Not luxurious—subpar cruise line

Carnival Sensation Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 18

Overall rating:

2 out of 5
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Carnival Sensation

5 Night Eastern Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: November 25, 2017

Ship: Carnival Sensation

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: E91

Traveled as: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

I mostly hated it. This was not the crowd of cruisers I was looking for. The meals tasted like I was eating cafeteria food and there were way to many noisy kids running the halls, AND the cruisers did not observe the dining code. This is NOT THE CRUISELINE for the Uppercrust...NOT LUXURIOUS AT ALL.


4 out of 5

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

2 out of 5

Onboard Activities

2 out of 5
Trivia needs a room to host their events. They were well-attended; however, they were in a high traffic open area 🤨😕


1 out of 5
Pool too small. Hasbro show was good though.

Service and Staff

2 out of 5
I must say that Ngoni, Iwan and Eman were exceptional.

Ship Quality

2 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

1 out of 5
The bed frame is too hard and the mattress didn’t fit the frame. Walls are paper thin. The bathroom fixtures are rusty. The toilet smelled dank even after daily cleaning. The room was dusty and the decor is very outdated!!!!

Ship tip

Very old ship! Rooms are not updated. Reminds you of a floating 1977 lounge.

Ports of call

Miami, Florida

2 out of 5

Princess Cays (Cruise Line Private Island)

1 out of 5
What a WASTE of my money and my time 😖. So 😡 ANGRY that they switched my ports to this beach. NO REAL SHOPPING (3 little gift huts), NO TOWN TO GO INTO, 2 things to do...lay around or go in the water. UPSET!!!!!!!!!!!! NO REAL EXCURSIONS!!! You take tender boats to the island and spend all your time waiting in line to eat the CRAPPY, UNDERCOOKED beach were waiting in line to board to go there and in line waiting to board to go back!!!! I DON’T RECOMMEND THIS AT ALL.

Amber Cove (Puerto Plata), Dominican Republic

4 out of 5


2 out of 5
Confusing and still very unorganized.
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