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We took the 4 day cruise Carnival cruise to Catalina and Esenada from Long Beach. Wife and I did the 3 day cruise on Royal Carribean 10 yrs back, and so we did a lot of comparisons. This time we had our daughter with us cruising for the first time. Embarkation and disebarkation was a breeze at the port. We parked our car at the cruise terminal. Food was very average. Our last 2 cruises on RCL had awesome quality food compared to this carnival cruise. As vegetarians, the food choices were very limited on this cruise for us - both in dining and buffet. In general, the quality of food was medicore according to us. A few good highlights for food - Masala Dosa in dining room breakfast, carnival melting Chocolate cake, decent salad bar. The fries at Guys burger was good and the burrito at cantina by poolside was good as well. Loved the water slides!! The cabin was decently big and comfy, the shower was good as well - great water pressure!! We liked the dining room for dinner and Breakfast for 2 reasons - 1) that was the only place we could get Indian Vegetarian 2) We got out own table unlike RCL where we shared table with others. The indian dinner was average - except on the last night of the cruise the curries tasted good. Again, full credits and praises for the tasty masala dosa for breakfast!! That was truly yummy!! Overall it was a great time on the cruise. Would do it again!!

Cruise to Baja Mexico

Carnival Inspiration Cruise Review by rajeshlh

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: August 2018
  • Destination: Mexican Riviera
  • Cabin Type: Ocean View
We took the 4 day cruise Carnival cruise to Catalina and Esenada from Long Beach. Wife and I did the 3 day cruise on Royal Carribean 10 yrs back, and so we did a lot of comparisons. This time we had our daughter with us cruising for the first time.

Embarkation and disebarkation was a breeze at the port. We parked our car at the cruise terminal.

Food was very average. Our last 2 cruises on RCL had awesome quality food compared to this carnival cruise. As vegetarians, the food choices were very limited on this cruise for us - both in dining and buffet. In general, the quality of food was medicore according to us. A few good highlights for food - Masala Dosa in dining room breakfast, carnival melting Chocolate cake, decent salad bar. The fries at Guys burger was good and the burrito at cantina by poolside was good as well.

Loved the water slides!!

The cabin was decently big and comfy, the shower was good as well - great water pressure!!

We liked the dining room for dinner and Breakfast for 2 reasons - 1) that was the only place we could get Indian Vegetarian 2) We got out own table unlike RCL where we shared table with others. The indian dinner was average - except on the last night of the cruise the curries tasted good. Again, full credits and praises for the tasty masala dosa for breakfast!! That was truly yummy!!

Overall it was a great time on the cruise. Would do it again!!
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