Awesome first and not the last cruise experience

Carnival Inspiration Cruise Review to Mexico

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 15

Overall rating:

4.4 out of 5
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Carnival Inspiration

4 Night Catalina & Baja Mexico (Los Angeles Roundtrip)

Sail date: March 02, 2020

Ship: Carnival Inspiration

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: R202

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 8 months ago

Review summary

This was an excellent short notice vacation that has us already wanting to cruise with Carnival again. We enjoyed our quiet times together and the interaction with both crew and customers. I really enjoyed the fact that Umo gave me a tour of the bridge (with the Captain's permission) and that really took it up a notch for a small ship Captain like me. I was like a kid on an airplane for the first time. Really geeking out on it all. I couldn't keep track of every staff member's name (shame on me) but I appreciate them all. Thank you to the guitarist that trusted me with his axe as I attempted to play Landslide behind that young lady's beautiful singing voice. What fun! Thanks Carnival!

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Perfect and timely

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Food was good. Didn't do buffet.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Perfect for the length of cruise we were on.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Excellent. No other word for it!

Children's Programs

3 out of 5
N/A but I couldn't submit review without a rating. Even when I checked the Not Applicable box. Child free since 2019. All grown up and moved away.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Excellent Staff! Thank you Lalaine for keeping our quarters in order.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Great condition and well maintained

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
It was better than we booked! Thanks for the upgrade

Ship tip

Get involved with the ships entertainment staff and crew. They really care and will make your trip that much more enjoyable

Ports of call

Long Beach (Los Angeles), California

3 out of 5
Arrived, boarded. That's all I expected for this port

Catalina Island, California

5 out of 5
I love Catalina and didn't need an excursion. My wife and I just enjoyed a nice long walk in town and reminiscing about our honeymoon there almost 29 years ago. In retrospect I wish we had booked a dive there since we are now both PADI certified.

Ensenada, Mexico

4 out of 5
Interesting to wander the backstreets. The excursion was poor and great at the same time. We didn't book through Carnival but through American Airlines website. We should have stuck to Carnival.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Piece of cake and faster than expected.
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