A fun short cruise

Carnival Sensation Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas


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Experience: 1 cruise (first)
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3.0 out of 5
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3 Night Bahamas (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)
Sail Date: July 13, 2006
Ship: Carnival Sensation
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Family (young children)
Reviewed: 11 years ago
I was impressed by the cleanliness and the staff everywhere were wonderful. We made the mistake of not putting our kids in the Club Carnival at all during the cruise - it's not a great cruise for bringing kids unless you do the Club Carnival for them. We found the baby pool was VERY difficult to get to with a stroller - many stairs to negotiate - which made no sense at all. The food was very good. LOVED that they did photo shoots for family poirtraits - very affordable and they came out great - probably would never have gotten family photo if wasn't for this. If you have kids or are a big soda drinker - get the Fun Fountain Pass as soon as you get on the ship!! We didn't find out about it untill the 2nd day (there is SO MUCH information given it's easy to miss) - saves alot of money.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Food was very good. Daughter LOVED the 24 hr soft serve ice cream!!

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
We didn't use and are kicking ourselves!! The program looked interesting - each time we saw them they look like they were having a blast.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
All staff we encountered were very friendly and extremely helpful. Always took the time to stop and talk to our 2 year old and ask if they could get him anything.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Ship was very clean - staff was always cleaning!! Decor a little dated but it was fine. Alot of walking for little kids unless you have stroller and some areas were very stroller UNFRIENDLY - see review

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Room was clean and nice - just a little smaller than expected.
5 out of 5
We went out on our own - hit Bay Street shoppes and the Straw Market - don't bother with Atlantis unless you bought the Excursion - you can't do too much there. Cabbage Beach (a public beach recommednded by our cab driver) was beautiful but did involve a little hilly walking and there were no facilties - but again it was beautiful and there were lots of water sports & chair & umbrella rentals available.
Don't Miss: If you are into shopping - Bay Street!!!!

Pros: The Spa!!

Cons: Amount of time in Bahamas too short

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