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Carnival Inspiration Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
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5 Night Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip)
Sail Date: February 26, 2011
Ship: Carnival Inspiration
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 7 years ago
Were pleasantly surprised. Had heard Carnival was a party ship and thought we might not really fit in as we are in our 60's. Had a great time on our first cruise. Particularly enjoyed the meals in the dining room and the service received there. One entertainer, Jerry, who played guitar and sang was a highlight for our vacation. As to be expected with a large crowd, finding a deck chair took some persistence.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Were able to switch to early dining. Food was excellent as was the service from our waiter(s). Buffet could be a little crowded at times but selection was very good


3 out of 5
a lot of the entertainment was not really our taste, but what we did attend was good. There were quite a few options for activities during the day - impossible to get to everything.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Service was excellent from all the staff we had contact with. Left my camera in the main lounge and a housekeeping staff member turned it in and guest services made it easy to claim.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Very clean. Found the decor a little gaudy in places. The little "map" provided made getting around fairly easy.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Stateroom was larger and more convenient than expected. Most comfortable bed we've ever had away from home!
3 out of 5
My husband wasn't feeling well so we did not spend much time ashore. Visited Discover Mexico on our own. Very interesting but we thought it rather pricey and would perhaps be more enjoyable with a guide.
Don't Miss: most of the people at our table went to the beach and loved it.
5 out of 5
Took a Carnival tour - Best of Grand Cayman. Our guide was excellent and it was a great intro to the island
Don't Miss: my favourite activity was the visit to the turtle farm - being able to hold one of the sea turtles

Pros: the dining room, and some of the entertainment

Cons: hard to find a deck chair on the adults only deck

Recommends Carnival Inspiration? Yes!

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