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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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mo the magnificent
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed two weeks ago
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
Kool Kist
Member Since 2011
1 review
7 forum posts
3 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
7 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
30 forum posts
10 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
2 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
12 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
26 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
15 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
3 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
397 forum posts
3 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
9 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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mrsh678
Member Since 2015
1 review
5 forum posts
12 helpful votes
My mother and I sailed on our first cruise from March 14-19, 2016 on the Carnival Sensation out of Miami, FL. We flew in the day before and taxied to the port--the hotel informed us on arrival that their shuttles were full--but the taxi ... Read more
Tracy22
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
9 helpful votes
Sailed March 2016
The rooms and ship were clean, the food was very good not as bad as some reviews had stated. Smoking was not anything out of control the ventilation is good and I hate second hand smoke and it is only near casino. The staff were so nice ... Read more
jennieb1
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
28 helpful votes
Hi Everyone: I just sailed on the Carnival Sensation from Thursday, March 10th - Monday, March 14th. This will be a pretty detailed review so I hope it helps someone. About me: I am a single 38 year old woman. I have a 4 year old son ... Read more
Dreams2Memories
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Overall, this was a fun 3 day trip to the Bahamas. Our cabin was clean except for the black substance on the curtains. The beds/pillows were comfortable. Our balcony was a little rough looking. Rust spots and chipped paint. The ... Read more
Bfmqw2s
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
7 forum posts
4 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
I read a lot of reviews before this cruise. Some good, a lot bad. The cruise started out on his energy and stayed that way. The ship is older, and it definitely is not like all the new larger ships, but it surely had all the elements I ... Read more

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freebird1111
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
Obviously living in upstate New York my family knows cold temps and leaving from Baltimore we expected cold temperatures.Mind you we are experienced cruisers,but this was are first Carnival.What we didn't expect was our sweet to be as ... Read more
jrjrmac
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
5 helpful votes
This was my first cruise and after reading a lot of the reviews about the "Sensation" being a ship that was small and needed updating. I found it to be quite accommodating. The room was what I would consider large and had a very ... Read more
my2kids
Member Since 2007
1 review
47 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Well we started off at the Port Canaveral Cruise port. It was very organized and well done. We were on the boat by 11. We had lunch on the lido deck as our room was not ready yet. Our room was ready and decorated with Anniversay get up ... Read more
cruizernyer
Member Since 2016
1 review
0 forum posts
5 helpful votes
Sailed February 2016
First off the islands were a lot of fun beautiful and the weather was good for island days. The buffet were barely open. Lido deck quiet not much music or action going on, the cruise director tried his best but I feel he is limited on what ... Read more
KSHII2
Member Since 2011
5 reviews
6 forum posts
1 helpful vote
We have been on many cruises, but this one was less than which we are accustomed. The ship is in much need of "maintenance" . Also, I agree with several previous Cruise Critic reviews of the same ship/cruise, service was less ... Read more

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