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Carnival Inspiration

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DonnaSue
Third Mate

Traveled As:
Singles/Friends

Room Type:
Oceanview

Experience:
7+ cruises

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My three day cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Inspiration | Sail Date: May 30, 2014

I had a good time. I feel the service at the nightly dinner could be better. The food was good and plenty of it. Don't miss having the choc melting cake its the best had it all three nights. I was disappoint that they don't supply a hair dryer in the staterooms or a ice bucket even in the cheapest hotels they supply both these items. So don't forget to bring a hair dryer and if you want ice bring a small folding ice cooler and you can get ice at the upstairs buffert ice machine. They don't allow a large ice cooler. If you ask for a hair dryer and a ice bucket they will bring one, but they act like you are making them go out of there way to provide you with these two items. The nighty show are exellent don't miss them. Don't miss the sail away party on pool deck, music and dancing and food. The ship was clean. There is lots to do on the ship. You are alowed one bottle of wine and you can bring soda and water it cost alot for those items.on the ship. This ship is great for a 3 day get away. I loved the spa and gym and steam room. The gym and steam rooms are free. I bought a massage twice loved it they do a good job. It dose cost more then on land but they know what they are doing. Be ware they will try to sell you there skin products they cost a lot. I will be going again just to get away for three days. I have been on 23 cruises. I do feel the value is good for what you get.

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caratada
Third Mate

Traveled As:
Family w/young children

Room Type:
Oceanview

Experience:
7+ cruises

1 star
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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:
Couple

Room Type:
Oceanview

Experience:
2-3 cruises

5 star
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Wonderful!!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Inspiration | Sail Date: May 26, 2014

My husband and I really enjoyed this cruise! It was fun, relaxing and we went Para Sailing at Catalina Island, very enjoyable! Loved our room,we slept so well at night! The staff were great,they work very hard to please! Ensenada was very enjoyable,we liked it better than the last time we went...the excursion we took we enjoyed more,the winery's and the shopping. The Motown show,WOW!!

 

Thank you!

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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:
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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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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