Carnival Sensation Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

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3 out of 5

Enjoyable Cruise

Sail Date: April 01, 2010

Reviewed: 6 years ago

The ship is small and older. It is a good ship for a first cruise, which is what we were doing. Not many places to choose from for dining. The dining room and buffet had many of the same items at each meal so there didn't seem to be much differentiation between them, except for sitting at a table being served.

Pros: Shore Excusion in Nassaue

Cons: Smell in the rooms

Recommends Carnival Sensation? Yes!

Children's Programs
Teen club did not do anything. Our children showed up for scheduled events and no one would be there. At night, no dancing, nothing... just teens on each side of the room. Staff needs to engage them better. Was a disappointment for the 2 teenagers we had with us. They had a tough time meeting other kids.

Not much for the 18 - 21 crowd. Too old for the teen club. Too young for other clubs.
Ship Quality
Cleanliness was great. No issues at all here.
Food and Dining
The food was okay. Not much different in the dining room than on the buffet. Hash browns in morning in dining room were the frozen round ones you buy at store. Same on buffet. Only difference is you got 2 in dining room & could take as many as you wanted on the buffet. Food in dining room did not seem elegant. Again, most of the items were offered on the buffet, i.e., crab cakes, steak , etc... tasted same, looked same.
Service and Staff
Marjority of the staff was great. Some seemed annoyed by questions from first time travelers.
Cabin / Stateroom
Staterooms were great. Very clean. Smell in bathroom was tough to take sometimes.
Quite a few options from Kareoke to bands to dancing to comedy to shows. Something for everyone.

Feel there should be a couple things where they whole family can attend for dancing. The dance clubs required 18 and over. Teen club was a bust, but our 2 youngest couldn't come with us to another club to dance and have fun. We wandered the ship looking for a place.

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