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Carnival Inspiration Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
Sail Date: May 01, 2011
Ship: Carnival Inspiration
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Large Group
Reviewed: 7 years ago

This was my husbands and I first time cruising and he had literally been back from deployment for less than a week before we set sail. It was a wonderful way to leave the kids at home and enjoy each other and let him relax. The food was excellent except for a buffet or two but the Mardi Gras dinning room and their staff was excellent. We went with 4 other couples and just had so much fun laying out by the pool. The drinks are way over priced but that will happen no matter what and the ports are over priced too but everything was so beautiful. The staff on the boat was wonderful and friendly. The only this was the day we were leaving it smelled a bit like sewage from something maybe them cleaning not sure so that was gross but all and all the boat was clean but maybe a little dated. My husband used the gym a few times and love it. Next time we will probably go bigger but this was a wonderful first cruise! Oh and if you are a hot tub person like my husband there are 4 of them and he was in heaven!!!

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
So good the dinning room was amazingly yummy and they will let you order whatever you want off the menu weather on the lobster night you want two lobsters or 2 appetizers or whatever! And they are so friendly!


3 out of 5
Didn't really do a lot more than eat and drink and lay out by the pool oh and glamble... small casino but had fun on the roulette table!

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
the dinning room staff is the best and just so friendly and so are most of the casino people but they will take your money :)

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Funky sewage smell on debarkation day

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Small room but nice oveall

Pros: Great food

Cons: only one pool

Recommends Carnival Inspiration? Yes!

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