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Price: $     Size: L     Refurbished: 1 yr ago    

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mizdeva82 reviewed 1 day ago

What people said about this ship:

"In the dining room the food was never hot." in 131 reviews.

"relaxing four nite cruise to catalina and ensenada via carnival cruise line Inspiration ship." in 50 reviews.

"At Grand Cayman we had to use water taxis( referred to as tenders) and tied up to a pier in Cozumel." in 33 reviews.



Carnival Inspiration departs from:

Long Beach (Los Angeles), California

Carnival Inspiration sails to:

Mexico

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Best trip of my lifeb

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Inspiration | Sail Date: Mar 20, 2015

I knew I was gonna have fun, but not this much fun :) I didn't want to leave. Service was amazing. Everyone was polite and spoke . Dinner was wonderful. Felt like I was getting pampered. Loved that I was able to eat while watching the waves in the ocean. Beat parts for me was the comedy show with Jorge, and the singing shows. And to top it off I got my boogie on in the club. And was able to have me a nice Adult drink and sit down and still see the water. Amazing experience!! I will be back for sure

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Cruise with family

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Inspiration | Sail Date: Mar 20, 2015

Had a blast . A group of 12 of us went for my sisters 40th birthday. During the cruise service was excellent. Food is all free and good you never ever felt hungry. Drinks were strong and worth it. What I didn't like was the last day the service was terrible, the exit off the ship was very long we almost missed our flight. On Sunday we were at sea all day but there are not enough activities on the ship to keep busy so we got board. Other than that I enjoyed my first cruise.

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first time cruiser

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Inspiration | Sail Date: Mar 16, 2015

would highly recommend very satisfied with cruise, i traveled by myself  i did not spent a dull moment from the time i got on board to when i got off , all crew was very friendly, helpful , entertainment was awesome there's something to do for all ages , food  was great , the security guards are on top to make sure you are safe and comfortable on board 

 

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Great experience

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Inspiration | Sail Date: Mar 16, 2015

I had an amazing time on Carnival Inspiration.  From the food to entertainment, we were well pleased.  The waitress Ana Lynn referred to us by name every time she came to the table.  The food selections were great as well. The excursions were enjoyable and different for each location. The steward was excellent as well.  Definitely looking to bring our kids on a Carnival Cruise in the near future. My only recommendation is to have the dinner buffet area serve better deserts and better breakfast. The pancakes and waffles were cold and not very good in taste. But overall, my husband and I loved every minute of it. 

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woah, this room is nice and clean miniature golf on deck sunset view

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Our Baja Cruise

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

Our cruise on the Carnival Inspiration was fantastic. There were as many activities available that anyone would want. The cruise length was perfect. My partner and I both loved how the crew serviced us not to mention how wonderful the dining was. What a wonderful experience. We look forward to taking another cruise sometime in the future.

 

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Great 4-night cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Inspiration | Sail Date: Mar 09, 2015

This was my first cruise, and I had a great time! Lots of fun entertainment & activities, great food, and the friendly staff made this 4 night experience awesome!

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2 friends fit comfortably :)

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Fun for a quick getaway

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Inspiration | Sail Date: Mar 09, 2015

Fun ship... older ship with tacky decor but still had a good time. Great destinations with a much needed sea day. Must bring cash for Catalina Island to rent golf carts and for some stores. Recommend to reserve a golf cart prior to cruise or get off the boat as soon as it docks as the golf carts do sell out. If they sell out and you want to see the views, hybrid electric bikes are available for adults only. Must have a taco in Ensenada near the Blow hole, best street tacos around. The blow hole is always active and the view of the beach is beautiful. Very limited seating near the pool on the sea day especially during lunch hours. Mongolian Wok is a must try.

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We had a fun time. Honey, where are my earplugs?

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

Here’s a little background on us.  My wife and I are in our mid to late fifty’s and I just retired day’s before.  This was our “Freedom" celebration cruise.  It was also our first cruise ever and I'd say it met most of our expectations.  The food was pretty good, and there was a lot to see on and off the boat.  However, our only real complaint was the noise inside our room….and it got louder each night as the cruise progressed.  It wasn't the engine room, or the music from the bands, no, it was from all around us.  Some of the passengers were just plain jerks and some were just plain irresponsible.  Kids!  Some of them were ADULT kids, who were loud at all hours of the night.  Some were drunk and just plain inconsiderate, others were real kids whose parents just let them run the hallways of the ship at all hours, and the noise from the pounding of their feet was loud and clear inside our room. Ear plugs just couldn’t give us the quiet we needed. Oh, and then there was the noise from the people next door each night.  Our room had a view of the ocean and there was an unused, room-to-room, pass-thru door at the head of our bed.  We thought nothing of it, until we realized that the room next door was a mirror image of our room, and our pillows were only inches from theirs.  (Out came the earplugs.)  Yeah, there was some 'extra entertainment' going on, that's for sure.  It's truly amazing how well sound travels thru a metal boat.  Ha!  Now, my wife and I are not prudes or anything, but between midnight and 7 AM, we just wanted to sleep.  We're not into the bar scene, and all-night gambling isn't our thing either.  We are daytime people and we wanted to explore the world around us.  We were off the boat soon after breakfast and were checking out Avalon or Ensenada during the day, both were cool, meanwhile others never left the boat and were sleeping off the night before while we were out sightseeing.  By the last day, we were glad that there wasn't a 5th day on board.  All in all, we had fun and I'm glad we did it, but our next cruise won't be for a while, and it will be a more expensive cruise, which hopefully will exclude some of the college party animals and the noisy kid-lets. Food wasn't worth writing home about, but there was a lot of it and it was fun sampling all the different flavors.  AND, OH!  Don't pay the $20 bucks for the lobster dinner upgrade on the first night like we did.  We soon found out that the same food was part of the 'free' food menu on the second evening.  Oh well!  Live and learn.  When we went to the Bufadora, (big blow hole), in Ensenada, we walked off of the ship's locked-down holding area, compound, buffer zone or whatever it's called and we found a van outside the gate that gave us a more private tour.  They gave us a great tour of the city and gave us a lot of interesting tid-bits of information on our way out to see the blow hole.  In the city, they aimed us towards a great place to eat lunch and they recommended some stores for shopping. It was pretty cool and well worth the money, which, by the way, was still less than the price offered by the ship for a trip to the blow hole.  The last day at sea was a bit of a bore, so I think the three day tour would have been better for us.  It was fun and now we’ll know better what to expect next time.  Ear plugs AND ear muffs!  

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Inspiration time or a face lift!!

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

Alli in all a nice short getaway. The off shore excursions were a little wimpy! As always kids enjoyed pizza, ice cream and hanging with friends! Entertainment was awesome. Especially one particular singer Juan. We followed him every time he performed, he went past his scheduled time ,to entertain us! I think the stateroom was good, but could definitely see getting softer towels, even offering them as a paid upgrade. Also shampoo was not the best, where was the conditioner???

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Catalina and Ensenada - 5 Day 4 Nights Cruise

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

This was our first cruise. It was a lot of fun and we thought that there was plenty of options for activities. We really enjoyed our dining experiences each time. We had Phillip from the Philippines; he was fantastic. fun and excellent. We had Camilo; awesome server and fun too. We also had Ika and Bernadetta from Indonesia  (I think that's the spelling). Dining experiences were always fun and wonderful. Our room was always clean and our room steward was very friendly. I would recommend this cruise to anyone. We will take another cruise with you at some point.

Great time!

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JusMe
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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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