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New Orleans Carnival Sensation Cruise Reviews

3.5 / 5.0
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erind228
First Time Cruiser • Age 30s

My boyfriend and I drove down from Cincinnati to New Orleans on Saturday the 6th of August which was about a 12 hour drive. We are both 23 years old, and this was our first real vacation together so we were both pretty excited. It was our first trip down to New Orleans so we spent the weekend in New Orleans checking out Bourbon Street,of course. Actually, we spent both nights at Pat O'Briens, ...
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Sail Date: August 2005


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Ronn452
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

We arrived a day early and spent the day walking the French Quarter. We ate lunch at Port O Call on Esplanade. This is a local bar just off Bourbon Street that serves great hamburgers and great drinks! On Saturday morning, we took a taxi from the Naval Support Activity Base on the West Bank. The round trip fare of $30 was better than parking at the Fulton Street Garage and allowed us to drop off ...
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Sail Date: August 2005

Traveled with children


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sweetbees
First Time Cruiser

My family and I just returned from our 5 day cruise on the Sensation that went to Costa Maya and Cozumel. It was our 5th cruise and our boys (11 and 13) first. The embarkation went very quickly at the New Orleans Port. The parking deck at the pier is under construction so you have to park off site. We parked at the lot at Tchoupitoulas (don't ask me how to pronounce that one!)We had an oversizes ...
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Sail Date: August 2005

Traveled with children


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Bandman
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

Wednesday - Pre-cruise hotel was the Hilton Garden Inn Conv. Ctr. Worked great for us. Just across from the Fulton Garage. The Valet even drove us to the pier. Some had said they thought the location was a bit worrisome... This is only my second trip to N.O. but in my opinion, anywhere near the pier or the F.Q. if you go 2 blocks in any direction you will find a not so nice area. This was just ...
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Sail Date: July 2005

Cabin Type: Interior

Traveled with children


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susben
First Time Cruiser • Age 2020s

This was our second cruise and our first with Carnival. My husband and myself were traveling with my parents and sister. We decided to try the Sensation out of New Orleans due to our close proximity to this port. Embarkation: We arrived at the port around 11:30. We had a difficult time locating the parking/unloading area. We drove in circles for quite some time and finally found it by following ...
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Sail Date: June 2005

Cabin Type: Ocean View


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shana
First Time Cruiser

I would like to start out by saying that we LOVED our cruise. This was my second and my husband's first time cruising. We were very skeptical due to the reviews we had read about the ship but were pleasantly surprised on how they were wrong. Although the ship is dated and worn we managed to overlook those characteristics. We found the staff absolutely wonderful and friendly. The Maitre D', ...
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Sail Date: June 2005


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djacobson
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

About myself- This is my 4th cruise (all have been with Carnival and have departed from New Orleans). I traveled alone and booked a 1A guarantee and was in R58 (Riviera deck forward, 4th level of ship) for the cruise. Embarkation- I live in Baton Rouge, so the Julia Street terminal is only about 90 minutes away, when you take into account New Orleans traffic. I left Baton Rouge at 9:15 a.m. and ...
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Sail Date: May 2005

Cabin Type: Interior Upper/Lower


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Cosmo Kramer
First Time Cruiser • Age 2020s

Upon entering the ship, a "greeter" hands you a map. No eye contact, no welcome aboard, no direction, just the handing of a map. Therefore, you may want to study your map prior to getting on the ship because they don't really help you in finding your room. The room cabin is clean and spacious. It's definitely more spacious then most cruise lines. However, we wanted the beds separated because it ...
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Sail Date: April 2005


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Kim
First Time Cruiser

This was our first cruise. I had done quite a lot of homework prior so I came prepared. My DH and I decided to cruise for our 10 year anniversary. 12 others joined us. New Orleans: We arrived in NO on Sat. Spent that evening at Margaritaville and then on Bourbon St. What an experience. Even if you just people watch it is a site!!! You can spend a lot of money or you can settle for a $5.00 poboy, ...
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Sail Date: April 2005


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Kay129
First Time Cruiser • Age 40s

Just got back from the Sensation (4/18, 5 nt. Calica/Cozumel trip) and I had a wonderful trip!! It was the first cruise for me and my boyfriend and we loved it. I had read many reviews here and was apprehensive about this ship, but I really think cruising is what you make it. We had a great time. This review is sooooooooo long, but I wanted to put it all out there: New Orleans - Through ...
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Sail Date: April 2005

Cabin Type: Ocean View


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