bad decor/ bad service/ money grubbers

Carnival Sensation Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

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

Overall Rating:

2 out of 5
Sail Date: December 01, 2009
Ship: Carnival Sensation
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Family (young children)
Reviewed: 8 years ago
our weather was bad - not the fault of the crew at all. check in was hard. food was fair. decor was outdated and tacky. they constantly asked for more money for everything. the shows were the highlight but still not fantastic. debarkation went very smooth but there was not box offered for the shipboard comment form. i tried to get what i wanted from the cruise by asking the information desk which was not helpful in the least. the lady at the desk was so unhelpful i walked away crying when asking where the morning stretch was located. by the way, i went to the morning stretch and although it was on the itinerary it did not exist.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
the dining room was great and my waitor was wonderful. the food there was good. the buffet areas were crowded and unappealing.


3 out of 5
shows were entertaining. the gym did not have the very first class i went for so i did not try again. the shipboard games were ran by people who did not want to be there.

Children's Programs

1 out of 5
my five year old was bored and did not want to return after the first time attending. my eleven year old said 'no way' after his first trip to camp carnival as well. he felt the activities were not age appropriate.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
dining room and stateroom help was magnificent. the cruise director was windy and boring. the help desk was horrific until it came time to pay the shipboard account then they were nice. the crew who ran the games and activities did not promote a good time. the crew from camp carnival was not interested in providing for normal kid entertainment. i would suppose the paid babysitting option was better taken care of.

Ship Quality

1 out of 5
ship size was good.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
this was better than i expected. i liked the window and area i was in. we slept 5 to our stateroom. it was not roomy but well laid out.

Pros: evening dining

Cons: constantly asking for more money

Recommends Carnival Sensation? No.

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