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Carnival Inspiration Cruise Review to Mexico

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Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 6

Overall rating:

3.7 out of 5
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Carnival Inspiration

4 Night Catalina & Baja Mexico (Los Angeles Roundtrip)

Sail date: February 17, 2020

Ship: Carnival Inspiration

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: M171

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 7 months ago

Review summary

Would not do this tour again ourselves. Seems if you have kids it would be the right one, as they definitely had the upper hand to pool area and halls.


3 out of 5
Due to California traffic, we arrived later than we expected. Did not get much help carrying bags, when asked if we could use a cart was told no.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
The food was good in the dining room. Service excellent there as well. The buffet was not as good as other cruises, staff was for most part horrible.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Cruise director best we have encountered. He wa the bright spot of the cruise.


5 out of 5
Very good performances.

Service and Staff

4 out of 5
Room Stewart's were great, very friendle and kept the room very nice.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Seen much cleaner ships.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Decor is getting very old. Needs an update.

Ship tip

If you are looking for a romantic trip, this probably is not the right cruise. Kids were left to practically run the ship. They would run up and down the halls constantly and overtook the pool and hot tubs.

Ports of call

Long Beach (Los Angeles), California

3 out of 5
Very hard to find. Need better signage leading to the actual port around construction area.

Catalina Island, California

4 out of 5
Nice place to see, very small and quaint.

Ensenada, Mexico

3 out of 5
Excursion wasn't the best. Tour guide didn't guide so much as lead us to places.


5 out of 5
Did the self service (why not, thats how we embarked). Very fast and easy.
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