Carnival Sensation Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Contributor Level: Third Mate

4-6 cruises


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3 out of 5

Great service, okay food, older ship

Sail Date: November 23, 2014

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Room Type: Inside

I wasn't sure what to expect never having been on a Carnival ship before and especially after walking onboard to an explosion of purple. You could smell the smoke from the casino down every stairwell and hallway. It was especially bad on sea days.

All stateroom, dining, and shipboard attendants were very pleasant. The ship was very clean. Shows were good. The buffet food was edible but just barely so. Breakfast was good each day though.  The meals in the dining room were by far much better and I have no complaints there at all.

There were a lot of kids on this cruise as it was a holiday week and it seems most parents didn't banish them to the kid's pools, so there was not much relaxing to be done by the pool. Also, smoking areas should be designated to certain parts of the ships. Nothing worse than lazing by the pool and then inhaling someone's cigarette smoke.

Overall, our group had a pleasant cruise.

Ship Quality
It's an old ship, definitely needs updating.
Food and Dining
Buffet food could be improved; dining room food was great.
Service and Staff
Onboard Activities
Destinations and Excursions
There is not a ton to do in the Bahamas. Multiple visits to the port make it harder to find new things to do.
Cabin / Stateroom
older ship. our room attendant T did a great job keeping it clean and in order.
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island
Only thing to really do was hang out at Senor Frogs.
Nassau, Bahamas
You do a tour one time of the island and then there's not much to see after that.


Bring a power strip. There is only one outlet in the room. Tough when you have more than one lady in a room at a time.

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