Carnival Inspiration Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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5 out of 5

we are officially Cruiser lovers!

Sail Date: November 11, 2006

Reviewed: 10 years ago

Traveled As: Family (young children)

Room Type: Oceanview

We just love Carnivals Inspiration. We had taken it once before and wanted to bring some friends and family to experience it with us on this trip.
We were in a different dining room on this trip but is was also excellent. What I mean by excellent is not just really great food but the service and fun is really fantastic.

On this trip we had my young grandson 1 1/2 yrs old and was so happy with the babysitters. We picked him up smiling away and my son was able to have some fun at night , enjoy some of the shows, dance a little, gamble a little knowing that his baby was being well taken care of.

We had excellent room service in assisting us with things we needed for the baby as well.

Pros: everything....seriously

Cons: calica port

Recommends Carnival Inspiration? Yes!

Ship Quality
We are amazed at regardless of what time we are walking arounf the ship people are constanlty busy cleaning and working. It shows in the surroundings .we found it so accessable being on The Empress deck this cruise .
Food and Dining
Ac our last trip the food was wonderful! My youngest son of course loves having 24/7 pizza and ice cream. The late dining time works great for us so we can enjoy relaxing or doing various things in the daytime and then have pleanty of time for the shows and such after dinner ; our evening entertainment.
Cabin / Stateroom
to be honest we are not in the room very much. We really enjoyed having a window on this trip. We all loe the service and especially our evening towel guests. :)
Service and Staff
we spoke with several workers on the ship on this trip and loved hearing about all the differnt places they are from. service was great.
LOved the comedy shows especially...also loved the deks steel drums. really kept my grandson busy dancing.
Children's Programs
excellent as stated earlier.
Calica, Mexico
Although i rate the prt as poor.It is hot and poorly organozed. Theya re in the process of building it up I think. I do however highly recommend going out and taking some excursions. We took a 45 minute cab ride to Yalku Lagoon in Akumal Bay . excellent snorkeling in calm waters. This private park has lovely stateus thrououth the park. Beautiful! Our next trip after meeeting a guide there, we plan to snorkel at dos ojos. If possible make prearrangements for a cab as there is little in calica port.
George Town, Grand Cayman
Wyhen you get off the ferry to grand cauman walk towards your right...a short way down is a snorkeling and scuba gear store and rental. For a few dollars in rentals (even less if you bring your own fins and masks) simply walk down ladder and snorkel to your hearts content. On this trip we even saw an octopus change colors from purple to tan as camoflouge.
Don't Miss: buy liquor at toruga store! best prices. Cuban cigars too. sample some honey cakes there as well.

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