Carnival Inspiration Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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4-6 cruises

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3 out of 5

Tampa Carnival

Sail Date: March 08, 2007

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Room Type: Balcony

Carnival lives up to its slogan as the Fun Ship.. Lots of things to do, great shows and the Casino is a paying one - imagine that! Cozumel has rebuilt itself amazingly and the shopping is centered unless you're looking for the local stuff and that is easily accessible also. However, beware the beaches - the newly renewed beach area has some serious "suction" problems near the water - sand is not packed and tends to suck you in up to your ankles before you even get into the water - also there was a nasty undertow so please be aware of this and there are NO LIFEGUARDS so be sure you are near other passengers/people. Our cruise specialist, Bunny, really was a great help in finding an economical cruise with balcony. Carnival's new bedding is phenominal - no wonder they have a website to buy it for use at home. Room service was great, hot coffee delivered quickly. Our waitstaff was without a doubt the best on the ship - Oscar from Tampa and Ilenia frorm Bulgaria worked in harmony and made our mealtimes really special. The only disappointment about the ship is that it is older and definitely shows it with carpeting, and worn tiles, but on the whole it was a nice getaway and the weather was ideal. Great value for a long weekend getaway, however I would be interested in the other lines that dock in Tampa, eg. Celebrity.

Pros: The Great Bedding!!!

Cons: Height of bathtub - difficult to get into without those safety bars!

Recommends Carnival Inspiration? No.

Cozumel, Mexico
Chankanab is interesting and fun. Shopping is OK but you must know your prices and is better away from the Pier area. Usual Caribbean restaurants, Carlos n' Charlies, etc. Have the Margaritas but without ice - remember even ice is made with the local water.
Don't Miss: If you have the time a taxi that will take you completely around the island to the other side and back.
Cozumel, Mexico
Chankanab is interesting and fun. Shopping is OK but you must know your prices and is better away from the Pier area. Usual Caribbean restaurants, Carlos n' Charlies, etc. Have the Margaritas but without ice - remember even ice is made with the local water.
Don't Miss: If you have the time a taxi that will take you completely around the island to the other side and back.


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