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Class Reunion was to take place on this Cruise Ship. It was set up by the worst Travel Agent in Tehachapi, CA.......... No Meeting set up anywhere... No information provided... That was a worthless gathering... We felt totally left out................ The "Masquerade Ball" lacked music and dancing... So, it was just people in costumes, or not... who barely spoke to each other. Nothing really. The Inspiration ship pales in comparison to others, such as the Miracle or Imagination... Tea Time, has always been a pleasant experience, and we have always looked forward to attend those. This time, we were told: "Lipton Tea is complimentary, but, the others are $2.00."........ Instead of individual tea pots, they just poured water in the cups............... So, corners are cut................. and what used to be elegant, has faded down to........... We Cruise often. We enjoy it. It is a luxury........ We see corners cut, and Grandeur is lost. The reason for this post, is a WARNING to all who enjoy Cruising as we do........... Much to my dismay, I must inform, and warn people, of Fraud and Thievery on Cruises. My wallet was in the top, zippered exterior part of my suitcase, in the closet, in the cabin. The ONLY person who ever entered the room, was the Room Attendant. On the way to the Parking Garage, I had counted the cash in my wallet because we needed that to pay our Handyman upon return from the trip. I did not use any of the Cash. My husband had plenty of Cash in his wallet, the Cruise and Excursions had all been pre-paid, and we had Credit Cards for Souvenirs. When our Handyman came, I reached in my wallet to pay him, and discovered the missing money... The next day, I discovered that my Social Security Card was also missing... The Room Attendant was very clever........ He left one $20. and the singles, so, I still had a stack of money, but the in-between was all gone. He also placed an other card from my wallet, where the Social Security Card was... My Social Security Card has my name and signature, which is easy to replicate.............. I feel violated. This is Fraud and Thievery. Carnival Cruise Line was immediately informed, upon each discovery, and so far, has not done a thing..................... I believe that such a report should remove the Room Attendant from accessing any other cabins, ever. He can work other posts, but, not be allowed in cabins. He can't be trusted. He should be investigated, because, this is not just Cash.......... but, a Social Security Card... What does he do with Social Security Cards? There is usually a safe in most cabins. From now on, we'll have to use it. I never, ever, expected a Room Attendant to take anything............ Now, we will never trust any of them................ I think that we will refuse them entry to clean. We can make our own bed. An other point, Cruises are charging a tip on our bill. This should NOT be allowed. We should tip what we want, if we want.......... It should NOT be mandatory... Our cabin did not have a fridge............ Chocolate covered strawberries were in our cabin when we arrived, but, without refrigeration, soon had a black fur coat, and had to be discarded... Our cabin was FAR from the elevators, and so, we had to walk a lot............. Elderly people should not be placed so far away from elevators. The Mardi-Gras Dining Room was a nightmare to enter........... There is a sign that reads: " Go up one level to come down..." We searched each and every single day... No matter how we went, we were always wrong... We went to the other Dining Room, and were TURNED AWAY......... We were told that we were assigned to the other Dining-Room ONLY. All in all........... we never want to go back on Inspiration.............

I was robbed of Cash and Social Security Card by Room Attendant, Cruise paled...

Carnival Inspiration Cruise Review by StellaBrin

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Class Reunion was to take place on this Cruise Ship. It was set up by the worst Travel Agent in Tehachapi, CA.......... No Meeting set up anywhere... No information provided... That was a worthless gathering... We felt totally left out................ The "Masquerade Ball" lacked music and dancing... So, it was just people in costumes, or not... who barely spoke to each other. Nothing really.

The Inspiration ship pales in comparison to others, such as the Miracle or Imagination...

Tea Time, has always been a pleasant experience, and we have always looked forward to attend those. This time, we were told: "Lipton Tea is complimentary, but, the others are $2.00."........ Instead of individual tea pots, they just poured water in the cups............... So, corners are cut................. and what used to be elegant, has faded down to...........

We Cruise often. We enjoy it. It is a luxury........ We see corners cut, and Grandeur is lost.

The reason for this post, is a WARNING to all who enjoy Cruising as we do...........

Much to my dismay, I must inform, and warn people, of Fraud and Thievery on Cruises.

My wallet was in the top, zippered exterior part of my suitcase, in the closet, in the cabin. The ONLY person who ever entered the room, was the Room Attendant.

On the way to the Parking Garage, I had counted the cash in my wallet because we needed that to pay our Handyman upon return from the trip. I did not use any of the Cash. My husband had plenty of Cash in his wallet, the Cruise and Excursions had all been pre-paid, and we had Credit Cards for Souvenirs. When our Handyman came, I reached in my wallet to pay him, and discovered the missing money... The next day, I discovered that my Social Security Card was also missing...

The Room Attendant was very clever........ He left one $20. and the singles, so, I still had a stack of money, but the in-between was all gone. He also placed an other card from my wallet, where the Social Security Card was... My Social Security Card has my name and signature, which is easy to replicate..............

I feel violated. This is Fraud and Thievery.

Carnival Cruise Line was immediately informed, upon each discovery, and so far, has not done a thing.....................

I believe that such a report should remove the Room Attendant from accessing any other cabins, ever. He can work other posts, but, not be allowed in cabins. He can't be trusted.

He should be investigated, because, this is not just Cash.......... but, a Social Security Card... What does he do with Social Security Cards?

There is usually a safe in most cabins. From now on, we'll have to use it.

I never, ever, expected a Room Attendant to take anything............

Now, we will never trust any of them................

I think that we will refuse them entry to clean. We can make our own bed.

An other point, Cruises are charging a tip on our bill. This should NOT be allowed. We should tip what we want, if we want.......... It should NOT be mandatory...

Our cabin did not have a fridge............ Chocolate covered strawberries were in our cabin when we arrived, but, without refrigeration, soon had a black fur coat, and had to be discarded...

Our cabin was FAR from the elevators, and so, we had to walk a lot............. Elderly people should not be placed so far away from elevators.

The Mardi-Gras Dining Room was a nightmare to enter........... There is a sign that reads: " Go up one level to come down..." We searched each and every single day... No matter how we went, we were always wrong...

We went to the other Dining Room, and were TURNED AWAY......... We were told that we were assigned to the other Dining-Room ONLY.

All in all........... we never want to go back on Inspiration.............
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No fridge.
Cabin Room Attendant stole Cash and my Social Security Card.
That is THIEVERY and FRAUD. WHAT is he going to do with my Social Security Card?
He should be removed from this sort of duty. He can't be trusted.
We will NEVER trust Room Attendants ever again..................
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