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Carnival Sensation Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 17

Overall rating:

4.5 out of 5
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Carnival Sensation

5 Night Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: January 28, 2019

Ship: Carnival Sensation

Cabin type: Balcony

Cabin number: E86

Traveled as: Family (young children)

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

Great fun, terrific vacation, just a few minor glitches.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Smooth

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Iguana cantina was excellent! Service at the pizza counter was really slow. Desserts were disappointing .

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Lots of fun- great shows, fun karaoke and sing alongs, my kids really enjoyed circle c- loved Mariana!

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Very entertaining! Deon is a hoot!

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
Loved Mariana in circle c. Fun karaoke, games, scavenger hunts.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Ecstasy dining room: Nelson, Aldwin and Wahyudi were extremely attentive, accommodating and entertaining! My daughters danced with them every night! They were totally on top of everything! Our stateroom steward Greg was always very helpful with any requests we had for towels, information about the ship and directions (I had a hard time remembering where everything was) and disembarkation advice. And we loved our towel animals.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Up 3 floors to go across and down one floor... by the time I figured out where everything was it was time to go home. Everything I needed was there, but you had to go a very round about way to get there. And the signage sucked, sorry to say. There should be signs in every stairwell on every floor with major points of interest (restaurants, dining room, pool, fun shops) and an arrow pointing up , down or stating "this deck" . This was something that was discussed and agreed upon with a number of other cruisers who were as turned around as I was.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
Very clean (thanks Greg!) . A little smaller than expected. No place to put 5 days worth of clothing for 4 people even though it sleeps 4. Balcony was nice.

Ship tip

Have fun!

Ports of call

George Town, Grand Cayman

5 out of 5
Excursion: stingray city and dolphin swim. Loved it! So cool interacting with these animals! Guides were great . The only complaint is the highway robbery for the photos. Rediculous.

Montego Bay, Jamaica

5 out of 5
Excursion: tubing with Chukka tours. Fun, fun, fun! Ned was our guide and was funny and entertaining, he kept a constant banter going with Shrek, another guide. We were all laughing and enjoying ourselves the entire time. Even the ride back to the beginning in the truck was an adventure!

Disembarkation

3 out of 5
Directions were not clear: we were told (while in a waiting area) that we could go to the exit level when our level was called but it wasn't clear to me (and at least 30 other cruisers) that you could only use the forward elevators to get there- we went down in the elevators mid ship and after getting off the elevators we were turned around and had to go up across and down different elevators. Once out of the ship (in the building) it took almost an entire hour to make it to customs... because they seemed to release everyone all at once!
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