Carnival Inspiration Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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5 out of 5

great getaway

Sail Date: December 09, 2006

Reviewed: 9 years ago

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Room Type: Inside

THis was my first cruise and I must say, Carnival made this experience a pleasant one. I was on the Inspiration with a stop at the Grand Caymans and one in Mexico, Calica where we took a cab to Playa del Carmen.
On the ship you have everything you need. I have made several vacations all over the world. Coming from Germany we do have a certain standard and I can compare the ship with a 5 star hotel.
THe only thing I did not like , and I know that this is not Carnivals fault, is that some people just do not know how to behave while traveling along with others.
Maybe the cruiseline should set some standards and rules for that reason.
But other than that, I had a pleasant time.
One experience I want to just talk about. I was sitting in the hot tub on the outer deck and as I mentioned before, I am from Germany. With me, in that tub were people from South Africa, USA, Asia and the Americas. THis was something. We were talking politics and about whats going on in the whole world and after a while , we realized, we were all in the same boat.

Pros: food, entertainment

Cons: other people not knowing how to behave, for example using the steam room or sauna or hot tup without taking shower before

Recommends Carnival Inspiration? Yes!

Ship Quality
everything was clean clean
Food and Dining
felt like dining in 5 star restaurants
Cabin / Stateroom
a bit smaller than in a hotel but if you do not stay for more than sleep, its just fine
Service and Staff
everybody was friendly and helpful
I could hardly keep up with all the things we were able to do
George Town, Grand Cayman
I was dissapointed from the Grand Cayman. I have traveled all over the world and this area is not worth a visit, unless you want to bring some money to the banks
Calica, Mexico
I have been in Playa del Carmen and this is a place you have to see. THis is what you expect when you want to have fun.

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