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Carnival Sensation Cruise Review by cruiserlkb: Carnival Sensation - Western Caribbean


cruiserlkb
3 Reviews
Member Since 2002
80 Posts

Member Rating

Cabin 4.0
Dining 4.0
Embarkation 5.0
Enrichment Activities Not Rated
Entertainment 5.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Fitness & Recreation Not Rated
Public Rooms 4.0
Rates 4.0
Service Not Rated
Shore Excursions 4.0
Value for Money Not Rated

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Carnival Sensation - Western Caribbean

Sail Date: March 2004
Destination: Western Caribbean
Embarkation: Tampa

The cruise went fairly well considering there was a ship full of college kids on spring break, poor planning on our part! Embarkation in Tampa went smoothly. The ship was in good shape considering its age. We had a inside room, which was good in size. We did get moved up 2 categories which was great. The food was alright, nothing outstanding. The pizza which they consider the best at sea, is not as good as the pizza on Princess's fleet. They did also have a deli which made sandwiches to order, and they had soft serve ice cream machine which was great. Our service in the dining room was great! We ate in the Fantasy Dining Room. The food again was not all that great but not really bad either.

The entertainment was excellent, the main theater was hard to see due to poles situated in the isles. Seating on the lower lever was much better then the upper.  The pool was filled with salt water, and there were plenty of lounge chairs to find.  The drinks were good, wine was More on the expensive side though.

The Piano bar was the place to go at night to see Darryn play the keys, he is great and it was usually full.

We went on the 5 day cruise and the only down fall is that there wasn't enough time in Cayman. We did do the Turtle Farm, Hell and Sting Ray tour through the boat because of the time factor. We did get to swim the stingrays which was great! Cozumel was great as usual, we did the sail and snorkel tour, with free drinks for all. We then shopped in Cozumel and ate at Ponchos Backyard.

Disembarkation was long!!! They had us out of our rooms by 8:45 and we didn't get called out until after 10:00. We got up by 7:00.

We were disappointed on how the ship handled the college kids and the noise. We were happy with it otherwise and would go again. 5 days just doesn't seem long enough though. I am a regular Princess passenger and have also tried NCL and RCCL, so this Carnival experience was alright. I am sure that the new ships are even nicer! Less


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