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Price: $     Size: L     Refurbished: 1 yr ago    

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First Cruise Ever

faithful4life reviewed 9 days ago

What people said about this ship:

"Inside the dining room, the majority of all the food was wonderful." in 112 reviews.

"...of the main reasons my family decided to take the carnival cruise was to celebrate my husband 's birthday." in 43 reviews.

"...and tours - HINT : Take ZIPLOCK bags and you can order room service for sandwichs BEFORE you leave the ship." in 35 reviews.



Carnival Inspiration departs from:

Long Beach (Los Angeles), California

Carnival Inspiration sails to:

Mexico

1228 reviews from our community




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First Cruise Ever

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Inspiration | Sail Date: Feb 13, 2015

Had a great time! Food was great! Staff was friendly & helpful.  I wish all the pictures they took of us was made cheaper to buy.  Maybe a package offered if you buy all of them or most of them.  Entertainment was great. Shopping experience on board weak.  The excursion was nice & the tour guide (Lidio) was cool but I will never buy any jewelry there. I bought a silver necklace that turned my neck green. Lesson learned. 

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Consider me Inspired

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Inspiration | Sail Date: Feb 13, 2015

To celebrate my impending nuptials, eight of us set sail for a three night bachelor party on the Carnival Inspiration. 

The interior cabin was small, but comfortable. The food was good, but not excellent.   Service was as expected with a couple stand-out men & women that made it really fun. During the day, we'd hang out by the pool area. During the night, we'd do our 8:15 dinner, followed by the comedy show, then casino, then club, then casino. Speaking of the casino, they seemed to be extra generous (maybe my fiance called and let them know about our wedding bills?). I'd constantly wake up (lopsided) with a bunch of chips in my pocket. The venues were dated, but still fun.  The piano bar was a great time.

Overall, the trip was great. It's a lower price-point ship and expectations should be set accordingly.  It's much more of a bachelor party cruise than a honeymoon cruise.

 

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Great Vacation!!!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Inspiration | Sail Date: Feb 13, 2015

My husband and I went on this cruise for Valentine's Day and we had a ball.  Happy The food was excellent from the lobster to the prime rib.  The daily cocktails were simply delicious and not watered down. The service was the best.  I would truly recommend this cruise.

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Making Memories

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Inspiration | Sail Date: Feb 02, 2015

My husband and I are on a fixed income and he has Alzheimers and even though he won't remember the cruise he thoroughly loved it while we were on it. What it did is make memories for me. We saw amazing entertainment, ate marvelous food, relaxed and just enjoyed the ship and all it offered, and being together. We are already looking for our next "reasonable and affordable" cruise.

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GOOD FIRST CRUISE

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Inspiration | Sail Date: Feb 02, 2015

It was a very nice and clean ship. The entertainment was lively and fun. The food was more of a " fast food" theme, and the same food daily. I wasn't too impressed with all the " hidden" charges at the end of the cruise, cleaning fees, taxes on complimentary drinks.etc. The staff was very friendly. I would definitely try a different cruise line just to see how they compare to Carnival.

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First Time Cruiser

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Inspiration | Sail Date: Feb 02, 2015

First time being on a cruise and it was absolutely amazing!  The staff was extremely nice and helpful.  I am disappointed that I waited until I was 30 to go on my first cruise and find out how fun they are.  Cruising is now my new thing!

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3 day birthday cruise!!!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Inspiration | Sail Date: Jan 23, 2015

This is my  5th cruise. I Love cruising. My friends had a blast too. Its worth the money!!! I will do it again. Maybe longer this time. The food was delicious.

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Best vacation ever!!!!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Inspiration | Sail Date: Jan 23, 2015

This was the 1st time my husband and I have ever been on a cruise and I must say it will be the most memorable!!! From the late night dining with Igor, Dragan and Alenandru, to the piano bar, to the live art auction, to the day trip in Ensenada, not to mention our cabin Steward Gerald, our trip was full of fun and relaxation!!! We enjoyed the fun shops, the casino, the comedy shows and the late strolls on the top deck!!! If I could rate this cruise a 10 I would!!! Looking forward to and planning my next cruise!!!!

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Good time!!!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Inspiration | Sail Date: Jan 19, 2015

We loved our cruise. The staff was very professional. We had to change rooms, because our first room at the front of the ship was right behind the anchor and generators. Very loud!!  Once moved we really enjoyed each day. The food was great!! Better than our Alaskan cruise. Plenty of it. I loved our waiter. Everyone who took care of us was positive and caring. I would do it again in a heartbeat. It was easy to depart and enter the ship in the two ports of call. Nothing was a hassle. It was a delightful experience.

 

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Great Experience

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Inspiration | Sail Date: Jan 12, 2015

This was my first cruise ever. I had an incredible time and paid an incredible price. The food was outstanding, the events on board were fun-filled, and the 4 days away was just the right amount of time for my short vacation. 

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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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