Gross Tonnage: 71,925
Length: 855 ft
Beam: 103.4 ft
Cruising Speed: 21 knots
Passenger Decks: 10
Ships Registry: Panama
Western Caribbean Gay Daddy Cruise 2024
5 nights from/to Tampa, Florida, US
March 4 9, 2024
Carnival Cruise Lines Carnival Paradise
Come join our intimate and super-friendly group of gay guys, daddies, bears, friends new and old, aboard the Carnival Paradise as we sail from Tampa to Cozumel and the Cayman Islands. A shorter-than-usual itinerary keeps things simple, inexpensive, and close to home. We sail from convenient Tampa to explore some of the most exciting places in Western Caribbean with a bunch of guys who are sure to become fast friends in no time.
In addition to all the great activities provided by the cruise line, you’ll have the option of joining our various private activities that will facilitate and encourage everyone to meet and get to know each other in fun, safe and creative ways.
Your cruise begins on March 4, but we'll encourage you to get to gay friendly Tampa a day or two beforehand. What better way to get into vacation mode than hanging out in the Florida?! Tampa truly has a fun and exciting vibe thanks to the large population of students in town attending the city's famous University.
We don’t have proof, but evidence suggests that the Caribbean was made for cruising. This evidence is all around you — you’ll find in the Caribbean air, the sand and the water. And with more than 5,000 islands and cays spread across this amazing region, there’s a lot of paradise to see. So how do you choose where to visit on a Caribbean cruise? We recommend you just go and see for yourself! Best of all, the mild climate means it doesn’t even matter what time of year you go. A Carnival Caribbean cruise takes you to some of the coolest little hotspots... stretching across the world’s designated hotspot.
Your Ship - Carnival Cruise Lines Carnival Paradise
We sail on the Carnival Paradise, which had a 32-day, multimillion-dollar dry dock that allowed her to undergo a major facelift a few years ago. All cabins were redone, private balconies were added, and two new water parks came on board. They also added our favorite: Guy's Burger Joint - the best burgers at sea, or on land! (Note: these yummy burgers and fries are included free with the cruise…all day long, every day).
The final Fantasy class cruise ship ever created, Carnival Paradise is proof that there's plenty of fun to be found long before you reach your dream destination.
While we’ve never stopped adding the latest and greatest features to the ship, this ship remains classic Carnival — fun-packed from bow to stern. With so much of it indoors, outdoors and everywhere in between, Carnival Paradise features great times in and near the water courtesy of hot tubs, pools and a Carnival WaterWorks waterpark featuring a giant spiraling slide and dual racing slides. For those who appreciate a good story, there’s Seuss at Sea with an interactive storytime and parade!
Our main hangout will be the Alchemy Martini Bar, where trained mixologists whip up concoctions on the spot—from the menu as well as newly created just for you!
Afterhours, attend a stunning show in the grand Normandie Theater, or head to the Punchliner Club, featuring top-notch comedians, different every night.
We'll be in the Gulf of Mexico (hot!), so you'll want to cool off at one of the several pools on board (one of which is in the Serenity Adults-Only Retreat area—no kids, yay!).
Now, if you're feeling adventurous, check out Paradise's new onboard water park, WaterWorks. It features the Twister Waterslide—an enclosed 300-foot-long slide of fast spiraling twists and turns to the pool below, and a pair of 82-foot-long racing water slides.
Exclusive extras for our group only
• Cruise Eve Dinner - meet your fellow travelers face-to-face, get a jump start on your vacation and a taste of your host city the night before we sail.
• Let's Cruise Away Welcome Aboard Party (with free drinks!)—come meet your fellow Daddies and friends in a warm, welcoming, and casual atmosphere. Play our fun mingling/get-to-know-you activity, and start forging friendships that will last a lifetime.
• Free Welcome Aboard Gifts including a lanyard for your sailing card…and then some surprises!
• Specially reserved group dining in the main restaurant—you'll always have a seat for dinner, surrounded by a bunch of Daddy Cruise friends.
• Onboard Host/Cruise Director - We'll be there to make sure you have a great vacation. We will resolve any issues that may arise, answer questions, and help you enjoy your cruise to the utmost. We'll coordinate and host activities and parties each day-all of which are optional (it's your vacation: pick and choose what you want to be a part of).
• Exclusive excursions just for our Daddy Cruise group (additional fee applies).
• Special Daddy group activities on board (card games, trivia contests, happy hours, parties, and more)
• Special discounted rates at our host hotel in Tampa the nights before and/or after the cruise.
Gay Daddy Cruise 2024
| 04 Mar
Tampa, Florida, US
| 05 Mar
|Fun Day at Sea!
| 06 Mar
| 07 Mar
|Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
| 08 Mar
|Fun Day at Sea!
| 09 Mar
|Tampa, Florida, US
Day 1 - Tampa, Florida
With its mix of historic architecture and modern landmarks, a culture infused with Cuban and Spanish flavors, vibrant business districts and beautiful waterways, Tampa is a wonderful place to play and unwind.
The fun begins the moment you board the Carnival Paradise - which has been designed from bow to stern for your fun and enjoyment. As we sail out of Tampa Bay, we'll gather for a hosted Daddy Cruise Party. Here, you'll meet your fellow cruisers and start making new friends right away. We'll sail past the impressive skyline, under the Sunshine Skyway Bridge, and out into the Gulf of Mexico.
