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Carnival Sensation Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 15

Overall rating:

4.3 out of 5
Carnival Sensation

5 Night Eastern Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: December 22, 2018

Ship: Carnival Sensation

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: M234

Traveled as: Family (young children)

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Overall we enjoyed the cruise. Very nice and clean. The staff were very friendly and did a great job. It’s not a great cruise for children it’s more geared for adults. The pool is extremely small and they didn’t enjoy the kids camp.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Great! We had faster to the fun. Way worth the money.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Main dining room service was wonderful. Portions could have been larger at diner. Buffet needed more kids items.

Grand Buffet

4 out of 5

Buffet was very clean and a good variety. Needs a few more options for kids.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Pool was very small for so many people. Not enough activities for kids. Great for grownups just not little ones.

The Fun Shops

3 out of 5

I was very disappointed in the shopping. If you left anything at home you would be out of luck because you probably wouldn’t find it.

Resort Style Pool

2 out of 5

Very small for a ship. Not many people can fit at a time.

Photo Gallery

5 out of 5

They did an excellent job.

Mini Golf

2 out of 5

My children love mini golf. They went once and didn’t care to return. It was pretty boring.

Entertainment

4 out of 5
Shows were good. Wish more were offered during the days at sea.

Oak Room Library

3 out of 5

It is a nice place but the games are not kept up well.

Children's Programs

1 out of 5
My child hated it. After twice she wouldn’t go back. She’s 10. They made a beaded bracelet the first time and sang karaoke the second time.

Video Arcade

1 out of 5

Extremely disappointed! This is not an aracade. It’s set up like a Wal-Mart fun center. It has claw machines.

Camp Carnival

1 out of 5

my Child is 10 and hated it. She went twice. The first time she made a bracelet with bells on it. The second time they sang karaoke. We were very disappointed because we had heard such great things about camp carnival.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Our waiter was great. Very impressed with our steward.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Common areas were very clean. Bathrooms were always kept clean.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
VERY clean. Rooms could use a little update from the 70s decore. Our room had a funny smell but with my diffuser it was fine. Very small for a family of 4.

Ship tip

Take a diffuser for your room. Order cases of water to be delivered to your room. The water doesn’t taste great.

Ports of call

Amber Cove (Puerto Plata), Dominican Republic

5 out of 5
Very nice. The people were very friendly. We went to Ocean World. It was a great experience. My children are 4 and 10. We loved the dolphin experience. Our tour guides were great.

Grand Turk Island

5 out of 5
Beautiful! The people here were not as friendly as they were in Amber Cove. We went to Governor’s Beach. It was a great public beach. Don’t try to use their chairs! They are for excursions only but not marked. They will come out of no where and tell you about it.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Went very smoothly. We had faster to the fun passes.
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