Our 1st cruise

Carnival Sensation Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 33

Overall rating:

4.7 out of 5
Carnival Sensation

5 Night Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: October 09, 2017

Ship: Carnival Sensation

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: E44

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 4 years ago

Review summary

For our first cruise, this was just 5 days in heaven! We had so much fun on and off the ship. I really don't know what else to say...I have no idea why there is 150 character minimum.


5 out of 5
Much smoother than I anticipated

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
I would give the food 5 stars, but I wasn't particularly impressed with anything except the Fantasy Dining room (which we ate dinner in almost every night). The Fantasy Dining Room was gourmet food with wonderful service. The breakfast buffet was less than mediocre but we were able to get great breakfast burritos from the Blue Iguana Cantina. The Guy Fieri's Burger joint was kind of a joke...they just handed you a cheeseburger & fries and you had to assemble your own burger.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
OMG. The activities were perfect. You could stay as busy or not busy as you wanted.


5 out of 5
The musicians, DJs, and performers on the ship were thoroughly enjoyable. Carnival really went above and beyond finding great talent.

Children's Programs

We don't have children

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
The ship was always clean and well maintained, but we did find it quite confusing to navigate.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
It was teeny, but clean and well maintained

Ship tip

Skip the long line at the breakfast buffet or Guy Fieri omelette station...head to the Blue Iguana Cantina for breakfast burritos and zero waiting.

Ports of call

Miami, Florida

5 out of 5

Ocho Rios, Jamaica

4 out of 5
I was a little intimidated by the shopping experience and constant offering of illicit drugs.

George Town, Grand Cayman

5 out of 5
This might be my new favorite place on earth!


5 out of 5
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