March 2015 - Carnival Sensation to Caribbean - Bahamas
This was my first cruise, I'm glad we went and we had fun, but will not likely do again. Our room was nice. We got an ocean view and it was bigger than I expected. Very clean. The staff was all great, especially the wait staff in the main dining room. The food was average but definitely plentiful. We didn't do any sponsored excursions but struck out on our own and had a good time of it. We had a wonderful couples massage until it was over, then they try to get you to spend $119 for 2 small bottles of oil, we said no thanks and they became curt and not so warm and friendly. Gratuities are automatically taken which I disagree with. The cost of the massage was more than enough, and I would not have tipped on this. Gratuities are automatically withdrawn as a daily added charge per person and I prefer to tip on my own according to service given. We thought this would be a less expensive vacation and we were wrong. We looked at several resorts and figured we would save with a cruise. Not so, after all the little fees got tacked on we spent about the same as it was to book a full week at an all inclusive 4 star resort.