Carnival Inspiration Cruise Reviews

Your selections (clear selections):
Carnival x
Carnival Inspiration x

Carnival Inspiration

Member Rating

75% Loved It

Cruise Critic Rating

4.0 Editor's Rating
716 Carnival Inspiration Cruise Reviews
Cruiser rating
Excellent
333
Very Good
182
Average
91
Poor
50
Terrible
32
See reviews for
Family Cruises
Family Cruises
176
First-Time Cruisers
First-Time Cruisers
59
Romantic Cruises
Romantic Cruises
41
Group and Theme Cruises
Group and Theme Cruises
13
Rating Summary
Dining
Public Rooms
Cabin
Entertainment
Value for Money
Service
coldiaz
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
17 forum posts
23 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
Helpful? Thank JDM2
rawmli
Member Since 2011
1 review
23 forum posts
40 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
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
Compare Prices on Carnival Inspiration Cruises
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
7 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
Grkcub
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 forum post
27 helpful votes
We have cruised on several lines including Carnival over the years. Wife and I wanted to try a shorter trip close to home to Catalina Island and Ensenada. Before booking we closely looked at reviews about this exact cruise. It funny that ... Read more
Thedeadhead
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 helpful votes
Okay for starters the food was horrible even in the dining room service was bad ,my dinner took 2 1/2 hours and was ice cold "literally" , the people in the dining room wouldn't even apalogise for the terrible service they just ... Read more
Compare Prices on Carnival Inspiration Cruises
Qcruise
Member Since 2005
11 reviews
288 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed January 2016
The wife and I decided to get our twin sons a little cruise we could all enjoy for their 21st birthday this year, which fell in September so we couldn't celebrate then as they're in college. One of the boys girlfriend was invited along, ... Read more
TaraKC
Member Since 2015
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
My family (including 3 kids: 17, 11 an 9) spent Dec 21-25 on the Carnival Inspiration for our Christmas break. This was our first cruise and after reading reviews, we expected a great time, fun-filled vacation. Unfortunately, our trip was ... Read more
3Dguru
Member Since 2013
1 review
20 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Wonderful staff, wonderful boat. All was fabulous. The food int eh dining room and the buffet was absolutely stellar (not counting breakfast, since breakfast quality on any ship line is medium), as good as I have had on 13 cruises to date. ... Read more
Soprano1115
Member Since 2015
1 review
11 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
We were so excited to go on our first cruise. We paid for Faster to the Fun which was definitely worth it and got started. Once we got going on the cruise, there was disappointment after disappointment. First, our room stunk of smoke. The ... Read more
meh56
Member Since 2009
6 reviews
195 forum posts
3 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
We have sailed with Carnival and also other cruise lines, so we are not new to cruising. We also knew that we would not be getting the same experience on a 5 night, over Thanksgiving, that we would get on a 7 day cruise. We decided to ... Read more
Helpful? Thank meh56
Compare Prices on Carnival Inspiration Cruises
CarlyJax
Member Since 2011
4 reviews
6 forum posts
5 helpful votes
First this was our 5th Carnival Cruise. It just seemed to me there was a lot of cost savings and we, the passengers, paid the price. We were told to be there between 11:30 and 12:30....arrived at 11:15. We're used to waiting outside at ... Read more
BobnLana
Member Since 2010
2 reviews
1 forum post
6 helpful votes
Sailed November 2015
Cruise for 2 for about $500 for 4 nights...and that includes the recommended tip. We did the cheapest booking without the ability of selecting our room. For the snobs that post here, check your expectations at the dock. I had a clean room, ... Read more
CptSticky
Member Since 2010
1 review
10,424 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2015
If you are a Carnival cheer leader, don't bother reading this because I intend to be balanced. Did I enjoy the cruise, Yes I did. What was good: The port stops (Catalina and Ensenada were great). The crew was friendly and helpful. ... Read more
Oldpurser
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2015
After taking multiple Carnival cruises, this Inspiration proved to be the worst cruise I have taken on any cruise line...I just list the major issues; 1. Waited 3 hours outside in the hot sun for embarkation to begin. 2. No info on ... Read more
SandyToes1978
Member Since 2006
2 reviews
961 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Just returned from a 4 day Baja cruise to Catalina/Ensenada on Carnival Inspiration. This was not my first cruise with Carnival, I have cruised several times before wit Carnival and other lines as well, but this will most likely be my ... Read more
Compare Prices on Carnival Inspiration Cruises
CruisinMaterial
Member Since 2005
26 reviews
10,810 forum posts
I’m a 33 year old male who sailed solo on the Carnival Inspiration for the 3 day charter for Groove Cruise. I’ve sailed many other cruise lines including Princess, Norwegian, Royal Caribbean and Celebrity. This was my 32nd ... Read more
GordonC
Member Since 2005
1 review
2,592 forum posts
There were 9 of us on this cruise, the ages were from 7 to 78. We had 3 generations sailing together for the first time, 5 of us had sailed before and 4 of us were brand new to cruising. The first timers of 4 already want to do another ... Read more
baaaaaaa
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2015
Taken many cruises in the past ... So this isn't my first rodeo. Carnival has gone downhill. Food poorer quality at all their ship locations. Major disappointment. They seem to have cut corners everywhere. Paid $20 "upgrade" for ... Read more
GARBALU46
Member Since 2007
12 reviews
93 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
We took this cruise because we always wanted to go to Catalina island. We are platinum with carnival. We know what to expect. Embarkation was easy as we were escorted on early really not much wait. We chose cabin M172 which was outside ... Read more
CruiseMomma92305
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
11 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed September 2015
My husband and I booked a 4-day cruise on the Carnival Inspiration, out of Los Angeles/Long Beach to Catalina & Ensenada. The reason for the cruise was a short getaway to celebrate our 10-yr wedding anniversary, without our 3 and 4 ... Read more
Compare Prices on Carnival Inspiration Cruises

Sponsored links

Sponsored links

Share feedback
Thank you!  Cruise Critic values your feedback.
How can we improve this page?
Skip X

See Carnival Inspiration deals up to 82% off:

February Deals
Carnival Inspiration 75% Loved It

 
3 Night Baja Mexico
See all Carnival Inspiration Deals >>