Carnival Sensation Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

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4 out of 5

TRIP OCT. 12016

Sail Date: October 01, 2016

Reviewed: 6 months ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

Trip hurricane week was fine. Carnival- Sensation ship made the best of things and we had no choice but to change itinerary but we were all safe and had glorious weather and an extra day at sea because port of Miami was closed. Entertainment on ship was good with comedians, contests and music for all.  I liked the lounge with some latin band sizzle and got to practice our dance steps.


Ship is not a mega ship so only there is no choice of restaurants but very decent options on regular menu and we did make a menu upgrade for lobster. 1 night at additional cost. One adult pool and crowded on sea days but the number of jacuzzis adequate for # of people and getting relief from sun. We have experienced several ships and lines. The price point on this one was very reasonable and we were looking for moderate getaway and we are local.  Give yourself some extra time with air travel or time in city.


 Embarking was very easy and recommend early boarding and relax at pool and plenty of food. Nightmare was disembarking because of  hurricane and very late communications on Miami port re-opening a day late. People pushing and shoving, many missed flights 2nd time, staff not well informed, The handicapped people "wheel chairs "were in a herd of madness and should have been given some priority or better exit plan.  They had limitations to bathrooms, elevators and it was a miracle that no one got pushed down a flight of stairs or worse. 



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Room was well kept. by staff. This was a handicapped room only room available when we booked. Nice view of ocean and end unit and level good. During day noisy when they have entertainment on this level but fine at night quiet. Room was clean and spacious. No lip in the shower so there was excess water when you leave shower. so plan on blotting floor. Staff generous with towels and mopping 2x a day by staff. May be part of the design for ease for handicapped.
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bring a blow dryer ladies!. Room does not have one and my hair has to be perfect.

There is ironing room on this level big enough for 2 people at a time. Iron early am if you have to too expect line near dinner hour.

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