Enjoyable Catalina Island California & Ensenada Mexico Cruise

Carnival Inspiration Cruise Review to Mexico

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 19

Overall rating:

4.1 out of 5
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Carnival Inspiration

4 Night Catalina & Baja Mexico (Los Angeles Roundtrip)

Sail date: June 17, 2019

Ship: Carnival Inspiration

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: V32

Traveled as: Large Group

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Overall, we had a really nice time. The weather was nice. The sea day was a typical June Gloom day.


5 out of 5
Easy process

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Food was good.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Fitness center good. I used the treadmills which had beautiful views from the bow. However, if you are using the treadmills facing the sun, it gets pretty warm. The air circulation was okay.


4 out of 5
We went to see both of the comedians - PG rated shows. Both used very similar materials.

Children's Programs

We didn't bring our children.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Our room steward, I MADE, was very courteous and quick to help. Our dining room service team was awesome. Lead by Conrado Jr Hernandez Liwanag and assisted by Dexter Jaurigue Foronda and Viktoria Borusevych made our dinner experience relaxing and enjoyable. Conrado always remembered each of our names and paid close detail to our needs. Great job team!

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
The ship was clean and well maintained.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Room was small (as expected), the ventilation in our cabin was not very good. The bathroom was clean. However, the bathroom did have an odd odor. There is only one outlet in the cabin and one in the bathroom (hangs from the ceiling and the device wouldn't charge because it kept sliding out (downward) and wouldn't stay fully connected to charge.

Ship tip

Fun cruise, lots of live music, and bring a power strip. Get a room with a balcony.

Ports of call

Catalina Island, California

4 out of 5
We took the Catalina Inland Expedition. Beautiful views! If you eat at the airport, upon arrival, make sure you immediately go to the restaurant and order your lunch. The shuttle does not allow food on board and they only have limited time there as they have to get you back to port.

Ensenada, Mexico

4 out of 5
The Gold Coast Tour had spectacular views. The lunch spot was okay, they ran out of bottled water. I believe there are better restaurants in Rosarito.


5 out of 5
Very fast.
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