Bummer of a cruise

Carnival Inspiration Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 4

Overall Rating:

2 out of 5
Verified Review
5 Night Western Caribbean (Tampa Roundtrip)
Sail Date: November 14, 2011
Ship: Carnival Inspiration
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Family (young children)
Reviewed: 6 years ago

The Inspiration was an older ship and it showed in many of the areas.We were not satisfied with the service. My 9-10 year old boys were bored, milling around ship, looking for things to do. Very disappointing.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Quality of buffet was subpar. Service was subpar. In formal dining room, they did the best they could do, but it appeared they were understaffed.


1 out of 5
The comedians were good and the one show we saw was good. Times were not always conducive to our dining time of 8:15.

Children's Programs

1 out of 5
Absolutely this was the most disappointing aspect of our trip. I can't count the number of times my kids said they were bored. We traveled with 4 other families, and all the kids had the same comments. Extremely disappointing with this aspect.

Service and Staff

1 out of 5
Didn't have one experience of any crew member going above and beyond other than our waiter in the formal dining area. His name was Norbert and he was wonderful.

Ship Quality

1 out of 5
Not very clean, old ship

Cabin / Stateroom

1 out of 5
Sheets were stained. Dust above closet was practically an inch thick.
3 out of 5
We liked the beach.
5 out of 5
We really liked the Playa Mia Beach Resort. We had a lot of fun there!

Pros: The Ports of Grand Cayman and Cozumel

Cons: Not enough activities for the kids, counselors were not very friendly, service wasn't very good, rooms were not very clean, many cutbacks

Recommends Carnival Inspiration? No.

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