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Carnival Paradise
Last refurbished
2018
Last refurbished
Passengers
2052
Passengers
Ports Visited
7
Ports visited
Cruises from $95 per day
$95
From Price per day
Total Gross Tonnage of Carnival Paradise
71,925
Gross Tonnage

Carnival Paradise Cruises

Carnival Paradise entered service in 1998. At 70,390 GT she carries 2,052 passengers. Her 2018 refit has given her an ‘as-new’ look, sporting mini golf course on the sports deck, refurbished staterooms, new children’s facilities, remodeled restaurants, water parks with whirlpools and three pools, and an adults-only deck. Other features include internet access, library, and spa and fitness facilities.

Carnival Paradise offers excellent Las Vegas-style entertainment, a selection of theme bars and lounges, and some of the largest standard cabins in the cruise industry. Past guests give top marks for the ship’s entertainment and its value-for-money. Despite the large number of passengers, there is no sense of being crowded onboard. This well-maintained vessel is ideal for families, veteran travellers, multigenerational groups, honeymooners and singles.

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Ship Specification

Maiden voyage: 1998
Number of decks: 10
Tonnage: 71925
Cabins: 1064
Passengers: 2052
Number of crew: 920
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Onboard Experience

  • Dining

    Dining on the Carnival Paradise

    The ship’s two dining rooms are Destiny and Elation, both attractive and bright, with a choice of fixed-time dining at two seating times, or flexible “Your Time Dining”. Dining assignments can be booked before the cruise. Menus change daily and service is excellent. Breakfast and lunch are open seating. Read more

    The Lido Restaurant buffet provides hamburgers, hot dogs, pizza, salads, ice cream, cookies and so on. Bonsai Sushi specialty restaurant for lunch and dinner. he other specialty location is Nouveau Restaurant for dinner. Treat yourself to the Chef’s Table for 12. Or more simply, try the Mongolian Wok (Asian). The quality of food is good and the ingredients are fresh. The menu is varied, not just in the main dining room, but throughout the ship. Many guests breakfast on the lido deck, and at lunch choose the international dish of the day. A continental breakfast in one’s stateroom comes with streamlined service. Other meals, available 24-hours (pay extra), include a variety of sandwiches and desserts. Dining is an elegant experience at an affordable price. Dress up for a “Cruise Elegant” formal night.

  • Bars

    Bar on the Carnival Paradise

    A patisserie offers specialty coffees and sweets (for an additional charge). There are numerous bars and lounges, with live music, playing your song requests, and sing along.

  • Entertainment

    Entertainment on the Carnival Paradise

    Carnival ships provide carnival entertainment. The Normandie Showlounge presents large-scale productions shows and major cabaret acts. Relax top deck around the resort-style pool, under the trademark Carnival swept-back wing-tipped funnel.

  • Activities

    Activities on the Carnival Paradise

    There are many participatory activities - colourful, fun, and with much family revelry. Also follow the art auctions, bingo and trivia challenges. Read quietly in the library by day, contact the world in the Internet cafe, and quicken the pace in the casino by night. There’s a mini-golf course, jogging track, and deck games. Read more

    Adults have exclusive use of the top deck Serenity Retreat. Carnival Waterworks includes the Green Thunder Waterslide and Dr Seuss at Sea Activities, fun for all ages.

  • Health & Fitness

    Fitness on the Carnival Paradise

    Take an aerobics class, work out in the gym, or refresh with a beauty treatment and massage.

  • Kids

    Kids activities on the Carnival Paradise

    Kids aged 2-5 can join the Penguin Colony where they can engage in musical icebergs and ocean bingo. The Stingrays are for kids aged 6-8 they enjoy pirate games nights, salt art and can even design their own aquarium. The sharks offer kids aged 9-11 a chance to play Marine Life Trivia, create a giant ocean mural and get the heart pumping with volleyball and soccer. The teens aren’t forgotten onboard either with Circle C and Club O2 created just for them. Read more

    Circle C allows teens from 12-14 to chill out and make new friends, with dance parties, games and outdoor movies. Club O2 is for the 15-17-year-olds to hang out, play games, sing karaoke and just have fun with like-minded teens and escape the parents for a few hours.

  • Inclusions

    • Activities - organised & individual
    • All main meals on-board
    • Alternative dining (extra charge)
    • Australia: Tipping is not required
    • Bridge director on select cruises
    • Coffee, tea & milk 24 hrs
    • Cruise Director & all English speaking staff
    • Entertainment - live music and/or shows, movies
    • Kids clubs & teen programs (2-17 yrs)
    • Open/anytime seating & multi-venue dining
    • Ship-shore-ship transfers
    • Special needs requests & service animals allowed
    • Use of ship facilities - indoor & outdoor

Covid Safety

The health and wellbeing of passengers and crew is of the utmost importance for Carnival Cruises and for us at Clean Cruising. Health and safety policies are constantly under review and being enhanced to reflect the latest advice from health authorities and leading-edge innovations. Initiatives including universal health screening and COVID-19 testing pre-embarkation, hospital grade-air filtration systems, increased sanitation measures, extended ship to shore safety, social distancing practices aboard, additional medical staff and facilities, daily temperature checks and contingency planning in case of suspected cases.

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Destination & Ports

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Highlights

  • Welcome to Carnival Paradise. It is 855 feet of beauty and joy. The ship will sun you, wine you, dine you, relax you over and over again. If you were in search of a paradise, you can officially announce, “Mission accomplished.”

