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CARNIVAL PARADISE TO GET MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR REFURBISHMENT
Following a month-long dry dock, which took place beginning Feb. 22, the Carnival Paradise was in Freeport, The Bahamas, for outfitting and installation of numerous enhancements and upgrades. The ship resumed its year-round schedule of four- to eight-day cruises from Tampa, Fla., on March 26, 2018. Bookings are now available for the newly updated Paradise!
The new features include:
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 Californiaroots 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.
BlueIguana Cantina: 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.
Camp Ocean: a colorful marine-inspired play area designed for kids ages 2-11 that showcases the wonders of the sea through fun and engaging interiors and more than 200 ocean-themed activities, including arts and crafts, science-oriented programming, and more.
New Cabins, Stateroom Enhancements: Thirty-eight cabins have been added – two Grand Vista suites offering floor-to-ceiling windows, 22 junior suites, two scenic ocean view cabins and 12 interior accommodations. Additionally, private verandahs have been added to 98 existing staterooms, creatingspacious new 230-square-foot balcony staterooms. All staterooms will offer new island-inspired interiors with bright colors and soothing pastels inspired by Carnival Paradise'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 splash zone for kids.
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 ship's retail shops are being completely reimagined with a new design and enhanced product offerings with multiple brand boutiques, including Pandora and Guess. A guest favorite, the Cherry on Top sweets shop, is also being added, while the printed photo gallery is being 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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Tips and Links
Planning a trip outside of the U.S. this summer? You'd better check your Passport and make sure its valid for at least 6 months after your planned trip. If not, renew it now!
Before embarking on your next cruise, take some time to "study up" on the area. The more you know about your destination, the more enjoyable time you'll have.
If you'll be cruising to foreign shores, you should be aware of currency exchange rates and how to best make the swap. Check with the ship's office for instructions.