Carnival Paradise--Did I make a mistake?

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#41
Sterling , CT
2,874 Posts
Joined Apr 2003
I am sailing this Thursday ! I will let you know my thoughts !!!



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#42
St. Cloud, FL
59 Posts
Joined Jul 2017
I sailed on her this past September to Cuba. The ship.is an older ship but me and my wife had no complaints. We have been on bigger ships also and we sail based off of itinerary and not solely off of what the ship offers. When we sail with our kids we pay more attention to what the ship.has on it for them but it's never a deal breaker as long as it is the itinerary we are looking for at that time. Enjoy your cruise.

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Carnival Victory 6/2016: Bahamas
Grand Celebration 2/2016: Bahamas
Grand Celebration 9/2015: Bahamas
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#43
Sterling , CT
2,874 Posts
Joined Apr 2003
Just came back - we had a great time !! The crew was great and I have no complaints . Guest services did a super job with one issue I had . Food was excellent and service on all fronts was top notch . Ship was decorated beautifully for Christmas . Cruise director Jamie Deal had some awesome holiday event . Any specific questions let me know


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Serenade of the Seas 10/20/2017
Carnival Paradise 11/30/2017
Brilliance of the Seas 3/8/2018
Serenade of the Seas 09/23/2018
Serenade of the Seas 10/28/2018
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Carnival Conquest 04/23/2017,Serenade of the Seas 11/11/2016, Enchantment of the Seas 11/7/2016 RCCL Anthem of the Seas 9/17/16, NCL Breakaway 04/17/2016 ,RCCL Majesty of the Seas 01/11/16, RCCL Enchantment of the Seas 12/04/15, RCCL Brilliance of the Seas 10/25/15,RCCL Brilliance of the Seas 4/30/15, RCCL Freedom of the Seas B2B 10/19/14 & 10/26/14, Carnival Splendor 04/18/2014, RCCL Brilliance of the Seas 10/27/13, RCCL Jewel of the Seas 4/27/13, RCCL Jewel of the Seas 10/28/12,NCL Gem 2 days to nowhere 09/28/2012,RCCL Freedom of the Seas 10/23/2011,Carnival Inspiration 05/02/2011,RCCL Jewel of the Seas 10/30/2010, Carnival Freedom 05/02/2010, RCCL Jewel of the Seas 10/27/2009, RCCL Monarch of the Seas 04/03/09, RCCL Enchantment of the Seas 10/08 ,RCCL Enchantment of the Seas 05/08, Norwegian Gem 12/07, RCCL Mariner of the Seas 05/05, Carnival Conquest 5/03, Carnival Pride 5/02, RCCL Monarch of the Seas 5/00






#44
Southwest
260 Posts
Joined Mar 2008
Originally posted by Beachfrog
Taking mom on her first cruise. Carnival Paradise out of Tampa. After booking, I am finding all the negative reviews on this older ship. ugh! We are not stuffy people and can make a party out of any situation, but I so want this to be a memorable (in a good way) for mom. Please share with me the good things about the Paradise so I will feel better. Thanks!!
Went on her about 3 years ago. Had a wonderful time. Is a great little ship. And probably a better choice for an older 1st time cruiser then a Mega Ship. Dont be afraid of her.
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Triumph 01/21/06
Inspiration 01/12/09
Paradise 03/17/2014

#45
Louisville, KY
116 Posts
Joined Dec 2005
Just realized, I never posted how things went. We had a great time! Everything went perfectly. Only exception was mom ate a very rich dinner one night, and with the ship rocking quite a bit that evening, made for a very long night for her. But we were all so happy we went on this trip, and I would love to take her again. Thank you to everyone who took the time to post on my thread!
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