  • Let us be honest. Nothing makes you feel better than a hearty laugh. And at Carnival Paradise’s Punchliner Comedy Club, laughing is something which everyone does. Flex your funny bones. It will be a laughter riot.

  • Ahhh, R & R. (It means Rest & Rejuvenation, not Rock & Roll.) The trademark of good vacation is that it has a healthy amount of downtime. That is the reason why Carnival Paradise has Serenity Adult-Only Retreat. Paradise, no doubt.

  • If you visualize paradise as enjoying live music with a cocktail, accompanied by your family and friends, then you are on the right ship. Come to Carnival Paradise’s Piano Bar. The ship will enthrall you night after night.

Cabins

With the latest refurbishment staterooms are like those of a four-star hotel – an elegant retreat from the day’s activities. Choose from 16 grades of accommodation. Interior cabins are spacious, with twin bed or king, and some with an upper bunk. Oceanview staterooms come with either two portholes or large windows. Outside balcony suites and penthouse suites are more spacious and decorated, with whirlpool tubs, and decked out with marble and wood. Suite guests have priority check-in at US homeland ports.

All staterooms include flat-screen television, personal safe, and Carnival Comfort Bed with plush mattresses, good quality duvets, linens and pillows, swanky bathrooms; and sample sizes of personal items in a bowl or basket. Outside cabin guests have white fluffy towels and bathrobe. Television channels include CNN, CNN International, in-house channels, Cartoon Network, ESPN, two movie channels (and a separate one that is geared to children), ABC, CBS, and NBC. Room service is available 24-hours, with a greater range of menu for suite guests. There are no single cabins, and 22 cabins that are wheelchair-accessible.)

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  • Interior

    Interior on the Carnival Paradise Interior on the Carnival Paradise

    Cabin Types

    4I, 4E, 4D, 4C, 4B, 4A, PT, 1A, IS

    Average Cabin Size – 16.7 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 0 m2

    Size approx.: 185 sq ft. Every Carnival guest is assured of spacious, comfortable accommodations. All staterooms have carpeting, ample drawer and closet space, private facilities (shower, basin and toilet), telephone and TV. Features: 2 twin beds that convert to a king size bed.

  • Ocean View

    Ocean View on the Carnival Paradise

    Cabin Types

    6J, 6E, 6D, 6C, 6B, 6A, OV

    Average Cabin Size – 17.0 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 0 m2

    Size approx.: 185 sq ft. The Scenic Ocean View stateroom provides the best view of the sea that lies ahead of the ship, with views unlike any on land. And you'll get more of them, too, with floor-to-ceiling windows providing plenty of looking-glass for gazing at the natural wonders of the sea... and let's not forget sunrise and sunset. Features: Two twin beds (convert to king). Sofa and coffee table. Desk and seat. Full bathroom with shower. 3 closets. Floor-to-ceiling windows. Sleeps up to 2 guests.

  • Balcony

    Balcony on the Carnival Paradise Balcony on the Carnival Paradise

    Cabin Types

    8M, 8D, 8C, 8B, 8A, BL

    Average Cabin Size – 0 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 0 m2

    Size approx.: 185 sq ft. plus larger balcony. Aft-View Extended Balcony staterooms feature a larger balcony for more lounge-around room, more kick-back space; not to even mention some of the best stern-side views you'll find anywhere. Get ready to relax as you gaze upon Carnival Paradise's gentle wake from your spacious balcony. Features: Two twin beds (convert to king) and one upper pullman. Desk and seat. Full bathroom with shower. 3 closets. Private aft-facing extended balcony with patio chairs and table. Sleeps 2-4 guests.

  • Suite

    Suite on the Carnival Paradise

    Cabin Types

    GV, ES, GS, JT, JS, OB, ST

    Average Cabin Size – 25.3 m2

    Average Balcony Size – 4.6 m2

    The Grand Vista Suite is the biggest, located on the uppermost deck… and all this altitude has a way of also elevating the view. As do floor-to-ceiling windows that make sure nothing gets in the way. Even more convenience and comfort come standard, like a huge balcony made for stretching out, a tub that’s great for doing the same, a convenient walk-in dressing area, plus VIP check-in. Features: Two twin beds (convert to king) and double sofa bed. A trundle bed will be provided if a fifth guest is booked to this stateroom. Sofa, armchair and coffee table. Desk and seat. Full bathroom with shower/tub. Walk-in dressing area with ample closet space. Floor-to-ceiling windows, plus private large balcony with patio chairs and table. Sleeps up to 4-5 guests.

Deck Plans for Carnival Paradise

Legend

  • 2 Twin Beds (convert to King) and 2 Upper Pullmans
  • 2 Twin Beds (convert to King) and Double Sofa Bed
  • 2 Twin Beds (convert to King) and 1 Upper Pullman
  • Connecting Staterooms
  • 2 Twin Beds (convert to King), 1 Lower Pullman, and 1 Upper Pullman
  • Stateroom has 2 Porthole Windows
  • 2 Twin Beds (convert to King), Double Sofa Bed and 1 Upper Pullman
  • 2 Twin Beds (convert to King) and 1 Single Sofa Bed
  • 2 Twin Beds (convert to King), Single Sofa Bed and 1 Upper Pullman
  • Twin Beds (do not convert to one bed)
  • Unisex Wheelchair Accessible Restroom
  • Non-Smoking accommodations

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