Better then expected

Carnival Inspiration Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 4
Helpful Votes: 29

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Verified Review
5 Night Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip)
Sail Date: December 18, 2010
Ship: Carnival Inspiration
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Family (young children)
Reviewed: 7 years ago

We booked a 5 night cruise with Carnival to take our 12 year old on her first cruise. She had a ball. We had sailed on Carnival about 20 years ago and we have graduated to other cruise lines as we have become a little older. We were pleasently surprised with this cruise. We chose carnival for its price and value and we thought it would be more fun for the 12 year old. She had a blast with her Circle C group. The food was better then other cruise lines, not as fancy but better tasting. The entertainment was not as good as other cruiselines we have been on recently. T

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Better then expected, good selection and variety


3 out of 5
Not a lot of variety, comedy club was average.

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
12 year old had a blast, lots of kids

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Sometimes late on drink service in theater. Slow in removing dirty dishes in buffet area and lido deck

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Nice and clean well laid out, good water park.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Clean and as expected, better shower then some other cruise lines (bigger)
3 out of 5
swim with the dolphins was fun, should do this once in your life. We had to dock the other side of the island so we did not get to shop.
Don't Miss: Dolphin swin fun
5 out of 5
Great Race Cozumel was great fun for whole family!
Don't Miss: Best shore activity we have ever done on any cruise stop!!!

Pros: Food and activities for 12 year old

Cons: entertainment and some slow service

Recommends Carnival Inspiration? Yes!

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