Carnival Sensation Cruise Reviews

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gar208
Member Since 2010
1 review
4 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Sailed three weeks ago
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
DamceMomCooks2
Member Since 2016
1 review
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
Sailed four weeks ago
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 four weeks ago
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
2 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
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Marshall cruiser
Member Since 2011
2 reviews
2 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
rb80
Member Since 2013
5 reviews
9 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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ethurston
Member Since 2016
1 review
7 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
112 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
3 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
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
1 helpful vote
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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Novice Cruiser16
Member Since 2016
1 review
First I checked in at Miami International Airport so once at port went straight on ship. This was my first but definitely not last cruise experience. First let me say with this being our first cruise we weren't sure what to ... Read more
Terryterry54
Member Since 2016
1 review
6 helpful votes
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
12 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
6 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
6 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
2 helpful votes
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
19 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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