Happily Surprised !!!

Carnival Inspiration Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 7

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
Sail Date: December 01, 2008
Ship: Carnival Inspiration
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 9 years ago

The staff made this cruise! The ship is older, and honestly, one of the worst laid out ships I have ever been on. To go from one side of the ship to another often required changing floors at least once. That being said, I would cruise this ship again! The staff seemed to genuinly want to make us happy. They seemed to think of it as a goal to get a smile at each encounter! Only real complaint is the day we arrived at Grand Caymen we were 1 hour late. Not a big deal if we leave late, but we left on time.... would not have been a big deal, but day was supposed to be 8-3. Arrived at 9. Because of rough water, first bunch ferried to shore about 10 am. At 3:01 we were moving away from the island. We had to be on the tender to the ship by 2 pm. Yep 4 hours on the island for what should have been a 7 hour day. Still had fun though.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Food was good, but the dining room service was GREAT !!! !!!


5 out of 5
Nighttime entertainment was good and varied.

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
No kids myself, but the trip I was on had 600+ kids on it. You rarely saw kids playing in the halls or bugging their parents. On that alone, I rate them excellent. If you want to know what the kids themselves thought, see another review.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
One of the friendliest staffs EVER! Been on 10 cruises, this staff is the best!

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Ship is older... not as many of the "modern toys". Also, as an older set up, I sometimes felt like a rat in a maze to get from one side of the ship to another.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Small room like any cruise, but somehow it felt more spacious then most. Bed was VERY comfortable! NEVER said that about a cruise ship before!

Pros: Service

Cons: Getting to Port late

Recommends Carnival Inspiration? Yes!

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