Our favorite part was total relaxation reading in the library.
Worst was a tie between fresh fruit available only at meal times and cabin temperature gauge in the ceiling. The unavailability of apples and other fresh fruit was tough for us. If you want a cookie or cake with your coffee, that's also not available all day. Other ships offer fruit, cookies, cake 24 hours.
Be prepared to stand on the bed or a chair to change cabin temperature.
Shows end at 11pm. Deli closes 11pm, too. So unless you leave the show early, no Deli for you. Pizza and hot dogs are available. And apples!!!!!
I'd still recommend the weekend cruise. Probably not a week or more though.
I loved the shows and the app that provides information for the shows. The things that could have been better. The smoking destination should not be located by non smokers. Also, you should be able to eat dinner where you want to and not to be assigned to one place for the duration of the cruise. My bathroom smelled like mildew but my room was awesome!
The food was horrible. The employees tried to push alcohol on us way too much, not accepting no as an answer. Our room was supposed to be decorated for our honeymoon but was not. The champagne was not chilled and the chocolate covered strawberries were melted. The pool had no handicapped accessibility. Thank you for ruining my honeymoon.
Honestly the employees were part of what made this trip so fun. Our steward Muhammed was always so fun and energetic. The server we had in the dining area was super sweet and nice to talk to, his name escapes me but I know he said he's been with Carnival 23 years. The cruise director Dee was a lot of fun and very welcoming. Our son loved going to camp carnival. We got to participate in Studio VIP which we will never forget. The list goes on and on about the service we received. We never had a honeymoon so it was nice to have some time alone and this was my husband's 30th birthday present. We were already talking about what we would do on our next trip on this same cruise before we even finished the week.
This cruise is ok for a short getaway, but sort of like taking a bus versus flying....Since it is a short cruise, the quality is below standard, and the service is just so-so. I was told I had a shipboard credit upon booking, but never got it....I am a gold member, and as such, was told I had a gift coming...never got it.....The fun you have is up to you. The shows in the showroom were pretty bad. The comic was good though. The food is ok, but they cut the room service menu back alot.
My favorite part of the cruise was everything I can't think of one thing that was not AWESOME!!!!! I loved everything about it and can't wait till my next one. The Insperation is a beautiful ship and the crew members are the best. I loved the food and the activities and the wine excerison we went on. The ports were wonderful and very fun. Thank you for such a wonderful time.
Taking this cruise to Catalina and Ensenada seemed short, but in that short time, there was plenty of fun-packed activities and entertainment on board! We filled our tummies with delicious food made by the chefs served all meals of the day (and then some!). I was a bit disappointed with the trip to Ensenada. Some of the excursions were not close by the port. The museum compensated though. Anyway, time spent in each place seemed short. I would stay overnight next time we visit (not through cruising). It's a great way to discover each place too, to see what they offer and what's to see around town. The whole cruise was a great experience... even won some extra $$ from the casino! It's a moving vegas hotel and as long as you don't mind ship rocking (not too bad), it's very worth it! 4 stars (came short on lunch entrees, though I know it's ship food).
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 can carry your bags on with you, I would recommend this over having the bags delivered. We like to do this so that we can unpack quicker and get out an enjoy the daily cocktail special and hit the Burger Bar and enjoy the delicious food.
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