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Carnival Inspiration Cruise Review by mike1223

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Carnival Inspiration
Carnival Inspiration
Member Name: mike1223
Cruise Date: September 2011
Embarkation: Tampa
Destination: Western Caribbean
Cabin Category: 6D
Cabin Number:
Booking Method: Cruise Line
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Member Rating   3.0 out of 5+
Dining 3.0
Public Rooms 3.0
Cabins 3.0
Entertainment 3.0
Spa & Fitness 3.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions 4.0
Embarkation 5+
Service 3.0
Value-for-Money 5.0
Rates 5.0
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Embarkation -- Port of Tampa was great! We were on the ship within 30 minutes after parking.

Inspiration -- Old but well kept ship. The pool always had tons of people in it. The pool is way too small and the lido deck was very very very crowded especially during sea days. The serenity lounge was awesome and very quiet. We spent most of our time there.

Dinner Service -- We opted for the "anytime dining". First night we chose a table for two since it was only two of us and we wanted to have a nice dinner. We had a horrible waiter and completely ignored us throughout the whole dinner. People that had arrived after us for dinner were starting dessert and we had not even received our dinner! I even had to waive him down for service. We decided to give dinner a second chance and had dinner the second night. Different waiter but the SAME scenario as the previous day. Very poor service. We decided not to give dinner service another chance and ended up having dinner elsewhere on the ship. We never went back to dinner service.

Staff -- The staff was great (other than the dinner crew, see above).

Disembarking -- We were off the ship and in our car for the drive home by 830am. That was GREAT! Again, port of Tampa was very organized and experienced.

Conclusion -- Inspiration was nice but a bit old, small and crowded. I may give another cruise line a try. Carnival has been great these past 5 cruises but I want to see how other cruise lines compare.


Publication Date: 09/28/11
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