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Carnival Sensation

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Price: $     Size: L     Refurbished: 3 yrs ago    


What people said about this ship:

"...My I loved the shows each evening.Having meals in the dining room was a great experience for all of us." in 115 reviews.

"a little dissapointed that this being my 3rd carnival cruise in a year, i would have been given a complimentary..." in 55 reviews.

"Room services( cleaning, beds, towels), was way above average and wonderful." in 46 reviews.



1401 reviews from our community


Cabin Type



cran1968
Purser

Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Inside

Experience:
1 cruise (first)

5 out of 5
5 star
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THE PERFECT TRIP

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Sensation | Sail Date: Dec 10, 2014

THIS WAS MY WIFE AND I'S FIRST CRUISE AND EVERY PART OF THE TRIP WAS AMAZING. THE FOOD WAS EXQUISITE AND THE DINING STAFF WAS VERY ATTENTIVE. HOUSE KEEPING WAS PERFECT OUR STATEROOM WAS ALWAYS CLEAN AND TIDY. ALL THE STAFF ON THE SHIP WAS EXTREMELY NICE HELPFUL. THERE WERE PLENTY OF THINGS TO DO AND WE WERE ALWAYS BUSY DOING SOMETHING.

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Traveled As:
Family w/older children

Room Type:
Oceanview

Experience:
2-3 cruises

4 out of 5
4 star
4 star
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4 star
empty star

Fun cruise / priceline disappointing

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Sensation | Sail Date: Dec 07, 2014

Cruise was fun. Good was mediocre at best. Disappointed w/ priceline who promised me $175 in cruise cash but only $50 was applied.  Called several times to confirm that the cruise cash was applied which they confirmed.  It clearly was not. 

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Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Inside

Experience:
1 cruise (first)

3 out of 5
3 star
3 star
3 star
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ok

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Sensation | Sail Date: Dec 04, 2014

It was a wonderful experience. Had a problem with the guest services keeping track of my bill that I had already paid. So make sure you keep track of your bill because they will over charge you if your not careful.

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Traveled As:
Family w/older children

Room Type:
Oceanview

Experience:
1 cruise (first)

5 out of 5
5 star
5 star
5 star
5 star
5 star

Our POSITIVE REVIEW!!!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Sensation | Sail Date: Nov 30, 2014

We loved our 1st Cruise because everything was ON-Cue!!! Everything from the wait staff, the food and the room was beyond what we expected! We thought it was amazing that the wait staff remembered our name. Our children loved room service for when they were too tired to leave the room :)

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Traveled As:
Family w/older children

Room Type:
Oceanview

Experience:
2-3 cruises

4 out of 5
4 star
4 star
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empty star

4 day cruise to Bahamas

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Sensation | Sail Date: Nov 23, 2014

Older ship, but spotless.

Staff for the most part, were very helpful and polite.

Food was decent, but not stellar.

Would have liked more on board activities, especially for older teens.

Overall, a good trip.

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Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Oceanview

Experience:
7+ cruises

2 out of 5
2 star
2 star
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Disappointing

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Sensation | Sail Date: Nov 23, 2014

This was our first trip on Carnival.  And, sadly, our last.  The ship was old with a bit tacky decor.  The service was second rate and the food was blah.  They didn't even have many hand sanitizer dispensers and no staff member to insist on it before entrance to the buffet or dining room.  Sad

We enjoyed our excursion in Nassau and our company at dinners.l

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Traveled As:
Family w/young children

Room Type:
Inside

Experience:
7+ cruises

2 out of 5
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2 star
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Bad Experience

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Sensation | Sail Date: Nov 23, 2014

We had noise above our cabin all day and night, we could not get any rest. We complained to guest services and they ask us to wait to see if the noise continues, I got out of bed at 5:00 am one morning as I was up, and went to guest services in my robe. later that day I wrote a letter to the Hotel Director and Guest Svcs. Manager.  They moved us to another cabin and in the morning at 7:00 am a terrible noise that lasted about half an hour, that scared our grand child out of his bed.  The A/C was freezing and we turned it to the warmest setting that did not help.  We called for maintenance to correct it and was told the temperature could not be adjusted only the air flow. It can be shut off completely or remain as is, so we asked for blankets. On the last day my wife was choked up and was coughing heavily. On getting home and going to the doctor, she had contracted bronchitis.  Our daughter and family were cruising for the first time and their cabin was hot no A/C, she called guest svcs. several times, they finally gave her a fan, which help a little but not enough as they had two kids with them.  I told her to write a letter, and they moved her the last day.

Our waiter Troy and his Asst. we excellent, anticipating our needs and always getting us all we requested to make sure we were comfortable and well fed.   

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CLP
Purser

Traveled As:
Family w/young children

Room Type:
Oceanview

Experience:
1 cruise (first)

5 out of 5
5 star
5 star
5 star
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Wonderful

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Sensation | Sail Date: Nov 23, 2014

It was an absolutely wonderful experience overall. Everything on the Carnival Sensation was amazing. I would however avoid doing the Dolphin & Stingray Excursion in Nassau. We walked a little over a mile to get to the boat that took up to the private island. The company who plans the transportation is slow and not very organized. Once we got to the island we were carted off to another area where we waited for about another 30 minutes. What was advertised as a 4.5 hr excursion was reduced to about 2.5 hours on the beach. It was a little disappointing.

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Traveled As:
Singles/Friends

Room Type:
Inside

Experience:
4-6 cruises

3 out of 5
3 star
3 star
3 star
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empty star

Great service, okay food, older ship

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Sensation | Sail Date: Nov 23, 2014

I wasn't sure what to expect never having been on a Carnival ship before and especially after walking onboard to an explosion of purple. You could smell the smoke from the casino down every stairwell and hallway. It was especially bad on sea days.

All stateroom, dining, and shipboard attendants were very pleasant. The ship was very clean. Shows were good. The buffet food was edible but just barely so. Breakfast was good each day though.  The meals in the dining room were by far much better and I have no complaints there at all.

There were a lot of kids on this cruise as it was a holiday week and it seems most parents didn't banish them to the kid's pools, so there was not much relaxing to be done by the pool. Also, smoking areas should be designated to certain parts of the ships. Nothing worse than lazing by the pool and then inhaling someone's cigarette smoke.

Overall, our group had a pleasant cruise.

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luinatl
Third Mate

Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Oceanview

Experience:
2-3 cruises

5 out of 5
5 star
5 star
5 star
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5 star

Rocky ride but it ROCKED!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Sensation | Sail Date: Nov 20, 2014

This was my second cruise and I enjoyed it as much as the first. I wish I would have brought more money to spend on shopping as there were great deals aboard. I will cruise again!!

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Popular tips for Carnival Sensation.


Bring a Power Strip (surge protector) - You'll probably only have a single 110v outlet in your cabin, bringing a power strip will allow you to charge multiple phones or laptops. *Note: Check with your cruise line if you have questions about what electrical devices are permitted.

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use the stairs whenever possible so you can eat as much food as you like and try something new.

try things you would not do or eat normally. get involved it will make your cruise great!

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