Carnival Paradise Cruise ReviewJust The Facts
Ship: Carnival Paradise
Sailing: November4, 2019 - 5 day cruise
Captain: Claudio Bozzo - Hotel Director: Timothy Oakley - Cruise Director: Adam
Ports: Tampa, FL - Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands - Isla de Cozumel, Mexico - Tampa, FL
This is my 2nd time on the Carnival Paradise, my 74th Carnival cruise, and my 151st cruise overall. I am sailing as a solo.
Day One—Monday—November 4 — Embarkation
|My cozy porthole cabin
Day Two—Monday—November 5th—Fun Day at Sea
|Lobby Bar and Stage
Day Three—Wednesday—November 6th—Grand Cayman Island
|Ship almost to myself on a Port Day
Day Four—Thursday—November 7th—Cozumel, Mexico
|The Paradise along side of the Conquest and Vista in Cozumel
Day Five—Friday—November 8th—Fun Day at Sea
|Senior Staff at VIFP party. Youngest & Newest Captain in fleet
Debarkation—Saturday—November 9th—Tampa Florida
Smooth seas overnight and we were docked on time despite leaving Cozumel late. I went to the MDR for a very nice breakfast about 7:00 am then returned to the cabin to pack my bag. DW & DD are picking me up about 10:00 at the Aquarium so I just chilled as long as possible. Debark is very smooth on this ship, most use self-debark, many wait for luggage number process. Very easy debark and pick up in Tampa and especially this smaller ship.
The Carnival Paradise is the final of the Fantasy class ships and originally the only non-smoking ship for 6+ years until it was repositioned to Long Beach CA. in late 2004. The photo above on Coz day clearly shows the new decks and new balconies added during recent refit.
In Service: 6 Dec1998-present Major Refit: 2018
Tonnage: 70,367 Speed: 21 knots (25mph)
Length: 855’ Beam: 103’4”
Capacity: 2124 (max) Crew: 920
I have cabin E-9 a Port Hole cabin forward on deck seven on starboard side. Same deck as lobby entry and Lobby Bar. The room is a standard size interior with: key pad safe, hair dryer, makeup mirror, Stool at vanity/desk, nice shower, large bath area, mini refrigerator, and great TV and location above bed. Very well designed at refit. The air conditioning was only average, but Ari brought me cabin fan for circulation. Very pleased with location.
Highlights of the Cruise
The goal of this cruise was just relax and to do nothing...successful
Cozumel Day was good and productive.
Embarkation was as easy as I have ever experienced.
Food was very good overall.