Christmas with the Family

Carnival Inspiration Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Vote: 1

Overall Rating:

2.0 out of 5
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5 Night Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip)
Sail Date: December 23, 2006
Ship: Carnival Inspiration
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 7 years ago
Our family just cruised on the Carnival "Inspiration" for Christmas. We found that the cruise was just like any other 5 day cruise that they offer. Nothing special for Christmas. A few decorations in the dining rooms and the promenade. Nothing special at all about this company. My college aged kids had nothing to do. Discos empty, entertainment for them was nonexistent. Will not travel again with this company. Have sailed with Norwegian many times and even the least disappointed cruise was better than this one. Very disappointed.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Dining room food was OK. Nothing special. Did not accommodate my son's picky eating. Most food prepared so no special requests were available. AS an example, no sauce on chicken, no salad dressing on salad.
The grills were great. Very accommodating to individual orders.

Entertainment

1 out of 5
For a special Christmas cruise there was nothing special, only the same old, same old. Not much in the area of entertainment on the Lido deck. Every other cruise had lots going on on the pool deck. Music, games, bands, etc.

Children's Programs

1 out of 5
Nothing for 18 - 21 year old group, except gambling. AS college students they lacked the funding for that entertainment.

Service and Staff

1 out of 5
Not much to say. No personality on this cruise. Everything, including staff, unmemorable.
BLAH!

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
The ship was very clean.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
The Upper Outside cabin had enough room for the three of us. The bathroom needs updating. No hair dryer in room. Was able to get the last one at the Purser's desk. Most ships have a hair dryer in rooms.
Room steward very helpful.
3 out of 5
Shore excursion - Pelicano Jeep tour w/ snorkeling, small ruin, shopping, beach coast ride w/lunch all good. In the explanation of the excursion more detail is needed. Our family didn't know we were going to be able to do a small amount of shopping, brought no money. Also, did not know lunch was being provided.
3 out of 5
Shore excursion - Pelicano Jeep tour w/ snorkeling, small ruin, shopping, beach coast ride w/lunch all good. In the explanation of the excursion more detail is needed. Our family didn't know we were going to be able to do a small amount of shopping, brought no money. Also, did not know lunch was being provided.

Pros: Cozumel Jeep Tour and Snorkel

Cons: Crew not friendly or helpful

Recommends Carnival Inspiration? No.

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