Carnival Sensation Cruise Review by newlywedcruser: Great First Time Cruise!
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Great First Time Cruise!
I must say that from some of the reviews posted here I was very afraid I wouldn't enjoy the cruise. Thankfully, I thoroughly enjoyed myself!
Honestly I can't understand what folks expect for less than $500 per person for a 5-day, 4-night or even less vacation with ALL Meals included, entertainment and transport to tropical islands. I am a very picky traveler and I stay at 4 star or higher hotels unless in a small town without this level of accommodations.
The only "complaints" are: #1) other than lemonade and iced tea, sodas are an additional expense and should be calculated into the overall costs of the trip. #2) When dining in the "dining room", it seemed take an extremely long time (10 minutes or more) to get refills of the FREE lemonade. #3) Desserts were not too tasteful or imaginative (you will have to go to the bakery and pay for a GREAT dessert). #4) Ridiculous prices for pictures. That being said, these are all SMALL complaints and did not change the fact More that I had a GREAT time!
As a first timer, I recommend the following:
1 - Take 1-Dramamine right before the ship disembarks
2- Don't forget your bathing suit and flip flops
3 -Stick some sodas and water in your luggage
4 - Spend your sea day on the deck by the on-board water park
5 - Don't book excursions through Carnival. Way too expensive, At the dock, there will be drivers and tour buses that will perform the same service at a MUCH lesser expense than carnival
6 - You can eat as much as you like, so feel free to order 2 servings of a meal or order 2 different meals, desserts, etc.
7 - Hang out all day then take a late afternoon nap so you can stay up and enjoy the evening festivities. Less
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Cabin review: Carnival Sensation M91
Room was not as small as I feared and was actually a good size and very clean. Our steward was AWESOME! Yes, we loved the towel creations (hanging monkey from the ceiling, lounging rabbit and a frog). He was very nice and accommodating and even suggested and brought a blow dryer to our room at my request. My only complaint about the bed is it was turned into a king with two twin beds pushed together and one mattress was slightly higher than the other which made it uncomfortable.
Much Better Than Expected
Mediocre at best
Honeymoon not to remember :-(