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Arrived in Tampa the day before which was key. Quality Inn Midtown Had a free shuttle to hotel and paid $20.00 for four of us to pier. The hotel was not fancy...clean though and people were extremely nice. Embarkation was a dream. Very nice people at port! We arrived at pier 11:15 and were on ship by 11:45 sitting by pool. Wear your bathing suit under your clothes! We were told we could get into room at 1:30 but did not need to or try to. Checked on luggage at 2:30 and it was there waiting for us. We asked for 6:00 dinner but were given 8:00 dinner because we booked in January for February cruise. There was large demand for 6:00 dinner time because of the amount of families on board. Went to see the Maitre'd and he was wonderful! We ate at 8:00 the first night (son was falling asleep on his napkin) and were given 6:00 dinner for the rest of the cruise. Table was wonderful! We were seated with two other families of three each. Children the same age as ours...very thoughtful of George. Very nice people! Our waiters were beyond wonderful! By the second night knew exactly what we liked! Cabin was very clean! Room steward was excellent! Did not see too much of him but he was very pleasant. Learned out habits of when we woke up and were out and room was always clean when we got back! Ice always there. Cabin number was E199...perfect location. Quiet, close to the atrium, one floor down from dinning room, close to stairs. We had a perfect location for the serenity deck! Back stairs led right to it! We would send kids to shower and sneak there for a while. Grand Cayman...been there twice before...always nice! Too short though with the tender. We booked the beach break and were off boat before general debarkation. I believe we were there at 8:00 and off by 8:30. 7 mile beach..sea grape beach...very nice! Margaritaville was a hoot! My daughter loved the slide...check it out. Expensive though! We sat across from pier with a drink and watched people line up for tender. When line got short we hopped on. Cozumel...been there twice before also. One of our favorite places to go! Getting off was easy...off by 11:30. Took the jeep tour to Punta Sur. Jerry and Poncho! Great time! Husband did the snorkel while be sat on beach. Beautiful beach with very few people on it! Snorkel...need to be a good swimmer they go pretty far. One man rides wave runner in case someone needs a tow back and another on boogie board. Saw crocs, light house, and small aztec building. Had mexican food on the beach. We stayed on shore till last minute. Shopped and had drink right until 7:30...almost last people on boat! Boat left at 8:00. Taxi drivers very friendly. Visited Margaritaville Cozumel...no more water trampoline...very pretty though. Two days at sea...enjoyed the pool and slides! Serenity was very peaceful! Lots of pictures taken by photographers! Kids went to kids clubs here and there...both enjoyed them. The 14 year old especially enjoyed Circle C and Casey (I think was here name.) Shows were good. The two comedians were great! We went to the two "R" rated nights...not too raunchy. Laughed alot! Debarkation was fine...waited by pool for our level to be called. Found luggage easily and took shuttle to airport. The ship was beautiful! We were on the Inspiration before the work was done. We loved her then and loved her even more this time! My son loved the slides and mini-golf! Great service all around! No dishes were ever left anywhere...very clean! Would go again in a heart-beat! Great price!!!! Loved the assistant cruise director Henny (don't know how to spell) Bye bye, I said bye bye!

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Carnival Inspiration Cruise Review by cruzin with the kidz

Trip Details
Arrived in Tampa the day before which was key. Quality Inn Midtown Had a free shuttle to hotel and paid $20.00 for four of us to pier. The hotel was not fancy...clean though and people were extremely nice.
Embarkation was a dream. Very nice people at port! We arrived at pier 11:15 and were on ship by 11:45 sitting by pool. Wear your bathing suit under your clothes! We were told we could get into room at 1:30 but did not need to or try to. Checked on luggage at 2:30 and it was there waiting for us.
We asked for 6:00 dinner but were given 8:00 dinner because we booked in January for February cruise. There was large demand for 6:00 dinner time because of the amount of families on board. Went to see the Maitre'd and he was wonderful! We ate at 8:00 the first night (son was falling asleep on his napkin) and were given 6:00 dinner for the rest of the cruise. Table was wonderful! We were seated with two other families of three each. Children the same age as ours...very thoughtful of George. Very nice people! Our waiters were beyond wonderful! By the second night knew exactly what we liked!
Cabin was very clean! Room steward was excellent! Did not see too much of him but he was very pleasant. Learned out habits of when we woke up and were out and room was always clean when we got back! Ice always there. Cabin number was E199...perfect location. Quiet, close to the atrium, one floor down from dinning room, close to stairs. We had a perfect location for the serenity deck! Back stairs led right to it! We would send kids to shower and sneak there for a while.
Grand Cayman...been there twice before...always nice! Too short though with the tender. We booked the beach break and were off boat before general debarkation. I believe we were there at 8:00 and off by 8:30. 7 mile beach..sea grape beach...very nice! Margaritaville was a hoot! My daughter loved the slide...check it out. Expensive though! We sat across from pier with a drink and watched people line up for tender. When line got short we hopped on.
Cozumel...been there twice before also. One of our favorite places to go! Getting off was easy...off by 11:30. Took the jeep tour to Punta Sur. Jerry and Poncho! Great time! Husband did the snorkel while be sat on beach. Beautiful beach with very few people on it! Snorkel...need to be a good swimmer they go pretty far. One man rides wave runner in case someone needs a tow back and another on boogie board. Saw crocs, light house, and small aztec building. Had mexican food on the beach. We stayed on shore till last minute. Shopped and had drink right until 7:30...almost last people on boat! Boat left at 8:00. Taxi drivers very friendly. Visited Margaritaville Cozumel...no more water trampoline...very pretty though.
Two days at sea...enjoyed the pool and slides! Serenity was very peaceful! Lots of pictures taken by photographers! Kids went to kids clubs here and there...both enjoyed them. The 14 year old especially enjoyed Circle C and Casey (I think was here name.)
Shows were good. The two comedians were great! We went to the two "R" rated nights...not too raunchy. Laughed alot!
Debarkation was fine...waited by pool for our level to be called. Found luggage easily and took shuttle to airport.
The ship was beautiful! We were on the Inspiration before the work was done. We loved her then and loved her even more this time! My son loved the slides and mini-golf! Great service all around! No dishes were ever left anywhere...very clean! Would go again in a heart-beat! Great price!!!! Loved the assistant cruise director Henny (don't know how to spell)
Bye bye, I said bye bye!
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Cabin E199
Perfect location! Close to main atrium and excellent location for access to Serenity area! Cabin steward couldn't have been better! 2 upper bunk beds. Quiet with not much movement.
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