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Carnival Paradise

Capacity
2,052
Crew
920
Tonnage
70 367
Length
262.00 m (859 ft 7 in)
First voyage
1998
Decks
14

Carnival Paradise (formerly Paradise) is a Fantasy-class cruise ship operated by Carnival Cruise Line. Built by Kværner Masa-Yards at its Helsinki New Shipyard in Helsinki, Finland, she was floated out on January 29, 1998, and christened as Paradise by Paula Zahn. During 2007, in common with all of her Fantasy-class sisters, she had the prefix Carnival added to her name.

From September 2004 to December 2011, the vessel sailed out of Long Beach, California, doing three- and four-day Baja Mexico cruises that... Read more

Carnival Paradise

Capacity: 
2,052
Crew: 
920
Tonnage: 
70 367
Length: 
262.00 m (859 ft 7 in)
Beam: 
31.50 m (103 ft 4 in)
First voyage: 
1998
Decks: 
14

Carnival Paradise (formerly Paradise) is a Fantasy-class cruise ship operated by Carnival Cruise Line. Built by Kværner Masa-Yards at its Helsinki New Shipyard in Helsinki, Finland, she was floated out on January 29, 1998, and christened as Paradise by Paula Zahn. During 2007, in common with all of her Fantasy-class sisters, she had the prefix Carnival added to her name.

From September 2004 to December 2011, the vessel sailed out of Long Beach, California, doing three- and four-day Baja Mexico cruises that visited Catalina Island and Ensenada. Currently, she sails from Tampa, Florida, offering four and five night cruises to the Western Caribbean, visiting Grand Cayman and Cozumel. On June 30, 2017, she became the first Carnival Cruise Line ship to dock in Cuba in the company's 45 year history.

History

Carnival Paradise was built to be the world's first completely non-smoking cruise ship and she was entered into service supported by several anti-smoking and cancer-prevention groups. "No smoking" signs were placed prominently on both sides of the ship and on the stern under the name.

Non-smoking rules were strictly enforced. No smoking materials of any kind were permitted aboard. If anything was seen or found, the passenger was fined $250 and put off at the next port (transportation home to be provided at passenger's own expense). Due to poor revenue, Carnival decided to discontinue the smoke-free ship in December 2003 because they claimed that non-smokers tend to not drink or gamble as much as those accustomed to smoke.

Scheduled to arrive in the Port of Long Beach, California, on September 20, 2004, her arrival was delayed due to several major hurricanes (see 2004 Atlantic hurricane season). Her cruise through the Caribbean and Panama Canal, and up the Mexican coast was further hindered by more hurricanes. After having skirted the bad weather with minimal inconvenience, Paradise arrived in Los Angeles in the early morning, docking at the Long Beach terminal of Carnival Cruise Lines, which was the building that had housed the Spruce Goose. Later that day, the non-smoking signs were painted over. She still boasts one of the strictest smoking policies in the fleet.

After her arrival in Long Beach, she became popular among younger cruisers looking for a more casual and affordable alternative to the longer more structured lines, with her 3-day and 4 day cruises to Ensenada, Mexico and Santa Catalina Island, California.

Carnival Cruise Lines retrofitted Carnival Paradise with the first “earth-friendly” dry-cleaning system, which uses environmentally safe detergents and reduces hazardous chemical runoff. In addition, Carnival has also been at the forefront of engine design, and their new class of ships features a “highly efficient” diesel-electric propulsion system known as the “enviro-engine”, which nearly eliminates visible smokestack emissions.

In late 2011, Carnival moved Carnival Paradise to Tampa, replacing the Carnival Inspiration, which went to California. Currently, Carnival Paradise takes 4 and 5 night voyages to Grand Cayman and Cozumel, Mexico. The ship will also sail to Havana, Cuba and Key West, Florida on select sailings in 2017 and 2018.

In February-March 2018, Carnival Paradise underwent a significant multi-million-dollar month-long renovation in Freeport, Bahamas. After a dry dock, the ship got new staterooms, Carnival's signature dining venues, water park, kids' play area called Camp Ocean, and more.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/
Carnival_Paradise

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Attractions on Carnival Paradise


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Destiny Dining Room

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Leonardo Lounge

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Sophisticated club with live music and dance floor.
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BlueIguana Tequila Bar

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Lovely bar to chill with a cold drink.
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RedFrog Rum Bar

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Lovely bar to chill with a cold drink.
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Elation Dining Room

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“Hey, which side does the fork go on?” is a question you’ll never have to ask at a dining room dinner aboard a Carnival cruise — we set the table for you. We also bring to the table a full three co...
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Cafe Ile De France

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Experience delicious coffees, cakes, cookies and pastries at our on-board Cafe.
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Guy's Burger Joint

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We went looking for someone to help us grill up the best burgers at sea, and we found just the guy. Carnival has teamed up with best-selling author, restaurateur and Food Network personality Guy Fi...
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America Piano Bar

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Play it again, Sam. Or Diana. Or whatever your name is. Because this is the bar where you call the shots – and the songs. Pull up a seat, order your favorite cocktail, and let your friendly piano p...
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Rex Dance Club

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Get up and get down at the most happenin' club in the Caribbean. Our DJs are spinning today's hottest hits and yesterday's golden oldies, guaranteed to get you out of your seat and tapping your fee...
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Carnival WaterWorks

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Waterpark zone for the loveliest travellers.

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