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Carnival Inspiration Cruise Review by SantaCruzer: Great Getaway


SantaCruzer
1 Review
Member Since 2006
149 Posts

Member Rating

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

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Great Getaway

Sail Date: January 2012
Destination: Mexican Riviera
Embarkation: Los Angeles

Took an early flight from bay area on the morning of 1/13/12-flew into Long Beach Airport. We were at Carnival Port(Long Beach) and on the boat by 11:30am. It was the first time we ever got on this early.It was a breeze. We chose to bring on our own luggage with the allotted 1 bottle of wine per person. We went & ate (grilled Reubens very tasty)& relaxed in the sun a bit, then went to the room(inside U81)at 1:30 to drop bags. Room was ready & we met our room steward, I Made (pronounced Imaudie). Very pleasant, always smiling & took very good care of us over the next few days! We loved our inside room - it was quiet, dark & mid-ship. We did the Your Time Dining & liked the fact that we could go whenever. We had a table for 2 each time & got right in each night. The longest wait was about 5 minutes because we accidentally showed up at the same time as the 8pm seating one night. Food was good in dining room - but could improve, loved the chocolate melting cake, and we went to the omelet More bar for breakfast each morning. A short wait, but way better than the eggs in the buffet. We didn't make it to shows this time except karaoke one night. It was okay with a few exceptional singers. Instead we listened to music in the Rock and Roll lounge and in Violins Bar. I treated myself to a martini each night (Violins) and Rahyu (pronounced R U)remembered how I liked them each night. Port day in Ensenada we took shuttle into town, walked around the shops and finally stopped at Pappas and Beer for a margarita & a beer & some people watching. It's a good little getaway when you can't go M-F! Less

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Cabin review: Carnival Inspiration Interior Empress U81

Our room, inside U81, was quiet, dark and mid-ship. I like the Upper deck because only cabins are above you no matter where you choose your room. It really cuts the noise level. It was a short cruise so we had the beds configured into twins. You gain a lot of floor space that way. You barely can get by the bed if they are pushed together. It had 2 closets with plenty of space, however we could have used more hangers.

Port and Shore Excursions


Port day in Ensenada we took shuttle into town, walked around shops and finally stopped at Pappas and Beer for a margarita, a beer & some people watching. I have heard the Winery Tour is good and would probably do that next year.
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