Bon Voyage Magazine

Carnival Inspiration Cruise Reviews

At a Glance

5
3.6
4 star 4 star 4 star 4 half star empty star
Price
$
Range
Size
L
2697 Psgrs
Refurbished
4 yrs ago
Oct 2010

What people said about this ship:

"The food was mediocure, service in main dining room was very rushed." in 92 reviews.
"I had not been on a carnival cruise before - but had heard stories -- and believe me the..." in 39 reviews.
"We really enjoyed our shore excursion in Grand Cayman, Shore and Snorkel." in 28 reviews.

1047 reviews from our community




Traveled As:
Family w/older children

Room Type:
Interior

Experience:
4-6 cruises

0
Helpful Votes

4 star
4 star
4 star
4 star
empty star

Fun and worth it

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Inspiration | Sail Date: Apr 07, 2014


We love cruises.  This one was with 5 kids and others.  The kids all had their "clubs" with activities to attend...or not.  The pools and other activities kept them busy...not to mention the food!  The shows are always fun.  We loved the piano bar guy at night.  We had our own ritual of ending each night with pizza and ice cream at 1 AM or whenever - bring some antacids!

 

Cruiselines don't want you to say this (or probably cruises.com, either), but unless you really appreciate the simplicity and convenience of ordering excursions on the ship for many times the actual cost, don't do it.  With a little bit of research online, we found a great zip line and hanging bridges park call Las Cañadas Campamento about a half hour outside of Ensenada on the main road that leads out of town.  With another bit of research and a couple phone calls, we found a taxi service (Taxis Amarillas (yellow taxis)) to take us there.  Check this out: the zip line and hanging bridge place came out to only $20 USD per person - it was VERY worth it for 60 - 90 minutes of zipping and balancing.  The cab was $10 per person round trip - they take you there, wait for you, and take you back.  Again, very worth it.

 

At Catalina - a quaint little tourist trap - we just walked up the main road to the botanical gardens and Wrigley memorial.  We got good weather, so it was a nice walk about 2 miles one way.  Pretty place.  We didn't choose to spend our money there.  It's California, after all...just happens to be a pretty island with lots of golf carts.

 

Like any cruise, it's mostly about the company, the food, the entertainment, how you spend your money, and your choice to be involved and take advantage of the offerings.  The only thing that would make this and any cruise better is more time for less cost. :-)

 

The only negative - took too long to serve the dinner meals (up to 90 minutes).

Read Full Review »

Was this review helpful?

Traveled As:
Family w/young children

Room Type:
Oceanview

Experience:
1 cruise (first)

0
Helpful Votes

4 star
4 star
4 star
4 star
empty star

Carnival Cruise Experience, "first timers, enjoyed it"

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Inspiration | Sail Date: Apr 04, 2014


Hi has a grate time on the Cruise the Family and I, food was good kept my 8 yr old busy he loved it, great for family, something for everyone; only one thing I would change is hidden cost, checking my fun card balance 2.50 each time what a bummer, cause I don't like hidden fee's

Read Full Review »

Was this review helpful?

Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Oceanview

Experience:
7+ cruises

2
Helpful Votes

4 star
4 star
4 star
4 star
empty star

Muy Bien

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


If you partake of all the things they have, you'd go home tired but happy and ready to do it again!  We didn't but only because of our age.  It was still fun.  We watched kids and adults go down the big waterworks slide, watched miniature golf (I wanted to play but no one else did), went around the walking track three times and of course walked and ate in Catalina and visited Hussongs in Ensenada and had handmade name bracelets made for our two granddaughters.  We played cards when we felt like it and rested some and ate and walked around and ate some more.  Very nice trip.

Cruise Photos

Not too shabby!

Read Full Review »

Was this review helpful?

Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Oceanview

Experience:
2-3 cruises

6
Helpful Votes

4 star
4 star
4 star
4 star
empty star

Great short cruise!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Inspiration | Sail Date: Mar 21, 2014


We really enjoyed this cruise!  Our room was bigger than we expected.  The food was outstanding! Service was great!  This was the first time we did a three night cruise.  It was like " Vegas" on water.  There was more than enough to do on the ship, and food was always available at any time.  I would highly recommend this cruise if you have time for a quick get a way!

Read Full Review »

Was this review helpful?

Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Oceanview

Experience:
7+ cruises

3
Helpful Votes

2 star
2 star
empty star
empty star
empty star

Cruise on the Inspiration was not inspiring

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Inspiration | Sail Date: Mar 17, 2014


This was my 15th cruise and if I thought all cruises were like this one, I'd start taking train trips.  The Inspiration was clean, attractive, had great omelets, smooth embarkation and debarkation, and our cabin steward was wonderful ~ thus ends our PROS.  Our CONS ~ the ship was cold, the food was repetitious and many times tasteless, and the staff in "White" didn't take the course in SERVICE 101.  The hallways were very noisy at night (I know the ship isn't at fault for that ~ it's just a sample of the clientele that take these short cruises) and our day at sea was definitely at sea ~ we bobbed in the water in almost the same spot for 24 hours.  The first hours of the cruise were really bad for pitch and roll ~ I was ready to get off rather than face 3 more days.  I love cruising and this won't stop me but I will be more careful in the ship I choose ~ it will be at least 100,000 ton in weight and newer in construction. 

Read Full Review »

Was this review helpful?

Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Oceanview

Experience:
2-3 cruises

3
Helpful Votes

2 star
2 star
empty star
empty star
empty star

Not good for ADULTS

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Inspiration | Sail Date: Mar 10, 2014


This cruise had nothing on board ship geared toward

the mature adult. The entertainment, the music and

the clubs are all geared for the immature college

age student. And the cruise entertainment staff

really push drinking during their idea of fun shows.

If you are not the college age group, you will be

bored, unless you like watching the young people

fall over, unable to walk, puking drunk, enough said.

Read Full Review »

Was this review helpful?

Traveled As:
Singles/Friends

Room Type:
Interior

Experience:
4-6 cruises

1
Helpful Votes

5 star
5 star
5 star
5 star
5 star

Toms Great Cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Inspiration | Sail Date: Mar 07, 2014


FANtastic-- Ship was bewautiful - food was gormet quality and the crew was first class!!!  Wather was warm and the Ensanada tour was very fun - our tour guide was knowledgeable and very helpful

Read Full Review »

Was this review helpful?

Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Interior

Experience:
7+ cruises

1
Helpful Votes

4 star
4 star
4 star
4 star
empty star

Trip to Mexoco

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


We had a good time. weather was good. I do think the drink prices were a bit high, so we didn,t drink as much as wanted to. Was expecting to see 3 different shows in the Paris lounge. They did a repeat on the last night of the 1st show that was good. Was dissapointed in that! Our room staff were excellet.  So was are waiters!  Had a good time overall!

Read Full Review »

Was this review helpful?

Traveled As:
Family w/young children

Room Type:
Oceanview

Experience:
2-3 cruises

0
Helpful Votes

2 star
2 star
empty star
empty star
empty star

Has Carnival lowered their standards on the food they serve?

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


I was very dissapointed with the food that was served at the main restaurant.  Mostly it was cold and flavorless.  I asked our waiter if they had fresh cooked calamary (the one he served waz cold n tasted stale) and he said "no this is all we have". 

Also the jaccuzies next to the pool were barely warm, i asked personnel if they could get them warmer and he said that they did not have the parts to fixed it   ;(

 

Read Full Review »

Was this review helpful?

Traveled As:
Singles/Friends

Room Type:
Interior

Experience:
1 cruise (first)

1
Helpful Votes

4 star
4 star
4 star
4 star
empty star

Bday cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Inspiration | Sail Date: Feb 28, 2014


The staff was extremely friendly,helpful, polite and very resourceful. This was a special birthday and the staff that was assigned to me really was very professional and made my special day important and my 1st cruise fun.

Read Full Review »

Was this review helpful?
1 - 10 of 1047 reviews

About Carnival Inspiration

466
Interior Cabins
507
Oceanview Cabins
54
Suite Cabins
4
Restaurants
1
Pools

Members loved:

Ship Staff Quality: 75%
Stateroom Quality: 64%
Dining/Food: 58%

Cruises

Cruiseline.com Community


2 Members have added Carnival Inspiration to Favorites

Sandi928
WorldExplorer

918 Members have cruised on Carnival Inspiration

CruiselineQ
Gar208
ccruisequeen
Les
Mershawn.Foley
crustybucket
dwestbrooksr
olive06
lovecruisen3
Luv2CruiseFL

and 908 others

Cabins of Carnival Inspiration

Interior Stateroom on Carnival Inspiration Size:
185 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that convert to a king size bed sitting area individual climate control closet wall safe private bathroom with shower telephone and a 20" flat-screen TV with first-run movies.
- Two twin beds that convert to a king size bed sitting area individual climate control wall-safe closet private bathroom with shower telephone and a 20" flat-screen TV with first-run movies.
- Two twin beds that convert to a king size bed sitting area individual climate control wall safe closet private bathroom with shower telephone and a 20" flat-screen TV with first-run movies.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms.

