Sub-Par cruise on Carnival Sensation

Carnival Sensation Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Vote: 1

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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4 Night Bahamas (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)
Sail Date: September 04, 2011
Ship: Carnival Sensation
Cabin Type: Suite
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 6 years ago
As a previous cruiser we've noticed Carnival level of service, on the whole, has been declining everytime we board one of their ships. Regarding the Sensation, outside the main musical, the musicians were the worse we've ever seen. The food was decent, as expected, but we were disappointed to see they didn't offer salmon in the Lido like they do on all of their other ships we've been on. We felt we were treated like cattle on multiple occasions. The crew on the Sensation has put a real bad taste in our mouths against future cruises with them and Carnival.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Food was decent but the service in the Fantasy dining room was the slowest we've ever seen.


1 out of 5
I think we've seen or heard from the cruise director maybe 4 times the entire cruise. The specials from the spa did not meet our previous levels of experience.

Children's Programs

3 out of 5
Our teenagers, 15 and 17, were slightly bored with activities on the O2 room.

Service and Staff

1 out of 5
Clearly lacking in this department.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
For its age, it was well maintained. No hair dryers to be found.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
We've appreciated what Lilia, our steward, has done to our room the entire cruise.
1 out of 5
Atlantis..highly overpriced and over-rated! what a disappointment! Also, during the drive to Atlantis you'll notice that Nassau has a road-facade during the route of travel. But if you'll look past the buildings you'll see the real country, poor, devastated by the hurricane, and poorly maintained. We actually felt sorry for the locals.
Don't Miss: None that I can comment on.
1 out of 5
If you don't know where you're going and don't get away from the swarm of "shops" at the immediate port you're missing out. And to get transportation away from the port is a hassle. The locals are only interested in your money.
Don't Miss: Port Lucaya..worth the short drive to see the real Freeport, away from the docking port.

Pros: cabin/ room service

Cons: poor service by rest of the staff

Recommends Carnival Sensation? No.

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