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We chose this cruise because of the close proximity to Long Beach. Plus it was my birthday and did not have to fly anywhere. I read a previous review about calling the cruise a Wal-Mart cruise. It was every bit of that review and more. The ship was over run with young screaming kids. One fellow passenger asked a father of a screaming child to control the child. The father wanted to fight this passenger an elderly man. We sat in the dining room and after a party had left the table the personnel sorted through the silverware that looked unused and reset the table. Even the same coffee cups! At the formal dinner the place setting only had one fork. No salad fork. On other cruise lines there were several more utensils for appropriate usage. Last evening we sat in the buffet area and the bussing staff was no where to be found. Counted 12 plus tables with dishes that had not been cleared off for over 30 minutes. The dress code was not enforced at the main dining room.. People in shorts tank tops and hats on backwards. Stayed in a suite that had an outdoor balcony. The room was spacious and clean. The run frog bar has an amazing knowledgeable bar tender by the name of Spartan. He is the best ! The crew was friendly throughout the ship. The crew director, Savannah is totally annoying with her barrage of annoucements. she finishes each announcement with , "Say bye!" That has to go! 4 days is long enough. I guess if you advertise a low price you get what you get. Next time will be an adults only cruise!

Wal-Mart cruise or 99 cent store cruise ?

Carnival Inspiration Cruise Review by Dirty Red RPV

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Trip Details
  • Sail Date: August 2019
  • Destination: Mexican Riviera
  • Cabin Type: Grand Suite
We chose this cruise because of the close proximity to Long Beach. Plus it was my birthday and did not have to fly anywhere. I read a previous review about calling the cruise a Wal-Mart cruise. It was every bit of that review and more.

The ship was over run with young screaming kids. One fellow passenger asked a father of a screaming child to control the child. The father wanted to fight this passenger an elderly man.

We sat in the dining room and after a party had left the table the personnel sorted through the silverware that looked unused and reset the table. Even the same coffee cups! At the formal dinner the place setting only had one fork. No salad fork. On other cruise lines there were several more utensils for appropriate usage.

Last evening we sat in the buffet area and the bussing staff was no where to be found. Counted 12 plus tables with dishes that had not been cleared off for over 30 minutes. The dress code was not enforced at the main dining room.. People in shorts tank tops and hats on backwards.

Stayed in a suite that had an outdoor balcony. The room was spacious and clean.

The run frog bar has an amazing knowledgeable bar tender by the name of Spartan. He is the best !

The crew was friendly throughout the ship. The crew director, Savannah is totally annoying with her barrage of annoucements. she finishes each announcement with , "Say bye!" That has to go!

4 days is long enough. I guess if you advertise a low price you get what you get. Next time will be an adults only cruise!
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Grand Suite
Cabin GS
Great clean and spacious. Jan was a great room steward.
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