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Carnival Inspiration Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 2

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
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5 Night Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip)
Sail Date: April 07, 2008
Ship: Carnival Inspiration
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 9 years ago
Went on our first cruise. Staff was wonderful. Cabin crew to kitchen staff all very friendly, went out of way to assist. Cabin accomindations appropriate, loved the towels shaped into animals on bed in evening! Extra charges on ship (ie tylenol) was very expensive and charged to room account. Pool area was very crowded, even at 8am. Alcoholic drinks served at 9am! Seemed like a lot of under age drinking allowed but they wanted to remove my 17 yo son from an R rated comedy show with me attending with him. Grand Cayman needs a port to dock to. Not ferry boats to cart us over. Islands were repetitive. All selling same things and begging for you to come to their shops

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
We were put in the 8:30pm slot, had requested 6:15p

Entertainment

3 out of 5
Not much for teens to do. repetitve programs

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
All were very friendly, especially room steward. Some didnt speak the best english but still tried to help

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Clean and friendly staff but an old ship with only one small pool, filled with small kids

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
3 out of 5
Did scuba diving for first time...kids loved it
3 out of 5
Loved the stingrays and snorkeling. Must have time to get to the areas

Pros: the weather

Cons: the crowded pool area, excessive drinking

Recommends Carnival Inspiration? No.

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