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Carnival Sensation Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 15

Overall rating:

4.9 out of 5
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Carnival Sensation

5 Night Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: March 25, 2019

Ship: Carnival Sensation

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: R135

Traveled as: Family (young children)

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

All in all I would definitely recommend this cruise! We had an amazing time and learned for future cruise adventures what we as a family prefer/like and will make adjustments to our plans accordingly. Gorgeous ports of call.

Embarkation

5 out of 5
we purchased the FTTF pass and embarkation was a breeze

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Main dining was delicious. Always something good to order! Sometimes hard to choose.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Water slides and pool was a hit for the kids! Lounging on the deck and relaxing was a hit for the adults!

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Shows were fun but the Cruise director – Deon – made everything a good time! So funny and talented.

Children's Programs

Daughter didn't attend the children's programs. She swam ALL day!!

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Friendly and always willing to make your meal and experience easy and nice.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Ship was clean and well taken care of.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
the window and amenities were great. The third bunk pull down placement made mobility a huge problem. Had to crawl under the bunk to get to the bathroom. Ran into the bunk – mid chest – once at night OUCH!!

Ship tip

Avoid tender ports OR make sure you have an excursion booked with the ship or else you will be the last off and it takes HOURS to get everyone off the ship. Also the FTTF pass only helps you at tender ports if you haven't booked an excursion. All excursion passengers get off before the FTTF passengers.

Ports of call

Miami, Florida

5 out of 5

Ocho Rios, Jamaica

5 out of 5
Dunns river Falls and Mystic Mountain were AMAZING!! Highly recommend either one of these excursions or a package to do both. However you will not have time to shop or walk around the port if you do both. Just an FYI, for us it was not an issue.

George Town, Grand Cayman

5 out of 5
Stingray City is a must do if you have never been there. The water was glorious and the experience to be at the sand bar and interact with the sting rays was really amazing. Gorgeous port of call!! Planning a trip back soon! The turtle rehab facility was ok, too much cement for my taste. There was nothing wrong with the facility, it just would not be my preference to do that again, it was not earth shattering or worth using up the other half of our day. the stingrays and the beach/shopping would have been a better use of our time.

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Easy peasy with the FTTF pass! we were finished with customs and waiting for our transportation outside the port by 720am!! unreal!
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