Not only are Carnival guests a high-energy group, but they also love staying up late. And on Sensation, there are no shortages of spots to do just that.
They party hearty in the piano bar, Touch of Class (the seats at the bar are shaped like oversized hands, thus "touch"), a hot spot that can turn out to be standing room only. People enjoy the sing-alongs where they can take part in the music, but don't have to face the audience alone a la karaoke. Even though younger people make up much of the audience, some of the music appeals to Irving Berlin or George Gershwin fans.
Passengers can dance the night away at Kaleidoscope Disco or rock out in Michelangelo's.
Fantasy-class ships feature a long promenade (Deck 9), running from the atrium to the aft lounge.
On Sensation, the aft lounge is the Plaza Lounge (where karaoke IS offered), but it is the smaller, charming Polo Lounge outside the Plaza Lounge where many gather for a before-dinner drink. An intricate croquet mallet design woven into the carpet in the Polo Lounge gives it a British-clubby feel. The Polo Lounge is also home to two poker tables, run by the Club Vegas Casino. And with the poker craze sweeping the world, this is a very popular spot each evening.
On Promenade Deck, there's a video arcade, an evenings-only sushi bar, the photo gallery and the hot, hot, hot Club Vegas Casino -- a huge drawing card on any Carnival ship.
At the forward end of the promenade sits the Fantasia Lounge, which hosts Vegas-style stage shows. It is a pretty room, but sightlines are poor. Poles obstruct vision all round the two-level room, but if you don't mind getting a stiff neck in order to see a terrific show, you will be entertained!
The ship features bow-to-stern Wi-Fi, but there's an Internet cafe on Deck 7.