Carnival Sensation Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

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3 out of 5

A great time to get away

Sail Date: November 09, 2006

Reviewed: 9 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

The ship was older but cruised along just fine.

Pros: Not having to carry anything

Cons: The red meat and 80's decor

Recommends Carnival Sensation? No.

Ship Quality
It did not take long to get the lay of the ship. Some areas such as the spa were updated and nice. Other areas such as the Gallery, dining rooms and staterooms were very dated and in some cases run down. Some fresh light bulbs and paint could make a big difference. The ship was pretty clean.
Cabin / Stateroom
Our stateroom was very outdated. Here is where the paint would come in handy. Also there was some weird light in the corner - a total waste of space. It was plenty for just the two of us - I can't imagine four adults in one small room.
Food and Dining
Stay away from red meat such as steaks unless you like them well done. There is no such thing as med or med rare. The salmon, lobster and soups were all really yummy. The melting chocolate cake was also really good. I was also pleasantly surprised to see so much fresh fruit and veggies.
There was almost always one or two things to do. We went to the big shows every night although I think we had the best time at the karoke and newlywed game watching other shipmates. I was a little disappointed with the dancers and singers. The guy on the first night was really not that great but I think he might have been on the only straight guy in the show. The 80's review was fun and the dancers seemed to be a little more together. Both female artists did a great job. The costumes were amazing. Go KJ and Kareoke!
Service and Staff
Our staff was very helpful and service oriented.
Nassau, Bahamas
We had fun shopping on the strip and in the arts and crafts market. This is something that the ship does not tell you about. They only send you to the stores that they get a kick back from - which do seem to nice stores but also seem very "American" - we enjoyed talking with some of the locals too. We did have a great time in the clear blue water - next time we will hit a beach and maybe Atlantis
Don't Miss: Snorkeling or the water

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