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Carnival Inspiration Cruise Review to Mexico

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 6

Overall rating:

4.4 out of 5
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Carnival Inspiration

4 Night Catalina & Baja Mexico (Los Angeles Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 30, 2019

Ship: Carnival Inspiration

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: E7

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 9 months ago

Review summary

We had a great time despite the cooler than expected (high 60's everyday in January) weather.


5 out of 5
Everything was smooth and organized!

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Not a long wait to get into the main dining room (20 minutes was the longest we waited). Lines for the breakfast buffet were long in the morning. It would be nice if we were allowed to make time reservations for dinner on the app. Also, even though we bought the beverage package, we had to sign (and tip) for each drink ordered. This really slowed down the bar service during busy times.

Rhapsody In Blue Piano Bar

5 out of 5

Micheal is awesome and we had a great time there every night...we made this our last stop each evening and were never disappointed!

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
It was a bit cool on deck for the pools, but we made the most of it!


5 out of 5
Michael was fantastic in the piano bar! We also enjoyed the shows and chatting with Max, Jeff and Eddie, who were fantastic in the show! Ryan, our cruise director, and his team (including Francisco), never stopped and helped everyone have a great time!

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Merta was our steward and was wonderful in helping with items we needed in our cabin.

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
There didn't seem to be the emphasis on washing hands and using sanitizer like I experienced on other cruises, and they were often slow to clear dirty plates and glasses from tables, but everything was clean.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
A bit bigger than I expected with plenty of storage space. Would love an extra shelf in the bathroom!

Ship tip

Be sure to check out the 21+ deck with hot tubs on the back deck of level 9.

Ports of call

Long Beach (Los Angeles), California

4 out of 5
A few things to do with decent night lift.

Catalina Island, California

2 out of 5
Our boat excursion was cancelled due to rough seas, and there didn't seem to be all that much else to do.

Ensenada, Mexico

5 out of 5
Loved the stores, the people, the tour and the food!


5 out of 5
Easy and simple
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