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Carnival Inspiration Cruise Review to Mexico

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 29

Overall rating:

4.7 out of 5
Carnival Inspiration

4 Night Baja Mexico With Carnival Live (Los Angeles Roundtrip)

Sail date: November 10, 2014

Ship: Carnival Inspiration

Cabin type: Inside

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

I would highly recommend this cruise to any "first time" cruisers who want to get their feet wet and see if cruising is for them. 4 days will let you know. As for me, it made me a hooked cruiser planning more cruises for the future. Once you've done a 4 day cruise, 7 days is even better. You'll be surprised at just how fast time flies by when you're having such a wonderful time.


5 out of 5
Smooth and easy.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
I was very satisfied with the food and drinks available. I feel like there is something for everyone and every taste.

Onboard Activities

4 out of 5
Unless you want to be a "lounge chair hog" it''s nearly impossible to get a lounge chair on board. People are just so inconsiderate of others. That being said, Thankfully there are many other ways to enjoy your time onboard. Great shows and entertainment.


5 out of 5
The on board entertainment was the best part of the cruise for me. Comparable to any Las Vegas shows as far as I''m concerned.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
The on board staff were all friendly, polite and very attentive. You couldn''t wish for better service.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
The Carnival Inspiration is one of their smaller ships but being my first cruise, it still seemed huge to me. But it delivered big on food and entertainment.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
We had an "ocean view" cabin. It was clean and functional and we were very satisfied. However, In the future I will book either and inside cabin or a balcony cabin. I feel like the "ocen view" cabin is just a waste of money.

Ship tip

There is only one electrical outlet per cabin, so you should bring a small multi port outlet to manage your device charging needs.

Ports of call

Long Beach (Los Angeles), California

5 out of 5

Catalina Island, California

5 out of 5

Ensenada, Mexico

3 out of 5
It was just okay....We enjoyed souviner shopping.


5 out of 5
It was just terrible.....They made us get off the ship...LoL.
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