Day 2 - Fun Day at Sea!
Our first full day is at sea. Relax, unwind and get into vacation mode. Lounge on your private balcony or near one of the pools, or maybe even find a quiet nook to settle in with a book. Want to be more active on your day at sea? Play bingo, work out at the gym, watch a movie, dance all night, attend a cooking seminar, soak in a hot tub, watch a sunset (or a sunrise), play trivia games, sing along at the piano bar, do some wine tasting, check your email or surf the internet, grab a snack, watch live entertainment, get lucky in the casino, indulge in a spa treatment, catch the game in the sports bar, and on and on...
Day 3 - Cozumel, Mexico
There's a reason Cozumel is the Caribbean's #1 cruise stop: this small island has just about everything! You can visit ancient Mayan ruins, shop till you drop, lounge one of the many beaches, go horseback or ATV riding, snorkel or scuba, feast on Mexican cuisine, drink margaritas all day, take in the rich culture and history, browse an art gallery, take a cooking class, tour the island…the list goes on and on.
Day 4 - Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
A Caribbean paradise of white-sand beaches, coral gardens, and offshore waters harboring spectacular shipwrecks. Oh, and turtles! Lots and lots of sea turtles. But there's more than all the water: the Caymans boast the highest standard of living in the Caribbean and with that means great shopping, great museums, great food!
Day 5 - Fun Day at Sea!
After all this, you'll be ready for another full day at sea, either to relax…or to energize one more time! Lounge on your private balcony or near one of the pools, or maybe even find a quiet nook to settle in with a book. Want to be more active on your day at sea? Play bingo, work out at the gym, watch a movie, dance all night, attend a cooking seminar, soak in a hot tub, watch a sunset (or a sunrise), play trivia games, sing along at the piano bar, do some wine tasting, check your email or surf the internet, grab a snack, watch live entertainment, get lucky in the casino, indulge in a spa treatment, catch the game in the sports bar, and on and on...
Day 6 - Tampa, Florida
Welcome back in Tampa, Florida - relaxed and rejuvenated, and full of memories that will last a lifetime! You'll disembark this morning with great memories, great pictures, and great new friends from your all-too-short vacation.
Tampa checks all the boxes for cool city break status, with expansive strollable neighbourhoods, fascinating museums, a varied and multicultural culinary scene and a number of independent and trendy bars. Tampa is becoming an increasingly stylish gay travel destination, and whilst the city is not as liberal as Orlando or Miami, it’s still an incredibly gay-friendly destination.
The gay scene in Tampa can largely be found around the historic “Ybor city”. In the district, gay travelers will find a plethora of gay bars and clubs, many of which host regular drag shows, cabaret performances and themed nights.
Western Caribbean Gay Daddy Cruise 2024 Rates
|Size approx.: 185 sq ft. Every Carnival guest is assured of spacious, comfortable accommodations. All staterooms have carpeting, ample drawer and closet space, private facilities (shower, basin and toilet), telephone and TV. Features: 2 twin beds that convert to a king size bed.
|Ocean View Stateroom
|Size approx.: 185 sq.ft. Features: Two twin beds (convert to a queen or king), picture window, chair and coffee table, individual climate control, wall-safe, closet, private bathroom with shower, telephone, and a 20" flat-screen TV.
|These cabins are even larger than inside cabins (200 square feet!), and they are similarly appointed (beautifully!). Each one has a private balcony accessed by floor to ceiling sliding glass doors so you'll enjoy a view from inside or outside of your cabin! You'll get a king bed, a flat screen TV, desk, ample closet and drawer space, and a private bath with a shower, and of course, that balcony! Imagine sitting on your private balcony watching the great Gulf of Mexico pass by!
|Size approx. 220 sq ft.; Balcony: 30 sq ft. As you step into a Junior Suite, you can't help but feel that you're stepping into luxury. With more indoor space for stretching out and an outdoor balcony made for fresh air and great views, try a Junior Suite for a private oasis away from home. Features: Two twin beds (convert to king) and single sofa bed. Sofa and coffee table. Desk and seat. Full bathroom with shower. 3 closets. Private balcony with patio chairs and table.
|Size approx. 330 sq ft.; Balcony: 70 sq ft. A Grand Suite aboard Carnival Paradise features even more space than the standard suite — plenty of room in your room! This stateroom is loaded for an unparalleled experience: VIP check-in, a huge balcony, and even a convenient dressing area with vanity. Features: Private balcony, queen or king -size bed and convertible sofa, sitting area, individual climate control, private bathroom with shower, telephone, mini-bar, safe, and a 26" flat-screen TV.
Prices are per person based on single occupancy and include almost everything: your berth and transportation from port to port, onboard entertainment, onboard activities, most beverages (pay extra for alcohol and carbonated drinks), all your meals (including free room service!), all the Gay Group Cruise extras, and much more.
Taxes & charges of $150 pp, Gratuities and optional insurance are additional.
Current rates may be lower or higher than rates as listed above based on current promotions and availability of cabins at the time of booking. An agent will apprise you of any changes, available pricing promotions and cabin options specific to your interests before moving forward with any booking or charging of your credit card.
First deposit of $300 per person is required upon booking. Full payment is due 90 days before sailing
Optional shore excursions will be offered.
Prices are cruise only and DO NOT INCLUDE return airfare! Please ask for airfare add-ons back to your home city.
Fares are subject to availability and may change without prior notice.
Please ask for further details.