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Carnival Sensation Cruise Reviews for Romantic Cruises to the Bahamas

Carnival Sensation
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Romantic Cruises


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Group and Theme Cruises


52 Carnival Sensation Cruise Reviews for Romantic Cruises to the Bahamas

001Sunshine001 avatar


1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Heads up for future cruisers


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

cmorris avatar


1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

First Cruise....Horrible Experience

This was my husbands and mine first cruise and first vacation alone together after 12 years. The cruise ship smelled horrible like sewage .The food was absolutely horrible. We pretty much lived off of scrambled eggs ...
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Sail Date November 2016

rolyat avatar


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

BahamaMama999 avatar


1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Great Adventure in the Bahamas!

My hubby and I chose to go on this cruise for an early Wedding Anniversary gift. Celebrating 26 years! We had been on Royal Carribbean cruise 15 years ago. This was our first Carnival Cruise to the Bahamas and wow! ...
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Sail Date April 2016

Jema-Liam avatar


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

my2kids avatar


1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Sensation..Sort of Sensational

Well we started off at the Port Canaveral Cruise port. It was very organized and well done. We were on the boat by 11. We had lunch on the lido deck as our room was not ready yet. Our room was ready and decorated ...
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Sail Date February 2016

Tracy22 avatar


1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Had a Wonderful Time

The rooms and ship were clean, the food was very good not as bad as some reviews had stated. Smoking was not anything out of control the ventilation is good and I hate second hand smoke and it is only near casino. ...
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Sail Date March 2016

samfudge13 avatar


1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

The Time of My Life

From beginning to end, I thoroughly enjoyed my cruise vacation. Embarkation was a breeze, we arrived early and got through security and check-in very quickly. We paid for the Faster To The Fun add-on and were ...
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Sail Date December 2015

Haleyobrien74 avatar


1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Unforgettable Vacation!

My husband and I took our first cruise December 2015. Our room was on the Riveria (R) deck. We had a great ocean view room. Perfect size for just the two of us. It was nice and clean. The bed was actually really ...
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Sail Date December 2015

mjrek11 avatar


4 Reviews Written

10 Helpful Votes

5th Time on Carnival, May be Our Last

We have obviously loved cruising with Carnival. This was our 5th cruise in four years and we are one night away from moving up to gold level VIFP members. We have told numerous people how much we love Carnival and ...
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Sail Date November 2015

Batmansgirl avatar


1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Pay no attention to the bad reviews

After reading all the negative things about this cruise, I was so nervous. But seriously, don't be! I am a firm believer that your trip is what you make it. Don't rely on others for your happiness. Go out and ...
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Sail Date September 2015

vinojack avatar


1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Not for British Families with Children Who Have Already Cruised Before

I am a brit, travelling with children and was lucky enough to be able to compare it to the larger ships and other companies like Royal Caribbean. If this is your first cruise, I'm sure you would enjoy it more than ...
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Sail Date August 2015

littlelittle88 avatar


1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Excellent for First Time Cruisers

Our family of three left Port Canaveral to Bahamas, 4 nights. We were part of the VIFP group and had priority check-in. We had room U-87. Embarkment was a breeze & organized. It did take long for us to receive ...
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Sail Date May 2015

MsDavis2015 avatar


1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Carnival Sensational April 26 to 30

Me and my fiance' had a great time on our cruise. It was his first cruise and he is still dreaming about being on the cruise. It was so much excitement and nice people we had surrounding us. This cruise was what we ...
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Sail Date April 2015

bpagan59 avatar


1 Review Written

Overall Not too bad

This was out second cruise to the Caribbean. First was on Princess to Aruba. Married, 55yrs, old, Fla resident for 3yrs.Left Kids and Grand Kids at their homes. This was a last minute thing. We wanted to get away ...
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Sail Date March 2015

k.lloyd89 avatar


1 Review Written

Just What I Expected

This was my second cruise with Carnival, first on the Sensation and my husbands first cruise. After reading multiple reviews on this ship/cruise & knowing that this is an older ship I hoped for the best & that my ...
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Sail Date February 2015

mrface2112 avatar


1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Sensational time!

My girlfriend and I needed a nice, quick, romantic getaway and this was just what the doctor ordered. I couldn't have asked for a more relaxing getaway. Josh (Big Sexy) was an incredible cruise director. The ship's ...
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Sail Date January 2015

CarolSue14 avatar


1 Review Written

No rating

The Sensation: Where Everybody Knows Your Name

Blessed by living near Port Canaveral, is it simple for us to take cruise vacations and they remain our favorite getaway. This was our fourth Carnival cruise, having been to the Bahamas before and both eastern and ...
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Sail Date October 2014

pretykym avatar


3 Reviews Written

1 Helpful Vote

Honeymoon not to remember :-(

This was supposed to be a beautiful begining to our life together. Yes it was a short three day on an older ship, but family circumstances and children with medical conditions do not give us much time away. The ...
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Sail Date October 2014

BahamaaMamaa avatar


1 Review Written

A Relaxing Vacation

My husband and I traveled on the Carnival Sensation as a wedding present. This was both of our first time crusing, and we didn't know what to expect. All and all The Sensation was a great cruise! Our cabin was neat ...
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Sail Date February 2014

newlywedcruser avatar


1 Review Written

Great First Time Cruise!

I must say that from some of the reviews posted here I was very afraid I wouldn't enjoy the cruise. Thankfully, I thoroughly enjoyed myself! Honestly I can't understand what folks expect for less than $500 per ...
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Sail Date December 2013

ekasher avatar


2 Reviews Written

Thanksgiving Cruise

My boyfriend's mom booked this cruise over Thanksgiving at the last minute. Him and I are both Seniors in college and we went with his parents and his sister and her boyfriend. His family has cruised 4-5 times ...
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Sail Date November 2013

tommytune42 avatar


5 Reviews Written

17 Helpful Votes

The Sensation Exceeded our Expectations

As a last minute gift to celebrate the end of summer, I surprised my wife with a 3 day cruise on the Sensation. Typically we do 7 day and longer cruises, and we were a bit nervous about this cruise because we have ...
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Sail Date August 2013

floridageek avatar


1 Review Written

Carnival Sensation-less

Overall a mediocre experience however I will be fair in my review. Boarding the Sensation was a breeze. We carried our own luggage on board and our room was ready immediately which was a nice surprise. Room was a ...
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Sail Date August 2013

cruiser0813 avatar


4 Reviews Written

Still a great vacation for the money

We traveled with our daughter and her family (including 10 year old twins)who were all first time cruisers. They were happy with the over-all cruise experience, but my husband and I have cruised several times before ...
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Sail Date August 2013

Carnival Sensation Ratings

Public Rooms4.03.8
Fitness Recreation4.03.6
Value For Money4.53.7
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