Big Groups Rule The Ship

Carnival Sensation Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 15

Overall rating:

3.2 out of 5
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Carnival Sensation

4 Night Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail date: October 31, 2019

Ship: Carnival Sensation

Cabin type: Suite

Cabin number: V5

Traveled as: Couple

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

OK if you're looking to party with large groups that brought all of their friends and family with them but not great for couples trying to get away for a relaxing vacation.


5 out of 5
Smooth, fast and hassle-free

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
Cheap and poorly prepared food, cheap wine included in the Cheers package.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
One small pool to accommodate hundreds of guests which stayed packed to capacity, a sports bar for watching College and NFL games would be a nice addition, walking/running track was nice


3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Lead waiter, Aleksandra, and her team were very friendly and professional. We'll miss seeing them for dinner each night! Room steward, Vida, and her team were awesome. She made sure we were very well taken care of.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
The Sensation looks a bit run-down. It could use a face-lift inside to replace worn out furniture and decorations. The layout was convenient and easy to navigate.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Excellent for a short cruise. Clean and relatively spacious.

Ship tip

If you're not part of a large travel group I would avoid this ship. My wife and I were one of very few couples on the ship. The rest of the guests were there for family or class reunions, wedding parties, bachelor/bachelorette parties, "meet ups", etc.

Ports of call

Miami, Florida

5 out of 5

Key West, Florida

1 out of 5
We arrived in Key West at 7 am when everything was closed and we had to be back on the boat at 1 pm. This felt like a wasted stop.

Cozumel, Mexico

2 out of 5
Tourist Trap! You can't get off the boat and walk more than 5 steps without being hassled by people selling junk.


3 out of 5
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