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We have taken this cruise to Mexico via Catalina 3 times on different ships each time. The Inspiration was the worst one. We met our cabin master once and never saw him again till the last day. Anything we needed, we had to go find it ourselves. Calls were not returned. The food was not as good as the other ships. The crew was not as friendly or helpful. We are going to try this trip on the Inspiration again in hopes that this was just a fluke situation. We were disappointed as we were traveling with our newlywed grandchildren. This trip on the 4th of this month we are taking a couple that have never traveled before and hope with crossed fingers that this time it will be much better. We do want to give Inspiration a second chance.

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Carnival Inspiration Cruise Review by Jinnylou

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: December 2014
  • Destination: Mexican Riviera
  • Cabin Type: Ocean View
We have taken this cruise to Mexico via Catalina 3 times on different ships each time. The Inspiration was the worst one. We met our cabin master once and never saw him again till the last day. Anything we needed, we had to go find it ourselves. Calls were not returned. The food was not as good as the other ships. The crew was not as friendly or helpful. We are going to try this trip on the Inspiration again in hopes that this was just a fluke situation. We were disappointed as we were traveling with our newlywed grandchildren. This trip on the 4th of this month we are taking a couple that have never traveled before and hope with crossed fingers that this time it will be much better.

We do want to give Inspiration a second chance.
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