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Carnival Inspiration Cruise Review to Mexico

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Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 16

Overall rating:

1.2 out of 5
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Carnival Inspiration

4 Night Catalina & Baja Mexico (Los Angeles Roundtrip)

Sail date: September 23, 2019

Ship: Carnival Inspiration

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: E57

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

I would never go on another Carnival cruise after this one. Yes, they're cheap but considering what you get... they're still overpriced. The food was inedible, unless you don't mind being sick in your cabin or walking around feeling horrible afterwards, and thats only if you're lucky and manage to get to a food area before they shut down and stop serving food. We were starving by the time we got off the boat. My experience with the food was echoed by every other passenger I talked to on the boat. It was disgusting and seldom available. Spend a little bit more and go on a different cruise line so you can actually enjoy your vacation. This was a horrible experience.


1 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
I wish I could give this less than one star. The food was awful, and thats when it was available, which wasn't very often. After 10 PM, you could only get pizza. They almost always only had 1 line open at the buffet and they served the same food as in the dining rooms downstairs. It was disgusting food and both myself and my boyfriend got sick after eating it every time until we resorted to eating protein bars we bought in port. Other passengers said they had the same experiences. To make it worse- customer service from food servers and bartenders was horrendous. They were rude and unaccommodating and looked like they hated everyone they served, it was beyond shocking and got to the point where it was almost comical because it was so bad.

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5
Compared to the 10+ other cruises I've been on, this was the absolute worst for onboard activities. Putt Putt golf and shuffleboard was about it.


1 out of 5
The comedians on this ship were pretty good.

Service and Staff

1 out of 5
Room steward was fine, not "great" as in most of my cruising experiences... but fine. Waiters were awful. I sat in a dining room on my birthday for over 15 minutes with no menu or water. We were greeted after about 5 mins then left without even getting a menu until a table next to us finally got up and asked what was going on because they hadn't been served either.

Ship Quality

1 out of 5
The main areas seemed clean. Layout was fine but boring

Cabin / Stateroom

1 out of 5
It was what you would expect for an interior room but filthy.

Ship tip

My only advice for someone about to sail on the Inspiration is DONT GO.

Ports of call

Long Beach (Los Angeles), California

2 out of 5
Long Beach seemed like a cool town

Catalina Island, California

2 out of 5
No excursion but Catalina is always beautiful

Ensenada, Mexico

1 out of 5
If I were to go on a different cruise line back to Ensenada, I wouldn't get off the boat. Dirty, disgusting city thats not worth going into


1 out of 5
The staff was extremely pushy, Ive been on a lot of cruises and I know their turn around time is limited but they don't have to be rude about getting you off the ship
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