Carnival Sensation Cruise Reviews

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KingKai
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
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
Terryterry54
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed August 2016
I had the best time on the cruise ship. The cruise was really good. The shows were nice, the people were nice, the staff was great. Also I really liked the dj. My first cruise and I will remember this for a lifetime. My daughter went and ... Read more
Shawkes16
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
Our first family cruise was roughly 10 years ago on the Fantasy. We had a great time on that trip. The kids were younger as was the ship. Fast forward 10 years with young adults, the ship is older, no upgrades, clean, but nothing new. The ... Read more
rinaalston@yahoo.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed August 2016
Picked this Cruise based on the price and the ports smaller ship than what I'm used. Night Time Entertainment was only good because we had two comedians on the ship every night and they made it worthwhile the evening dining room food was ... Read more
Roly_T
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
We did this same itinerary last winter on the Carnival Fantasy out of Charleston, and although the Sensation is basically the same ship, Sensation provided far better service, and overall experience than the Fantasy. We chose this ... Read more

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Hungry Traveler
Member Since 2016
1 review
1 helpful vote
This was a family cruise of sixteen people. Our cabin was roomy, clean, cool and big enough for eight grandchildren to use as a focal point. The food was acceptable but below our previous experienced cruise. Our first carnival cruise was ... Read more
janicemholmes78@gmail.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
After going thru quite the ordeal just to get to our cruise we had a wonderful time. Half Moon Cay was a ton of fun and beautiful. All the activities on board kept us going the entire time we were on board. Matt our cruise director was ... Read more
msbookworm425
Member Since 2016
1 review
18 helpful votes
This was my first cruise with the Carnival Cruise line. I had cruised 3 times before on Royal Caribbean and I can tell you it was a major difference. We were there to celebrate a friends birthday and it was 10 of us. I understood prior ... Read more
Jema-Liam
Member Since 2016
1 review
2 helpful votes
The ship was clean, the staff was friendly and attentive. Our interior cabin was comfortable and well kept. The girls (12 and 16) enjoyed their respective clubs, which gave my husband and I time alone. We all loved dinning at the Fantasy ... Read more
Jasbj
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 helpful votes
Sailed July 2016
This was our fourth time on a carnival cruise. Our last one was seven years ago and a lot has changed since then. One of the things you look forward to when you cruise is the food, and the dining room food was just horrendous. To start the ... Read more
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likeitornot777@yahoo.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
12 helpful votes
We went on a family trip in June. There was 15 of us and we stayed in 4 suites with the balcony's. The rooms were stunning and our housekeeper was AMAZING!!! His name was Lourd and I highly recommend him!!! The boat could use some ... Read more
maddox_sonya@yahoo.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
8 helpful votes
First time on a Carnival cruise and maybe it was this ship in particular but I probably will not cruise on a Carnival ship again. This ship needs a major makeover. The decor is 70's to 80's at best. We have cruised on other ships ... Read more
sg1286
Member Since 2016
1 review
20 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
14 helpful votes
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
18 helpful votes
Sailed June 2016
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
8 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
26 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
asmiff88
Member Since 2016
1 review
13 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
5 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
11 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

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kcamp317
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 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
paisleypantts
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 forum posts
6 helpful votes
This was my first cruise and I really enjoyed myself. every one was so nice, the food was good, I have nothing to complain about. we stayed on the Rivera deck. our cabin Stuart ( Robbie) was so sweet. the embarkation & disembarkation ... Read more
mo the magnificent
Member Since 2016
1 review
9 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
NCEMT
Member Since 2009
3 reviews
240 forum posts
2 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

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