A so-so cruise

Carnival Sensation Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Verified Review
3 Night Bahamas (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)
Sail Date: October 05, 2006
Ship: Carnival Sensation
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 11 years ago
The ship was tacky. The atrium was all mirrored with purple and green fluorescent lights. It looked like a space ship. The ship was very crowded and everything tightly scheduled. There were lines for everything and it was hard to find a seat on deck. If you're looking for a three day party, then you might like this cruise. If you're looking to relax with a little ambience, then STAY AWAY.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Dining room food was excellent. Service was excellent. The buffets were so-so. Buffets reminded me of a cafeteria. I was also disappointed in the lack of variety.


3 out of 5
The shows were good, but comedians were always scheduled at midnight. I would have liked to have seen earlier comedy acts. There were lines getting on and off the boat. A fair amount of wait time for activities after we got off ship in Nassau. We wasted a lot of time in our short three days waiting in line.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Wait staff and stewards excellent. Only bartenders not up to par.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Ship was clean. Pretty easy to get around. Sun decks too small to accommodate the number of passengers on board.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
We had outside passage, E (Empress) deck. Rooms were small but beds and pillows VERY comfortable. Steward service good. Rooms clean. Decor TACKY. Rooms are orange and gray. Kind of depressing.
5 out of 5
If you want to spend some time sunning on the beach, there's a hotel next to the straw market and Senor Frogs that will let you use their beach, pool and towels for $15. It was nice.

Pros: show

Cons: crowded and tacky

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