Carnival Inspiration Cruise Review to Mexico

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4 out of 5

Great, but for the surprise parking fees

Sail Date: February 06, 2012

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Traveled As: Family (young children)

Room Type: Balcony

Overall the staff was wonderful, taking the time to learn our preferences, always greeting us. Unlike previous trips, the Maitre'D did not introduce himself or check around the tables. Our wait staff was excellent and particularly nice to my grandaughter. Also the man that took care of our room was wonderful.

The kid's club was a big draw for my 10 year old grandaughter, along with the water park. The pool is not heated and was very cold, though.

Cons were the nickel and dime aspect where sodas are considered a bar charge and were extra just as alcoholic beverages were. Further, the site should make it very clear that there is a $15 per day parking fee, which is an awful lot. Finally, travellers should note that those day trips sold through guest services can be had for about half the price when you arrive in Encenadas.

Pros: dining room staff excellent, kids loved the children's program/water park

Cons: did not like being charged for every soda or that there would be a $15 per day parking charge

Recommends Carnival Inspiration? Yes!

Children's Programs
it is nice that the program moved to different places which made things interesting for the kids, however it would be nice if they kept a sheet saying where they were at all times. They did have some activities for the 10 year old crowd that involved them running around the ship without adult supervision
Ship Quality
things were clean and in good repair.
Food and Dining
it was fun that each night they offered appetizers such as alligator or escargot in addition to many other more traditional options.
Cabin / Stateroom
it was difficult to turn bathwater off and on, but otherwise everything was wonderful. We had a suite with a balcony which was great for three people
Service and Staff
our waiters remembered our preferences after the first day and made us feel special
we would have liked a few more entertainment options....the family comedy shows were nice for the most part...the regular staff was excellent although one comedian was a bit belligerant toward the audience

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