joanderson

joanderson
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Carnival Inspiration

August 2016 - Carnival Inspiration to Mexico

OK Cruise

We did this same cruise back in November so there wasn't anything new, but it was the only one that was local that could do in a short time.  Food was OK but nothing to brag about.  At least the Anytime Dining was easier to get in to.  Last cruise needed to wait almost an hour to be seated.  Cruise's used to have an 18-20 group but have done away with it so my 18 yr old grandson really had nothing to do as his 15 yr old brother was in the teen group.  Definitely wasn't a cruise that I'd brag about but for quick getaway guess it would do.

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Carnival Inspiration

November 2015 - Carnival Inspiration to Mexico

Not as good as previous cruises, including Carnival.

This was just a so so event.  The anytime dining was horrible.  On Royal you pick a time and have that time every night.  Here the line is really long already at 5:45 and then if  you don't get seated you get a beeper.  Two nights we had to wait at least an hour to be seated.  Thanksgiving night we didn't get our main dish until 8:30.  Some of the food wasn't that good either.  My eggs benedict had at sit down breakfast, the sauce was hardened on the eggs.  Our room steward never came by to introduce himself, guess because gratuities are automatic they don't seem to care, although room was maintained.  Inspiration is an older ship so doesn't have all the things the newer ships do.  Oh we took the tender to Catalina and I was separated from my teen grandsons as they went down 6 flights of stairs and I took the elevator from waiting area to tender area.  I couldn't find my grandsons so asked those letting people on tender and they told me that they were already on the tender.  I couldn't get to top to check as it was full so assumed they were up there.  They weren't on the boat so waited to see if on another one.  We couldn't make phone contact for like 45 mins and they were still on ship as they wouldn't let them on tender as they didn't have picture id with them.  Wasted a whole lot of time for me to go back and get them.  Also didn't like they didn't have curfew for teens like other cruises so course grandsons wanted to be out all night with friends they made.  So overall just a Good cruise.

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Carnival Inspiration Carnival Inspiration - The example is true that you can enjoy breakfast at the buffet and then get off around 10 and goes pretty quick when they call your group number. We got there about the same time, 1:30, to embark. Last time seems like everyone was already done even though didn't start until 1:00, this time had lo
Ensenada, Mexico - There were only us and another couple on the van. We had a very nice tour guide who gave us all kinds of information about the city. Went to LaBufadora and you have to walk couple blocks down street with all types of vendors who all want you to stop and buy something and feel bad when I don't.
Carnival Inspiration Carnival Inspiration - We were told boarding began at 1:30 so got there then, parking lot was full had to go all the way to the top for a parking space so not sure what time all those people got there, but did make getting on quicker as there wasn't very many waiting to check in.

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received a helpful vote on their Carnival Inspiration cruise review - OK Cruise

shared a quick tip for Carnival Inspiration"The example is true that you can enjoy breakfast at the buffet and then get off around 10 and goes pretty quick when they call your group number. We got there about the same time, 1:30, to embark. Last time seems like everyone was already done even though didn't start until 1:00, this time had lo"

added Aug 8, 2016 cruise on Carnival Inspiration to their profile.

reviewed their Mexico cruise on Carnival Inspiration and gave it 3 stars!

received a helpful vote on their Carnival Inspiration cruise review - Not as good as previous cruises, including Carnival.

received a helpful vote on their Carnival Inspiration cruise review - Not as good as previous cruises, including Carnival.

added Nov 23, 2015 cruise on Carnival Inspiration to their profile.

shared a quick tip for Carnival Inspiration"We were told boarding began at 1:30 so got there then, parking lot was full had to go all the way to the top for a parking space so not sure what time all those people got there, but did make getting on quicker as there wasn't very many waiting to check in. "

reviewed their Mexico cruise on Carnival Inspiration and gave it 3 stars!