Carnival Sensation Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Contributor Level: Deck Hand

2-3 cruises


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3 out of 5

I'd do it again

Sail Date: March 16, 2008

Reviewed: 9 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

The ship was relatively well kept, large enough to not feel overcrowded, and obviously seaworthy :)

Pros: friendly service

Cons: sitting with strangers at dinner

Recommends Carnival Sensation? Yes!

Cabin / Stateroom
Loudly furnished, but comfortable
Ship Quality
Some stairways don't allow access to the rest of the boat--which was irritating--there was no way of moving towards center ship from my cabin
Food and Dining
Most dishes were very bland, and tasted as if they had been prepared hours before my 8:30 dinner time.
Service and Staff
Placatory, but willing
If you like vegas, thongs and feathers, then the shows are for you. If you like summer camp, then the onboard games are for you. There was always something, though.
Nassau, Bahamas
Nassau was good--there were actual places to see, and the port was right in the heart of town. You can enjoy it without setting up an excursion, and the public beaches are just a stones throw away, and were wonderful. There is a small church (cathedral, they call it) which is old and interesting. The straw market, however, is repetitive and every vendor sells the exact same wares--none of which seems to have been made in the bahamas, rather for sale in the bahamas
Don't Miss: public beaches
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island
This Port was a giant waist of time. I went on an excursion, scuba diving, which was wonderful, yes, but Freeport, in and of itself, was an ugly place with a few ugly houses and no true culture--only cruise ship tourism, and a false culture created to serve that tourism
Don't Miss: just be sure to buy an excursion--there's nothing else to do

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