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Tampa Carnival Sensation Cruise Reviews

3.5 / 5.0
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953 reviews
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Debarkation day! Hello rainbow and goodbye Carnival forever!
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Carnival Sensation - Western Caribbean

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Cindy M.
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

This was my first cruise; I went with my mother, who had been on five other Carnival cruises, and my two teenaged daughters. We drove to Tampa and parked in the garage; embarkation was smooth, and the wait was not too long. Lunch was served on the Lido deck and in the adjoining Seaview Restaurant, and the wait there was long. Throughout the week, food was acceptable, but not anything like I had ...
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Sail Date: June 2006

Traveled with children


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Teresa w
First Time Cruiser • Age 50s

The Sensation is truly that...a Sensation. This was my first cruise and now I am addicted to it. My husband, two sisters, and their husbands all decided to take this cruise together. We are all so glad that we did. We are all in our 40s and thought that this fun cruise would be the right cruise. The Embarkation from Tampa was flawless. We arrived by auto at 1130 AM. The place was already packed ...
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Sail Date: October 2004


Carnival Sensation - Western Caribbean

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Denise
First Time Cruiser

Just returned from our cruise to Grand Cayman & Cozumel. Everything about it was great. Had read some bad reviews prior to leaving and have to admit I was a little nervous since I had made all the plans. I consider myself somewhat picky but I can honestly say I have nothing to complain about. Our cabin was inside on the main deck front and it exceeded my expectations. We had cruised on our ...
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Sail Date: August 2004

Traveled with children


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laurenB
First Time Cruiser • Age 70s

My husband and I went on this cruise to celebrate our 17 yr anniversary. We planned several months in advance, and he got a really good rate with a military discount.I researched the ports of call and also read pretty much every cruise website I could find. We flew to Tampa from DC on Aug 29, the day before we sailed. We stayed at the Tampa Waterside Marriot, very nice hotel, but not much to do ...
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Sail Date: August 2004


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mdgary
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

My wife and I made our first cruise on August 16th onboard the Sensation for a 5 day Western Caribbean cruise. We flew into Tampa early on the 16th and took a quick cab ride to the port. There is a set price of $20 from the airport to the port/downtown area which is clearly posted on the cab window. The driver was friendly and got us to the port in around 15 minutes. When we arrived to check-in ...
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Sail Date: August 2004

Cabin Type: Ocean View


Carnival Sensation - Western Caribbean

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CruiseMark
First Time Cruiser • Age 2020s

Sensation review - 8/21/04 - 5 night Western Caribbean. Background: This was a last minute cruise for my wife (39) and I (44) along with our daughter (14) and her girlfriend (14), all of us from the Seattle area. I've cruised twice before, while my wife and kids have never cruised. We booked two weeks prior to the cruise through CQ. Although this was a bit stressful, it turned out to not be ...
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Sail Date: August 2004

Traveled with children


Carnival Sensation - Mexican Riviera

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JDinGA
First Time Cruiser • Age 60s

I have taken approximately 10 cruises with 4 different lines. I had taken a Carnival cruise out of Miami about 5 years ago and hated it. It was a wild drunken party with an unfriendly crew. Because of being part of a group I reluctantly agreed to go on the Sensation out of Tampa this last August 12th 2004. Beginning with the boarding, we drove ourselves and parked in the deck across the street. ...
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Sail Date: August 2004

Traveled with children


Carnival Sensation - Western Caribbean

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Gambler and Flash
First Time Cruiser • Age 2020s

Before starting we would like to thank everyone who has contributed to this site. We found it very helpful with all aspects of our vacation. Embarkation - A breeze, the Port of Tampa is easy to get in and out of and very close to the terminal. We arrived about 10:45, boarded by 12:30. Getting off the ship was just as easy. Public Rooms - We've read several posts knocking the color scheme. ...
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Sail Date: July 2004

Traveled with children


Carnival Sensation - Western Caribbean

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ruag8tr2
First Time Cruiser

Hi All, Just got back from the Sensation this past week. I took some time to get settled, but now I am ready to share my experience. Background This was our (DW) tenth (10th) cruise and I must say they have all been short cruises. Unfortunately, both of us have jobs that require a lot of time. Living in Florida we are able to drive to the pier, jump on the ship and be off in time to still ...
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Sail Date: April 2004

Cabin Type: Ocean View


Carnival Sensation - Western Caribbean

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vivadelsol
First Time Cruiser

We just recently sailed on the Sensation out of Tampa FL. We booked our cruise through Carnival at the last minute and got a great deal on the price. We were thrilled to be going. I will try to break this down in sections to keep things straight. Embarkation - Went very smooth, directions were great, got right to the pier and dropped our bags. Parking is right across the street, very easy to get ...
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Sail Date: March 2004


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