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Price: $     Size: L     Refurbished: 4 yrs ago    

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What people said about this ship:

"the dining room was the better part of the cruise....staff was and..." in 156 reviews.

"I 'm definitely doing another Carnival cruise to a different destination, no doubt." in 78 reviews.

"The room service attendant was rude asking, `` What were you sleep or something?" in 57 reviews.



Carnival Sensation departs from:

Miami, Florida Port Canaveral, Florida

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birthday Cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Sensation | Sail Date: Jun 25, 2015

celebrating my 70th birthday with daughter and granddaughter.  the web site was very helpful and always answered all my questions. The turn over from breakfast to lunch was slow and there were long lines. the photo people were annoying in the dining room just got my food and she approached us to move around so she could get a picture after saying no she was very pushy and just gave in to her. pictures were very expensive. had they been cheaper I would have bought more. lots of waste of photo paper. boarding and disembarking was very smooth. we used the park caniveral and the bus was here for us and took us to our car. would do that again. pick you own cabin the one they assigned to us was at the bottom! had to pay for an upgrade to get up a few decks!

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Living in a unexcepticle stateroom (E183) Was trapped there with my charming daughter celebration her 1st cruise.

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Sensation | Sail Date: Jun 25, 2015

Upon opening the stateroom door for E183,  Our hearts sunk.  I was so embarrassed that the room was micro-small in size, I immediately went to guest services to remedy the situation by asking for an upgrade. Willing to play anything.  Your guest services young lady, was less than helpful with my predicament.  The 3 nights was a real disappointment. for both myself and my daughter.  We will probably not be booking on any more cruises on carnival.

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Eat well before you embark!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Sensation | Sail Date: Jun 25, 2015

I was terribly disappointed with the food. I also was not thrilled with the amount of kids activities. I also thought our excursion was just ok. Wouldn't recommend and wouldn't do it again.

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Ok Cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Sensation | Sail Date: Jun 21, 2015

Ship to crowded when at sea. Pool is standing room only. There are plenty of deck chairs but not enough shaded spots to sit outside. Food no better than an Applebee's or TGI Fridays in the dining room. If you like buffet food there is plenty of it. The ship was clean and the staff very good. The value for the cruise is good, just don't expect an upscale experience. I will try a more upscale cruise line that specializes in better quality food and smaller ships next time I cruise. Overall the cruise was ok due to quality of food.

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.Awful Experience

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Sensation | Sail Date: Jun 21, 2015

The ship was old, hot, and needs to be updated. The staff was horrible. Guest services was unprofessional and treated me like I had no right to complain about anything. The air did not work and the room was dirty. There were belongings left in the cabin from a previous guest.

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Carnival Experience

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Sensation | Sail Date: Jun 21, 2015

The overall cruise was excellent, from the start to the disembarking. we all had a great time. The whole family was impressed with service, the food, the entertainment, the family game nights, karoke was enjoyable, great to watch everyone enjoy themselves, the crowd was great, no issues at all. the bank oh my gosh!!!! was excellent singing Motown hits. Again everything was on point, the ship left on time from each port. Great job and great experience Carnival.

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Too far to walk

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Sensation | Sail Date: Jun 14, 2015

      For older people there is too much walking involved on the cruise. It is hard enough just getting to the various areas of the ship that we needed to go, but going ashore was out of the question. From the ship to the nearest place you could get a taxi was way out of our range.

     The service on the ship was excellent in all areas, all the crew we had contact with were helpful and courteous.

     The food at the buffet and the specialty areas, such as grill, pizza, and Mongolian Grill were good. While the dining room staff was excellent in the way they treated us some of the main entrées were not very good. The vegetables served on the main dish were either undercooked or overcooked and did not taste very good. The alligator tasted like fried dressing and had no alligator taste at all. The veal Parmesan was coated with way too much breading and the meat was tough. The one really good main entrée was the lobster tail and shrimp.

     On all the other cruises I have been on the last night had a grand buffet with ice sculptures and decorated food or the culinary staff had a chance to really show their skills. I miss that on this trip.

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Money Money money

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Sensation | Sail Date: Jun 14, 2015

Cabin service excellent!  Food at Fantasy Dinning and wait staff excellent.  But that is the only part of the cruise I enjoyed.  A whole lot of nothing for my 3k.  WAY OVER crowded ship you couldn't even move elbows in the pool or hot tub.  I know cruises are about money but NOTHING except buffet/dinning is included in my 3k! The constant pushing for picture taking is everywhere to the point of annoying. It made me feel like all that was wanted was my money.  This was my first time sailing on Carnaval.  I've always done other ships and they were fun.  Great shows in the evenings of singing and dancing all included in price.  This had nothing unless you wanted to pay 150.00 (of course cost extra) to see the Styx concert.  I found myself in my cabin a lot or standing in a very long lineSad to get a hot dog hoping there will be a seat.

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Carnival Live Styx

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Sensation | Sail Date: Jun 14, 2015

This was my first cruise and I had a wonderful experience.  I was warned not to cruise with Carnival but chose to do so anyway.  I'm happy I ignored the negative comments because they were all wrong!  The food was wonderful and the bed was more comfortable than a four star hotel's bed.  The workers really engage with the cruisers and will go out of their way to make sure you're happy.  Ace and Trinidad were our AWESOME waiters.  I'm glad we were placed with them.  They typically only have water and wine readily available in the dining room.  I requested lemonade and Trinidad was happy to oblige me.  The next evening, he had the lemonade waiting for me. I highly recommend cruising with Carnival.  If you decide to do so, be sure to find a cruise with a live concert!  Big Smile

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April from West Virginia

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Sensation | Sail Date: Jun 14, 2015

This is the first time I ever been on a cruise and I loved it so much. I would definitely go again. I loved everything about it. The food was great. The staff was great. The entertainment was great. I can't say enough about how much fun I had

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