Wonderful trip, experience, accommodations and cuisine. Still, I am starting to grow tired of the same old, same old Carnival activities. Seriously. Innovate! Wonderful comics and shows, though.
Please note that last month we did two short west coast cruises on sister ships--the Imagination and the Inspiration. Identical ships, in many ways. 4 day itineraries, too Here's how the Sensation compares with the above two ships a month later:
Clean and nice: not so much; worn; sewer smells in the hallways--often; water stopped working on part of the ship
Buffet: Same food as other 2 ships, but very good; good job here.
Dining: Tasteless and drab;Cannot compare with the EXCELLENCE of the Imagination or Inspiration.
Cabin: Fine, but some smells emerged on one day
Service: Outstanding service, people, staff.
Entertainment: Better entertainment here than on the other ships, actually.
I am being very fair. Still, I would avoid this ship in the future, because the food experience in the dining room is so comparatively weak.