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Carnival Paradise Ship Overview

Posted on: January 17th, 2013 - Ship Overviews


The 70,000-ton Carnival Paradise offers year-round four- and five-day cruises from Tampa, Fla., providing a truly unique vacation experience, with a host of “resort-style” amenities and an exciting array of stunning public rooms and facilities, each with a character all its own.

On this route, Carnival Paradise departs Thursdays on four-day cruises to Cozumel and on Mondays and Saturdays on five-day voyages to Cozumel and Grand Cayman.

Carnival Paradise encompasses 10 passenger decks and features a variety of on-board amenities and entertainment venues, myriad dining options, an expansive health and fitness center, and “Camp Carnival” children’s program.

Carnival Paradise features a variety of dramatic public spaces designed by Carnival’s award-winning interior architect Joe Farcus, these areas range in style all celebrating 20th-century passenger ships, each evoking a nostalgic atmosphere of the liners from the era.

From the Blue Riband Library, inspired by the coveted Blue Riband awarded to the world’s fastest transatlantic liner; Rex dance club which pays tribute to the Italian liner with contemporary touches and a modernist décor; and Normandie show lounge featuring striking art deco designs reminiscent of the French Liner.

Other venues include the Queen Mary lounge with replicas of the ship’s famous funnels adorning its walls; The America Bar, named for the classic liner, featuring large copper-leaf sculptural panels depicting quintessential American scenes.

Carnival Paradise’s seven-deck atrium and elevator lobbies feature grand columns, and classical stone and mahogany architectural fixtures that recall ocean liners’ impact on the world of style.

Carnival Paradise offers a wide variety of formal and casual options at sea, including the Destiny and Elation formal dining rooms and the poolside Paris Bar & Grill, a casual eatery serving full breakfast, lunch and dinner buffets and a 24-hour pizzeria.  Dining room menus include vegetarian dishes and children’s menus, as well as Spa Carnival Fare, delicious health-conscious menu items that are lower in fat, sodium, cholesterol and calories. The ship also features a sushi bar, a patisserie, complimentary 24-hour room service and ice cream and frozen yogurt.

‘CAMP CARNIVAL,’ ‘CIRCLE C,’ ‘CLUB O2’ – Building upon Carnival’s distinction as the family cruise leader carrying 670,000 children annually fleetwide, Carnival Paradise offers organized programs for three different age groups – Camp Carnival for 2- to 11-year-olds, Circle “C” for 12- to 14-year-olds, and Club O2 for 15- to 17-year-olds – with supervised activities and expansive, modern facilities for each group.

‘SPA CARNIVAL’ – Fitness has become an important part of people’s daily lives and guests sailing on the Carnival Paradise can take advantage of the ship’s newly renovated health and fitness facility, “Spa Carnival.”  The 12,000-square-foot “floating health club” features  private treatment rooms and updated exercise equipment, as well as a mirrored aerobics room, men’s and women’s locker rooms, steam rooms and saunas, and a sophisticated menu of body and facial treatments, including a number of exotic “European-style” therapies.  Also featured is a one-eighth-mile jogging track, along with a beauty salon offering a variety of hair, nail and make-up services.

ADULTS ONLY RETREAT- Another new feature on the Carnival Paradise is Serenity, the line’s popular adults-only retreat located aft on Promenade Deck. With design elements that include teak decking, large umbrellas and thatched roofing, Serenity provides an ocean-going oasis for relaxation and comfort.  Guests can enjoy icy cocktails and frozen drinks while relaxing in plush chaise lounges and chairs.

SPACIOUS ACCOMMODATIONS – As part of Carnival’s fleetwide stateroom enhancements, all of the Carnival Paradise’s 1,026 staterooms feature the new Carnival Comfort Bed sleep system, featuring plush mattresses, luxurious duvets, fluffy pillows and high quality sheets and linens. All accommodations include terrycloth bathrobes and offer in-cabin amenity kits with a variety of brand-name product samples for men and women.

INTERNET CAFÉ, WI-FI ACCESS, CELL PHONE SERVICE – Like all “Fun Ships,” Carnival Paradise offers an Internet café with private workstations featuring flat-screen monitors, along with Wi-Fi access available in virtually all public rooms and areas.  Guests can also make and receive cell phone calls whether the ship is at sea or in port.