We cruised on Carnival Sensation on November 27, 2011. We booked 3 cabins. My husband and I in one cabin. My sister and her husband in another. And my 2 sons and 2 nephews in the third cabin.
Boarding the ship was a little frustrating as we had been advised by the PVP to book one past guest in each cabin for a better rate. We booked one of my sons (past guest) with my sister. Well, the lady at check in was a little rude to my sister about this. When my sister stated that she felt the lady was being rude, her attitude improved quickly. She still did not transfer my son's Sail and Sign info to my account as we requested. But the lady who was checking me in helped us straighten that out. I have to say that after that experience, I was afraid that we might encounter more poor customer service issues while aboard. I could not have been more wrong.
Our zone was called to board the ship, we took our welcome aboard photo and headed to the Lido Deck for lunch. I had Mongolian Grill and it was delicious. My husband tried to the Lido Grill burger. Sons and nephews, all teenagers, ate both!! We hung out on the Lido Deck for about an hour or so enjoying the Drink of the Day and some beautiful weather. My husband made a friend with one of the Lido Bar waiters, Kishore. Kishore would end up being his "go to guy" for Coors Light. Our cabins were soon ready and we went to check them out.