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Carnival Inspiration is an old ship with a young heart. The 2,056-passenger ship debuted in 1996 as the sixth of Carnival Cruise Line's eight Fantasy-class vessels, and are now the smallest and oldest ships in ...
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694 Carnival Inspiration Cruise Reviews

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gmcwalker
Member Since 2009
1 review
131 forum posts
Sailed October 2014
I took the 4 day trip from Long Beach, CA to Santa Catalina Island and Ensenada, BCN MEX this past week. all in all I had a good time with a great deal for a solo cruiser. On the ship I enjoyed the Serenity area when the music was blasting ... Read more
cruisefungi
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
Sailed October 2014
This was a budget cruise. With that in mind it was on the whole well worth it. The biggest problem was engine noise in our area. It occurred at slow engine speeds and seemed only to occur in the area aft of the aft elevator bank, so for ... Read more
liketotravel
Member Since 2005
2 reviews
31 forum posts
Our family just celebrated my husband's 70th birthday. We are world travelers and have been on over 40 cruises. It's difficult to gather together two grown kids and their families in the month of October. This cruise fit the bill - on a ... Read more
oicanob5
Member Since 2014
1 review
Sailed October 2014
I regret to say that the cruise I just returned from today was disappointment. I'll start with the good. The adult comedy show presented by George Lopez was a blast. I would happily pay for a night out to see the two nut-balls that were on ... Read more
ttrexer2
Member Since 2014
1 review
Sailed September 2014
We went on Carnival Inspiration to celebrate our one year anniversary. We based which ship we went on from the reviews on cruise critic and we made the right choice. The crew was excellent and friendly and the ship was always clean. While ... Read more

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linga
Member Since 2002
2 reviews
98 forum posts
We've been on about 10 cruises and several different cruise lines (Royal Caribbean, Princess, Norwegian, Carnival). It had been a long time since we had been on a 3 or 4 day cruise. We had an ocean view cabin on Upper deck and the room was ... Read more
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colcabinc
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 forum post
If you have nothing to compare it to...you will enjoy it. If you have cruised before on better quality lines, you won't be happy. The ship felt like a 80's cheap disco club. The entertainment, the food, and the deserts are repeated. With ... Read more
4petunia
Member Since 2014
1 review
My husband and I have been sailing with carnival for several years . This was our 7 Th. cruise and we have always enjoyed are sail, until July 10 2014 of this year . We sailed on the inspiration two years ago . We booked are cruise with ... Read more
Lindalin1
Member Since 2014
1 review
Who traveled:  3 boys- 15/17/19  Myself-39 (mom) Trip for boys: 15yr old- He had a great time, met a ton of other kids running around. Played games, hung out at the O2 club and ate all day and night. Never a dull moment. 17 ... Read more
vmarin01
Member Since 2011
3 reviews
Sailed July 2014
We decided to go on this cruise when we were told by Carnival that we had a free cruise due to being Casino Club members. We upgraded our ocean view room to a suite at a discounted rate and decided to go for our Anniversary July 14-18. We ... Read more

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2cats2dogs
Member Since 2014
1 review
Sailed June 2014
My husband and I have been on 3 cruises with carnival and have always recommended this cruise line to our friends and relatives. The cruises we took to Ensenada was very disappointing. Carnival has obviously cut back and staff and ... Read more
pattimelt
Member Since 2009
1 review
429 forum posts
2 helpful votes
This was a free cruise given to me by the casino. I actually was offered 2, and I only can take the one, due to work schedule and health reasons. I splurged and booked FTTF, as I am having a hard time with my knee (I am due to have total ... Read more
Razz21
Member Since 2012
4 reviews
11 forum posts
Sailed June 2014
We made a last minute decision to go on the 4 Carnival cruise to Ensenada and Catalina. My husband and I are both retired so we can travel any time. The price was right we had a casino offer for a free inside cabin and only an hour drive ... Read more
Dcd1953
Member Since 2014
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed June 2014
After reading a few blogs, our expectations for this cruise were very low. How pleasantly surprised we were! Our son & his fiancé chose this cruise to celebrate their wedding vows. Having never been on a cruise, I wasn't sure ... Read more
Sheebah
Member Since 2004
7 reviews
1,024 forum post
Thought we’d share our Inspiration 4 night experience. I’m 40, DH is 51 and we have a 5 year old son. We’ve sailed many times with Carnival and this cruise was to celebrate hubby’s birthday in early May. We booked ... Read more

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MeJustMe
Member Since 2014
1 review
1 forum post
1 helpful vote
Sailed May 2014
I have been on over 20 Cruises, 6 different Cruise lines, from 3 night to transatlantic, from Carnival to Celebrity. If you get on this cruise thinking it will be Celebrity of Crystal you will not like it. If you get on this ship for what ... Read more
santi985
Member Since 2014
1 review
Sailed May 2014
We cruised to Ensenada. Was originally worried about having small children on board a ship (our kids are 3 and 4). However, fears of the kids going overboard were soon calmed after boarding. Most railings are glass. There are several areas ... Read more
prettyt766
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed April 2014
Well, I'm from Chicago & I flew to the port of L.A. . The scenery of the port was nice looking, since I've never been to California before. While on the cruise, I was very amused by the scenery & activities they had on the ship ... Read more
ConstantTraveller77
Member Since 2015
4 reviews
2 forum posts
On the Final night of the cruise the dinning staff sang a cute goodbye song, when they stopped singing my son hugged me and told me "I never want to get off this ship." Now that's a very good indication that my son really enjoyed his first ... Read more
PJOZ
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
163 forum posts
We enjoyed the cruise. High points: - Cabin. I upgraded to a suite (our first) which might have been a waste of money except that the sea day was cold and grey so we all hung out in the suite and made the most of it. The bath was nice, ... Read more
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Rocklin Cruiser
Member Since 2008
3 reviews
24 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2014
My wife and I just got back from a Spring Break cruise on the Inspiration and after reading several of the reviews, wasn't expecting too much. We were very pleased that Carnival has upped their game and exceeded our expectations in all ... Read more
Ready2SailAway
Member Since 2010
1 review
289 forum posts
This was our 10th sailing on Carnival –overall we had a nice & relaxing cruise, and were very fortunate with calm seas and sunny & perfect weather: Upper 70s in Long Beach and Avalon, low 80s in Ensenada. Here is a review of ... Read more
scuddles
Member Since 2009
1 review
262 forum posts
Sailed April 2014
We actually had two cabins on this ship. U177 and U167. My daughter and her friend were in 167. The cabins were fine and the stewards did a great job keeping up with the cleaning. If they forgot something they made sure it was taken care ... Read more
Onthewater2
Member Since 2014
1 review
Not rated Sailed April 2014
We booked with Carnival knowing their reputation for catering to families with young kids and the partying college age crowd. We wanted a quiet and relaxing vacation and that's what we got, for the most part, with this cruise. We booked a ... Read more
Boltnik
Member Since 2011
1 review
6 forum posts
I didn't expect a short cruise on Carnival to be able to compete with longer cruises on the more prestigious lines. I was wrong. Carnivals short cruises to Ensenada and Catalina out of Long Beach are wonderful fun adventures, terrific ... Read more

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