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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
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
5 forum posts
8 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
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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
9 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
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
4 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
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ober134
Member Since 2012
2 reviews
89 forum posts
18 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
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
17 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
31 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
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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
20 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
Prairieson
Member Since 2016
2 reviews
7 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
10 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
7 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
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esdoorn
Member Since 2015
1 review
437 forum posts
7 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
14 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
mrsh678
Member Since 2015
1 review
9 forum posts
16 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
12 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
2 reviews
34 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
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