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toddtravels
Member Since 2007
2 reviews
4 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
6 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
cruisingMax
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
23 forum posts
3 helpful votes
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
6 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
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BarbaraAnnSmith
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 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
3 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
coopco
Member Since 2008
2 reviews
72 forum posts
15 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
21 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
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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
7,221 forum posts
5 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
Geraldmacboingboing
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
5 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
2 reviews
6 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
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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
coldiaz
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
17 forum posts
24 helpful votes
Quick last minute getaway out of the port of Long Beach on the Carnival Inspiration. I had been on the Imagination twice and this ship offered a few pleasant upgrades from the Inspiration, such as the upgraded Alchemy Bar and and newer ... Read more
JDM2
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
4 forum posts
32 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
Parking was easy and the walk from the structure to the check in area was very close. The check in process was quick, a few minutes, and then we were told to wait in a specific "Zone". We waited in Zone 2 until they allowed ... Read more
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rawmli
Member Since 2011
1 review
23 forum posts
41 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
This was the third time we have taken carnival inspiration on its 4 days baja cruise and enjoyed it thoroughly again with its ports of catalina and ensenada and full day at sea. This is a quick get away cruise with easy parking and ... Read more
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gpusateri
Member Since 2016
1 review
46 helpful votes
Wow, we were so excited for this Cruise. It was our first. I took my husband for his 50th birthday and my mother-in-law for her 80th birthday. We booked JR. Suites with a balcony. V-5, V-7, and V9. All of which are directly under the ... Read more
LakeLady777
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
6 forum posts
9 helpful votes
This was the first cruise out of dry dock and featured the 2.0 upgrades. Guy's Burgers absolutely meets and exceeds expectations. I never ate more burgers on a cruise before. The toppings bar is wonderful. Blue Iguana Cantina with the ... Read more
wakeupinanewland
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
75 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We had a delightful time enjoying our embarkation wedding with 70 guests, as well as cruising with 44 of our sailing guests! Carnival took care of all of the details from beginning to end--including day of coordinators, our wedding cake, ... Read more
LakeLady777
Member Since 2015
3 reviews
6 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Every now and then, and sometimes a bit more often than we deserve, a cruise is "blessed" from beginning to end. This was the first time we cruised for MLK weekend, my 16th cruise with Carnival, hubby's 13th. We were able to find ... Read more
Finicky
Member Since 2016
1 review
35 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
Took this 3 day cruise as part of a large group leaving from Long Beach down to Ensenda, Mexico and Back. This was our first time on Carnival having previously sailed on Princess and Disney. By far this was the poorest excuse of a ... Read more
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