Nice cruise to weak destinations

Carnival Inspiration Cruise Review to Mexico
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 9

Overall Rating:

3.7 out of 5
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Carnival Inspiration

4 Night Catalina & Baja Mexico (Los Angeles Roundtrip)

Sail Date: April 23, 2018

Ship: Carnival Inspiration

Cabin Type: Oceanview

Cabin Number: E16

Traveled As: Couple

Reviewed: 8 months ago

Review Summary

This was my first cruise out of SoCal and was pleasing mostly for the getaway value. I would not recommend the cruise for the ports of call.


4 out of 5

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The food, particularly at dinner, was outstanding.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


I did not attend any entertainment.

Children's Programs

I had no children with me.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
The ship's design is a little dated compared to ships built in the last 20 years.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
The cabin was comfortable but small.

Ports Of Call

Long Beach (Los Angeles), California Did not visit port

This was the place of embarkation and debarkation.

Catalina Island, California

3 out of 5
Catalina Island (Avalon) was nice, although it does not begin to compare to many Caribbean ports of call.

Ensenada, Mexico

1 out of 5
Ensenada is an armpit. We did the excursion to La Bufadora, which was mildly interesting but seems to exist only for the guides to pocket some cash for steering guests to particular vendors at the flea market.


5 out of 5
We took advantage of self-assisted debarkation and were off the ship before 7:30 am.
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