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Carnival Sensation Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises to the Bahamas

Carnival
Carnival Sensation
Bahamas
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

71

Very Good

50

Average

36

Poor

16

Terrible

11

Cruise type

Family Cruises

193

First-Time Cruisers

78

Romantic Cruises

52

Spring Break Cruises

20

Group and Theme Cruises

9

193 Carnival Sensation Cruise Reviews for Family Cruises to the Bahamas


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001Sunshine001

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Heads up for future cruisers

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Went on this trip with my family and a travel group. My second time traveling with this group and had a lovely time. We left from Miami to Princess Cay Island which was lovely. This island is privately owned by ...
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Sail Date November 2018


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Mocha latte

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Half Moon Cay

Family vacation with friends, the cruise was on 4 days , 2 days was at sea with not much todo and one of the days was at half moon cay which was just hanging at the beach all day, no shopping just on the beach! And ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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Tortgurl

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Amazing

The entertainment on this ship is literally amazing! The cast should be on broadway not a cruise ship! They are dedicated to making it as amazing for you as possible! They take their time and make everyone feel ...
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Sail Date July 2018


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KmomChicago

2 Reviews Written

19 Helpful Votes

Value for the dollar can't be beat

Everyone is looking for something different in a vacation. I like a good return on my financial investment, and for that reason, I give our cruise 5 stars. The seas were terrible the first night and our first ...
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Sail Date January 2018


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yardvillecruiser

1 Review Written

Very Nice Cruise

I took my Mom on this cruise for her 80th birthday. Carnival treated her like a queen. Myself and other passengers wish security would have kept some of the loud, obnoxious and disruptive drunks under better ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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terry5681

3 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

Sensation Cruise 1/16/17

Usually I go on an annual cruise with my best friend and her family. my hubby does not cruise . we stayed in M122. I knew the room would be small but sufficient for two people. all ports had beautiful weather. I ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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Cork-dork

5 Reviews Written

28 Helpful Votes

Older, smaller, but still quite nice

My family (DW, DD, father, and stepmother) booked adjoining interior cabins on the Sensation for a 5 night cruise to Half Moon Cay, Freeport, and Nassau. DD is a first-time cruiser (she's 4. We'll forgive her), ...
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Sail Date January 2017


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Novice Cruiser16

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Carnival Sensation is truly a fun ship.

First I checked in at Miami International Airport so once at port went straight on ship. This was my first but definitely not last cruise experience. First let me say with this being our first cruise we ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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Diver Dog

1 Review Written

Refreshingly fine.

Carnival Cruise , Sensation 3 Day Port Canaveral to Nassau, Bahamas , June 2013 Summary: Great short cruise! Despite our marginal expectations after reading some negative reviews, this turned out to be an ...
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Sail Date June 2013


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clskinsfan

2 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Carnival Sensation 10/15/2016

I will start by saying that I am a seasoned cruiser. And I have to agree with others that the Sensation is an old and tired ship. We Thought the crew was fantastic. And we also thought the food was very good. But ...
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Sail Date October 2016


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Terryterry54

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

The Best Time

I had the best time on the cruise ship. The cruise was really good. The shows were nice, the people were nice, the staff was great. Also I really liked the dj. My first cruise and I will remember this for a ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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rolyat

1 Review Written

Carnival Sensation: Miami - Nassau - Half Moon Cay - Grand Turk.

We did this same itinerary last winter on the Carnival Fantasy out of Charleston, and although the Sensation is basically the same ship, Sensation provided far better service, and overall experience than the ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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Hungry Traveler

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Great Time with the Family

This was a family cruise of sixteen people. Our cabin was roomy, clean, cool and big enough for eight grandchildren to use as a focal point. The food was acceptable but below our previous experienced cruise. Our ...
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Sail Date August 2016


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Jema-Liam

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Great family, couple, and individual fun.

The ship was clean, the staff was friendly and attentive. Our interior cabin was comfortable and well kept. The girls (12 and 16) enjoyed their respective clubs, which gave my husband and I time alone. We all loved ...
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Sail Date July 2016


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cpowers0811@gmail.com

4 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

The Sensation was Sensational!!

This is our third cruise with Carnival. I will say by far this was my favorite ship. We have sailed on the Carnival Dream and the Sunshine. The Sunshine was our least favorite. There were no seats to sit outside in ...
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Sail Date June 2016


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Dreams2Memories

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Appropriate Expectations

Overall, this was a fun 3 day trip to the Bahamas. Our cabin was clean except for the black substance on the curtains. The beds/pillows were comfortable. Our balcony was a little rough looking. Rust spots and ...
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Sail Date February 2016


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DePaivaHolmes

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Amazing Time On Sensation For 1st Time Cruiser

I just returned home from my recent 3 night cruise on the Sensation to Nassau Bahamas. Keep in mind this was my first cruise, so I have nothing to compare to. With that said I couldn't have asked for a better first ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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Jimmy English

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

A family fun cruise that was not actually that much family fun.

A family fun cruise, on a family fun cruise ship, that was not actually that much family fun. The Carnival Sensation was not a bad ship just a little past its prime and limited in its fun by a company that seems ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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Serggo6

6 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

Another Great Carnival Cruise

After a totally miserable experience on RCI in Greece, it was good to get back on Carnival. Yes the Sensation is an old ship, but we actually enjoy the smaller ships more than the larger ones. With that being ...
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Sail Date January 2016


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TARRA

3 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

A Sensational Time Was Had by All

Family group cruise on December 13, 2015. Ten members of my family, aged 65 years to 2 years on board. Something for everyone to do. Embarkation was a breeze, as was disembarkation. Lines moved quickly. ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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irishmafia116

4 Reviews Written

9 Helpful Votes

Disappointing

Our 7th Carnival cruise, took the kids, grand kids on first cruise, weather was lousy but Carnival can't control that. Heavy seas first night, 4 family members got ill . Not a good start. PROS: Kids loved water ...
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Sail Date December 2015


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dmaurice

1 Review Written

Had a blast; very relaxing.

I was really nervous to go on my first cruise all I kept on thinking about was how much fear I had, all the past carnival issues, and getting seasick, BUT after my gf begged me to go on I was compelled to go it was ...
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Sail Date March 2015


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warren9418@comcast.net

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

My Memories of the Sewage Smell Cruise

3rd Cruise, and let me tell you it was not a charm! The food was decent & the staff was good. Only reasons why I gave it 2 stars) the smell of sewage in my cabin & on my balcony was a nightmare. My bathroom drain ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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gagirl320

2 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Had a great time.

We took my 17 yr old son & my Mother in law on this cruise, it was their first. We all had a great time. The ship is smaller but that wasn't a problem for us. We enjoyed the food, Main Dining is the best for ...
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Sail Date October 2015


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Haleyjade1017

4 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Carnival Sensation

I literally just got back from carnival sensation today . This was my 3rd carnival cruise and my 2nd on sensation and i love it ! I loved eating at the ecstasy diner cause out waitor was so great ! He called us by ...
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Sail Date October 2015


Carnival Sensation Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins3.53.7
Dining3.53.6
Entertainment3.53.6
Public Rooms4.03.8
Fitness Recreation4.03.6
Family4.03.6
Enrichment2.03.2
Service4.04
Value For Money4.53.7
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