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Carnival Paradise (PA) Fact Sheet

Published 03/12/2015 06:32 PM   |    Updated 09/20/2018 05:00 PM

Shipyard: Masa-Yards, Helsinki, Finland
Inaugural cruise: December 6, 1998
Godmother: Paula Zahn, Broadcaster
Country of registry: Panama
Cost: $300,000.000.
Cruising speed: 21.0 knots


Size/Capacity

  • Gross tonnage: 71,909 tons
  • Length: 855 feet
  • Beam: 103 feet; 118 feet at pool deck
  • Maximum draft: 25 feet, 6 inches
  • Full guest occupancy: 2697
  • Normal occupancy (based on 2 per cabin): 2124
  • Passenger decks: 11
  • Space ratio: 34:1

Crew

  • Total Officers and crew: 920
  • Officers: Italian
  • Hotel and cruise staff: International

Accommodations

  • 2 ocean view balcony Grand Vista Suites
  • 28 ocean view balcony Grand Suites
  • 48 ocean view balcony Junior Suites
  • 98 ocean view balcony staterooms
  • 2 scenic ocean view staterooms
  • 464 ocean view staterooms
  • 401 interior staterooms
  • 19 interior upper/lower staterooms
  • 1062 Total guest staterooms (32 accessible for wheelchair users)

All staterooms feature: telephone, 110 AC power outlet, individual climate control, Carnival Comfort Bed Collection, hair dryer, non-stocked mini bar unit, safe and flat-screen TV


Life Saving Equipment

Grand Total Lifesaving Capacity:  4494

  • 12 Lifeboats (occupancy each: 150 / total occupancy: 1800)
  • 6 Rescue / Water Shuttle Boats (occupancy each: 149 / total occupancy: 894)
  • 36 Launchable Life Rafts (occupancy each: 25 / total occupancy: 900)
  • 36 Life Rafts (occupancy each: 25 / total occupancy: 900)


Maintenance Schedule

  • Dry Dock: 9/19/99-10/03/99
  • Dry Dock: 7/16/00-8/12/00
  • Dry Dock: 1/19/03-2/01/03
  • Dry Dock: 11/28/05-12/18/05
  • Dry Dock: 12/01/08-12/14/08
  • Dry Dock: 1/28/12-2/11/12
  • Dry Dock: 2/26/15-3/12/15
  • Dry Dock: 2/22/18-3/25/18 

Ship Refurbishments and Renovations


Renovations completed during dry dock:  2/22/18 - 3/25/18

  • Routine hotel maintenance and cosmetic enhancements such as new carpeting, tile work, etc. in public areas
  • Guy’s Burger Joint (will replace food service, Off the Grill and Rotisserie)
  • BlueIguana Cantina (will replace food service, Mongolian Wok)
  • RedFrog Rum Bar (will replace pool bar)
  • BlueIguana Tequila Bar (will replace pool bar)
  • Camp Ocean (will replace Camp Carnival)
  • Pixels will be converted to Digital
  • Addition of WaterWorks on Verandah Deck 11
  • Mini-Golf Course relocated to new Deck 14
  • New deck added - Deck 14 features 36 staterooms: 2 Grand Vista Suites, 2 Scenic Ocean View staterooms, 22 Junior Suites and 10 Interior staterooms; 1 new interior stateroom added to Empress Deck 7 and 1 new interior stateroom added to Verandah Deck 11.

Renovations completed during dry dock: 2/26/15-3/12/15

  • Routine hotel maintenance
  • Cosmetic enhancements such as new carpeting, wall coverings and tile work in lounges and public areas

Renovation completed during dry dock: 1/28/12-2/11/12

  • Routine hotel maintenance
  • Cosmetic enhancements such as new carpeting, wall coverings, tile work, lighting in lounges and public areas
  • Suite U69 converted and now ADA compliant

Refurbishments for dry dock: 12/01/08-12/14/08

  • "Circle C" Young Teens club will be added to Atlantic Deck 8 (previously, the card room), featuring a high-tech sound and lighting system, plasma-screen TVs displaying movies and music videos, a touch-screen jukebox, and gaming pods with the latest video games and consoles.
  • Serenity Adults-Only Retreat Area
  • Children's wading pool will be moved to Verandah Deck 11 aft section, replacing one of the whirlpools.
  • A variety of cosmetic enhancements such as new carpeting, wall coverings and tile work throughout the ship.
  • Category 12 Suites will be refurbished, including bathrooms and flat-screen TV's.
  • Internet WIFI access will be bow-to-stern
  • A Mongolian Wok station and Rotisserie will be added to the Lido Restaurant
     
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