new staterooms, as well as several acclaimed eateries and bars, such as BlueIguana Cantina (which replaced Mongolian Wok), Guy's Burger Joint and RedFrog Rum Bar. Other onboard entertainment options include the Punchliner Comedy Club, Lip Sync Battle and stage shows. Plus, kids ages 2 to 17 can participate in supervised programming at one of the youth clubs while parents get treatments at the spa or relax at the Serenity Adult-Only Retreat.

Dining ranges from the new venues to a buffet to the classic dining rooms. As for sleeping arrangements, Paradise offers Interior and Ocean View staterooms (185 square feet), Balcony cabins and Suites (250 to 400 square feet). All cabins include flat-screen TVs and 24-hour room service. 

In 2019-20, Carnival Paradise departs from Tampa for sailings in the Caribbean

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Launched in 1998 and most recently updated in early 2018, Carnival Paradise carries up to 2,124 passengers and 920 crew members. It is now outfitted with Carnival's WaterWorks water park and a new deck with dozens of new staterooms, as well as several acclaimed eateries and bars, such as BlueIguana Cantina (which replaced Mongolian Wok), Guy's Burger Joint and RedFrog Rum Bar. Other onboard entertainment options include the Punchliner Comedy Club, Lip Sync Battle and stage shows. Plus, kids ages 2 to 17 can participate in supervised programming at one of the youth clubs while parents get treatments at the spa or relax at the Serenity Adult-Only Retreat.

Dining ranges from the new venues to a buffet to the classic dining rooms. As for sleeping arrangements, Paradise offers Interior and Ocean View staterooms (185 square feet), Balcony cabins and Suites (250 to 400 square feet). All cabins include flat-screen TVs and 24-hour room service. 

In 2019-20, Carnival Paradise departs from Tampa for sailings in the Caribbean

Ship Size
L
Price
$$$$
Year Built
1998

Pros & Cons

  • Updated in early 2018

  • Recent passengers noted many hidden fees

3.80Scorecard
  • 3.5Expert Rating »
  • 3.7Traveler Rating »
  • 4.5Health Rating »

Rankings

Carnival Paradise ranks #12 out of 26 Carnival Cruise Line Cruise Ships based on an analysis of expert and user ratings, as well as health ratings.

Cabins

Carnival Paradise offers a wide range of accomodation options. Browse cabins to find the stateroom that suits your needs.

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Deck Plans

Carnival Paradise contains 10 decks. Find out which features are available on each Carnival Paradise deck.

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Traveler Reviews

A ship’s traveler rating is provided under license by Cruiseline.com , which manages one of the largest databases of cruise reviews and ratings by travelers. A total of 0 guests have reviewed Carnival Paradise, giving it a rating of 3.8 on a scale of 1-5.

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Reviews by Traveler Type

Couples39.7%
Families w/older children16.1%
Singles/Friends13.2%
Families w/young children11.3%
Groups7.6%
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