The Ultimate Guide to Carnival Paradise®

One of the most majestic and exciting ships in the Caribbean fleet is Carnival Paradise®, full of great places to eat and drink, and featuring a wide range of activities that make a family cruise much more fun and memorable. In fact, there’s so much to do on Carnival Paradise® both indoors and outdoors, and from bow to stern, you’ll have no problem making the most of your cruise vacation.

Whether you’re on a cruise to Cozumel or Grand Cayman, you’ll be able to spend your days at sea relaxing poolside or being pampered in the spa, having family fun in the onboard waterpark, and enjoying plenty of Caribbean cocktails.

In the evenings, when you return to the cruise ship from your port of call, you’ll enjoy great cruise dining options, plus get the chance to try your luck in the casino and take part in classic cruise ship game shows.

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Check out this guide to Carnival Paradise, and you’ll quickly realize why this cruise ship is the one to be on for the ultimate cruise vacation.

Indoor Fun

Hasbro©, The Game Show – Carnival has created giant, on-stage versions of some of the most memorable Hasbro games and turned them into a live competition for you and other passengers to see who reigns supreme. Test your skills in classic games such as CONNECT 4, SIMON FLASH, YAHTZEE BOWLING, and others, all in front of a live audience to cheer you on!

Playlist Productions – Featuring an ensemble cast of talented singers and dancers, this musical production offers a variety of entertainment to suit all musical tastes. From pulse-pounding rock n’ roll to hip-moving salsa, to classic 80s tunes to your favorite movie soundtrack songs, Playlist Productions puts on a show like no other!

actors singing and dancing on playlist production

The Punchliner Comedy Club – Ready to laugh? This cruise ship comedy club has a roster of professional comedians that will have the whole family rolling with laughter. And if you prefer to see an adults-only show where the comedians don’t hold back, we’ve got that too!

Spa Carnival® – In the mood for a little pampering? Then visit the spa and indulge in a soothing, relaxing experience that will refresh and revitalize you. From hot stone massages to full body wraps, facial treatments and beauty services, Spa Carnival has everything you need to feel totally free of stress and looking your best!

Casino – The action never stops at the casino, where you can try your luck at the slots or table games, and possibly leave the ship a big winner! Ready to see how good your poker face is? Or perhaps the skill of blackjack or the excitement of roulette is more to your liking? Don’t worry, you’re already in luck–Carnival Paradise’s® casino has it all!

Outdoor Fun

WaterWorks – What’s more fun than a waterpark? A waterpark on a cruise ship! WaterWorks features waterslides, racing areas, and plenty of other attractions guaranteed to get you wet and ready for more waterpark fun. It is bound to be a popular onboard attraction for the whole family!

Serenity, Adult Only Retreat – When you’re ready for some adults-only rest and relaxation, take some time to pamper yourself at the peaceful area specially set aside from the hustle and bustle of the rest of the ship. Enjoy the ocean breeze, take a peaceful nap under the warm sun, or read a good book.

friends drinking cocktails and talking on serenity adult only retreat

Mini Golf – Another family fun attraction, this mini golf course is perfect for all ages, and contains a series of fairways with whimsical obstacles and angles. Test your mini golf skills or just have fun! Just like WaterWorks, it’s free, so you can play as much as you’d like!

Delicious Dining

Guy’s Burger Joint – Definitely a favorite cruise dining spot, this burger joint was designed in conjunction with TV star Guy Fieri. The burger joint serves up delicious grilled burgers and hand-cut fries, along with an assortment of toppings to really take your burger to the next level.

BlueIguana Cantina – You’ll find the best Mexican food to be had at sea at BlueIguana Cantina, a festive eatery dishing out made-to-order tacos and burritos, along with homemade tortillas and salsa.

deliciously fresh tacos from blueiguana cantina

Pizza Pirate – You’ve got burgers, you’ve got Mexican, what are you missing? Pizza, of course! Choose from 5 different types of pizza: Margherita, Funghi, Prosciutto, Pepperoni or Quattro Formaggi. Served up 24 hours a day, it’s a pizza lovers’ dream come true!

Great Bars

BlueIguana Tequila Bar – Offering a large selection of Mexican beers and tasty tequila drinks, this tequila bar also has plenty of frozen cocktails and margaritas on the menu. The tequila bar is right next to the pool, enabling you to really enjoy your days and nights at sea with the camaraderie of others during your cruise to Cozumel or any other Caribbean port.

Piano Bar – Got a tune you’d like to hear? Just let the resident piano player know, and once he gets started, you can all join in for a memorable sing-along! Or, you could always just hum a few bars–both the songs and whether or not you want to sing them are your choice!

guests singing along with the pianist at the piano bar on carnival paradise

RedFrog Rum Bar – The Caribbean islands are well known for their production of high-quality rums, and this rum bar has got you covered with a large selection of rum cocktails and frozen drinks. The poolside bar is full of Caribbean vibes and is the perfect place to spend some time before visiting the next Caribbean island.

Of course, the above locations and attractions are just some of the fantastic things you’ll find onboard Carnival Paradise. Book a cruise and you’ll soon discover what paradise truly is!

Note: Onboard activities, shore excursions, and dining options may vary by ship and destination.