Great service, okay food, older ship

Carnival Sensation Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas


Contributor Level: Third Mate
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 15

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
Verified Review
4 Night Bahamas (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)
Sail Date: November 23, 2014
Ship: Carnival Sensation
Cabin Type: Inside
Cabin Number: E138
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 3 years ago

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.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Buffet food could be improved; dining room food was great.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5

Entertainment

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
It's an old ship, definitely needs updating.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
older ship. our room attendant T did a great job keeping it clean and in order.

Ship Tip

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.

1 out of 5
Only thing to really do was hang out at Senor Frogs.
3 out of 5
You do a tour one time of the island and then there's not much to see after that.
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