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Price: $     Size: L     Refurbished: 2 yrs ago    

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so much fun!

clindsay reviewed 7 days ago

What people said about this ship:

"We enjoyed the nightly entertainmentin the dining room every night." in 133 reviews.

"This was our fourth Carnival cruise, and we ca n't wait to take another one." in 51 reviews.

"do something about getting of on grand cayman second time that we couldnt get off food was not what..." in 33 reviews.



Carnival Inspiration departs from:

Long Beach (Los Angeles), California

Carnival Inspiration sails to:

Mexico

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clindsay
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so much fun!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Inspiration | Sail Date: May 15, 2015

I've been on this ship twice noe and loved it even more the second time! We had an awesome group of waiters lino, rodeo, espiridion, antonio and our favorite bar waiters Roberto and Sonia at the atrium bar! I think the interactions with the staff made this even more memorable! Such a funny and great group of people! We plan on taking a 4 day one in august to meet up again with old friends and meet new ones as well :)

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Mexican Weekend Getaway

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Inspiration | Sail Date: May 15, 2015

The ship was a little dated but in generally good shape.  Our suite was very good and offered sufficient space for storing our luggage and clothing.  The food was good but not as warm as it should have been.  On the third night we asked our waiter to serve the food a little warmer and he had not problem in doing so.  The entertainment was good.

On the negative side we were very disappointed when we asked a bartender to loan us a corkscrew or open for us one of the two bottles of wine we brought aboard.  We intended to consume it on our balcony.  Two separate bartenders informed us they would be happy to do so in return for a $15 corkage fee.  On our first night of dining my dinner arrived about 30 minutes after having been ordered.  Those seated around me ordered after me but received their dinners long before mine arrived.  Finally, when playing the slots I pressed the button that indicated I would like some assistance.  Assistance never arrived. 

A few negative situations but in general it was and enjoyable cruise with friendly and accommodating staff.

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As Expected

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Inspiration | Sail Date: May 11, 2015

This was mine and my husband's first cruise. We didn't have high expectations but we very much enjoyed ourselves. Our favorite parts were the excursions offered (Scuba Diving at Catalina Island, and the Cheese Tour in Ensenada, Mexico). The staff on the cruise was always very pleasant and helpful. We would go again!

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1st cruiae

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Inspiration | Sail Date: May 08, 2015

The service was Amazing! Food was good. Dislike the wait time on the dinning room. We had the dinning time open I don't know if it was because that. Pool was small. Four Jacuzzi always occupied. The main deck was not as entertaining as I imagined, during the day was great after 5pm it all died down. But the entertainment was great. Activities available were great. They went out of the way to call our room to wish happy birthday, left a bday card attached to the itinerary. I was touched when we were having dessert, few waiters and waitresses came with a piece of cake a lit candle and sang HBD!

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my cruise uot of LGB

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Inspiration | Sail Date: May 04, 2015

this was a excellent  cruise.services were out standing . I have to say the cruise take care of us like king.I give my thank to every one. The food was great, and the restaurant was excellent specially the server at my table. the crew who clean the cabin was also excellent and sure did take excellent care of the cabin.thanks.

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small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Inspiration | Sail Date: May 04, 2015

Had a great time, hope to cruise out of La again this year. The weather could have been a little warmer.

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Fun time!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Inspiration | Sail Date: May 01, 2015

My family and I really enjoyed the cruise.  The food was wonderful and the staff were friendly and helpful.  I would definitely recommend this cruise as it was also great value for money.

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The Friendship Cruise with the Inspiration....

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Inspiration | Sail Date: May 01, 2015

Overall experience for this first cruise we had was full of fun.....from check in, embarking, and over all stay at the ship was handled with excellent care & everything was so organized.  The food was good and what made our dining experience more better was the service staff who was assigned to our table, they made us feel important and taken cared of....to mention specifically their names...Tina from Indonesia, Edwin from the Philippines & Dennislav from Bulgaria...they were so impressive & we would like to commend them for their excellent service & professionalism in doing and handling their respective assignments.... We would definitely comeback again... Thanks to the Fun ship......

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The peeks and the pits

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Inspiration | Sail Date: Apr 27, 2015

I’m going to list the Peeks and the pits of this trip…I will start with the PITS first….Unfortunately for us the rail way that took people off of the boat was broken. Meaning that there was only one way on and off of the boat. It took all day to get everyone on the boat for our cruise. For those of us that booked an earlier flight, this was a very long day. Carnival can’t really do anything about that, and I do give them props for making sure that other people’s safety was their top priority. But a phone call to our cell phones would have been nice. Instead we got a phone call on the answering machine AFTER the cruise. The second problem was that our entire floor smelled like raw sewage especially in the bathrooms…I thought at first it was because they may have just dumped the last trips sewage and that the smell would go away, this was NOT the case. I have been a few cruises and this was NEVER a problem. This was the first time…and it wasn’t just our cabin. I did ask my family that came with if their cabins smelled and they did. I asked our steward about it and they came in and sprayed something that helped with the smell but the smell did come back. Third there was a message left on our phone when we listened to it we found out that the couple before us had had toilet troubles…this also happened to us. Not once or twice or even three times…FOUR TIMES THE TOILET QUIT WORKING!!!!!!!!!!!!! So annoying. Carnival did give us a complimentary bottle of wine after the third time the toilet quit working…and then we got back to our room and the toilet was broken yet again. This was mega annoying and if the couple before us had so many problems I feel that Carnival should have put us in a different room. Fourth and my final complaint we paid extra for a windowed room…but the window was so dirty from the outside it was kind of hard to see out of it...Maybe clean the windows a little more often for the guests that paid for a windowed room. Now for the PEEKS…..First the food in the dining rooms for dinner and breakfast (we never did have lunch there) was FABULOUS!!!! There isn’t one night that I can think of that I didn’t leave the table feeling satisfied with my meal. The buffet food and other places to eat were not my favorite they were mediocre compared to the excellent meal served nightly. My husband enjoyed the room service very much also. Second…the staff were EXCELLENT…our room steward was awesome and very very attentive. In fact one night I had called him by accident and he made a trip to the room to make sure that I didn’t need anything. He was great…I was greeted often by many of the people working the cruise ship. The comedians were HILAROUS and a very good time. And our waiters at night were also fabulous, very attentive, and great with suggestions on what to order. I do wish we would have been at a table by ourselves only because the people we were seated with were not the friendliest so it made it awkward but the food was always amazing. This was a first cruise for my husband, brother, and Father. And as soon as we got home my husband was looking for another cruise for us to go on, he enjoyed it so much. I would have given this a better STAR review had we not had the problems with the toilet. One time of it not working big deal…but multiple was a bit annoying. I would recommend this cruise but DO NOT get a room on the fourth level unless you enjoy the smell of poo...

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Great Cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Inspiration | Sail Date: Apr 24, 2015

I enjoyed the cruise wish we had more time in Mexico had a blast there, only down fall was when we booked the cruise we were told that the "Birthday package" was added and it wasn't. Kind of a bummer. Everyone on the ship was amazing though. plenty of options of bars and food.

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JusMe
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On the final day you can go to the lido buffet and have breakfast while waiting to get off the ship. if you take your time and have breakfast and get off the ship at about 10, quicker through customs and parking lot. You do not feel like your getting the bums rush to get off the ship.

If you go ashore, go early, do not wait til 10:00 AM to get off the ship.

make use of the steam rm and sauna behind beauty salon. hardly anyone goes there and it,s free. relax on adults only serenity deck in rear of ship, has 2 good whirlpools. eat breakfast in the dining room.

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