Dissappointed First Cruise

Carnival Sensation Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 6

Overall Rating:

2 out of 5
Sail Date: March 01, 2006
Ship: Carnival Sensation
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Large Group
Reviewed: 8 years ago

Our sailing date was March 27, 2006. The embarkation process was painless. We were able to board and gain access to our cabin even though we were told the ship was running behind. The staff were all polite and courteous. The food in the main dining room was excellant as was the staff. Food elsewhere was mediocre. The downside was the ship itself and the scheduling. At the last minute, meaning on the way to the terminal, we found out through another passenger, who had just found out through a relative at home, that the itinerary had been changed. Instead of going to Grand Turk which was the main reason for the cruise and had been planned for months, we were switched to Freeport! (Ugh). The reason given was propulsion problems. Although the seas were relatively calm, the ship seemed to have very little stabilization. The ship swayed like a lame duck for much of the cruise, so much so that during one of the Vegas shows the lead singer's dress was caught between two props as the props moved due to the ships movements. During three of our five nights, there was no fresh water during the night due to mechanical problems. The pool slide was closed for the whole cruise due to repairs. This was our first and possibly last cruise with Carnival.

Pros: Very friendly staff

Cons: Itinerary change

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