Carnival Inspiration Cruise Review to Mexico

Third Mate

1 cruise (first)


Helpful Votes

5 out of 5


Sail Date: March 18, 2016

Reviewed: 7 months ago

Traveled As: Large Group

Room Type: Inside

This was my first cruise ever and it was a great first impression.  I was very impressed with the cruise line and it exceeded my expectations.  From check in, to boarding, to sailing, and return -- everything was a pretty smooth process.


Dining was excellent:  from casual buffet choices (including the new burger grill and taco bar) to the dining rooms, the food was all delicious and included in the price of the cruise (except for a surcharge on high dollar items like steak and lobster)


Drinks were at reasonable prices so you can definitely enjoy the cruise even more!


Amenities onboard included:

- Fitness center and spa

- Mini golf course

- Pool

- Water slide (mainly directed towards kids)

- 21+ pool area (at the aft end of the ship)

- Casino

- Nightclub

- Karaoke bar

- Comedy club

- Theater lounge for shows and bingo


This is a great cruise for a long weekend trip to go to Ensenada Mexico then return to work Tuesday if you like

Cabin / Stateroom
It was an interior stateroom, so don't expect to get a view! But we knew that coming in. This was in a 3 person arrangement and we had a good amount of room.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Ship Quality
Beautiful ship, but it can be updated. However, they keep the ship clean 24/7 with lots of crew members to assist
Destinations and Excursions
Do the zip lining and La Bufadora ("blow hole") trip! Lots of fun
Onboard Activities
Children's Programs
No comment. Didn't travel with children but they have programs for children such as Dr. Seuss Breakfast
Service and Staff
Food and Dining


Long line for food at Guy's Burger Grill or the Tacos bar? Just walk inside to the "Italian" buffet section (or vice versa) on Lido Deck

Also, you can do breakfast at the casual buffet areas on the Lido deck, or at the dining rooms (Mardi Gras or Carnival)

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