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Carnival Paradise

Capacity
2124
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 29 January 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.

History

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Carnival Paradise

Capacity (DO): 
2124
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 29 January 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.

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 20 September 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 undertook 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 2018, Paradise underwent a month-long dry docking in Freeport, Bahamas which added the 14th deck to the front of the ship to accommodate 38 new cabins.

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Attractions on Carnival Paradise


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Shore Excursions

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The best way to get the information about shore excursions and to book your best one is just to ask us!
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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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Blue Riband Library

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With wall-to-wall activities, most people wouldn’t think of their cruise vacation as a great time to read a book, but you’ll find the bibliophilic faithful stretched out on deck chairs, enjoying th...
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Guess Boutique

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Trendy fashion boutique, where one can find denim, sexy dresses, iconic logo pieces, plus shoes, handbags, accessories and more.
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Camp Ocean

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On their Carnival cruise, kids can enjoy all the best parts of summer camp and family vacation, all in one! At Camp Carnival, they'll start by splitting up into three different age groups: 2 to 5 y...
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Paradise Atrium

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First impressions are important — everyone knows that. We’ll let you in on a little secret: that’s why it’s so important to us that the atrium, your first taste of your Carnival cruise, tastes like...
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Rotterdam Bar

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A cozy bar, where you can relax with a cigar and elite drinks.
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Gymnasium

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We have some bad news for you — your ship has a gym. In other words, there’s no excuse for leaving your fitness routine back on land. That’s great news, however, for your body, which will definitel...

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