Wheel Chair Accessible Cabins:
E80, E81, E116, E119, E120, E123, E52, E53, E56, E57, R298, M298

Available On Decks:
Riviera, Verandah, Empress, Upper, Main

Oceanview Stateroom on Carnival Inspiration Size:
185 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that convert to a king size bed picture window sitting area individual climate control wall-safe closet private bathroom with shower telephone and a 20" flat-screen TV with first-run movies.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms.

Wheel Chair Accessible Cabins:
E259, U243, E64, E65, E66, E67, E68, E69, E70, E71, E72, E73

Available On Decks:
Empress, Upper, Main, Riviera

Interior Bunk Bed Stateroom on Carnival Inspiration Size:
185 sq ft.

Amenities:
- One upper bed and one lower bed (bunk bed) a sitting area individual climate control wall safe closet private bathroom with shower telephone and a 20" flat-screen TV with first-run movies.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms.

Available On Decks:
Riviera, Empress, Upper

Grand Suite on Carnival Inspiration Size:
330 sq ft.; Balcony: 70 sq ft.

Amenities:
- A private balcony two twin beds that convert to a king size bed sitting area with sofa arm chairs and a coffee table individual climate control private bathroom with jacuzzi tub and shower walk-in closet with wall safe telephone refrigerator (un-stocked) and a 26" flat-screen TV with first-run movies.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms. Guests will be permitted to smoke outside on the balcony.

Wheel Chair Accessible Cabins:
U69

Available On Decks:
Upper

Junior Suite (obstructed view) on Carnival Inspiration Size:
220 sq ft.; Balcony: 30 sq ft.

Amenities:
- A private balcony with obstructed views two twin beds that convert to a king size bed sitting area with sofa (single sofa-bed) chair and coffee table private bathroom with shower telephone refrigerator (un-stocked) individual climate control closet wall safe and a 20" flat-screen TV with first-run movies.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms. Guests will be permitted to smoke outside on the balcony.

Available On Decks:
Verandah

Porthole Stateroom on Carnival Inspiration Size:
185 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that convert to a queen two porthole windows sitting area individual climate control wall-safe closet private bathroom with shower telephone and a 20" flat-screen TV with first-run movies.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms.

Available On Decks:
Main, Riviera, Empress, Upper

Junior Suite on Carnival Inspiration Size:
220 sq ft.; Balcony: 30 sq ft.

Amenities:
- A private balcony two twin beds that convert to a king size bed sitting area with sofa (single sofa-bed) chair and coffee table private bathroom with shower telephone refrigerator (un-stocked) individual climate control closet wall safe and a 20" flat-screen TV with first-run movies.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms. Guests will be permitted to smoke outside on the balcony.

Available On Decks:
Verandah

Deck Plans for Carnival Inspiration

Carnival Inspiration

 

Sun

Have fun on the Sun Deck whether you are using the Jogging Track, mini-golf course or just getting some sun while enjoying the best view aboard Inspiration.

Sun
2 Upper Beds
2 Upper Beds
1 Upper Bed
1 Upper Bed
Twins/King Bed & Double Sofa Bed
Twins/King Bed & Double Sofa Bed
Queen Bed & Single Sofa Bed
Queen Bed & Single Sofa Bed
2 Porthole Windows
2 Porthole Windows
Unisex Wheelchair Accessible Restroom
Unisex Wheelchair Accessible Restroom
Twin Beds Don't Convert to King
Twin Beds Don't Convert to King
Twin Bed & Single Sofa Bed
Twin Bed & Single Sofa Bed
Twins/King Bed & Single Convertible Sofa
Twins/King Bed & Single Convertible Sofa
Twins/King & Upper Bed & Single Sofa Bed
Twins/King & Upper Bed & Single Sofa Bed
Queen Bed
Queen Bed
Queen & Upper Bed & Single Sofa Bed
Queen & Upper Bed & Single Sofa Bed
Connecting Staterooms
Connecting Staterooms
Twin/King Bed & Single Sofa & 2 Upper Beds
Twin/King Bed & Single Sofa & 2 Upper Beds
Wheelchair Accessible Stateroom
Wheelchair Accessible Stateroom
Obstructed View
Obstructed View

