Carnival Paradise has resumed cruises after being out of action for a month. The Carnival cruise ship completed a huge multi-million dollar makeover dry dock where new features and enhancements were added. During the refurbishment, the ship received a new water park, 38 new staterooms, 98 balconies added to existing accommodations, and exciting food and beverage concepts.
Carnival Paradise Makeover
Now that the Fantasy-class vessel is back in business from March 26 guests will be able to experience the latest renovated Carnival ship with the very latest updates that the cruise line has on offer.
Christine Duffy, president of Carnival Cruise Line, said:
“We can’t wait for our guests to check out the fantastic new features aboard Carnival Paradise, which returns to service better than ever offering an exciting combination of itineraries featuring top destinations in the Caribbean, Mexico and Cuba.”
Carnival Paradise was brought in-line with many other ships in the fleet with the FUN 2.0 upgrades including the popular venue of Guys Burger Joint. What made this upgrade so major is the newly added staterooms and a new large Waterworks on the open deck. Let’s take a look at all the things which were added during the dry dock operation:
Guy’s Burger Joint
A free-of-charge poolside venue developed in partnership with Food Network personality Guy Fieri serving hand-crafted burgers and fresh-cut fries enjoyed amidst a décor that celebrates the chef’s California roots and love of car culture.
RedFrog Rum Bar
A poolside watering hole offering the quintessential Caribbean vacation vibe with refreshing Caribbean rum-based frozen drinks and beers, including Carnival’s own private label draught brew, ThirstyFrog Red.
A complimentary poolside Mexican eatery where guests can enjoy authentic freshly made burritos and tacos on homemade tortillas, as well as an elaborate toppings and salsa bar.
BlueIguana Tequila Bar
A fun and festive outdoor bar offering a laid-back Mexican-themed atmosphere and tequila-based frozen drinks and beers, perfect for chillin’ by the pool.
A colorful marine-inspired play area designed for kids ages 2-11 that showcases the wonders of the sea through engaging interiors and more than 200 ocean-themed activities and science-oriented programming.
Designed for the 12- to 14-year-old set, this colorful space offers the perfect space for kids to chill and connect as well as enjoy dance parties, video games and more.
New Staterooms and Enhancements
Thirty-eight staterooms have been added – two Grand Vista suites offering floor-to-ceiling windows, 22 junior suites, two scenic oceanview and 12 interior accommodations. Private verandahs have also been added to 98 existing accommodations, creating spacious new 230-square-foot balcony staterooms. All staterooms offer new island-inspired interiors with bright colors and soothing pastels inspired by the ship’s tropical itineraries.
WaterWorks Aqua Park
Located on Verandah Deck, this expansive all-ages water park features an enclosed 300-foot-long Twister water slide full of exhilarating twists and turns, two 82-foot-long racing slides, and a kiddie splash zone.
Miniature Golf Course
A nine-hole miniature golf course has been relocated to Deck 14, providing a fun and relaxing pastime for families to enjoy in the fresh sea air.
Retail and Photo Enhancements
The retail shops have been completely reimagined with a new design and enhanced product offerings with multiple branded boutiques, including Pandora and Guess.
The printed photo gallery has been replaced with a digital Pixels-branded platform that allows guests to identify and purchase images via their smartphones or at a nearby kiosk.
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Carnival Paradise Cruises from Tampa
The ship has now resumed its year-round service out of Port of Tampa, Florida. Starting from March 26 Carnival Paradise is departing on a five-day Caribbean cruise to Cozumel and Grand Cayman. The ship will be offering 5-day and 4-day itineraries including calls in Cozumel and Mahogany Bay (Roatan), Key West or Grand Cayman.
The options from this sunny Florida port gets even better with the Carnival Paradise sailing 4-day to 8-day cruises which include day-long and overnight calls to Havana, Cuba. With all the new onboard features and with several itinerary options this would be among the best Carnival ships in the fleet to choose for Caribbean cruises. Carnival Paradise is a 70,370 gross ton vessel and has a passenger capacity of over 2,000.