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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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726 Carnival Sensation Cruise Reviews

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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
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

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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
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

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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
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
1 helpful vote
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

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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
VACARITraveler
Member Since 2011
1 review
82 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2015
My wife and I signed up for this cruise because her mother and two of her friends from the Orlando area were going. My mother-in-law is an experienced cruiser, but her friends were first-timers. We went in with a bit of trepidation ... Read more
PSUSteph
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2015
This was our second cruise, the first being on the Carnival Spirit in Alaska. This was a good cruise, but I wasn't blown away. The staff and crew were very friendly, but a bit pushy with photos and drinks. No one was ever rude, ... Read more
RamiCruiser
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
I had avoided booking a cruise my entire life because I thought I'd have that "held captive on board" feeling, but finally my friend convinced me to give it a try. I figured nothing awful could happen in 4 nights... I'm so glad ... Read more

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tlindgren
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2015
Read the reviews and was a little worried. Relax, the ship is fine. We had a pretty good time. Here are the highs: The ecstasy dining room for dinner - Great service and very good fare. Bar staff - eager to serve. Indeed, ... Read more
CharisL
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2015
If you are looking for a 5-star experience, this is not the cruise for you. However, if you are on a budget and want a quick, fun get-away, definitely consider this cruise. Just know that all cruises are not of the same caliber and you ... Read more
CharisL
Member Since 2015
2 reviews
0 forum posts
0 helpful votes
Sailed April 2015
If you are looking for a 5-star experience, this is not the cruise for you. However, if you are on a budget and want a quick, fun get-away, definitely consider this cruise. Just know that all cruises are not of the same caliber and you ... Read more
Dazzies
Member Since 2014
2 reviews
56 forum posts
0 helpful votes
The best thing about Sensation is the exceptional service. Waiters in the Ecstasy Dining Room were wonderful and the room stewards were amazing! Smaller ship than what we like- no specialty restaurants and we missed them, though food was ... Read more
isaacjc22
Member Since 2015
1 review
0 forum posts
1 helpful vote
Sailed April 2015
This was my 1st cruise as a 16 year old teenager and I enjoyed my self. Before I start this review I want to say if you have a child age 15-17 PLEASE sign them up for Club O2. This is one of the teen clubs aboard the sensation but it ... Read more

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