Dining

My Time Dining on Carnival Inspiration Dine in the main dining room anytime between 5:45 and 9:30 PM. Guests are usually seated within 20 minutes on a first-come, first-serve basis, depending on party size. Parties of 10 or more may need to be accommodated at different tables.

Seating Times: 5:45 - 9:30 PM.
Dress: We suggest smart casual dress attire. On formal evenings, formal attire is required. Shorts and swimwear are not permitted.
Costs: No cost. Specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks are offered at current bar menu prices.
No reservations required.

Carnivale & Mardi Gras Dining Rooms on Carnival Inspiration The Inspiration's main dining rooms offer a variety of delectable selections in a full-service, sit-down setting.

Seating Times: Breakfast: 7:45-9 AM; Lunch: Noon to 1:30 PM; Dinner: Early: 5:45-6:15 PM or Late: 8-8:30 PM.
Dress: We suggest smart casual dress attire. On formal evenings, formal dress is required. Shorts and swimwear are not permitted.
Costs: No cost. Specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks are offered at current bar menu prices.
Reservations required.

This exclusive dining event for 12 lucky guests features a multi-course dinner hosted by one of Carnival's master chefs. The evening includes a private cocktail reception, a tour of the galley led by the chef, and a sumptuous dinner in a non-traditional dining venue, such as the gallery or the library. (Dining location depends on the vessel.)

Seating Times: TBA
Dress: We suggest formal attire.
Costs: $75 per dining guest; the fee does not include specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks which are offered at current bar menu prices.
Reservations are required and need to be made onboard at the ship's guest service desk.

Brasserie Bar & Grill on Carnival Inspiration The casual Brasserie Bar and Grill offers a tempting array of delicious and imaginative selections for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Seating Times: 7 AM to midnight.
Dress: We suggest casual attire.
Costs: No cost. Specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks are offered at current bar menu prices.
No reservations required.

Mongolian Wok on Carnival Inspiration Indulge your craving for Asian fare at this design-your-own-stir-fry bar. Experienced chefs man the woks while you choose your preferred noodles, veggies, meat and sauce.

Seating Times: Late morning to early evening; check onboard for exact hours of operation.
Dress: Always casual attire.
Costs: No cost. Specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks are offered at current bar menu prices.
No reservations required.

Sushi Bar on Carnival Inspiration Watch the sushi chef prepare fresh Nigiri salmon, California rolls, Nigiri Toro, and other delicious Japanese delicacies for your enjoyment. Then grab some chopsticks and sample these colorful creations.

Seating Times: Open nightly prior to dinner.
Dress: Casual attire.
Costs: No cost. Specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks are offered at current bar menu prices.
No reservation required.

The Taste Bar on Carnival Inspiration Sample complimentary bite-sized appetizers before dinner for a taste of flavors that await at the ship's most popular dining venues.

Seating Times: Check onboard for hours of operation.
Dress: Always casual attire.
Costs: No cost. Specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks are offered at current bar menu prices.
No reservations required.

Pizzeria (part of the Brasserie Bar & Grill) on Carnival Inspiration Stop by for a warm, delicious slice of pizza any time, day or night.

Seating Times: Open 24 hours.
Dress: We suggest casual attire.
Costs: No cost. Specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks are offered at current bar menu prices.
No reservation required.

Located on the Lido Deck, the Poolside Snack Bar offers delicious hamburgers, hotdogs, cold sandwiches, fruit, salads, pastries, and cakes.

Seating Times: Noon to 6 PM.
Dress: Always Casual.
Costs: No additional costs, but specialty drinks, alcoholic beverages, and wines are charged at current menu pricing.
No reservations required.

Café Des Artistes on Carnival Inspiration Visit the Cafe Des Artistes, where you can purchase specialty coffees and teas, ice cream treats, and fabulous pastries.

Seating Times: Check onboard for times.
Dress: We suggest casual attire.
Costs: A nominal fee for all items sold at the café.
No reservations required.

