Quick Review - 3 Day on Carnival Paradise 8/19/11

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#21
Central Florida
5,371 Posts
Joined Nov 2008
Hi Mike, I'm glad I looked under your signature and found your review. DH and I will be on the Paradise with the kids and Grandkids for 4 days and then on the EPIC. My kids and grandchilden have never cruised and I'm hoping they enjoy this trip. This will also be our first Carnival cruise.
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#22
NORTH EAST LOUISIANA USA
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We sailed on the Carnival Paradise in 1999 and she was a strictly no smoking ship. I guess this didn't last to long as I saw a comment on stinking stale cigarette stuff. Is she a smoking ship and when did it happen.
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1977 Black Sea and Crimean Peninsula. 3. Mermoz 1979 Med.-Malta. 4. SS Freeport to Gulf Mexico. 5.Vistafjord to Caribbean 1981. 6. Sagafjord to Alaska 1983. 7. Stella Solaris to Aegean, Israel and Egypt 1984. 8. Mississippi Queen . 9. Nantucket Clipper 10. Fairsky to Caribbean 1987. 11. Royal Odyssey Med.& Dubrovnik 9/1988. 12. Carnivalle to Bahamas 1990. 13. Crown Odyssey to Eastern South America 1991. 14.Monarch of the Seas Eastern Caribbean 1995. 15 Royal Odyssey Panama Canal 1995. 16 Egypt-Nile River Cruise 1996.
17. Splendour of the Seas- Fjords of Norway 1997. 18 Sun Viking –Orient Cruise 1997.
19. R-4 Barcelona-Lisbon 1999. 20. Paradise- Caribbean 1999.
21. Millennium to Baltic Capitals 2000. 22. Summit to Caribbean 2001.
23. Constellation –Fjords of Norway 2002. 24.Horizon –Mexico 2003. 25. Infinity to Alaska 2003. 26. Holiday to Mexico 2003. 27. Infinity -South America Cape Horn 2004. 28. Constellation- Transatlantic 2004. 29.Legend of Seas- Western Caribbean 2005.
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49.Carnival Dream Western Caribbean July 2016
#24
NORTH EAST LOUISIANA USA
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Joined Nov 2003
Originally posted by DaytonCruiser
around 2004
Thanks,
They were real strict. A young man was caught smoking and the story is they put he and his entire family off the ship and they had to find their own way home. That's the story.
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PAST CRUISES: 1.Stella Oceanis 1975 , 2. Stella Oceanus
1977 Black Sea and Crimean Peninsula. 3. Mermoz 1979 Med.-Malta. 4. SS Freeport to Gulf Mexico. 5.Vistafjord to Caribbean 1981. 6. Sagafjord to Alaska 1983. 7. Stella Solaris to Aegean, Israel and Egypt 1984. 8. Mississippi Queen . 9. Nantucket Clipper 10. Fairsky to Caribbean 1987. 11. Royal Odyssey Med.& Dubrovnik 9/1988. 12. Carnivalle to Bahamas 1990. 13. Crown Odyssey to Eastern South America 1991. 14.Monarch of the Seas Eastern Caribbean 1995. 15 Royal Odyssey Panama Canal 1995. 16 Egypt-Nile River Cruise 1996.
17. Splendour of the Seas- Fjords of Norway 1997. 18 Sun Viking –Orient Cruise 1997.
19. R-4 Barcelona-Lisbon 1999. 20. Paradise- Caribbean 1999.
21. Millennium to Baltic Capitals 2000. 22. Summit to Caribbean 2001.
23. Constellation –Fjords of Norway 2002. 24.Horizon –Mexico 2003. 25. Infinity to Alaska 2003. 26. Holiday to Mexico 2003. 27. Infinity -South America Cape Horn 2004. 28. Constellation- Transatlantic 2004. 29.Legend of Seas- Western Caribbean 2005.
30. Millennium- Panama Canal 2006. 31. Rhapsody of Seas- Western Caribbean 2006. 32. Constellation- New England/Canada 2006. 33.Millennium-Caribbean 2007. 34.Voyager of the Seas- Caribbean 35.Mercury- South Pacific 2008. 36. Mariner of Seas-Mexican Riviera 2/09. 37. Summit to Southern Caribbean. 4/09. 38. Amadeus Symphony- Rhine River Basel-Amsterdam 6/09 combined with Switzerland Trip.
39.Antarctica on Prof. Multanovskiy 2009 40.Voyager of the Seas out of Galveston Jan 2010
41. Silver Whisper New York to Bermuda October 2010. 42.Silver Shadow Seoul Korea to Anchorage,AK May 2011
43. Silver Cloud to the Caribbean,Jan 2012 44. Statendam to Alaska June 2012 45.Millennium RT Singapore SE Asia Jan 2013 46. Azamara Quest–West Coast Central America Jan 2014. 47. Carnival Breeze June 2015 Eastern Caribbean. 48. Azamara Journey-Istanbul to Athens Oct.2015
49.Carnival Dream Western Caribbean July 2016
#26
San Diego, CA
9,225 Posts
Joined Dec 2007
Originally posted by jimneda
Thanks for the review, we will be on the Paradise on the 19th!
Have fun!
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#27
San Diego, CA
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Joined Dec 2007
Just for grins, here are a few more pictures:

Here's the buffet area. These decorative pillars sure took a lot of space. Lighter colors would have helped open it up too.



The main atrium



Adults only area at the rear of the ship



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Epic Info:
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