Carnival Inspiration Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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4 out of 5

Cruise in January with kids

Sail Date: January 01, 2007

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Family (young children)

Room Type: Inside

Ship Cleanliness: Excellent. We often saw people cleaning up.
Bistro: The dining room was very busy but the buffets were well stocked. The food quality was average. The pizza was excellent and the sandwich station was excellent. We also enjoyed made-to-order omlettes in the morning.
Mardi Gras Dining Room: service was average. Food quality was excellent. The warm chocolate dessert is a must have!! The kids menu was adequate for us. We didn't feel uncomfortalbe having rowdy kids as the noise level was pretty high every night.
Shops: clean, a little pricey
Las Vegas Shows: Ok. we skipped the last night. We found them a little cheesy.
Comedians: Both were very funny
Ship activities: we all enjoyed the various trivia games that were held daily.
Camp Carnival: Our older child enjoyed herself very much. Our younger child had a very hard time adjusting and we felt the counselors were a little to quick to call the parents. We didn't see them making too much effort to try and calm him down and get him interested in something else. They offered numerous activites with a lot of variety and themes for the kids though. It was clean and well operated.
Spa: didn't use
Fitness Room: didn't use
Library: most puzzles missing pieces.
Art: nice pieces but we didn't attend any auctions.
Ports: Both ports, Cayman and Cozumel were worth it. We enjoyed both. We would have liked to have tendered somewhere more exciting than the pier we tendered to in Cozumel. There were many stores that weren't open yet after the hurrican wiped them out. We also would have liked a little more time in Cayman.

All and all it was a great trip for the price we paid. I would recommend it for first time cruisers. It is a budget cruise in my opinion so we didn't go into it with high expectations but were pleasantly surprised.

Pros: The variety of things to do

Cons: Tendering in ports

Recommends Carnival Inspiration? Yes!

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