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We went on this cruise as a "bonus" We had fun, entertainment was good, food was OK. Public rooms were small. Hard to watch entertainment in atrium because few places to sit. much of the trivia was on the promenade, right next to the smoky casino. Lots of traffic through there, and bar right next to it...very noisy and hard to hear. Food was OK. The American Table food is a downgrade, and my food was often lukewarm. Staff was great, we didn't have trouble getting drinks at the bars, a little harder on the Lido deck. Entertainment in the main lounge was, well, entertaining. The comedians were funny, but on our 4 day cruise they each repeated their acts twice. Areas were clean. We rarely saw our cabin steward, but everything was clean so no complaints. Serenity deck wasn't so serene - very LOUD, constant talking and chair hogging. We would do it again as a quick trip, but wouldn't bank on it as being our main vacation.

Nice, quick getaway

Carnival Sensation Cruise Review by cpshaye

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We went on this cruise as a "bonus" We had fun, entertainment was good, food was OK. Public rooms were small. Hard to watch entertainment in atrium because few places to sit. much of the trivia was on the promenade, right next to the smoky casino. Lots of traffic through there, and bar right next to it...very noisy and hard to hear. Food was OK. The American Table food is a downgrade, and my food was often lukewarm. Staff was great, we didn't have trouble getting drinks at the bars, a little harder on the Lido deck. Entertainment in the main lounge was, well, entertaining. The comedians were funny, but on our 4 day cruise they each repeated their acts twice. Areas were clean. We rarely saw our cabin steward, but everything was clean so no complaints. Serenity deck wasn't so serene - very LOUD, constant talking and chair hogging. We would do it again as a quick trip, but wouldn't bank on it as being our main vacation.
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