Carnival Sensation Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

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5 out of 5

Let's do this again soon

Sail Date: April 24, 2008

Reviewed: 8 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

The ship was immaculate. Lots of activities, something for everybody. The staff was amazing--helpful, friendly but not imposing. The cabin was great--not the little tiny stateroom I had imagined, but big enough for a king-sized bed and a great view of the ocean. The bathroom was perfect. More hot water than in any hotel we've ever stayed in.

Pros: fabulous food, delightful, responsive staff, spotlessly clean ship

Cons: not long enough--we need more of this

Recommends Carnival Sensation? Yes!

Ship Quality
Nice sized ship, easy to navigate after a day or so, very clean.
Food and Dining
I was a bit concerned that the buffets would be like Vegas buffets--lots of medium-quality food. But not on this ship. Everything--EVERYTHING--was delicious. Many choices, wonderfully prepared, sumptuous desserts.
Cabin / Stateroom
The stateroom was far above our expectations. Soft comfortable linens and pillows, temperature control in the room, always tidied up by the staff. Lots of closet space and lots of hangers.
Service and Staff
There were 3000 guests on the ship and 1000 staff members. With that ratio, how could it help but be perfect? And it was. The staff was friendly, accommodating, available, and delightful. Provided drinks and foods almost before requested.
Something for everybody. Shows, audience participation activities, casino, shopping, swimming, and just relaxing. Always clear instructions, delightful crew.
Nassau, Bahamas
We hopped on a horse and carriage ride through historic Nassau with a driver who was a delight and very knowledgeable. Next we took a ferry to another island where we played in the ocean on a wonderful beach. Our taxi back to Nassau wound through the back roads of the Bahamas and showed us how the inhabitants of the island really live. It was all fascinating.

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