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Carnival Sensation Cruise Review
3.5 / 5.0
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Had a wonderful time

Carnival Sensation Cruise Review by OceanLover1963

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: Jul 2019
  • Destination: the Western Caribbean
  • Cabin Type: Balcony

Platinum cruisers. We chose this cruise because of the itinerary and cruise length.

Embarkation in Miami was the best we have ever experienced in Miami. Parking garage could use a bit of TLC but overall the experience was good. Arrived at 10:50am and we were on the ship at 11:00am.

Cabin was ready so we were able to drop off some carry on items and go to explore the ship. Cabin was a bit small for a balcony. No couch just a chair.

Ship is older but overall in very good condition.

Lido buffet never seemed over crowded in lines. Most lines were for pizza and the deli.

Main dining room dinner service was good...not exceptional. Food in dining room was okay. As was our experience on our last Carnival cruise. Just not feeling the dining room dinner cuisine.

Guys Burgers, and the Cantina were great as always.

Bar service was quicker to go up to the bar rather than wait for wait service on pool deck, which is fine.

Only visited Alchemy Bar one time on this cruise.

Entertainment in the main lounge was very good. The shows were good, and the the performers were good.

Deon the Cruise Director was always around and did a great job.

Our excursions were great and I will review separately.

Sea Day Brunch was not as good as previously. Dining Room breakfast was okay...had the avocado toast.

We self assisted leaving the ship for the first time and all went very well.

Overall this was a great cruise.


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