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Carnival Inspiration Cruise Review by bgyoshi

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Carnival Inspiration
Carnival Inspiration
Member Name: bgyoshi
Cruise Date: March 2012
Embarkation: Los Angeles
Destination: Mexican Riviera
Cabin Category: 4B
Cabin Number: R110
Booking Method: Cruise Line
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Member Rating   2.0 out of 5+
Dining 3.0
Public Rooms 4.0
Cabins 3.0
Entertainment 2.0
Spa & Fitness 4.0
Family & Children Not Rated
Shore Excursions 2.0
Embarkation 5.0
Service 2.0
Value-for-Money 3.0
Rates 3.0
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Disappointing
I have cruised twice with Royal Caribbean, 7-night Mexican Riviera (Cabo, Puerto Vallarta, and Mazatlan) and 7-night Western Caribbean (Labadee, Ocho Rios, Grand Cayman, and Cozumel).

I had such great experiences cruising that I decided to have a weekend cruise with my girls for my Bachelorette Party.

Pros:

- Carnival was the only company offering what we were looking for - 3 nights, and sails on the West Coast.

- Embarkation and debarkation went smoothly.

Cons:

- Charging $$ for a lot of things after booking. i.e. We booked 2 rooms for 9 girls (room of 4 and room of 5), two of the girls wanted to switch rooms and I called Carnival 2 weeks prior to cruise and was told it would cost me $150 to do that. Why?

- Decor: very retro, really should upgrade to more modern.

- Service: I have always known who my wait staff were and who my room attendant were when on Royal Caribbean...neither introduced themselves to us and frankly, we never met our stateroom attendant.

- Room: there was no hair dryer in the room.

- Entertainment: For a sea day and raining/storming, there wasn't a lot of activities scheduled..it was kind of boring. And the level of entertainment wasn't up to par to what I have seen on Royal Caribbean either, the shows weren't entertaining, and the comedy shows weren't all that funny...

Publication Date: 03/20/12
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