Carnival Inspiration Cruise Review to Mexico

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4 out of 5

4 night Baja Mexico cruise - Carnival Inspiration

Sail Date: January 27, 2014

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Room Type: Oceanview

I enjoyed the cruise a lot. It was my first cruise on Carnival. I really really enjoyed the bluegrass strummers & pickers. Too bad Carnival

didn't showcase them.  Everytime I could find them on the ship there were a lot of people listening.  They provided good clean down home

Entertainment. The food was good. The porter who cleaned our room did an outstanding job. I understand the tipping setup Carnival has, however some, like our porter for our room (M86) deserved more than some of the other people who received a share or our Carnival billed tip. I enjoyed the

shore excursions, as I stated this was my first cruise on Carnival. For my companion this was probably her 6th or 7th Carnival cruise & I sort of had the feeling the shore excursions were "Old hat" to her. Honestly felt the photos were very pricey. I didn't understand pricing. I wanted to buy 2 photos of our table "one for $19.00 and the other for $10.00. The lady said "no" $19.00 each. I said "You'd rather throw it away than take $10.00 for the

2nd one. She said "Yes" so the 2nd one that I wanted got thrown away instead of getting $10.00 for it. That didn't make sense to me and mad me think (at the time) it would be a cold day before I ever take another carnival cruise.  In my opinion there should be some wiggle room on the price of photos especially on the last day. Would I take another cruise on Carnival ?  Not sure! Still upset over the picture thing! Also, my luggage got broke but accidents happen. Picture gauging was on purpose!

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Liked the ability to go several different places for food

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