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caratada
Third Mate

Traveled As:
Family w/young children

Room Type:
Oceanview

Experience:
7+ cruises

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carnival you need to update the ship-Cruises Only you messed up too and did not bother to help.

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

We booked the cruise ,we thought quick vacation before school starts.

We boarded the ship with our family, note our booking was booked together. Yet when we got our sea pass cards we noticed we weren't sitting together at dinner.... Why ... why wouldn't we be sitting together? After 30 mins of arguing with the head waiter we got no where.

 

We went to guest services to complain about the dirty sheets in our room, my sons bed was covered in hair, my nieces room was horrible. There was one pull down bed and one bed on the ground (they call it a trundle, it was a crib mattress on the floor)  And to discuss the problem with the seating. Again we got nowhere. I asked for our room attendant-guest services said NO he was not available,

Try back in 4 hours.

 

Finally, I went back to my dirty cabin sat down and I called CRUISES only and said "what the hell is going on" After being on hold for ever (40 mins) there was nothing they could do "it was how the cruise was booked". I never booked a room that was dirty, nor did I book a dining time that I wasn't sitting with my family at dinner finally I know I did not book a room that had  my niece sleeping on the floor on a crib mattress.

 

Note: this is our 4th cruise that was messed up. Past 4 cruises our dining arrangements were wrong-guess I shouldn't have been surprised with this cruise, all these cruises were booked through cruises only. THINK TWICE BEFORE BOOKING WITH THEM.

We have 2 more cruises booked with them and I think its time to rethink this. I am not happy. You wasted our money and ruined our vacation.

pics show the crib mattress on the floor and the hair and brown mattress cover on my sons bed.

they never bothered to clean the room.   

 

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Traveled As:
Large Group

Room Type:
Oceanview

Experience:
2-3 cruises

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Bad cruise service

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

Starting from the parking, we asked a parking attendant if the parking structure was for the cruise and his answer and demeanor was one of a person so upset about being at work. We parked and headed to the registration line. Once on board the bad service began. My most furious moment, on the tnird night my daughter got sea sick. We quickly had to leave the comedy show and she sadly vomited on the hallway before getting to the restroom.  I asked an attendant for help and she pointed to the restroom and said "the restroom was there" and pointed to the restroom.  I asked her for napkins. I then noticed a gentleman in uniform standing at the stairs when he noticed I looked at him he walked down a couple of stairs and gave me his back and acted as if he had not seen my daughter sick. As a mother worried about her daughter's health,  it was very disappointing. Not the cruise I wanted to remember. 

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Traveled As:
Family w/older children

Room Type:
Oceanview

Experience:
4-6 cruises

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Good parts and bad

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Inspiration | Sail Date: Jul 18, 2014

We took our four grandchildren on this trip as a congradulations to them for their straight "A" report cards.  We had a wonderful time with the kids. The food was fine.  The crew was great. 

 However, when our 9 - 12 year grandchildren even commented that they thought that Carnival was constantly, cleverly working the cruisers for  money, it was a concern. As an example, bingo was $20 for a sheet of 3 tickets. At least 300 people played.  There were 3 games. One for $100, one for $125 the last for $150.  We waited for 30 min for them to sell the tickets.  The games were over in 20 minutes...not much for the cost.  Just one example.  The kids were also upset that they were led to believe that the Build a Bear was for St Jude's.  When they got there they were told that only if they bought  the bears that were already made would the money go to St Judes.  

The other reason that I would not give the cruise more stars is that although in general the ship was clean, my cabin's toilet was not cleaned  for the three days of the trip

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Traveled As:
Family w/young children

Room Type:
Oceanview

Experience:
1 cruise (first)

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Our Inspiriation Experience

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

Our cabin was kept neat and clean!  One outlet is not sufficient in room for 4 people.  Outlet in bathroom did not work for hair dryer.  Mardi Gras dining room was an experience in itself, first getting to our assigned table and then being asked numerous times who we were by three different waiters, quite annoying try to get our meals!  We did not return, ate at buffet rest of cruise.  Suggestions, if one venue open i.e. Pizza, Sandwiches should be staffed better and more organized. Main buffet and salad bars should be roped off until staff had time to set up, people were using hands to grab foods while staff were in process of same. Disgusting!! More buss staff on floor, tables always dirty inside and out!  Hot buffets should have back ups ready to go to replenish empties!  Jewelry pricing not organized well, the timing and discounted items not in sync!

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Traveled As:
Family w/young children

Room Type:
Suite

Experience:
7+ cruises

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Small Ship, short cruise

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

I normally cruise on rhe Mega ships but I was travelling with my great granddaughter who had never cruised and I did not know whether she would like cruising so I chose a small ship and a short cruise..  My granddaughter had the time of her life so I think I can introduce her to the Big Boys (Mega Ships).  She thoroughly enjoyed the teen club and she met a lot of friends.  She really was not ready to go home.  I will be honest.  I had an okay time.  Would have preferred the big ships but all went well.  I am a seasoned cruiseer and have cruised on approximately 22 different cruises.  I am getting ready to book my Thanksgiving cruise.  I must say that the Mowtown entertainment was awesome.  Five Star Show.

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Popular Tips for Carnival Inspiration


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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