An okay experience

Carnival Sensation Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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3 Night Bahamas (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)
Sail Date: May 07, 2009
Ship: Carnival Sensation
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Family (young children)
Reviewed: 8 years ago
I would recommend this ship to those who are traveling without children and those who are traveling with friends. My first impression was that this cruise was going to be a bit "wild". Once onboard, the alcohol began to flow. Within the first hour there were 20-somethings using a funnel to chug beer by the pool. My daughter, who is 4, never got into the pool because it was ALWAYS full of wild, intoxicated young adults.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5


3 out of 5
Most activities were focused on an adult crowd.

Children's Programs

3 out of 5
We didn't leave our daughter in the childrens area, however we did stop in for certain events and the staff seemed very friendly.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
My daughter lost her "blankie" when it was accidentally picked up in the bed linens and sent to the ships laundry room. When she realized that her blankie was missing, she had a melt down! The ships crew searched the laundry room and returned it the very next day. They really saved us from a bad situation!

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
With the exception of spilt alcohol, the ship's public areas were clean. More shopping would have been nice.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Staterooms were clean and the beds were very comfortable. Lots of storage for suitcases and clothing.
3 out of 5
Nassau was beautiful. We did the Atlantis Dolphin Adventure. It was nice, however the trip to get to the dolphin adventure was exhausting, and once again... no water to drink! A lot of walking for small children. Also, the shops in Nassau close at 5, so we didn't get much time to explore.

Pros: Good Food and nice staterooms

Cons: Lots of singles, lots of drinking, not really appropriate for children

Recommends Carnival Sensation? Yes!

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