Carnival Sensation Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

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4-6 cruises


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3 out of 5

Nice, short cruise

Sail Date: March 20, 2011

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Suite

The Sensation is an older, smaller ship, however, this ship is adequate for a short, weekend getaway, and the staff is extremely pleasant. We had a lovely time.

Pros: Friendly service; Nassau

Cons: Dining room seating

Recommends Carnival Sensation? Yes!

Ship Quality
See above comments.
Food and Dining
This was our second trip with Carnival, and with each cruise, our seating at dining has not been the best (we had the early seatings for both cruises). Both of our seatings have been near the main entrance, and on this cruise, we were seated with young couples who had very young children. The children were very well behaved, however, a family of similar constitution probably would have been a better choice at this table than ours.

The quality of the food was very good, and the dining staff was excellent.

Specialty options in regard to food seems to have been limited.
Cabin / Stateroom
In regard to the staterooms, we were in the largest stateroom, however, it did seem a bit smaller compared to other cruises we have been on. This is understandable, as the Sensation is older. I would be interested in possibly seeing the rooms on newer Carnival ships, but the pictures at the website are not very detailed, and appear to be stock footage.
The people seemed to enjoy Karaoke, and the shows were adequate.

Two of the lounges (Michaelangelo's was one) appeared to be empty for the duration of the cruise. More activites could be scheduled in these lounges (such as ballroom dancing or ice cream socials).
Service and Staff
Very fine staff, overall.
Children's Programs
Hopefully, the sizes of these clubs can be expanded.
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island
There was not much to do or see in Freeport, but this is not the fault of Carnival.
Don't Miss: Not applicable, but we had a nice day.
Nassau, Bahamas
Wonderful. Your partnership with Atlantis is a brilliant idea. We thoroughly enjoyed our day here.
Don't Miss: Atlantis

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