Incredible Crew, disgusting ship

Carnival Inspiration Cruise Review to Mexico

Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 6

Overall Rating:

2 out of 5
Verified Review

Sail Date: November 30, 2015
Ship: Carnival Inspiration
Cabin Type: Inside
Cabin Number: M12
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago

This will most likely be our last Carnival Cruise.  Although their crew is amazing, friendly, helpful & very attentive, the ship was a mess.  From the moment we arrived in our stateroom, the entire bathroom reeked of sewage, which we would get whiffs of all over the boat, enclosing the decks and dining rooms.  The elevators kept breaking down, the room and pool towels were mangled rags, our toilet backed up while we were gone on a shore excursions, and we came back to a flooded bathroom, we were woken by extreme shaking (knocking everything in the shower and bathroom to the floor) and engine screams everynight and every morning, and the food was ok, not the best, but edible.  The poor crew works double over-time to counter this nasty old ship.  They even shampooed the hallway carpets while we were there, but the boat is simply too worn to look presentable.


Don't waste your money on the Inspiration, and I personally would never do another Carnival cruise again.  We've sailed Norweigen & Royal Carribean many times, and will continue to stick with those companies and Princess.  Many of those horrific headlines about terrible experiences with cruises just happen to be the  majority from Carnival, and now I see why.  

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Nothing amazing, nothing horrible. Just so-so.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Either aimed for very young, or the elderly.


5 out of 5
The George Lopez Comedy Club was by far the shining star of our cruise! These comedians were the best I've ever seen, so entertaining!

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

1 out of 5
One word, disgusting.

Cabin / Stateroom

1 out of 5
So so soooooo old. The bathroom had permanent build up of black in all the corners and nooks. The carpets were stained and worn. The towels were rags. The bed skirt and coverlette were so stained and tarnished.

Ship Tip

Do carry your luggage off of the ship for disembarkation. From the moment we left our room, to the time we went through customs and got to our car, it only took us 20 minutes.

5 out of 5
Rent a golf cart and do the island cart roads! Takes around and hour to do the big loop. After go shop, and eat and Maggie's Blue Rose for some great Mexican food!
5 out of 5
Take the shuttle to downtown and go shopping! So much fun and so many things to buy!
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