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3.5 Editor's Rating
Launched in 1993, Carnival Sensation is the third in the line's series of eight 70,367-ton, 2,052-passenger Fantasy-class ships. Sensation's sisters include Ecstasy, Fantasy, Fascination, Imagination, ...
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751 Carnival Sensation Cruise Reviews

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sg1286
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
First cruise that i have ever been, but based on this experience i would never do it again. The Good: the embarkation and debarkation was organized and smooth. The service was very good, everyone was very attentive but i felt they ... Read more
cpowers0811@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
This is our third cruise with Carnival. I will say by far this was my favorite ship. We have sailed on the Carnival Dream and the Sunshine. The Sunshine was our least favorite. There were no seats to sit outside in the sun and it was ... Read more
Souka
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Sailed four weeks ago
This ship is the worst ship i have been on in about 11 cruises. I booked 5 cabins for myself and family. This ship is older and the square feet of the balcony, and bath were much smaller than usual. I always book a junior suite, which was ... Read more
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Moe09
Member Since 2013
1 review
27 forum posts
3 helpful votes
This cruise was a good cruise for a short cruise with only 2 port stops; Ocho Rios and Grand Cayman . This ships was good but perhaps because it is small, it did not offer the best fun experience. There was not enough service to keep the ... Read more
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tool maker
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
18 helpful votes
Me and the wife sailed on the Carnival Fantasy before and enjoyed it so we went back for our honeymoon using a balcony room. It is almost the EXACT same boat as the Fantasy. My biggest complaint is sometimes the staff were a slight bit ... Read more

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asmiff88
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
We arrived at the terminal and had priority boarding due to the suite that we got. We also had "faster to the fun", which I still don't know what it does exactly. Getting on the ship and everything was easy and only took about ... Read more
gunrunnerb5@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Like others I will agree the decor on many of the decks are dated. The carpet needs to be replaced especially around the elevators. Our balcony room was well decorated and so comfortable. It slept two adults and three children. Food ... Read more
mzitko01
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed May 2016
We sailed on the Sensation out of Miami on May 23. We arrived in Ft Lauderdale around 10:30 and took the shuttle over to Miami for embarkation. Not totally up on Uber or other more hip ways of transportation so went ahead and paid for the ... Read more
kcamp317
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
3 helpful votes
We switched kinda last minute to this cruise after being cancelled from the RC Empress of the Seas which we were originally booked on. We were unable to change our travel dates so this worked out and we didn't have to change our plane ... Read more
mo the magnificent
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Embarkation was great because we put down 11am to check in but showed up at 12:30. We skipped all the lines and went straight on board. The ship is dated in decor. There's only one pool, and by the end of the day after who knows how ... Read more

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NCEMT
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
237 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We booked this cruise last minute as we were one of the parties cancelled on the Royal Empress of the Seas, we were cancelled for the second time, our first sailing was April 1th, So after already asking to swich vacation time at work, ... Read more
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Kool Kist
Member Since 2011
1 review
13 forum posts
8 helpful votes
We were in Ocean view Cabin 203 on Riviera Deck. We went to Key West & Cozumel. Ship condition was good, older ship. We were pleased with space of cabin for 3 men. Food was okay. Stage shows were much better than expected. They used DJ ... Read more
mcaustin
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
I booked this cruise for my daughter and I. I have been on a few other cruises and this one was the worst! When we walked onto the ship, you could immediately smell cigarette smoke and it also smelled very musty. This was true throughout ... Read more
kar4056@yahoo.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
9 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
My daughter, son-in-law & I booked this particular cruise as we wanted to take a short vacation together with their 2 year old & 8 month old. As platinum members of Carnival's VIFP club, our embarkation was smooth & relatively ... Read more
ober134
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
53 forum posts
17 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
We choose this cruise because the dates coincided with our work/vacation schedules, and included Half Moon Cay which is just beautiful. We were a bit reluctant based on ship class, age of ship, and some recent negative reviews. However, we ... Read more

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CruiseCM1
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
We were 1st time cruisers and didn't know what to expect. We had a blast! Mat the cruise director was a lot of fun (and Canadian too) while Floyd one of our waiters at dinner was so welcoming we couldn't wait to see him and share our day's ... Read more
AHUEY2
Member Since 2012
1 review
7 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
This is my 5th cruise with Carnival but my first on the Sensation. I've also sailed on the Victory, Glory, Fantasy, and Inspiration, The Sensation was a slight disappointment. Before I talk about the con's let me mention the pros. First, ... Read more
tbhess
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
15 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
My husband and I cruised this past week on Carnival Sensation for our HONEYMOON!! [Woohoo!] I chose this particular cruise because I have cruised with Carnival in the past, and was looking for a new destination to explore. I was ... Read more
creyes8519
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
27 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
Really... I do not know where to begin. I really don't. Let me preface by saying that when I booked this cruise with the Carnival Sensation, I knew going in that this was a 30+ year-old ship. I've seen photos of the ship in detail and ... Read more
mcmary4308
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
17 helpful votes
Sailed April 2016
This was my first cruise but I went with family members who had been on cruises before with other cruise lines. We selected this particular cruise because we wanted specifically to go to Jamaica, Grand Cayman being an additional bonus. I ... Read more

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Prairieson
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
We took this particular cruise (this was our 3rd) because it was a late-breaking decision and was one of two that fit in our window of opportunity. We enjoyed the cruise although a change in course to deal with medical emergency ... Read more
vacay40
Member Since 2015
1 review
3 forum posts
7 helpful votes
Our group of 6 girlfriends had a fantastic cruise! We met so many nice people and genuinely had a great time. Note - when picking a boarding time, go early. Our flight was in early and we got there early and then had to stand around ... Read more
bocaholody@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
4 helpful votes
I selected this cruise for family that had ever been on a ship before and also because of specific dates. Worst experience ever and I travel a lot. From poor service, to the outdated decor to mold and rust in the bathrooms. Not sure how ... Read more
esdoorn
Member Since 2015
1 review
419 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
We chose the Carnival Sensation because the dates worked with our work schedule and the fact that the ship was going to Grand Turk, Half Moon Cay and it also included Nassau as a port of call. From the minute we set foot on the ship we ... Read more
Darmcg
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
11 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
I have been on this western Caribbean cruise four times in the past, all on Carnival cruise lines, The last one before this recent one was about 4 or 5 year ago. I have enjoyed it every time except this last time. This time like all the ... Read more

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