Toxic Shock

Carnival Inspiration Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western
Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 2

Overall Rating:

1 out of 5
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Carnival Inspiration

5 Night Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip)

Sail Date: June 02, 2008

Ship: Carnival Inspiration

Cabin Type: Oceanview

Traveled As: Couple

Reviewed: 10 years ago

Review Summary

The ship allows smoking in all the rooms. Our cabin had smoke coming in through the air conditioning duct and the bathroom exhaust fan was broke. The purser told me that there was nothing they could do about the smoke. I found some staff duplicitous, oozing with saccharine congeniality. There was a constant barrage to buy something. We had to pay $50 per person towards gratuities and then they pressured the passengers for more gratuities if you were pleased with the service. Our bathroom smelled like an outhouse. Urine odor emanatd from the toilet.

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Our dining room staff was exceptional The food quality was exquisite


1 out of 5
Gaudy, inane shows designed to entertain the smoking, gambling masses

Service and Staff

1 out of 5
One purser actually came to my room to assess the smoke odor. She decided that the dead exhaust fan was quiet but functional. It was broke.

Ship Quality

1 out of 5
Dirty bathrooms

Cabin / Stateroom

1 out of 5
Foul air in cabin and bathroom

Ports Of Call

Cozumel, Mexico

3 out of 5
Enjoyed snorkelling. The guide was pleasant and thoughtful. Only saw souvenir shops in Cozumel I would have liked to absorb more culture in Cozumel

George Town, Grand Cayman

1 out of 5
Our excursion was rained out. All we saw were souvenir shops.

Pros: food quality

Cons: Toxic air quality

Recommends Carnival Inspiration? No.

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