Inspiration & Fun for the whole family!: Carnival Inspiration Cruise Review by CruiseVacationQueen

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Inspiration & Fun for the whole family!

Sail Date: August 2010
Destination: Western Caribbean
Embarkation: Tampa
We booked this cruise less than 2 weeks before sailing and didn't have much time to research the ship in advance. Port of Tampa is 20 minutes from our home, so getting to the port was painless. We looked forward to visiting Nachi Cocum Beach for the day in Cozumel and relaxing on the 2 days at sea. We booked connecting oceanview cabins on Riviera Deck for our family of four, which gave us plenty of space and storage.

We had a wonderful trip on the Inspiration and look forward to sailing her again sometime soon! Every staff and crew member we encountered went out of their way to give us top-notch service. The entertainment crew did a great job with the daytime activities and the evening shows were very good, also. The service, taste, quality & variety of food in the buffet and main dining room was excellent. Our room stewards kept both cabins spotless morning and night. Our son enjoyed the Circle C activities, which was well-attended thanks to the personable counselor, More Kodi.

We really like the layout of this ship and the flashy interior decor really lives up to the Fun Ship name! The Inspiration is an older ship, but she has been well maintained and shows very little wear. Our days ar sea were spent relaxing by the pool, playing Scrabble, reading... and of course, plenty of eating! LOL! Our day in Cozumel was spent at the all-inclusive Nachi Cocum Beach, with plenty of snorkeling and swimming in their fresh water pool. We spent a little time in the casino on the last evening, and enjoyed the company of the friendly dealers. Our DS enjoyed the mini golf and we all liked the open-air feeling of the ship. Lots of windows with great ocean views, almost everywhere you look!

Overall, we rate this ship 5 STARS! The ship, food, service & entertainment exceeded all our expectations for this quick 4-night getaway. We recommend this cruise for both new-comers and old-timers alike! Less

Published 08/12/10

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Connecting oceanview cabins R77 & R81 are in a great mid-ship location, close to the front and mid elevators. Quiet location and plenty of storage!

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Port and Shore Excursions

We spent the day at the all-inclusive Nachi Cocum Beach. the cost for adults is $49 ($29 for teens aged 12 to 17) and includes a 4-course meal (huge portions!) and all-you-care-to-drink. We brought our own snorkel gear and spotted many colorful fish just a few feet from shore. Also available for an additional fee: massages, snorkel trips, para-sailing & water toys. Highly recommend this private beach. Only 100 people are allowed in each day, so the place never feels crowded!

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