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We are in our early 30's, and went with 4 other couples (ages 36-59), several were cruise virgins :-) We had a great time! I was a bit concerned with the ship being older...but no worries (that I found). Food was great, our waiter Dennis, and steward Gusti were top notch! We flew from CMH to MCO, onSouthwest the day of the cruise, arrived at 10am, Michael with VIP Limo was waiting for us with his stretch limo, took us to walmart for us to buy last minute things, and our wine and drinks. We arrived at the port, had to wait to drop us off about 15 min, dropped our luggage off and we were headed inside! Embarkation was a breeze...Got right on the ship, our rooms were ready when we checked at 1pm, and we headed for lunch! We had late dining, which I think is a must. And definately ate our share of soft serve ice cream cones :-) Never had a problem finding a lounge chair, except in the Serenity Deck area, and only got in the hot tub once. Wish this space was a big larger... We went to Punchliner Comedy 2 nights, got a good chuckle. Didn't attend any shows. This was the shortest cruise we had ever been on so it went way too fast. Freeport & Nassau were nice, it was election day when we were in Freeport so no drinking, which was a bummer.We caught a cab once off the ship and went to Port Lucaya, shopped for a bit then went across the street to the public beach, which was nice. Nassau we went to Blue Lagoon, that was fabulous!! The lunch was not, but the beach wasn't crowded, you got to see the dolphin encounter, the toys in the lagoon were alot of fun (included in the day pass). Debarkation was also very fast. We stayed in Cocoa Beach for 2 more nights at LaQunita Oceanfront, which is right next to the pier, a great place!! A great vaca.... Planning our next cruise already :-)

Carnival Sensation Cruise

Carnival Sensation Cruise Review by Lafayette99

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: January 2013
  • Destination: Bahamas
  • Cabin Type: Ocean View
We are in our early 30's, and went with 4 other couples (ages 36-59), several were cruise virgins :-)

We had a great time! I was a bit concerned with the ship being older...but no worries (that I found). Food was great, our waiter Dennis, and steward Gusti were top notch!
We flew from CMH to MCO, onSouthwest the day of the cruise, arrived at 10am, Michael with VIP Limo was waiting for us with his stretch limo, took us to walmart for us to buy last minute things, and our wine and drinks. We arrived at the port, had to wait to drop us off about 15 min, dropped our luggage off and we were headed inside!

Embarkation was a breeze...Got right on the ship, our rooms were ready when we checked at 1pm, and we headed for lunch!

We had late dining, which I think is a must. And definately ate our share of soft serve ice cream cones :-)

Never had a problem finding a lounge chair, except in the Serenity Deck area, and only got in the hot tub once. Wish this space was a big larger...

We went to Punchliner Comedy 2 nights, got a good chuckle. Didn't attend any shows. This was the shortest cruise we had ever been on so it went way too fast.

Freeport & Nassau were nice, it was election day when we were in Freeport so no drinking, which was a bummer.We caught a cab once off the ship and went to Port Lucaya, shopped for a bit then went across the street to the public beach, which was nice.
Nassau we went to Blue Lagoon, that was fabulous!! The lunch was not, but the beach wasn't crowded, you got to see the dolphin encounter, the toys in the lagoon were alot of fun (included in the day pass).

Debarkation was also very fast. We stayed in Cocoa Beach for 2 more nights at LaQunita Oceanfront, which is right next to the pier, a great place!!

A great vaca....

Planning our next cruise already :-)
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