Room Service on Carnival Inspiration Nobody goes to bed hungry aboard Carnival ships. No matter what time your appetite catches up with you, complimentary and cheerful stateroom service is just a phone call away.

Seating Times: Available 24 hours.
Dress: No dress code.
Costs: No cost. Specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks are offered at current bar menu prices.

Entertainment

Art Gallery on Carnival Inspiration Deck: Lido
Type: Other
Description: Browse the diverse and stunning array of fabulous artwork at the Carnival Art Gallery located on the Empress deck.

Candlelight Aft Lounge on Carnival Inspiration Deck: Sports
Type: Bar
Description: Meet, greet, chill and chat at the aft lounge. It's a cool place to have a drink, tell friends a joke, listen to live music and laugh 'til dawn.

Chopin Cigar Lounge on Carnival Inspiration Deck: Sports
Type: Health
Description: What better way to end the night (or to start the night) than a glass of port and a nice stogey?

Circle C on Carnival Inspiration Deck: Verandah
Type: Kids Zone
Description: One of the coolest spots on board is Circle C and it's just for kids 12-14... video games, dance parties, late night movies, Karaoke and more. What could be more fun?

Club O2 on Carnival Inspiration Deck: Sports
Type: Kids Zone
Description: We know just what teenagers 15-17 like...Music, video games, food, new friends and BIG fun, the Carnival Imagination Club O2s got it; the perfect round-the-clock hangout full of the funnest things to do.

Formalities on Carnival Inspiration Deck: Sports
Type: Other
Description: Rent your formal wear here.

Inspiration Boulevard on Carnival Inspiration Deck: Sports
Type: Shop
Description:

Internet Cafe on Carnival Inspiration Deck: Lido
Type: Other
Description: Send friends and family a quick email and don't forget to include a picture. They'll be so jealous.

Java Cafe on Carnival Inspiration Deck: Sports
Type: Snack
Description: Take a break and recharge in style at Java Cafe. This European style coffee bar is located on the Carnival Promenade deck and specializes in premium coffees and delicious pastries.

Library on Carnival Inspiration Deck: Verandah
Type: Other
Description: Catch up on your reading, write family and friends back home or stimulate your brain with a game of Chess, Checkers, or Scrabble in the Library.

Lobby and Atrium Bar on Carnival Inspiration Deck: Verandah
Type: Bar
Description: The Grand Atrium Plaza and Bar is just that - Grand. Mix and mingle with friends, old and new, in this breathtaking space that's the center of all things fun and fantastic on the Carnival Inspiration.

Lobby and Atrium Bar on Carnival Inspiration Deck: Sun
Type: Bar
Description: The Grand Atrium Plaza and Bar is just that - Grand. Mix and mingle with friends, old and new, in this breathtaking space that's the center of all things fun and fantastic on the Carnival Inspiration.

Lobby and Atrium Bar on Carnival Inspiration Deck: Lido
Type: Bar
Description: The Grand Atrium Plaza and Bar is just that - Grand. Mix and mingle with friends, old and new, in this breathtaking space that's the center of all things fun and fantastic on the Carnival Inspiration.

Lobby and Atrium Bar on Carnival Inspiration Deck: Sports
Type: Bar
Description: The Grand Atrium Plaza and Bar is just that - Grand. Mix and mingle with friends, old and new, in this breathtaking space that's the center of all things fun and fantastic on the Carnival Inspiration.

Monte Carlo Casino on Carnival Inspiration Deck: Sports
Type: Gaming
Description: Feeling lucky? Sure you are! Try your hand at poker, blackjack, roulette, craps and more. That's just a sampling of the games that the casino has in store.

Paris Main Lounge on Carnival Inspiration Deck: Sports
Type: Entertainment
Description: Meet, greet, chill and chat at the Carnival Inspiration Paris Lounge. It's a cool place to have a drink, tell friends a joke, listen to live music and laugh till dawn.

Paris Main Lounge on Carnival Inspiration Deck: Verandah
Type: Entertainment
Description: Meet, greet, chill and chat at the Carnival Inspiration Paris Lounge. It's a cool place to have a drink, tell friends a joke, listen to live music and laugh till dawn.

Photo Gallery on Carnival Inspiration Deck: Sports
Type: Shop
Description: The photo gallery is loaded with some of your best Fun Ship moments. Pick your favorites; then take home your fondest and most fun memories.

