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Carnival Cruise Line

Information about Carnival Paradise
Year Built
Space Ratio

General Information

The Carnival Paradise started sailing in 1998. Former names: none. The Carnival Paradise is registered in Panama City, Panama. The Carnival Paradise has 1061 cabins.

You can expect between 2122 to 2546 passengers on a typical sailing. This means that at the higher number (usually peak and holiday sailings) Carnival Paradise has a space ratio of 27.6. (A space ratio less than 33 means that you may find the ship crowded in areas. A space ratio greater than 39 means that there should be plenty of space for each passenger.) When this ship isn't sailing at capacity the space ratio can be as good as 33.2.

The Carnival Paradise has 980 crew members on board. There are 3 passengers for every crew member on board. There are self serve laudromats on this ship.

Sister Ships

The following ships share the same class as this ship. This means the basic design and layout of the ship is the same. For the most part the cabins will be identical among these ships, but may be decorated differently.
1990- Carnival Fantasy - No longer sailing
1991- Carnival Ecstasy - No longer sailing
1993- Carnival Sensation - No longer sailing
1994- Carnival Fascination - No longer sailing
1995- Carnival Imagination - No longer sailing
1996- Carnival Inspiration - No longer sailing
1998- Carnival Elation
1998- Carnival Paradise


There are 32 special needs cabins on this ship. These cabins have been modified for accessibility purposes.

14 Decks

There are 14 on this ship. The highest deck number is 15. The number of decks with passenger cabins is 6.

17% Balconies

This is the percent of the staterooms on board have balconies.

Other Information

The abbreviation Carnival uses for this ship is PA. Maiden voyage was in November, 1998. Because this is an older ship, there is a more traditional design to it, with most of the action in the middle of the ship, which can make things congested. If you prefer a little quiet time, the adults-only serenity area, spa, and library are great places to check out.

This ship is known for its entertainment options which include theater shows, dancing, and live music.

Dining options include a main buffet, 2 main dining rooms, and 4 specialty restaurants. Guys Burger Joint, Pizza Pirate and BlueIguana Cantina are free of charge, while the Chefs Table requires an additional fee and is only available once during each sailing.

Was a smoke free ship for a period of time.

During Feb 22 to Mar 25, 2018 drydock 36 cabins were added to Deck 14 and the deck was renamed Grand. The new deck above this deck was named Sun. Carnival Waterworks was added to the aft of Deck 11. BlueIguana Tequila Bar, Red Frog Rum Bar, Blue Iguana Cantina and Guys Burger Joint were added to the pool area on Deck 10. 40 Oceanview cabins were converted to balconies on Deck 7. 8 Grand Suites received extended balconies on deck 6. 26 Oceanview cabins were converted to balconies on Deck 6. 32 Oceanview cabins were converted to balconies on Deck 5.

Completed during dry dock 10/01/21-10/22/21 Routine hotel maintenance and cosmetic enhancements. New red, white and blue hull design and paint scheme.

Completed during dry dock: 10/08/23 - 10/29/23
Routine hotel maintenance and cosmetic enhancements
Deck 7: Installed Carnival Adventure Store
Deck 9: Bonsai Sushi Express replaced Sushi at Sea
Deck 9: JavaBlue Cafe replaced Cafe Ile de France
Deck 9: 1 large hot tub spa replaced 2 hot tub spas in Serenity; additional shaded area added
Deck 12: Spa Carnival branded as Cloud 9 Spa; 2 saunas converted to 1 sauna; 2 steam rooms converted to 1 steam room
ADA enhancements throughout the ship.

Carnival Paradise Ship Stats

Item Detail
Year Built 1998
Years Old 26
Tons 70,390
Speed 19.5 knots
Length 855 feet
Beam 103 feet
Total Cabins 1,061
Crew 980
Expected Passengers 2,122 to 2,546
Expected Space Ratio 28
Total decks 14
Decks with cabins 6

Carnival Paradise Features


  • 2 Outdoor Pools swimming
  • 6 Whirlpools (hot tubs)
  • No Rock Climbing Wall
  • No Flow Rider
  • No Ice Rink
  • No Bowling
  • No Zipline
  • Waterslide
  • Water Park
  • No Ropes Course
  • Mini Golf golf
  • No Sports Court
  • Jogging Track


  • Casino casino
  • Cigar Lounge
  • No Chapel
  • Video Arcade
  • Show Lounge
  • Hair Salon
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center
  • Library library
  • No Bridge Viewing Area
  • No Outdoor Movie Screen
  • Teen Lounge
  • Passenger Promenade Deck
  • No Upper Deck Sea Viewing Lounge
  • Adult Only Outside Lounge Area

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Smoking Policy

  • All staterooms and suite accommodations are entirely smoke-free, including balconies
  • Cigarette and electronic cigarette smoking will only be allowed in designated exterior open deck areas, in the nightclub and in certain areas within the casino and casino bar
  • Cigar and pipe smoking will only be allowed in designated exterior open deck areas.
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  • Carnvial Vista will allow smoking in the casino and casino bar and also on deck 11 port side aft.

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