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Carnival Inspiration Cruise Review to Mexico

Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Sail Date: October 01, 2008
Ship: Carnival Inspiration
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 9 years ago

This was our first cruise and we enjoyed it very much. We did a lot of relaxing (find the adult-only section in the back of the ship) and had 2 massages in the spa. My wife also had a facial there. Our only complaint there was that they tried to sell us some unwanted oils and stuff. We also enjoyed the casino and many of the bars (it was a vacation, after all!) We wanted to rest, relax, snorkle a little, gamble a little more and just play. We accomplished that and more!

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
The food in the dining room was very good, but other than that, there was nothing worth eating. The lunch buffet was horrible. It was the last day before we found the hamburgers and hot dogs served by the pool. If you miss lunch in the dining room (easy to do since they are only open from 12 until 1:30), go for the hamburger. Very disappointing since I had always heard about the great food you get on cruises.


3 out of 5
We didn't do too many of the shows and heard mixed reviews from fellow passengers. The other activities (bingo, trivia, etc.) seemed to be going on all the time somewhere on the ship. The bars were a good place to find things to do.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Everyone was very friendly. I was surprised at how many remembered our names.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Easy to get around. One suggestion: be careful about the elevators. Not all banks service all floors, so be sure that you are waiting for an elevator that will actually get you to the floor you want.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Very nice! Your beds can be changed between two twins or one king. We were in an ocean view room (U21) and found the room to be very well designed and larger than we expected.. The beds were extremely comfortable too.

Pros: Relaxing and the Spa

Cons: The food (outside of the main dining room)

Recommends Carnival Inspiration? Yes!

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