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Carnival Inspiration Cruise Review to Mexico

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 19

Overall rating:

3 out of 5
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Carnival Inspiration

Sail date: July 14, 2014

Ship: Carnival Inspiration

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: GUAR

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Review summary

As a first time "cruiser" I expected more direction on where to go once on the ship we had to figure it all out on our own which was a bit frustrating. Once we figured out what our room number was and where to find it we got "lost" on the ship but it was the start of the adventure. I will say all the professional picture taking was annoying by day 2 and trying to find your picture in all the thousands up on the wall wasn't fun either so we gave up and stopped taking them. We did learn a lot on this cruise which is a benefit considering we had previously booked one for our Anniversary in December, I feel that overall it was a good first cruise and staff was nice our inexperience and lack of help at the start will not stop us from going again.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


5 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
no direction when first on ship - nor at check in had no idea where to go

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
sewage smell night one but it was handled quickly

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
had the smallest room but booked late so this was our only option - not bad considering

Ports of call

Long Beach (Los Angeles), California

5 out of 5

Catalina Island, California

5 out of 5

Ensenada, Mexico

1 out of 5
the area looks concerning, there are shuttles to take you to town/shopping but they dont tell you that it costs $ to use . I expected to see the beach from the port but you cannot
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