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Carnival Sensation is a large ship, carrying 2675 passengers and 926 crew, and sails from Miami, Florida.

Price: $     Size: L     Refurbished: 4 yrs ago    

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"We prefer buffet, casual dining on vacation so we did n't eat in the dining room." in 192 reviews.

"I have been on several Carnival cruises." in 91 reviews.

"Any of them could be ordered through room service at no extra charge as well!" in 64 reviews.


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Excellent vacation

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Carnival is great cruise line. The service was great, staff were friendly, and shore excursions were fun. Breakfast buffet was ok, lunch buffet was generally good, dinner was best overall. The drinks were cold and the bartenders were good at what they do! What we liked best was there was so many on-board activities and so much stuff to the do. The live comedians and live event were awesome! We definitely would take Carnival again. 

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Horrible cabin

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I should give one star based on how upset I am from the bathroom being so disgusting, but the wait staff and entertainment made up for it. Unfortunately, based on the cleanliness of the cabin, I won't be sailing with Carnival again. 

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Poor Guess Service

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I have cruise in Carnival before and other Cruise Lines. First time I was upset first with the guess service in the dinning room some days and specially in the buffet. Most if the time actitud was giving when asking for something need it. But they also have good people working there. Also they cancel our Jamaica stop at the last minute very upsetting. 

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jamaica

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we did not get a chance to visit Jamaica cause of emergency on board.That was the only reason we book the cruise should have got some kind of reimbursement.I was very disappointed.

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Not our best cruise

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Because of a medical emergency we did not dock in Jamaica. This is not Carnivals fault. We lost half our cruise. I don't feel the 20% off they gave us was a fair amount. We had four days at sea with loud music, and even louder passengers. The entertainment was very good. Food was OK. Staff was very good. We probably won't do Carnival again. There are many other options open to us because we live in Florida.

 

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Just OK

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If i knew that this ship was as old as it was, I would have never booked my cruise.  VERY disappointed.Angry  I was not pleased with my cruise.  I will never cruise again on this particular ship.

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Relaxing and pampered

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As soon as we boarded we immediately went to the Lido deck and ate. We ate constantly for the entire cruise the food was ridiculous buffets and other food all the time. Our cabin was very comfortable slept great on the bed and the shower was one of the best I've ever had including any hotel I ever stayed in great pressure. All of the staff was really friendly especially our waiter for dinner IGuste. We purchased the cheers program for drinks and on the deck there were plenty of waiters to keep the drinks flowing. This was our first cruise after living in Miami for 30 years but we will definitely turn this into a regular thing now. Just can't do it too much or I'll be 500 lbs. LOL.Big SmileBig SmileBig Smile

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Fantastic !!!

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I had an amazing time. . . 

    Onboard, the activates, clubs, games, comedy, and so much more were above and beyond what I would have expected. Every cruise personnel where friendly and a blast to be around. My room guy left me towel animals on my bed every night. The whole ship got together for good times, great food, and a million laughs. 

     Port of call.... Key West was amazing... Yes we were technically still I'm the USA ( haha) but it was still amazing. We did our own sight seeing and found many points of interest, and went parasailing. Two of us in our group are even afraid of heights and they totally enjoyed their experience and we all has a blast.

      Cozumel, wow!  We were there for 10 hours. It went by way to quickly!! We each did our own land execution and spent our own time apart and then we meet at Margaritaville. Then shopping on the port area after walking around the town and taking in the culture of Cozumel, Mexico. Drinks at Three Amigos at the end then back to sip for a full day at sea to follow. 

     There are so many activities planned on board you almost feel like you should do it again to be able to do everything. 

     Disembarking felt like a bit of a cluster but that is to be expected trying to get an entire ship full of people unloaded.

     Oh yeah... Don't forget to go to the dinning room for dinner. The wait staff is amazing and entertaining. They had us rolling every night. Just an amazing time and I will not soon forget any of it.

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Sensation Cruise

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We thoroughly enjoyed our 4 day cruise on the Sensation with our daughter and her family. We have been on several Carnival cruises and have never been disappointed.  We especially enjoyed our dining experience in Your Time Dining. Our waiters, Orlino and Aldin were great servers and took time to entertain our grandkids at the table. All the staff on the cruise were friendly and helpful. This was my daughters first cruise and they had a great time. We are so glad it was a good experience for them as well as us.

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We had a wonderful time.

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Celebrated our 25th anniversary. Wonderful memories were made. We enjoyed the food and meeting new people. Our highlight was taking one of the excursions and going snorkeling. We enjoyed Passion island too. 

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Celebrating 25 years

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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.

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