November 2015 - 4 Night Catalina & Baja Mexico (Los Angeles Roundtrip) Cruise on Carnival Inspiration
This was my sixth cruise, and my first one on the west coast. We happened to be out west on business in San Diego and adding a couple of days to our schedule to sail out of Long Beach was easy, especially at the really low rate of $120 that we got for a 4 night cruise! Keeping in mind the the Inspiration is nearly 20 years old and that "you get what you pay for", I kept my expectations low and that was a solid strategy. We had a nice time relaxing at sea, and taking a walk around in the two ports. Nothing stood out either super good or super bad on this cruise. As its name implies, the Pacific Ocean did seem a lot calmer than the Bahamas voyages I'd been on before, so that would be a plus to anyone prone to seasickness. For someone who's never cruised, this would be a great way to get introduced to cruising at a pretty good price.