Won't do this again

Carnival Sensation Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 6

Overall Rating:

1 out of 5
Verified Review
3 Night Bahamas (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)
Sail Date: June 02, 2011
Ship: Carnival Sensation
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 6 years ago
This ship is old and looks like Elvis' 60's pad...and it smells like he's still there. It reeks of cigarette smoke and sweat that has been washed over but was unable to clean. The bed linens were old and not clean. The water from the sink has a distinct oder of additives.
We could not get the AC to cool our room and it was hot and stuffy. We did have a big window in our room and that was nice. They put the three of us into one room which was fine. But the third bed extends from the ceiling like a Murphy bed.. You have to be either young and agile or a circus performer to get into the bed. I wish they had explained this to us BEFORE we booked the room. The food was okay...not what we used to get on cruise ships...but still lots of food whenever you want it. When we rec'd our bill before we left, it was around $1000 for us three. We did one excursion in Nassau. It was not clearly explained to us that we would spend ALL day Saturday on the boat, sailing. We could not figure out why it took so long to get back home.
I'm sure many of the people on the ship had a good time...it was a very blue collar group who seemed to enjoy themselves for the most part.
Also...we would not have taken this trip if we had realized that it was Labor Day in the Bahamas....ALL of the downtown stores were closed so there was no shopping!
All in all we were disappointed. I'm washing everything we took with us because the Oder of the ship lingers on with us. We will not make this mistake again.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Food was not what it used to be on cruise ships but okay and plenty of it.


3 out of 5
I wish they had mentioned that this week was a bahama holiday and the entire town would be closed down.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Wonderful and consistent. Sorry they have to work in such bad conditions, though.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
There was plenty to do on this very large ship. The slides for the kids seemed to be a great hit. The entertainment for the adults was fine.

Cabin / Stateroom

1 out of 5
Horrible. The smell throughout was the worse part.
5 out of 5
Went to Atlantis...it was great!
Don't Miss: Atlantis

Pros: Staff was great

Cons: Smell throughout the ship

Recommends Carnival Sensation? No.

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