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

Price: $     Size: L     Refurbished: 4 yrs ago    

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What people said about this ship:

"We prefer buffet, casual dining on vacation so we did n't eat in the dining room." in 185 reviews.

"I have been on several Carnival cruises." in 87 reviews.

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

Carnival Sensation departs from:

Miami, Florida Port Canaveral, Florida

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we had a great time!    Nice ship, great staff, awesome bartenders!  loved Gabriela and all the others!  Food was ok   everything was clean and nice thanks

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Just so so

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The weather was terrible, so cold and big wind on the sea. The buffet and drink did not have much choice. The dinner night was just ok, less seafood. The show was good, and the water park was nice. However, it's a little boring. If there is a theater to watch movies will be much better. The service is pretty good.

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Exceptional first timer.

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From the check in to the disembark  you guys did a great job.  I had never been on a cruise before and you guys definitely will have me conning back. Our dinner family was so kind and the food was amazing at every meal.  Gusti and Archibald took amazing care of us and were so nice and thoughtful.  Our steward did a great job as well. I do apologize. .. i keep fogetting his name.. : ( i believe it was Manohar or along those lines. There was always something to do and one place was never super packed.  Keep up the great vacation.  

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Sensational Fun at a Fabulous Price

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Fun cruise, friendly and courteous staff, VERY comfortable bedding, great comedians, entertainment crew hysterical, DJ plays music way to loud around pool but a pair of ear plugs fixes that, food is good but don't expect great. Shout out to Lauro our cabin Steward. So efficient and always has the best smile and just so sweet.

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Great trip!

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We had a lot of fun, I wish the ship was newer and bigger. The staff was so polite, and entertainment people full of energy. Food was Excellent but drinks were inconsistent among different bars.

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Definition of Basic

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When the Buffet food tastes better than the Dining Room, then there is obviously something wrong. Dining room food tasted microwaved and was served warm rather than hot.

Entertainment consisted of comedy and old songs, no real shows.

Absolutely NO LGBT activities as we are probably an unwelcome presence.

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Birthday Cruise

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Three of us took a cruise to celebrate my mother's 90th birthday. We wanted to make our mother's 90th a trip to remember.  She'll remember it, but for the wrong reasons.

Not quite a disaster but not the best either.  Despite being VERY CLEAR to our BJ's travel agent that we wanted a suite with a balcony, we were provided a stateroom with only a porthole.  Very small and uncomfortable with nowhere to turn unless we wanted to sleep on the deck.  The third bed was a "bunk" bed to which we had to climb a ladder to get into.  Not the easiest at our age.

 

Other than this, the cruise was pleasant with good food and service.

 

PS. Our cruise agent blamed the cruise line for her error.

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BEST

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Staff was very polite and friendly especially Putu and the rest of the bar crews. Dinner was great. Service was excellent. Could not ask for better. I would highly recommend this cruise to anyone for a short getaway.

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Smooth Cruise

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Since this was a first cruise, we weren't certain what to expect. Of course, we had heard a lot of comments from friends and family both positive and negative, but we were pleasantly surprised. We met a number of loyal Carnival cruisers, friendly staff, and other passengers who shared our enthusiasm on the trip. Granted, we were fortunate to have lovely weather and calm seas, so no sea-sickness, which had been a worry. We especially enjoyed our conversations at open seating dining with other passengers, and the food  and staff in Fantasy Dining room was excellent. One negative would be the smoke environment in the Casino. For a non-smoker, it was thick and uncomfortable to the extent that it actually felt like we couldn't breathe. Obviously, we didn't spend a lot of time in there or the bar outside of the casino, which did have some decent music at night. However, we chose to listen to karaoke to escape the smoke.

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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.

Enjoy a sunset from the sports deck!

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