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Carnival Sensation Cruise Review
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Fun New Years in Nassau!

Carnival Sensation Cruise Review by Muxandholl

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  • Sail Date: Dec 2010
  • Destination: the Bahamas
  • Cabin Type: Aft-View Extended Balcony

There was a group of 6 of us (ages 67-15) to celebrate my 40th on New Years Day.

The day before the cruise we arrived in Cape Canaveral and stayed at the Best Western Oceanside (great deal) and Thursday morning took the shuttle to the pier. Customs/registration was a breeze and we were on board within 30 minutes of arrival. A quick lunch and our rooms were ready at 1:30.

We splurged and had a balcony, which was great. The room was nice & clean-smaller than our balcony room on the Legend, but still roomy.

The ship is very 80's and even though its clean,clean,clean, she is a little worn in some places.But that didn't bother me any! What did bother me was how crowded the Lido deck got when everyone was waiting to dock in Nassau-yikes! But once we docked, it was great. We went on shore and did a little shopping and headed over to Fish Fry area to try some Conch Salad at Goldy's. Yum! We actually were in Nassau for New Years so we grabbed a spot on deck for the Countdown. It was awesome! At midnight there were fireworks from a couple places on island and they could all be seen from deck. Alter, part of our group went ashore to see the Junkanoo parade-a kind of Mardi Gras/Carnivale celebration. It was awesome.

The food was good, with some really yummy dishes here and there. I do wish there was a 'snack' time at like 4:30-5:30 when chips (and veggies/pretzels), dips & cheese/crackers were out for snacking....i ate far too much cheese pizza to fill that role!

Overall it was a really fun couple of days...plotting our next cruise in 2012!


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Aft-View Extended Balcony
Cabin 8M 222

great view, nice cabin, convenient to elevators/dining


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