Not for Kids

Carnival Inspiration Cruise Review to Mexico


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 3

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
Verified Review

Sail Date: June 05, 2015
Ship: Carnival Inspiration
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Cabin Number: M201
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 2 years ago

We enjoyed the cruise and the ship.  They were way under staffed for bartenders and waiter/waitress staff at the outdoor pool area bars.  Several days we waited and waited to get a drink to sip on while watching the activities or enjoying the pool only to just walk away thirsty tired of waiting.  Also, this particular weekend cruise is not well suited for kids.  We had two 12 year olds and some of the loose behavior and language caused us to have to go elsewhere with the kids.  The teen activities weren't that engaging for them either.  On the other hand, the dining room formal diners were spectacular and the waiter/waitress service was 5 star.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The formal dining room food is first rate and the common meal areas were very good too.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
The scheduled events were very good and entertaining.

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Children's Programs

3 out of 5
They need a better youth experience for kids 12-15

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
With the exception of the pool areas where they were severly under staffed, the service and staff were very good.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
The ship is well maintained.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Small, but well maintained and functional.

Ship Tip

Select bar areas allow you to buy a special drink card (I think it's called bubbles?) for about $50 that allows you to order up to 15 bar drinks throughout the day. It's a great value but, one of the best kept secrets they don't advertise :)

5 out of 5
We stayed overnight on the Queen Mary, it was very cool.
3 out of 5
Wish they had a beach there to enjoy.
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