Carnival Inspiration Cruise Review to Mexico

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2 out of 5

Not a great trip

Sail Date: June 11, 2012

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Oceanview

The ship felt very used, safe but not in good condition. The bathroom was in need of a deep cleaning and repair. Mold on the ceiling, rough caulking around the entire shower floor like it had been quickly fixed. The window was so dirty you couldn't take pictures out of it.

Pros: Catalina

Cons: too many to name

Recommends Carnival Inspiration? No.

Food and Dining
Food quality was ok. I had higher expectations but it was ok. Great desserts! We were given the late dining time which didn't work for our daughter (10) who wanted to eat with us in the dining room (real food not kids crap). The kids activities were held during this late dining time, I guess so parents could eat without the kids.
Children's Programs
If you want to get rid of your kids for the trip then it might be ok but we wanted family time. Lots of activities had additional fees. Times were odd. Do not pick late dining if your kids want to eat with you.
Cabin / Stateroom
Comfortable beds. One of the robes in our room was not clean. I left it on the floor (to be replaced as noted in the room info) but the same dirty robe was hung up every time. Yuck.
Ship Quality
Layout was fine. Cheesy old school Vegas decor everywhere.
Service and Staff
Nice staff but I think they are used to those who are drunk the entire trip.

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