Carnival Sensation Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

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3 out of 5

1st time cruisers

Sail Date: June 03, 2012

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

Overall the ship was very nice (coming from someone that's never been on one!), but there was an odd smell which we got used to pretty quick. Onboard spending was way more than we expected. Alcohol, cokes and even juice were at regular bar prices - I'd even say airport price. Mixed drinks averaged $7.50, some higher, and beer (domestic only) ran about $6.50. Maybe that's average, but we weren't prepared for it and it was disappointing. If you drink, budget HIGH.

Pros: Extremely friendly staff, lots of activities,

Cons: uncomfortable bed, food

Recommends Carnival Sensation? Yes!

Ship Quality
The staff cleaned on the ship all the time, so I think the odd smell was just age. Easy to get around, yet plenty to do and see.
Food and Dining
Disappointed in the buffet food - OK, but not amazing as I'd always heard and expected. The Fantasy dining room was better, but small portions and still not 5-star.
Cabin / Stateroom
We had an interior room on the bottom (you get what you pay for). It was cleaned twice a day and had plenty of room as all we did was sleep and shower in it, but the bed was lumpy, worn in the middle and not at all comfortable.
Service and Staff
ALL the staff were over the top friendly, learning our names and waiting on us hand over foot. From the managers to the room steward, they made the cruise fantasic for us.
Lots of activities to choose from: vegas style shows, comedy club, dancing, casino's, pool parties, bingo, etc.

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