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Carnival Sensation Review

3.5 / 5.0
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Review for Carnival Sensation to the Bahamas
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First Time Cruiser • Age 30s

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Sail Date: Jan 2014

This is the first cruise for me and boy was it a good choice!!! We flew in to Charleston and paid for the roundtrip pickup and drop off at the airport since it was cheap and it was a good choice because as soon as we arrived at the baggage claim there was a friendly lady there helping us out and taking us straight to our taxi which was big and comfortable and the driver was great!

Getting in the port was very smooth they just check your documentation and let you board the shuttle bus where you check in through Carnival, get your Sail and Sign cards and get on the ship! Now the ship itself is good but not the biggest or best I've seen or heard of! Keep in mind it is one of their oldest ships but it does not show inside or out! You can see the whole ship in less than an hour and the one thing I wished they can improve on is the pool! The pool is 4'9 deep and a very small pool that fits 20 at a time and 2 jacuzzis! But the Lido deck was nicely decorated and all the buffet style restaurants are up there as well as some bars, golf and the waterworks which the kids will really enjoy! The buffet were just ok! The Pirate Pizza, Sweet Treats and Room Service is the only thing open 24 hours and since I never used room service since they only bring you cold cuts, etc I wont comment on it but the Pirate Pizza really sucked and was the worst restaurant on the ship! It taste like cardboard pizza with cheap fake sauce! The only Sweet Treats I ever saw was the ice cream and fruits and the fruits were always fresh and they had it all and the ice cream and frozen yogurt was the same you would get in a buffet style restaurant but the ships ice cream is a little better but nothing to go crazy for! The American food buffet was the best out of all because they served fresh and good burgers as well as good chicken fingers and popcorn chicken! Now I did not try the Asian buffet because the line for it was always long at all times so that must be a good sign! I did not buy the unlimited soda deal because it was a rip off and most people brought there own drinks but no matter where you went they had free ice tea, lemonade, coffee, tea and milk and the Lemonade was very good! We had anytime dining so that means your Dining will be in the Celebration diner which was very good and I mean very good!!! I suggest you head to the restaurant at 5:45pm so that you can be seated right away and get your food hot and fresh! Wiwik is the best server in the Celebration Dining room so if you get her then you are lucky!!

Now our cabin was M6 and it was very comfortable and nice and the cleaning guys did a great job every day and always left great towel decorations and tasty chocolate! The different channels they had on TV was TNT, CNN and Fox which was pretty good and everyday is a different movie night and the movies are all recent such as Monsters University, Despicable Me 2, etc.

Cabin Review

Cabin 11

The room is actually very nice and clean! The TV channels were decent and they had Fox, CNN and TNT. The bed was very comfortable and they had extra blankets and pillows.

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