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Carnival Inspiration Cruise Review to Mexico

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 18

Overall rating:

4.9 out of 5
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Carnival Inspiration

4 Night Catalina & Baja Mexico (Los Angeles Roundtrip)

Sail date: January 13, 2020

Ship: Carnival Inspiration

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: M115

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

As being our first cruise, we were a little concerned of how our experience would be. Carnival Tours made every effort to ensure our tour was very enjoyable and safe. We were impressed be the safety instructions we received, and how well trained all the staff were. Thanks for making our trip such a success.


5 out of 5
Very good, staff very helpful and it went very quickly.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
There was a large selection in the main dining room, and the service was fantastic. The buffets had a great selection and there was plenty of food.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
We really enjoyed the live nightly entertainment shows, and we also took in some of the family type afternoon activities which were good. We thought the pool area could have been a little larger.


5 out of 5
The staff was very talented and professional.

Children's Programs

We didn't travel with children.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
They all made an effort to make the interaction very personal, by learning your name or talking directly to your face.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Well maintained and very clean. It took us almost 4 days to get a good understanding of the ship's layout. It was our first ship experience.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Larger than expected, and well maintained. Kept very clean, and we liked the towel animals.

Ship tip

Book a cabin mid ship for a more stable sail.

Ports of call

Long Beach (Los Angeles), California

5 out of 5
Well organized as a departing and arrival port.

Catalina Island, California

5 out of 5
The shuttle service worked very well, and we enjoyed the walking and the sites we took in while we were there. It was nice to be on solid land.

Ensenada, Mexico

5 out of 5
We enjoyed the dock setup, and it was nice to be able to walk off of the ship. Yes, we took an excursion while we were in Ensenada. We thought we had booked this excursion through Carnival Tours, because the booking information came as a Email right after we booked our cruise. But it was with another firm. It worked out great, and we had a good time.


5 out of 5
Very smooth, and quick.
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