Carnival Sensation Cruise Reviews

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808 Carnival Sensation Cruise Reviews
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Jester2913
Member Since 2017
1 review
This was my 4th Carnival cruise on my 3rd ship. I have been on Carnival Glory twice Carnival Freedom and now Carnival Sensation. Sensation was the worst cruise I have been on yet. So this was a cruise for my brothers 30th ... Read more
Cindycc
Member Since 2014
1 review
4 helpful votes
Unfortunately for my husband and me travel on Carnival’s Sensation was not a positive experience. We choose to take this trip as a short get-away from New England weather and to visit Jamaica and Grand Cayman Island. We had taken ... Read more
Cork-dork
Member Since 2010
3 reviews
65 forum posts
7 helpful votes
My family (DW, DD, father, and stepmother) booked adjoining interior cabins on the Sensation for a 5 night cruise to Half Moon Cay, Freeport, and Nassau. DD is a first-time cruiser (she's 4. We'll forgive her), while DW and I have been on ... Read more
lglory
Member Since 2017
1 review
Sailed four weeks ago
I have cruised before with Carnival and other cruise lines. Cons: - I feel our before cruises have been better than this because dining. They don't offer much variety of meats and salads at main dining every night. - We never had ... Read more
The forever cruiser
Member Since 2009
2 reviews
89 forum posts
Sailed December 2016
Me and a friend cruised on the sensation, despite reading several reviews that were not real flattering. However, we had a great time and would sail the Sensation again in a heartbeat. It's an older ship so some wear and tear might be ... Read more
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cruising9069
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
I had an absolutely amazing time on the Carnival Sensation. I was hesitant about all the reviews but I have nothing but good things to say about the cruise I went on last week. The cabin was spacious and clean. The crew were so nice and ... Read more
pumpkin1172
Member Since 2016
1 review
10 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed December 2016
We enjoyed our cruise. From reading previous reviews, I knew that they ship was older and is soon going for a refurbishment again. The décor is dated. It is kind of like walking onto the Vegas strip from the 80's-90's. That ... Read more
Abaoca1
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 helpful votes
Sailed December 2016
I chose this cruise for the destination: Cozumel, as well as the price. Embarkation was smooth, disembarkation was not smooth. I monitored my account via Carnival Hub. The night before disembark, I had money, and was expecting return ... Read more
aengineer
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
You get what you pay for. Read the review and make your own decision The Pros: Crew is great and they really work hard to make your trip fun The rooms are quite nice and well laid out. Even though there were 4 of us in a inside ... Read more
gar208
Member Since 2010
1 review
4 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
This being my 15 Carnival cruise, I thought it was very good. For being an old ship, I even liked the décor better than newer ships like the Splendor. The dining room staff and our cabin steward, were very accommodating, as I ... Read more
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DamceMomCooks2
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
This was an affordable Thanksgiving cruise for my family of 5 and group of 85. This was probably our 8th cruise. Carnival has always been my least favorite cruise line, but it has its pros, most importantly it's affordable and it is fun. ... Read more
ajaxswan
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed November 2016
This is our first Carnival cruise and we enjoyed it very much. I am very impressed with the entertainment team and vibe they generate for the whole trip. We had dinner at the main dining room every night and the food was as expected. ... Read more
underwolf1
Member Since 2016
1 review
Sailed November 2016
If you have been on a Royal Caribbean cruise before, then this may not be the cruise for you. I found myself comparing everything, and the Carnival Sensation lost at everything. The ship was clean, but not modern. There is only one small ... Read more
cmorris
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
This was my husbands and mine first cruise and first vacation alone together after 12 years. The cruise ship smelled horrible like sewage .The food was absolutely horrible. We pretty much lived off of scrambled eggs and ice cream for 5 ... Read more
Marshall cruiser
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
3 helpful votes
Sailed November 2016
I chose this cruise based on price and destination. I am not a big fan of Carnival because the boats are smashed full of people. However, I will say that Carnival keeps people returning based on price and delicious food. That is why I ... Read more
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rb80
Member Since 2013
5 reviews
12 helpful votes
My wife and I cruised on the Carnival Sensation October 29 through November 3rd. It was a five day cruise out of Miami with ports of call being Grand Cayman and Ocho Rios, Jamaica. This was our 8th cruise with Carnival. This is a ... Read more
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shannie04
Member Since 2017
1 review
2 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
This was the first cruise that my husband and I ever been on an we both said that this would be our last. First we didn't leave Miami until almost 8pm when we were supposed to leave at 4pm. The boat was very old and there was not much to ... Read more
ethurston
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed October 2016
My husband and I surprised our 3 kids with this cruise. My cousin and her husband and 2 kids also took the cruise. This was their first cruise, as well as our own kids first cruise. It started out with leaving port 2 hours late as we ... Read more
Travelmom11
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 forum posts
Sailed October 2016
I chose this cruise for the ports of call and the price. I will cruise carnival again trying different ships. The food was good, not great, and always plentiful. I am not a night person so I didn't utilize the lounges or night ... Read more
clskinsfan
Member Since 2005
2 reviews
117 forum posts
7 helpful votes
I will start by saying that I am a seasoned cruiser. And I have to agree with others that the Sensation is an old and tired ship. We Thought the crew was fantastic. And we also thought the food was very good. But the ship itself is not a ... Read more
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cruisin! 810
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 helpful votes
Food was terrible. At main restaurant, the food was worse than bad. Nothing to do on ship. It should be put down and scraped for humanity. Pool is a joke. Workers were nice as you would expect. Old piece of junk. ... Read more
alanawalker1
Member Since 2013
1 review
2 helpful votes
I went on my cruise Oct 7th 2016 with my girlfriend. Our original cruise was suppose to go to Cozumel, Mexico and Key West, FL. Hurricane Matthew came through the Bahamas on Oct 5th and our cruise was set for Oct 6th but it was canceled ... Read more
Nicole010
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
I went on this cruise to create new memories for myself. I was married, now I am divorced and I wanted to celebrate by going some place I had never been and experience this solo. Well the intentions were good, but Carnival and Mother ... Read more
kegar1
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
This cruise ship is good for first time cruisers. The ones that done expect much on a cruise. Don't expect anything spectacular because you wont get in it on this ship. Little pool, mediocre to nasty food, NO SHOWS. Windjammer food was ... Read more
KingKai
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
Ship- they allowed ppl to board ship at 12:30 pm...rooms not available until 1:30 pm, all machines were down and not operating, food was just getting ready and no organization what so ever. They, staff, appeared to be very unprepared for ... Read more
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