Guy's Burger Joint - This is a popular Fun Ship 2.0 feature that Carnival has been expanding to its ships. Guy's Burger Joint serves free hamburgers and french fries at lunchtime. Prior to getting Guy's Burger Joint, the Carnival Paradise had a generic hamburger grill on its Lido Deck. The Carnival Paradise's Guy's Burger Joint is located on the Lido Deck, which is Deck 10.
Blue Iguana Cantina - The Blue Iguana Cantina is another feature Carnival added to the Carnival Paradise's Lido Deck. The Blue Iguana Cantina serves burritos and tacos at lunch. Usually, the Blue Iguana Cantina also has some breakfast options too. To compliment tacos and burritos, Carnival's Blue Iguana Cantina also has a salsa bar. The salsa bar has a multitude of options available for cruisers. The Blue Iguana Cantina is complimentary!
Red Frog Rum Bar - The Red Frog Rum Bar serves frozen drinks and beer for cruisers to purchase. This new Caribbean themed bar is located on the Lido Deck (10) near the pool.
Blue Iguana Tequila Bar - The Blue Iguana Cantina Bar serves frozen drinks and beer for cruisers to purchase. This new Mexican themed bar is located on the Lido Deck (10) near the pool.
Camp Ocean - Camp Ocean is the official replacement to Camp Carnival. Camp Ocean is a youth program that consists of three age groups. Each age group has different activities and is represented by a different sea animal. Ages 2-5 are Penguins, ages 6-8 are Stingrays, and 9-11 are Sharks.The Carnival Paradise's main Camp Ocean facilities are located on the Sports Deck (12).
WaterWorks - The Carnival Paradise's WaterWorks is located on the Verandah Deck (11). Carnival's press release notes the ship received an enclosed 300 foot twister waterslide as well as two 82 foot racing slides. In addition, a splash pad area was added too. The entrance to the slides is located on Deck 12 by the ship's funnel. Prior to having the WaterWorks, the Carnival Paradise had an aft pool.
New Staterooms: 38 new staterooms were added to the Carnival Paradise during dry-dock on Deck 14. Previously this area was home to the Sun Deck (14). Deck 14 is now the Grand Deck. Two of these new staterooms are known as Grand Vista suites that have floor to ceiling windows. Another 22 of these staterooms are junior suites, two are scenic ocean view rooms, and twelve of the staterooms are interior.
Balcony Staterooms: Carnival converted 98 staterooms to have balconies during this dry-dock. These staterooms previously were ocean view rooms (with only a window). Many of these staterooms can be found on the Main Deck, Upper Deck, and Empress Deck in various sections of the ship.
Total Stateroom Renovation: Carnival's press release notes all of the Carnival Paradise's staterooms received an interior upgrade to now have a tropical feel.
Mini Golf Course - The Carnival Paradise's Mini Golf Course did not change decks, but it did change location. The mini golf course is on the Grand Deck in a place that overlooks the pool. Unfortunately, it does not appear the ship has a jogging track.
Onboard Retail & Photo Gallery Changes: Carnival added Cherry on Top, which is a pay for venue that allows guests to buy sweet treats and specialties. In addition, all of the Carnival Paradise's onboard retail spaces will be redesigned. For the photo gallery, the Carnival Paradise will be receiving digital screens that will allow guests to view photos.
On a side note, the new highest deck on the ship is now Deck 15. This deck is called the Sun Deck, which was the previous name of Deck 14.
For more information on the Carnival Paradise I recommend you check out Carnival's official press release (click here) or visit Carnival's website (click here). Both of these places are my sources of information and can provide you with more detail than I gave here. Each link will open in a new window.