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Chose this cruise mostly due to restrictions on time. Only had Friday through Monday available. Starting out on a cold windy rainy day was our of our control. Luckily Carnival let us on ahead of our scheduled time, hopefully this let some others in early missing when the rain started. The dining was wonderful. Due to the late embarkation (purely caused by weather, not the cruise line) first dinner was random seating. I asked that night if we could be switched to a table for just two. The next morning there was a not slipped under out door stating our wish had been granted. After looking around more in the dining room I was amazed they were able to grant that since there weren't many tables for only two, The service in our room was just perfect. Couldn't have been any better. We hadn't planned on a shore excursion yet left the ship anyways since there were was a place to shop right next to the ship. Tom D.

Everything was handled perfectly.

Carnival Inspiration Cruise Review by TomD

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: February 2017
  • Destination: Mexican Riviera
  • Cabin Type: Ocean View
Chose this cruise mostly due to restrictions on time. Only had Friday through Monday available. Starting out on a cold windy rainy day was our of our control. Luckily Carnival let us on ahead of our scheduled time, hopefully this let some others in early missing when the rain started.

The dining was wonderful. Due to the late embarkation (purely caused by weather, not the cruise line) first dinner was random seating. I asked that night if we could be switched to a table for just two. The next morning there was a not slipped under out door stating our wish had been granted. After looking around more in the dining room I was amazed they were able to grant that since there weren't many tables for only two,

The service in our room was just perfect. Couldn't have been any better.

We hadn't planned on a shore excursion yet left the ship anyways since there were was a place to shop right next to the ship.

Tom D.
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Cabin Review

Ocean View
Cabin 6A M102
The two guys cleaning our cabin and providing towels and anything else were great. We provided an extra tip to them.) Every time they saw us after we first met them they always address us by our first name, even when they would first see us in the hallway not knowing yet which room we were walking to.

The only thing I could mention as not so great was the control of the cabin air. If I had asked when we arrived, I probably wouldn't even be writing this part. But there was only a single unmarked dial on the ceiling that controlled the airflow (hence the temperature) into the cabin, Didn't notice this until the second day,
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