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LOTS OF FUN

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What people said about this ship:

"Or the dining room for others who prefer a more formal atmosphere." in 105 reviews.

"I have done several Carnival cruises and this one was the worst." in 42 reviews.

"...to ship to shore and back again -- and started at 7am. grand cayman " in 28 reviews.



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Traveled As:
Singles/Friends

Room Type:
Inside

Experience:
7+ cruises

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LOTS OF FUN

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Inspiration | Sail Date: Dec 08, 2014

Lots of great food, plenty of fun activities, amazing shows, & great company at dinner times.  The crew were cordial, friendly, attentive, & helpful.  Lucky --the weather was great too !!!

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Traveled As:
Family w/young children

Room Type:
Oceanview

Experience:
4-6 cruises

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Good Cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Inspiration | Sail Date: Dec 08, 2014

This was a good cruise. I was not overly impressed with the destinations though. I have been on a number of other Carnival cruises and the boats are all great, just some destinations are more exciting than others.

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Traveled As:
Family w/older children

Room Type:
Oceanview

Experience:
1 cruise (first)

4 out of 5
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Vacation with Carnival Inspiration

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Inspiration | Sail Date: Dec 01, 2014

it was my first cruise that i had a chance to go to and i really liked most of it.. the service was great, the employees were awesome and very helpful with everything... the only thing that kinda ruined it was rain but overall everything else was great.!

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rongchu
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Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Inside

Experience:
4-6 cruises

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4 Night Catalina & Baja Mexico

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Inspiration | Sail Date: Dec 01, 2014

The food is good.

The room is clean.

The crew people are very friendly.

Special the dining room Mardi Gras Table 231, the service people are excellent.

They are: Puvadol, I wayan and Darius.

Thanks,!Yummy

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mdrj99
Purser

Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Inside

Experience:
2-3 cruises

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our survey

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Inspiration | Sail Date: Dec 01, 2014

We had a very good time on the cruise even though the weather was bad. We did find the entertainment not as good as at other times and the food was good but not exceptional. But our waiter, Jess, was wonderful and our steward, Ipunto, was exceptional. We have never had a steward that actually called us by our names. All in all we had a great and relaxing time. Oh, and also, the gal we talked to about my recent knee surgery was very helpful in getting me into a handicap room at the last minute.

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Traveled As:
Family w/young children

Room Type:
Inside

Experience:
4-6 cruises

3 out of 5
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Good but not great

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Inspiration | Sail Date: Nov 24, 2014

Still a very good value, but carnival made a mint off me once I was on the ship. There seemed to be less activities for the 18 and under sailers than I remember from past cruises. I have 3 children and they did not like the kids club. The kids seemed to be locked up in a conference room or game room most of the time. Borrrrrrriiinnggg! The water slide was long, but very very slow. My 9 year old son should have loved it, but he only went down once. My kids had fun, but we picked Carnival because we thought the kids would be occupied. ; /

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aarnio
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Traveled As:
Family w/older children

Room Type:
Oceanview

Experience:
1 cruise (first)

5 out of 5
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first cruise was a BLAST! CruisesOnly.com the best!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Inspiration | Sail Date: Nov 24, 2014

Never booked a cruise and it was so easy! CruisesOnly.com took care of everything. No, "bad" surprises at all....very Enjoyable. Room was exactly as explained, drinks, food, staff wonderful. Already planning 2 cruises for 2015 and now cruising for Thanksgiving in our new family tradition! Thank you CruisesOnly.com and Carnival Cruises and Carnival Inspiration!

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auau23
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Traveled As:
Large Group

Room Type:
Inside

Experience:
2-3 cruises

5 out of 5
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Very Memorable Cruise In My Life

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Inspiration | Sail Date: Nov 14, 2014

I liked this cruise very much because it fitted my high school reunion group based in Southern California.  We did not need to go out of the ship for excursion or to see at least the city because all the facilities needed for enjoyment and comfort were in the ship.  I love you Carnival Inspiration.  I'll be back in few months probably and I will keep on recalling the good memories.  Thank you Captain, thank you crew members and thank you Cruise.com!

Cruise Photos

Dinner - First night After breakfast in Mardigra - picture with new twins friends & captain associate My Cabin, I was very excited and delighted!

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Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Inside

Experience:
2-3 cruises

4 out of 5
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Nice Break

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Inspiration | Sail Date: Nov 03, 2014

This little 4 day cruise was overall a good experience. We had a great time in Catalina. We didn't choose to venture out in Ensenada. The staff and crew did an outstanding job with service and support. The food at all levels was good but nothing was excellent. We didn't go hungry... We are not late night partiers so we didn't partake in those activities. The earlier entertainment was ok maybe even a little boring. I don't like when artists take liberties with classic songs, Just my opinion. We found that on the sea day there were gaps in the entertainment. There was a lot of items geared towards the SPA, buying art and purchasing Items on the ship.  The décor of the ship was gaudy Las Vegas casino. Not as elegant as other cruises I have been on. We did have a good time and I would go again. It is was it is, a low cost get away from your usual routine.

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Traveled As:
Singles/Friends

Room Type:
Inside

Experience:
4-6 cruises

3 out of 5
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Recommend but with reservations...

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Inspiration | Sail Date: Oct 27, 2014

This was my second cruise with Carnival...and my friend's 1st cruise ever!  Embarking was easy..no problems there. Then the let down began...  When we got to our cabin, the carpet was wet!  and stained!  That surprised me.. It was also very cold. I could hear the fan going full blast but could not find the thermostat to turn it down.  Our cabin attendant happened to be there and pointed out the control... on the ceiling!  Really?????  We left it on to hopefully dry out the carpet... But when we came back it was still damp.  And freezing for me. My friend had to climb on the bed (almost falling) to try to turn it down but could not.  I spoke to guest services and they offered another cabin... DISAPPOINTED!!  It was way further  down (I paid extra for our cabin location) and smelled like smoke!!!!!!!!!!!!  Instead I ordered extra blankets for me and put towels down.  Next problem...our dinner reservations somehow got changed to early dinner... So we missed our first sit down dinner.. we got there to the late dinner and were told the kitchen was closed..all that was available was room service or pizza or deli (tired and grumpy by then!).  I asked for our dinner time to be changed to late dinner (she did not seem happy to do that for us but it was done). BUT.. Glad I took our confirmation with us the next night..no room at the table assigned to us..they had given our seats to someone else! So we sat at another table.  The people there were very nice and said we didn't miss much by not going to dinner the night before.. makes me wonder what was served. The rest of the cruise was nice...  Food wise... I will admit I am picky because I can cook.  But whoever made the stuffing needs a new recipe!  A lot of bland food..maybe to accommodate the variety of passengers I'm thinking.. And the coffee we ordered thru room service was so strong it was even too much for me!  and tasted old! The rest of the time we had fun..amazing 

 I like cruising... this is my fourth cruise. My first was on Royal Caribbean-Monarch--great food, smaller cabins; 2nd-Carnival -bigger cabins, ok food; 3rd-Golden Princess-awesome food, service, great time! and 4th-Carnival Inspiration- biggest ship yet for me.  I would recommend cruising to everyone and do!.  My friend had a great time!  I probably will cruise with Carnival again..and others.  I am learning as I cruise along...   

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JusMe
First Mate

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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Sail Date: Jan 26, 2015

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