Sensation i have been on before so i expected the same quality as the last experience however they fell very short. The new serenity deck is in the most un-private part of the ship--the 24hr pizza shop is over looking it -i guess when they have down time they can invade privacy--along with how can you call it "serenity" when the water slide and kids play is right above it very poor location it is the loudest spot and most traveled of the cruise ship they should have kept it up-top it was at least private and the kids couldnt look down on the adults--as for the old day of the "formal night" and "cocktail hour i was insulted as a return cruiser never ever got a thing from returning and the cocktail hour was $1.00 off drinks how tacky--if they could do that it wouldnt hurt them to not charge 7-10 a drinkthe tip should not be included after that price that is very insulting--$25.00 for two special fun ship drinks insane----as on the last cruise the cruise director always anounced the cocktail hour and such--they decided to give a free drink for the guests on the last day of the cruise between rediculous hours and no announcement of such other than a one liner in the caper which was very unclear--i think the guests were insulted by the dollor off from the formal night they mostly didnt even show up----and a few that did were in shorts and bathing suits?????Carnivasl as really upped there prices on drinks which ups there gratuities for the bar and the service is very lax---they should leave it to the disgression of the guests if they "choose to tip on very drink or not" considering the prices are insane---as for the food lay out that was very poor the same thing day in and day out i remember my first cruise and it has steadly declined--------unfortunately i have another cruise already booked for halloween next year and i truely hope they make vast improvements-----as for the jacuzzis there were so many kids in them snorkling you couldnt even hold an adult conversation kids do not belong int the jacuzzis unless 16 or above----adults should not feel they have to be segrated to the serenity deck to even use the jacuazzi -----the placement is as if your a lepar they really need to rethink the layout==if your gonna give adults a "retreat" it should not be placed in a fishbowl setting were people eating and cooking and kids look over at the adult deck i would give this cruise a two out of a ten and go on royal carribean where the drinks are cheaper the service is better and the cruise director is a blast--------
Sail Date: October 01, 2009
Pros: getting off the ship
Cons: the serenity deck
Recommends Carnival Sensation? No.