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I have to say that we were worried. A lot of negative or borderline reviews came on about the ship, and quite frankly they were all really unfair. The ship was a lot of fun. Maybe not the biggest, maybe not the newest. However, very fresh, vibrant, fun. Big ship, redone rooms. Biggest complaint? Food lines. Dinners were absolutely awesome. Dining staff fun and entertaining. Camp Carnival was great for babysitting at night for both kids and daytime for my older kid. Entertainment was great, shows in particular. One comedian was canceled and I think rescheduled for a different night, which is amazing how they were able to do it. Food was good, beds were wonderful to sleep in, international staff was engaging, warm, and helpful. Because we were on a budget, we didn't want to pay the $10 service gratuity per person per day, and they took that off our bill upon request. Entry was great. Secure. Drop off and pick off of luggage was very easy. We'd totally do it again.

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Carnival Sensation Cruise Review by pezboy

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I have to say that we were worried. A lot of negative or borderline reviews came on about the ship, and quite frankly they were all really unfair.
The ship was a lot of fun. Maybe not the biggest, maybe not the newest. However, very fresh, vibrant, fun. Big ship, redone rooms.
Biggest complaint? Food lines. Dinners were absolutely awesome. Dining staff fun and entertaining. Camp Carnival was great for babysitting at night for both kids and daytime for my older kid.
Entertainment was great, shows in particular. One comedian was canceled and I think rescheduled for a different night, which is amazing how they were able to do it.
Food was good, beds were wonderful to sleep in, international staff was engaging, warm, and helpful. Because we were on a budget, we didn't want to pay the $10 service gratuity per person per day, and they took that off our bill upon request.
Entry was great. Secure. Drop off and pick off of luggage was very easy.
We'd totally do it again.
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Cabin Review

Ocean View
Cabin 6B r
Cabins are cozy, but clean, sturdy, and very economical. We had more than enough room. Big windows replaced portholes, I heard, with the renovations. Very fun.
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