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Carnival Sensation Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 3

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
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3 Night Bahamas (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)
Sail Date: April 23, 2009
Ship: Carnival Sensation
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 8 years ago
We found out after booking that the ship was going in for renovations in January before our April cruise. Everything was clean and looked festive.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The food was good. We enjoyed dinner in the dining room each evening and the waitstaff was fantastic. For breakfast and lunch, we took advantage of the great buffets.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
We enjoyed all three night's shows in the Fantasia Lounge...even our 14 year old came back from the kid's club to be with us and enjoy. The pool activities were fun and we even won a little bit on the lottery scratch offs...wish we had won the free cruise...oh well...next time. Hairy chest contest the funniest I've seen in a while.

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
Our 14 year old was a little shy at first, but by the second day he was all for the neato digital scavenger hunt and dancing that went on until the wee hours. It was nice to know he was okay and we could still enjoy ourselves as well.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Augustinos was our cabin man...he is a true asset for Carnival. All staff acknowledged and smiled when passing. Very comfortable feeling.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
The public areas were constantly being cleaned after guests including the restrooms. We were advised to book our stateroom close to the stairways and elevators, so maneuvering each deck was very easy.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
For a family of four, our stateroom was roomier than anticipated with room to move easily. Storage was ample. The renovated bath was a definate plus and much larger than we had thought it would be.
5 out of 5
We opted to venture on our own instead of an excursion. Did quite a bit of shopping and came back to the ship to continue relaxing at the pool and get ready for formal night.

Pros: The wonderful staff and service

Cons: Nothing

Recommends Carnival Sensation? Yes!

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