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3.5 Editor's Rating
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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761 Carnival Sensation Cruise Reviews

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Serggo6
Member Since 2013
6 reviews
43 forum posts
3 helpful votes
After a totally miserable experience on RCI in Greece, it was good to get back on Carnival. Yes the Sensation is an old ship, but we actually enjoy the smaller ships more than the larger ones. With that being said embarkation and ... Read more
mark87
Member Since 2016
1 review
4 helpful votes
Myself and 5 others amongst 3 cabin next to each other had similar experiences. Every single day our room was covered in the smell of old, wet cigarettes, and the stench from the septic tank. It made it hard for me to want to spend anytime ... Read more
samfudge13
Member Since 2016
1 review
3 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
From beginning to end, I thoroughly enjoyed my cruise vacation. Embarkation was a breeze, we arrived early and got through security and check-in very quickly. We paid for the Faster To The Fun add-on and were among the first to board. ... Read more
Haleyobrien74
Member Since 2015
1 review
6 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
My husband and I took our first cruise December 2015. Our room was on the Riveria (R) deck. We had a great ocean view room. Perfect size for just the two of us. It was nice and clean. The bed was actually really comfortable. I loved the ... Read more
TARRA
Member Since 2006
3 reviews
89 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Family group cruise on December 13, 2015. Ten members of my family, aged 65 years to 2 years on board. Something for everyone to do. Embarkation was a breeze, as was disembarkation. Lines moved quickly. Vessel was very clean, ... Read more
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irishmafia116
Member Since 2013
3 reviews
4 helpful votes
Sailed December 2015
Our 7th Carnival cruise, took the kids, grand kids on first cruise, weather was lousy but Carnival can't control that. Heavy seas first night, 4 family members got ill . Not a good start. PROS: Kids loved water slide, nice pool, liked ... Read more
mjrek11
Member Since 2015
1 review
6 helpful votes
We have obviously loved cruising with Carnival. This was our 5th cruise in four years and we are one night away from moving up to gold level VIFP members. We have told numerous people how much we love Carnival and what a great value and ... Read more
jerrylisa
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
We just arrived home from our cruise to Freeport and Nassau Bahamas on the Carnival Sensation. The staff were very friendly and really made the guests feel welcome. Every staff we came across seemed to enjoy their job and went out of their ... Read more
jmoore22809
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
Sailed November 2015
We traveled with a 2 and 4 year old, and this was our first time on a Carnival cruise after only going on Disney cruises in the past. While the ship was older, smaller, and not near as elaborate, we had a fabulous time and there is no ... Read more
tphitman
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
90 forum posts
Sailed October 2015
Just recently back from a 3-day on the Carnival Sensation. Embarkation/Debarkation: Super fast!! We are platinum and were on the ship by 11:20 on Day 1 and off the ship by 7:25 on the last day. Food: SUPER!! We ate in the dining ... Read more

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kasiny126
Member Since 2013
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2015
This is my second cruise with Carnival, the first one was amazing! This time not so much! Not Carnivals fault but the weather was terrible causing the ship to rock badly the first 2 days (of a 4 day cruise) therefore there was no DJ ... Read more
warren9418@comcast.net
Member Since 2015
1 review
4 helpful votes
3rd Cruise, and let me tell you it was not a charm! The food was decent & the staff was good. Only reasons why I gave it 2 stars) the smell of sewage in my cabin & on my balcony was a nightmare. My bathroom drain had to worked on 2 ... Read more
gagirl320
Member Since 2013
2 reviews
6 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2015
We took my 17 yr old son & my Mother in law on this cruise, it was their first. We all had a great time. The ship is smaller but that wasn't a problem for us. We enjoyed the food, Main Dining is the best for Breakfast & Dinner, the ... Read more
Haleyjade1017
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed October 2015
I literally just got back from carnival sensation today . This was my 3rd carnival cruise and my 2nd on sensation and i love it ! I loved eating at the ecstasy diner cause out waitor was so great ! He called us by our names every night . I ... Read more
talyah56
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
11 forum posts
1 helpful vote
After check-in we headed for lunch on the Lido deck which was surprisingly good. After eating we took a walk one deck above where we noticed a few flying bugs, then we discovered they had literally taken over and were everywhere. I ... Read more

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myron4us
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
Sailed September 2015
This was our 6th Carnival cruise and 1st on the Sensation. Our only negative comments is that we felt the food service both in the main dinning room as well as on the Lido deck has definitely diminished compared to prior cruises. The ... Read more
Batmansgirl
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 helpful votes
After reading all the negative things about this cruise, I was so nervous. But seriously, don't be! I am a firm believer that your trip is what you make it. Don't rely on others for your happiness. Go out and find it! The interior ... Read more
vinojack
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 helpful votes
I am a brit, travelling with children and was lucky enough to be able to compare it to the larger ships and other companies like Royal Caribbean. If this is your first cruise, I'm sure you would enjoy it more than we did. It was not half ... Read more
Alishamr65
Member Since 2015
1 review
Sailed August 2015
Wonderful time. Food on Lido deck was good. Turkey wraps were the best. Fantasy dining room food was aweful and not done. Lobster was good though. House keeping was good. Mat was an excellent entertainment man. The group Playlist ... Read more
ladykarensea1
Member Since 2015
1 review
This was our first and last cruise with Carnival. The food was no better than eating at an Old Country Buffet. We thought eating in the dining room would be of better quality, but no, it was not. In fact, most nights what was served in the ... Read more

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caribbean soul1
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 helpful vote
I am a Platinum traveler on Carnival with about 23 cruises under my belt. I have always enjoyed cruising on Carnival ships. (Also cruised Princess, NCL, RCL, Windjammer, Star Clippers and others.) Sensation was DISGUSTINGLY FILTHY. For ... Read more
emcrandle
Member Since 2010
1 review
1 helpful vote
Let me start by saying that we (me, my husband and kids) have been on three Carnival Cruise ships. So I'm basing this experience off of those cruises. This one was by far the worst. Yes it was shorter than the others (they were each 7 ... Read more
Goomo
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 helpful votes
Preparation, all the paperwork, was a lot to take care of. Hopefully, it will get easier. We bought a Fun Pass which was a good idea. Unfortunately, for our 2nd cruise there are non available. Our luggage came early and the cabin was ready ... Read more
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dambyrds
Member Since 2014
3 reviews
I am a avid cruiser, and I just love Carnival. This ship was nice, had some 2.0 upgrades, Extremely nice staff. Great entertainment, and decent food. It wasn't overly crowded at all. the cruise ship was immaculate, and I had zero ... Read more
let's go again
Member Since 2009
1 review
12 forum posts
1 helpful vote
This was my daughter's first Carnival cruise and my fourth. I have to say I am sorry the Sensation was her first experience. It did not live up to my experiences on other ships (Glory, Fantasy and Miracle). The ship itself is showing ... Read more

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