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Carnival Inspiration Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 2

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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5 Night Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip)
Sail Date: October 06, 2008
Ship: Carnival Inspiration
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 8 years ago

We just sailed on Carnival's Inspiration out of Tampa. The crew on board are very nice and friendly, especially the dining staff. The food in the dining room is first rate, and the buffet is just so-so. We didn't feel there were enough activities fr passengers while we were at sea. We have been on other cruises, and expected more. They scheduled things they had going on, one on top of the other, no time to clear out one group before another showed up. The ship itself was very nice, and as well laid out as any ship we have been on. We tried to contact Carnival Cruise Lines customer service three times before the cruise, both by phone and Email. They never responded, even one time. Theirs is the worst customer service department that we have ever seen. I am not sure that I could recommend Carnival to anyone else with a clear consience.

3 out of 5
We almost missed our tour at this port because of the tour company. Probably not Cruises Only's fault, but needs to be addressed. The tour was good, but certainly not a must see. Our tour was so late we didn't get to eat in town.
Don't Miss: None that we saw
5 out of 5
We rented a car here and drove around the island. The Mayan ruins at San Gervasio were very nice. We had lunch at Chen Rio on the windward side of the island, excellent seafood served right on the beach.
Don't Miss: Seafood at one of the fine restaurants.

Pros: It inexpensive and went out of Tampa, a plus for us.

Cons: Carnival Cruise Lines customer service is non-existant.

Recommends Carnival Inspiration? Yes!

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