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Carnival Sensation Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas


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Review: 1
Helpful Vote: 1

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
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4 Night Bahamas (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)
Sail Date: August 14, 2011
Ship: Carnival Sensation
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 6 years ago
The ship was older but well maintained. The service was professional, but lacked in the interpersonal communications that I had previously experienced. This was my third Carnival cruise. On my previous two, my room steward knew me by name after the first hour on the ship and was always saying hello everytime we were near the room, asking if we needed anything. On the Sensation, the staff did a fine job of cleaning, just didnt seem as friendly.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
The food was good, but the menu in the formal dining room seemed smaller than previous cruises. Our waiter was polite and professional, but no interaction with us like past trips.

Entertainment

3 out of 5
The photos were nice as always, we loved the comedy shows.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Everybody was polite and professional, no real above and beyond.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
The ship was clean, but lacked some of the technology of the other ships, such as checking your sign and sail account on the TV in your stateroom, and looking for photographs on the computer by your folio number.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
We had an interior room, same size as usual, but unfortunately we had what I believe was a handicap bathroom. There was not any enclosure to the shower, so water ran around the entire bathroom floor when showering.
3 out of 5
Again the excursion we planned to a hotel resort was cancelled due to too little participation, so we went to the Blue Lagoon and loved it. Nice beach, clear water, water toys, and hammocks. The lunch provided was very basic. The dolphin encounter at Blue Lagoon was awesome. Even though we didn't purchase tickets, they allowed us to watch from close by, close enough to see the dolphin activity without obstruction.
3 out of 5
we planned an excursion that was cancelled due to not meeting the minimum amount of people, so we just took a taxi to Port Lucaya and had a lot of fun. 5$ per person for a taxi ride to the shopping area and a public beach, had a lot of fun. Unfortunately, the rest of the area along the way looked pretty run down, a lot of closed up businesses.

Pros: Food

Cons: service not as personal as previous cruises

Recommends Carnival Sensation? No.

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