Inspiration a must!: Carnival Inspiration Cruise Review by fyrfytr9166

Carnival Inspiration 5
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Inspiration a must!

Sail Date: May 2011
Destination: Western Caribbean
Embarkation: Tampa
My wife and I sailed out of Tampa on the Carnival Inspiration in May 2011. This was my first cruise and her 4th. Our ports were Grand Cayman and Cozumel.

Food: We dined in the the Mardi Gras Room during open seating (5:45-9:45). Our three waiters were amazing! They all knew our names by the second night and frequently asked us questions and interacted with us. Our drinks were never empty and our food kept coming. Francis was our head waiter, Ketut was our Asst Waiter and there was one more guy from Bosnia but I cant remember his name.

Stateroom: We stayed on the Upper deck in an oceanview room (U54). Our room was extremely clean! Our stateroom steward was very friendly and got to know us by name. He would see us all the way down the hallway and scream our names and ask how our day was. His name was Michael and he always made sure our pool towels were clean and everything was good.

Nightlife: Visited just about all the bars. Cocktails were $7.25 and Beers were More $5.75. All of the bar tenders were friendly. The comedy shows (Adult only ones) were very funny but a little crude. All of the other shows were very eligant and nice.

Staff: EVERYONE was extremely friendly. The ship was constantly being cleaned. Everyone says good morning/afternoon/evening. They always have something going on during your sea days.

The Only Bad Thing: The Pool is too small for 2,000+ people but there are 4 whirlpools. The back serenity deck was nice. No kids! Less

Published 05/14/11

Cabin review: 6EU54 Ocean View

Cabin: BIG closet space, Flat Screen TVs, Bathroom was very clean and nice, Huge window, nice and cold A/C

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Port and Shore Excursions

We booked the Playa Mia Beach Break Deluxe and it was awesome. $70 a person included alcholic and non alcoholic drinks, amazing buffet lunch, kayaks, paddleboats, water trampoline, a climbing iceberg in the middle of the water, floats, chairs, hammocks, fresh water pool, fun activities, and awesome service. Aubon was our waiter and he was there with two drinks in his hand every 10 minutes. Also included an A/C shuttle ride to and from the beach. There are shops at the beach too that you can haggle with.
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Had to take a 5 minute tender ride to the shore. We just hopped in a taxi and they took us to the Royal Palms Resort to snorkel. Taxi was $4 per person. We walked down the beach and snorkeled in front of the Marriott. After that we went back down by the pier and shopped before getting back on the ship.

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