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Carnival Inspiration Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Vote: 1

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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4 Night Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip)
Sail Date: October 30, 2008
Ship: Carnival Inspiration
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 8 years ago

The room was big enough for 2 and very clean. There was a problem getting ice the first day but after that, the ice bucket was never empty. There are plenty of opportunities to eat round the clock. Surprisingly, the 24 hour pizza and self serve ice cream were two of the best choices. Staff in general were friendly. The exception was the line in front of the port building. It was not clear to us where to check the bags with the porter and the 2 people we dealt with outside the building were very rude and loud. The rest of the checkin was friendly and as smooth as it could be with all those people. Also, beware that seasickness does not end when you leave the boat. I had an upset stomach and that rocking and rolling feeling for 6 days after docked back in Tampa.

5 out of 5
We did the Segway and snorkel tour. It lasted about 3 hours total and we had lots of fun. We had never ridden Segways but caught on in a few minutes. The snorkeling was terrific - clear water, beautiful fish and good equipment. The lunch at a Mexican place was very good and not too expensive. The shops right at the pier were very touristy but not that expensive.
Don't Miss: The beach and beautiful water.

Pros: We enjoyed relaxing in the lounge chairs on deck. We also liked our dinner waiter who was efficient and funny.

Cons: Not that many activities. The food was ok, but nothing above average.

Recommends Carnival Inspiration? Yes!

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