Carnival Sensation Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

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4 out of 5

Excellent for the money!

Sail Date: February 18, 2007

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

For an older, refurbished ship, I was very impressed with the ship overall, and for the money, you cannot go wrong. I do wish there were more balconies, but with only 4 nights and being docked at nassau for almost 24 hours, you do not spend much time in your room anyway.

Pros: Entertainment, Dinner, Service, raffles

Cons: Breakfast + Lunch, midnight mexican buffet, pools (small and few), guidance to get off ship

Recommends Carnival Sensation? Yes!

Freeport, Grand Bahama Island
A dump where u are docked (all industrial). $5/person to their beach and shopping area. Annoying, pushy vendors, but good deals for name brands if your looking to spend the big bucks. Real coconuts with a pina colada inside is pretty cool. The Western Hotel was beautiful where we used their facilities (jacuzzi, beach) but not much to do otherwise. Swimming with the dolphins, though I did not get to do it, is a bit pricey for about $200/person.
Don't Miss: Port Lacaya beach
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island
A dump where u are docked (all industrial). $5/person to their beach and shopping area. Annoying, pushy vendors, but good deals for name brands if your looking to spend the big bucks. Real coconuts with a pina colada inside is pretty cool. The Western Hotel was beautiful where we used their facilities (jacuzzi, beach) but not much to do otherwise. Swimming with the dolphins, though I did not get to do it, is a bit pricey for about $200/person.
Don't Miss: Port Lacaya beach
Nassau, Bahamas
Gorgeous beaches. We took the pearl island snorkeling tour for $100/person- such a rip off. There is nothing to see snorkeling (and u only get 1 hour), they throw in conch shells for you to "find" and even those lucky enough to find an oyster with a pearl inside (one in our group) also was previously put in there, rubber banned closed so the fish did not eat it. If there were really pearls, the locals would be swimmin in there. The included lunch, yucky burnt burgers, hot dogs and chicken would not have been missed. just eat b4 you get off of your ship well. u will be fine w/o food for 4 hours. I even though the unlimited drinks would be worth it being that they are $7 on ship, but they could not have contained any alcohol if 7 drinks later, no buzz on. That was expensive juice. Only good thing was the ferry ride over to pearl island, getting a full tour of Paradise island and all the celebrities homes.
Don't Miss: Paradise island; Atlantis aquarium after closes at 4pm, prior to midnight, you walk in free at the dining area.
Nassau, Bahamas
Gorgeous beaches. We took the pearl island snorkeling tour for $100/person- such a rip off. There is nothing to see snorkeling (and u only get 1 hour), they throw in conch shells for you to "find" and even those lucky enough to find an oyster with a pearl inside (one in our group) also was previously put in there, rubber banned closed so the fish did not eat it. If there were really pearls, the locals would be swimmin in there. The included lunch, yucky burnt burgers, hot dogs and chicken would not have been missed. just eat b4 you get off of your ship well. u will be fine w/o food for 4 hours. I even though the unlimited drinks would be worth it being that they are $7 on ship, but they could not have contained any alcohol if 7 drinks later, no buzz on. That was expensive juice. Only good thing was the ferry ride over to pearl island, getting a full tour of Paradise island and all the celebrities homes.
Don't Miss: Paradise island; Atlantis aquarium after closes at 4pm, prior to midnight, you walk in free at the dining area.


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