Great, but for the surprise parking fees

Carnival Inspiration Cruise Review to Mexico


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
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4 Night Baja Mexico (Los Angeles Roundtrip)
Sail Date: February 06, 2012
Ship: Carnival Inspiration
Cabin Type: Balcony
Traveled As: Family (young children)
Reviewed: 5 years ago
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.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
it was fun that each night they offered appetizers such as alligator or escargot in addition to many other more traditional options.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
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

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
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

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
our waiters remembered our preferences after the first day and made us feel special

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
things were clean and in good repair.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
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

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!

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