More Cons than Pros: Carnival Sensation Cruise Review by wonhwa
Overall Member Rating
More Cons than Pros
Embarkation: Port Canaveral (Orlando)
VIP service was very good. Being I had booked a jr. suite balcony, we were able to pass the very long security line and go right to the front. Didn't have to wait in the check in line as they escorted us to a private room where we sat at a desk. Very quick and then right on the ship. We arrived at the port about 1:30 and took out own luggage right to the cabin. This service also came in handy at debarkation. Our deck was 11 and called first, but when arriving at deck 7, it was packed with others who had not been called yet. I asked a steward about the VIP service and we were escorted directly off the ship and in the car by 8:20.
We had my time dining and never waited more than 5 minutes for our table for two. Food was very good. Ate in the buffett once - go straight to the back for outside tables which seemed always available. Pizza was tasteless but salad bar and sandwiches good.
Cabin was comfortable and shower was actually bigger than the one More aboard the Allure of the Seas!
Tiniest balcony I've ever seen! Literally two feet deep - had two chairs that were very difficult to get seated in and then no where to put your feet! The netting that was placed over the guardrails made it hard to see out so ended up standing most of the time. I was very dissappointed about this, as I paid over $1100 for the cabin. If balcony time is important to you, get an aft balcony or none at all!
The pool area had plenty of room the day we were in Nassau, but last sea day was packed and loud. Many kids in the hot tubs. Take advantage of going to the Serenity deck - no kids and room in the hot tubs. Get access through the 'secret door' through the lounge!
Poor guy playing in the piano bar seemed to be hating it. Never anyone in there - he needs to go home now and be replaced.
Most unorganised muster drill ever. Took place 30 minutes later than in the daily post. Some groups were escorted to life boats while the most of us layed down on the floor by the pool. Less