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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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740 Carnival Sensation Cruise Reviews

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caribbean soul1
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
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
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
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
0 helpful votes
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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Muddygirl1
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2015
Although this was our first cruise and I have nothing to compare it to, I am only giving a 3. The pool was disappointingly small, we were dismayed at its backyard size. The "elbow to elbow" people was a big turn off. Rooms were ... Read more
JeepchickZhills
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed June 2015
This was a quick weekend getaway. It was a first time cruise for my son who is 11. To make it a memorable journey, I booked a grand suite. It was just two of us for our weekend getaway and we had a great time. We stayed in U103. The room ... Read more
robbie30103
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We had a great time at the both ports. I read a lot being the first cruise and decided to go to private beach at lucaya. still cheaper than a excursion and did the whole Atlantis deal the next day. It was amazing! The ship was nice even ... Read more
hannahgrey87
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
There were SO many things wrong with this cruise that I dont even know where to start!!! My best friend and I decided to go on this short cruise for her birthday. We paid over $1200 for this cruise, so it wasnt like we got a great deal ... Read more
subman707
Member Since 2015
1 review
1 forum post
0 helpful votes
Are room steward was outstanding , and very much Johnny on the spot, when we needed something he was very efficientat making sure was thier , when the kids wanted a special towel animals the would whip one up for them. The maintenence ... Read more

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will34c
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I booked this as a last minute cruise. I will never do that again. This was by far the worst cruise I have ever been on. I found the staff for the most part to be very condescending, dismissive and rude. Our cabin steward and final dining ... Read more
Brewlotto
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed May 2015
We just came back from a 4 day cruise to the Bahamas. From May 24th – May 28th out of Port Canaveral, Florida. Our good friend booked her wedding on the cruise. We jumped in and booked it since we had a great experience with a ... Read more
mfccruise
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed May 2015
This is my fifth cruise, third on Carnival. It was very average. The cruise itself was better than the ports. Freeport was a waste of time and Atlantis at Nassau was a total rip off and poorly run - ran out of tubes; poor map of the ... Read more
tsanderson
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We booked this cruise due to cost, this was a family vacation for my family of 5. We booked 1 cabin with 2 pull down beds and 1 trundle bed. My husband was skeptical at first being that our kids are 20, 22, and 25. Well to our surprise ... Read more
awesomedaze@gmail.com
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We had a great time on the Carnival Sensation for a three night cruise to the Bahamas! We had a family of four staying in one room, and we were able to get a special deal for families. We thought the size of the ship was just perfect ... Read more

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littlelittle88
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Our family of three left Port Canaveral to Bahamas, 4 nights. We were part of the VIFP group and had priority check-in. We had room U-87. Embarkment was a breeze & organized. It did take long for us to receive our luggages (3 ... Read more
Shannon M
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed May 2015
I just got back from our cruise today. I went with my husband and two kids and 5 other families that we vacation with a few times a year. This was a great vacation for all of us. I love cruising and have been on over 10 cruises. I was ... Read more
Sammah
Member Since 2015
1 review
6 forum posts
0 helpful votes
While I had never been on a cruise my partner had (RCL not Carnival) and thus had a better comparison than I. Neither of us really knew what to expect from the ship, but I don't think either of us was disappointed. We arrived at the ... Read more
kim1969
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed May 2015
I just got off the carnival sensation after a 3 day cruise to the Bahamas and everything was fantastic. We stayed in Junior suite V-6 and any of those suites are the place to stay. Even the interior suites on the Veranda deck are in a ... Read more
oldsealegs2
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
We are Platinum cruisers with Carnival and have much travel experience. We know that things are not always perfect but this ship should be one of the absolute best that Carnival has in its fleet because it exposes first time cruisers to ... Read more

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alainorta
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
My family and I left out of Port Canaveral and here is our review. Here we go: Food-bad at best. The buffet allowed my family and I to eat a somewhat decent meal. Pizza, hamburgers, fries, breakfast kielbasa were the best choices. ... Read more
Lil_One
Member Since 2011
4 reviews
233 forum posts
0 helpful votes
My husband and I sailed the 4-day Freeport/Nassau itinerary on this ship in late April. This was my second time on this ship, but my husband's first. We had a great time and I thought I would share some of our experiences with those ... Read more
MsDavis2015
Member Since 2015
1 review
2 forum posts
2 helpful votes
Me and my fiance' had a great time on our cruise. It was his first cruise and he is still dreaming about being on the cruise. It was so much excitement and nice people we had surrounding us. This cruise was what we needed and it also kept ... Read more
froggy1313
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
3 forum posts
0 helpful votes
I will say that after 8 cruises I think I know what is the usual standard (most of them with Carnival). This would be a good first cruise to quote my sister. However it fell far short of the norm for Carnival. Here are some things of ... Read more
Shell99
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
My first cruise had been with Norwegian 14 years ago and I've been wanting to go again since then. My husband had never been on a cruise and finally he relented and we decided to take a shorter one to see if he would like it. We ... Read more

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