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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.

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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, with their transportation home under the passenger's own expense. Due to poor revenue, Carnival decided to discontinue the smoke-free policy in December 2003, claiming that non-smokers tend to not drink or gamble as much as those accustomed to smoke.

Scheduled to arrive at 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 at the Long Beach cruise terminal in the early morning. Later that day, the non-smoking signs were painted over.

Service history

After her arrival in Long Beach, she undertook 3-day and 4-day cruises to Ensenada, Mexico and Santa Catalina Island, California.

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 also used to sail to Havana, Cuba and Key West, Florida on select sailings from 2017 to 2019.

In 2018, she underwent a month-long dry dock 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!

Guest Services

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Have you got any questions? Our staff will give you irrefragable answers to all of them!
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The Fun Shops

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"Shop 'til you drop," right? Wrong — you still have a lot of vacation fun ahead of you! Get your shopping done without dropping at the convenient — and hey, fun — Fun Shops, located aboard your nex...
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Serenity

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Somebody at Carnival knows just what you need, and it's pretty much exactly the Serenity Adult-Only Retreat. Look, you'll still be on the same ship as the kids, the hoopla, and all the Carnival-sty...
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Steam

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All your stress vaporizes and floats away as you relax and unwind in the soothing steam of our saunas.
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Normandie Main Lounge

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Find yourself in the middle of Las Vegas with its bright perfomances and sophisticated audience.
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Pizzeria

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Would you like to unthread the secret of the best italian pizza? Sorry, but it'll die with us! But you should taste it - and you will certainly come back for another one piece!
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Sauna

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All your stress vaporizes and floats away as you relax and unwind in the soothing steam of our saunas.
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Video Arcade

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If you love to play video games, you’re in luck. Our video arcade boasts a huge array of games, and is open to players of all ages, all night and all day. So get some tokens from the vending machin...
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Paris Lido Restaurant

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Featuring a nice variety of casual dining options like Mongolian Wok, Chef's Choice, Salad Bar, Carnival Deli and more, the Lido Restaurant has something — or more likely, at least a few somethings...

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9 Most Romantic Things to Do on Carnival Paradise Cruise Ship


Are you going on a cruise with your soul mate? Well, it’s time to get acquainted with the next cruise ship, and this virtual tour is going to be special because we’ll talk about the most romantic things to do on the Carnival Paradise cruise ship . But first things first. Photo courtesy of...