October 2016 - Carnival Sensation to Caribbean - Eastern
Trip hurricane week was fine. Carnival- Sensation ship made the best of things and we had no choice but to change itinerary but we were all safe and had glorious weather and an extra day at sea because port of Miami was closed. Entertainment on ship was good with comedians, contests and music for all. I liked the lounge with some latin band sizzle and got to practice our dance steps.
Ship is not a mega ship so only there is no choice of restaurants but very decent options on regular menu and we did make a menu upgrade for lobster. 1 night at additional cost. One adult pool and crowded on sea days but the number of jacuzzis adequate for # of people and getting relief from sun. We have experienced several ships and lines. The price point on this one was very reasonable and we were looking for moderate getaway and we are local. Give yourself some extra time with air travel or time in city.
Embarking was very easy and recommend early boarding and relax at pool and plenty of food. Nightmare was disembarking because of hurricane and very late communications on Miami port re-opening a day late. People pushing and shoving, many missed flights 2nd time, staff not well informed, The handicapped people "wheel chairs "were in a herd of madness and should have been given some priority or better exit plan. They had limitations to bathrooms, elevators and it was a miracle that no one got pushed down a flight of stairs or worse.