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792 Carnival Sensation Cruise Reviews
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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
21 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
27 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
12 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
2 reviews
12 forum posts
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
7 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
10 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
3 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
14 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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mcaustin
Member Since 2016
1 review
5 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
BahamaMama999
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
My hubby and I chose to go on this cruise for an early Wedding Anniversary gift. Celebrating 26 years! We had been on Royal Carribbean cruise 15 years ago. This was our first Carnival Cruise to the Bahamas and wow! When we arrived at the ... Read more
kar4056@yahoo.com
Member Since 2016
1 review
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
83 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
CruiseCM1
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
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
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AHUEY2
Member Since 2012
1 review
7 forum posts
5 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
16 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
29 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
Debdoobers
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
Sailed April 2016
Carnival Sensation is an older ship but has a comfortable feel to it. In the lower class of rated ships among Carnival's Fleet it still offers a relax layed back atmosphere. I have cruised on the Sensation many times before and like the ... Read more
mcmary4308
Member Since 2016
1 review
19 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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