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Sis Travel
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
For Mother's day, I took my family to a 3 day Cruise from Long Beach, CA. to Ensenda. there was a Huge line to check in and get your Room key. it took us about 2 hours to do that, then when we get to go to our room, the elevators are ... Read more
KCCAKID
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
20 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed three weeks ago
Picked this cruise on the inspiration because of the low cost and value. this cruise did deliver, i called to make reservations in the steakhouse and was told they were all booked up. no the were not, they don't have a steakhouse ... Read more
bishopsmom
Member Since 2017
1 review
We were on the Carnival Inspiration. This was our first cruise and I used the comments from this site. We purchased the Faster to the Fun pass and it was probably the best 50 bucks I have ever spent. Got to the port and from parking to ... Read more
hatster31
Member Since 2009
6 reviews
7 helpful votes
I haven't cruised Carnival for years so I was a bit worried. However I wanted something within driving distance to Los Angeles. I kept my expectations very low. Overall it was an enjoyable trip. Very good value. Food was okay, not as ... Read more
kepster555
Member Since 2017
1 review
1 helpful vote
Our cabin stewards, Wason and Avus, were fantastic! They were friendly, attentive and went above and beyond to make the cruise experience special for our grandson and niece. Our excursion to Ensenada was the highlight of the trip. ... Read more
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Highway911
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
We have been Carnival cruisers for years and have enjoyed their cruises. This is the first time we went on the 3-Day Ensenada cruise. The boarding process was great and went quickly, however, I was surprised that you couldn’t carry ... Read more
CelesW
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 forum posts
I went on this cruise with a group of girlfriends for a fun weekend. We had a great time together. BUT..... The food was pretty bad, just cheap buffet type food, even the sit down dining was just the same food put on a ... Read more
Lakeland Lady
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
Sailed April 2017
We didn't choose this ship, is was the last part of a 4 centre US holiday. We knew it was an American ship, which is all about ' You WILL have fun' but as it was only 4 days and we had a Junior Suite, we thought we could just sit on the ... Read more
TheSuperintendent
Member Since 2014
1 review
26 forum posts
8 helpful votes
Now, don't get me wrong I shop at Walmart a lot (and love it)! But people need to know when they book Carnival they get what they pay for. I love cruising and am already looking to book my next one (Liberty of the Seas in April 2019). I ... Read more
getsemani1
Member Since 2017
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed April 2017
This is the second time I cruise out of Long Beach to Catalina Island and Ensenada, the first time being on the Ecstasy. This time I went with my best friend who is wheel-chair bound. Her father dropped us at the Long Beach cruise ... Read more
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cats4mary
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
We picked this cruise because it was short and we knew the ship,having sailed on it previously 13 years previously to the Caribbean. This time we went by just ourselves Both of us are in our late 50s. Unfortunately it was April Spring ... Read more
ModSquadFan
Member Since 2017
1 review
7 helpful votes
I departed from LA and the cruise had a Day At Sea, and stopped in Catalina, California, and Ensenda, Mexico. I didn't explore LA cause I've been before but its a fun place. As for both Catalina and Ensenada I debarked both days and ... Read more
Terry Cutmore
Member Since 2017
1 review
4 helpful votes
Sailed March 2017
This trip formed part of a two week trip to the west coast of America, this being the last leg of the trip before embarking on our flight back to London. The check in onto the boat was smooth and once on board we were given our access ... Read more
ofd1068
Member Since 2017
1 review
21 helpful votes
This cruise was chosen by my in-laws in celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary. This was the first Carnival cruise ever for my family. My wife and I did a different cruise line years ago and came in under the impression that a ... Read more
guntersanders
Member Since 2017
1 review
5 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
At our 58th anniversary we booked a four days since we live in Yorba Linda, approximately a 45 minute drive to the cruise ship. The drive was easy but in the morning there are a lot of truckers with containers on the same road. There ... Read more
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Givargas
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
13 helpful votes
Sailed February 2017
HI. Let me start by saying that this is our 5th cruise and all of them so far has been on budget ships, so i'm not expecting luxury for the prices we pay. This is a way to bring the kids on a budget and we have been doing this for the past ... Read more
CruisenMomEdmonton
Member Since 2017
1 review
8 helpful votes
I would love to wright a great review because their was some really good points, however Carnivals poor customer support to the issue my son and I had was very bad so BAD REVIEW!! First if you travel you can come in contact with these ... Read more
behnama
Member Since 2017
1 review
10 helpful votes
Sailed January 2017
Me and my wife tried this 4-day cruise again after a while. Embarkation and disembarkation went pretty well. Cabin was nice, but lots of children noise from outside. Shower knobs are a little confusing. The service was good, main showroom ... Read more
avewads
Member Since 2017
1 review
28 helpful votes
This was our first cruise in 25 years. A lot has changed since then. Not a bad thing, but change none-the-less. The ship: Carnival Inspiration was a nice ship. It is 20 years old from what I have read. Very clean overall. The ... Read more
rdrakehhi
Member Since 2012
1 review
12 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We love, love, love Carnival! This was my 8th Carnival cruise since 1996. I have never had a Carnival experience I didn't really like! So far it is my brand. I have also cruised with Royal Caribbean on the Oasis twice. This ... Read more
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CaliforniaCruisers8
Member Since 2016
1 review
11 helpful votes
First timer looking for a quick cruise experience. This is a nice short one. Ship was full for the Holidays with lots of families. The staff was professional and made the cruise run smoothly. It was just not the right time of year. ... Read more
LVNV Cruiser
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We chose this cruise because it sailed over Christmas. We wanted to take a Christmas vacation this year instead of spending it at home, and Carnival Inspiration filled the bill. We live in Las Vegas so a Long Beach, CA departure was as ... Read more
glen8p
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
I chose Carnival for the price, finally receiving a special that allegedly included all the port, taxes, and any "air filter disposal fee" kind of bs nickel-and-dime hidden costs. For the most part, that was correct. THE ... Read more
lesters
Member Since 2008
4 reviews
240 forum posts
6 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We chose this cruise because the dates worked for us after 5 days at Disneyland. Our cruise family included myself, DH in one OV cabin and my DD and her BFF (both 13) in the OV cabin beside us. This was our 5th Carnival cruise, second ... Read more
borntotravelbrit
Member Since 2016
1 review
20 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
We wanted a mother and daughter getaway and the hot tub she had bought me came either with a 2 night trip to Vegas or 4 night cruise on Carnival. So naturally we chose the Carnival cruise as we had cruised Carnival before. We had an ... Read more
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