Carnival Inspiration Cruise Reviews

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tgilevich
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
We have sailed on Celebrity and Norwegian and they have been great or exceptional. I knew that a 4 day cruise to Catalina and Ensenada on the Inspiration was not likely to match those trips. I was right but give the cruise a ... Read more
missria
Member Since 2013
1 review
3 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed four weeks ago
I picked this ship because I've been on The Imagination already and wanted to compare them. I like this one better because the entertainment was really good. Shows were great, the comedian, Jailyn, was hilarious, music was really good in ... Read more
kathyanna74
Member Since 2014
1 review
31 forum posts
7 helpful votes
My husband and I have taken several Carnival cruises in the past. This was probably our last one. We are in our late 50's, not travelling with children. We choose this cruise because it was close enough to drive to. I wish there were more ... Read more
agambrell1
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
My wife and I picked this cruise because of the convenience and after much research the Inspiration was rated higher and we agree with that review. The Inspiration crew were very welcoming and most helpful. The food was great, so many ... Read more
thowe21
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Here's a quick rundown of our latest cruise over the weekend on the Inspiration: The Inspiration itself is considered an older ship, about 20 years old I believe, but they have modernized it. Food wise The pool buffet lines have ... Read more
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R Petersen
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
We took the 3-day trip from Long Beach to Ensenada. We had an awesome experience and the entire weekend was just one long party. We got to pre-board for the wedding making it very easy, then a beautiful wedding/reception that was followed ... Read more
funat55
Member Since 2006
3 reviews
1,442 forum post
2 helpful votes
I just got back from a three day cruise on the Inspiration (Oct. 7-10). I’ve done this weekend cruise many times but I never get tired of it. The port is one hour from home, closer to drive to then Vegas, and really a bargain when ... Read more
BEFdoc
Member Since 2007
3 reviews
270 forum posts
16 helpful votes
My wife and I were looking at spending some "Quality" time with our grown grandsons; we decided to book this cruise in October. It fit the bill as pricing and timing were just what were looking for. Also, having explored the ... Read more
toddtravels
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
4 forum posts
We arrived early - around noon. The queue was already outside, but we only we were onboard the ship 61 minutes from the time we joined the queue, which is very good. Long Beach was in the midst of a heat wave, so the terminal was very ... Read more
ananddineshshah@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
First time cruising and LOVED it! Carnival Inspiration is a dream for those who reside in Los Angeles. The port of Long Beach is easy to get in and out. We did uber to and from our home. Next, the process of getting on board was long ... Read more
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cruisingMax
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
20 forum posts
My husband and I are frequent Carnival cruisers. We decided to book the Carnival Inspiration 4 day voyage for Sept 19, 2016 as it was soon after my recent retirement and we were looking forward to having our 1st Guy's Burger (not yet ... Read more
Chefaleslie
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
The food was good, to very good. You need to know what you like to eat. The buffet was lacking at times and we thought that the food could have been left out longer but the MDR was good. Not all the food was perfect but it was all good. My ... Read more
stit60
Member Since 2008
1 review
14 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed September 2016
I chose this cruise as a gift for my hubby's 60th birthday. He loved it! While we enjoyed the cruise overall, there were a few flies in the ointment you might say. First oops was, they got our boarding pass pictures mixed up with someone ... Read more
BarbaraAnnSmith
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
I chose this cruise because it was only 4 days and I was looking forward to being in the sun and good food and relaxing. I've been on 4 different cruise ships over the last 15 years and had cruised on Carnival one time prior to this but it ... Read more
choxpress
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
We need a place to hang out as our house is fumigated for 3 days and we decided to take a 5-day cruise. That was our 5th time to cruise (4 with Carnival, 1 with Royal Caribbean) I can say that this whole Carnival Inspiration cruise ... Read more
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coopco
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
52 forum posts
13 helpful votes
We recently came back from a great 4-day cruise. Faster to the Fun (FTTF) is worth every cent -will never, ever go on a Carnival cruise again without it. Arrived at the terminal just before 11 and took about 5 minutes to check in. ... Read more
thanes
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
We took a cruise for the first time. We had a few friends with us. Every time we went to eat they always took great care of our needs. All the staff was fun and friendly. I can't wait to go agian. The shows where fun and the comedy show ... Read more
StanDahl
Member Since 2016
1 review
20 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
We took this cruise to Ensenada with our extended family, 18 in all, from ages 8-93. We're apparently not cruise snobs, and overall we had a very good time. Having read many reviews here, I didn't have high expectations for the food, but ... Read more
aamster1
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
We chose Carnival because it was close by. Lets review: 1. We notified the department for special needs we had a special needs son, we were only offered someone to wheelchair him to our cabin. not handicap friendly at all. 2. The ... Read more
shredie
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
6,884 forum posts
4 helpful votes
In the middle of the night on our second night out, the bathroom drain began to back up and filled the room with sewage water. Four cabins on Riviera deck aft flooded. The smell was horrendous. A call to customer service had plumbers ... Read more
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Geraldmacboingboing
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
4 helpful votes
We choose to do this four night cruise to recover from our long haul flight from Oz. The Carnival shuttle meet us at the LAX International to transfer us to Long Beach where we embarked before the 5 pm sail time. The embarkation went ... Read more
Kenwsf
Member Since 2016
1 review
26 helpful votes
The worst, most inedible food I have ever tried to eat. We were a party of 3. Took my mother for her 87th birthday, since she loves cruises and previously has been on 6 cruises. ( no Carnival cruises) Ship boarding in Long Beach ... Read more
CrabbyMe
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
Needed a quick getaway after a tough school year for a teacher! Hubby would always take a break! The food was just okay, the port (Ensenada) was AWESOME! We had spent our honeymoon there and really enjoyed being there again. Guy's ... Read more
Heidi727
Member Since 2016
1 review
19 helpful votes
This was our second time sailing with Carnival Cruise line. The first time we took Carnival Miracle and we really enjoyed it. This time on the Inspiration we were a bit disappointed. The ship is much smaller and walls in the rooms are ... Read more
marydeedee
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
My son treated my boyfriend and i to a cruise...he went with us, with his girlfriend...I am a senior citizen and never travel....THE TRIP WAS WONDERFUL....i HOPE WE GET TO GO ON ANOTHER ONE....WE ATE IN THE DINING ROOM EVERY NIGHT,,,the ... Read more
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