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Carnival Sensation Review

3.5 / 5.0
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958 reviews
2 Awards

Way better than I expected.

Review for Carnival Sensation to the Bahamas
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Chris Vogel
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

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Sail Date: Jan 2016
Cabin: Ocean View

This was our first cruise, a bargain, short, in an outside cabin on the lowest (Riviera) deck. It was wonderful! The cabin was very nice, large enough, and the beds were very comfortable. Although we were on the ocean, and, as far as I know this ship has no stabilizers, there was very little motion (I am prone to sickness, but didn't take any medication).

The food, especially, was incredible, both in the dining room (we did Anytime, at a table-for-two, and it worked fine, every time) and in the Lido deck restaurants, particularly the Seaview Grill. The food was high-quality, plentiful, interesting tasty and well-prepared. The staff were invariably friendly, helpful, courteous, smiling, and everything else you could want.

No complaints at all; I would say the only problem, to the extent that there is one, is how things are different when you get off and back to mundane reality.

Cabin Review

Ocean View

Cabin 6A

Plenty big enough with lots of storage (and the suitcases can go under the beds), and very comfortable beds. Lots of light and lighting (including reading lamps over the beds). No complaints unless you wanted to eat room service in the room (we didn't), since there was no table other than a good-sized vanity with a stool.

Port Reviews

Nassau

We just walked around by ourselves and went back to the ship for lunch.

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