Resort Style Pool on Carnival Inspiration Deck: Sun
Type: Pool
Description: Think palm trees, a cool breeze and relaxing with your favorite drink in your hand. Take a swim or just chill out. Nothing says vacation like the new resort-style pools.

Rhapsody In Blue Piano Bar on Carnival Inspiration Deck: Verandah
Type: Bar
Description: Check out the piano bar for the ultimate in fun. Listen to live music, make song requests, sing along or just chill with others.

Rock And Roll Dance Club on Carnival Inspiration Deck: Sports
Type: Bar
Description: Dance. Dance. Dance. The party is in full swing at the dance club. Show off your moves and make new friends in the process.

Serenity on Carnival Inspiration Deck: Sports
Type: Other
Description: Chill out in this kid-free oasis that's the hub of relaxation. Take in the ocean view, hop into one of two hot tubs, or just kick back and chat with friends and enjoy the serenity.

The Fun Shops on Carnival Inspiration Deck: Verandah
Type: Shop
Description: Everything from t-shirts to high-end timepieces, trinkets to your favorite spirits (duty-free) - That's what you'll find at the shops of Carnival. Find the perfect Fun Ship gifts for friends, family and yourself.

Video Arcade on Carnival Inspiration Deck: Sports
Type: Kids Zone
Description: If you love to play video games we've got just the spot for you - no matter your age. Check out The Warehouse video arcade, which is equipped with the latest high tech games.

Tips for Carnival Inspiration

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.

Look through the pictures that were taken of you on the ship before the last night of the cruise, otherwise, there's a large crowd to fight through on the last night.

Sleep in, order room service for the continental breakfast and then head to the late breakfast (my wife's choice). Wake up and have the early served breakfast in the main dining room, come back to your stateroom, take a nap then wake up and have the late buffet breakfast (my choice :) )

Take your camera with you every mins! And watch our for the birds, they might poop on your head, my wife almost got hit while walking next by the pool...

The fastest breakfast lines are on Lido deck at 10am!

There is all the information in you room, you only have to read it, something that need to be told to the guests, READ IT. we didn't expect to have our cabin done twice par day, until we came back the first day and my wife wasn't happy, eve though is a nice to come back and have you room clean

The dining experience is fantastic waiters are incredible and I sat at 381 late dining and the gentlemen that served us were incredible!!!!

try the fiesta party boat exursion

Pizza and ice cream available 24hrs a day

nice and relaxing short trip cruise-highly recommend for first timmers.

I enjoyed the Mongolian BBQ on board! I had never seen that!

Try the Mongolian Grill - I think you can get this on many Carnival ships now - by far the freshest food available - you choose what you want, they cook it right there. Caters to allergies as well, which is a great plus.

If you like the outdoor activities without a crowd - get to mini golf at around 8ish - that goes for the ping pong too - no one there, nice and clean and not too hot yet!

Cayman Islands - You do not need to book an excursion here - take the tender and walk - you can grab a taxi or even a mini bus and they will do a tour for you! We had a blast!

Any time dining - great option and the seats are located by the windows! Lido deck - get there for about 10 - still ample time for grabbing a seat. Chef's Table - if you like food, this is for you!

Be sure to understand which shows you're seeing and which nights they repeat the same show. That includes the main lounge show and the comedians. Also, I prefer early dining always. We booked late and got stuck with late dining and scheduling to see everything was a bit less convenient.

It was fun I must say We took the City and shopping tour, turned out to be pretty good, I learned things about Encenada and other parts of Mexico

Go visit all the eating kiosk on the Lido deck before choosing. I missed out on some things because I look around. Be sure to go way topside to see the waterworks and other activities. The comedy show is one to see.

Bring warm clothing for days on the ship. Many people spent the four days wearing the white bathrobes the ship provides.

Load More

Roll Calls for Carnival Inspiration

Forum posts about Carnival Inspiration

Start A New Discussion


*Cruiseline.com is not a booking agent or travel agency, and does not charge any service fees to users of our site. Our partners (travel agencies and cruise lines) provide prices, which we list for our users' convenience. Cruiseline.com does not guarantee any specific rates or prices. While prices are updated daily, please check with the booking site for the exact amount. Cruiseline.com is not responsible for content on external web sites.