Windy and cold but fun

Carnival Inspiration Cruise Review to Mexico

Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 8

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
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Sail Date: December 21, 2015
Ship: Carnival Inspiration
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Cabin Number: E255
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 2 years ago

Winds were too high so we weren't able to dock in Catalina.  The crew did a quick shift but the activities (bingo) weren't that engaging and everyone was getting stir crazy.  Dining room food was great but Lido hot buffet lunch not so much.  The salad bar and pizza was great but more variety in the hot buffet would have been good.  The Carribian (sp) was offered 2 days in a row and it was not good.  The ice cream machine 24/7 made my 12 year old very happy. Maybe a popcorn machine for a healthier snack would be good too.


The crew, wait staff and especially our stewart (Bagus) were awesome.  Bagus just seemed to be right there everytime we needed him and he was an absolute delight and professional.  


We will cruise again.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Dining room was great, as was pizza and salad bar. Hot lunch buffet needed help, same food was offered 2 days in a row and it wasn't good.

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5
The evening entertainment was good but during the day there wasn't much. Because of the bad weather swimming wasn't really an option and that severely limited activities especially for the kids. 2 ping pong tables and mini golf were the only free activities. Arcarde games should be free, not $1 per game.


5 out of 5

Children's Programs

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Our steward, Baugus was incredible. He was very professional but also fun and a delight to work with.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Our room was kept exceptionally clean and tidy, again Bagus was awesome. Always love and look forward to the towel animals. Maybe a couple of luggage racks to free up the chairs that were holding suitcases but overall incredibly happy with the room.
5 out of 5
Take an excursion outside of town. The town is a little sketchy and depressing but outside of that area the country is beautiful and amazing. Would have enjoyed a surfing excursion if it had been offered.
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