Carnival Inspiration Cruise Review to Mexico

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5 out of 5

Our 9 Year Anniversary Cruise

Sail Date: September 14, 2015

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

We loved every minute of it! Embarking was a piece of cake because we were allowed to take care of it outside.  The sit down breakfast was so delicious! The smoked salmon and cream cheese is a must for breakfast!  We really enjoyed the buffet lunch. We would get the sandwiches and bowl of soup.  You can also request smoked salmon and cream cheese in the sandwich line at the buffet. It sounds weird but you have to try it.  Dinner was out of this world!  You can order as many appetizers, but make sure you have an appetite!  Don't over do it. Some people on my table would order two dinners and couldn't even finish the first plate. For example they would order one dish of ribs or steak, then they would order lobster.  If you don't finish your first plate, you won't get your lobters.  They won't serve you a second plate because you are wasting food.  OMG! Try the crab cake appetizer and escargot, ceviche.  Whatever.

The staff was excellent.  We really loved Warren our house keeper who took care of our personal needs and always left our room fresh and clean twice a day!

Even though we paid for gratuity beforehand, twice a day, my husband always left some money and I would write a thank you note on the counter or bed thanking them for their service.

During our sit down breakfast and dinners my husband always gave money to our waiters.  A few dollars. $3.00 - $5.00 each.

If you ever get hungry during the day or anytime after mid-night, we would order room service and request peanut butter and jelly sandwiches with milk.  They would give us some chips and two cookies and milk. OMG! The peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are insane!!!!


Cabin / Stateroom It so so clean and fresh! We loved it. It was so nice and cool too. We left the room twice a day and every time we got back it look so warm and enviting.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Take your own luggage off. It was easier. Remember to have your docs out. Like drivers liscense, birth certificate or passport.
Ship Quality
Destinations and Excursions
We always do Catalina Island. It's so nice to walk around and get souvenirs. We don't always get off in Ensenada, but when we have the carne asada tacos, shrimp tacos and margaritas are out of this world!!!
Onboard Activities
It was so fun! So much to do.
Music, dancing, karaoke and comedy was great! Gave you a lot to do!!!!
Service and Staff
We absolutely loved Warren our house keeper. He took care of all of our needs and he had this smile from ear to ear. He was such a sweet heart! He was so happy to assist us.
Food and Dining
Food was out of this world! You have to experience it yourself. I can't even describe it!!!!
Long Beach (Los Angeles), California
It was clean and beautiful.
Catalina Island, California
Beautiful and clean. We love the shops and walking around. Great food and drinks too.
Ensenada, Mexico
Carne asada tacos, schrimp tacos and different flavor margaritas!! From coconut margaritas to mango margaritas!

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