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Cruise Line
Carnival Inspiration
Destination
Departure Port

Traveler rating

Excellent

331

Very Good

227

Average

115

Poor

69

Terrible

40

Cruise type

800


woodey avatar

woodey

5 Reviews Written

First time Solo on the Inspiration

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before i Sailed i checked here for a few reviews and didn't see many up to dated ones so i thought i would add one, it was a few ago and i did not write anything down so i will try to be detailed. This was a 4 ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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Pnote

1 Review Written

The crew and entertainment make up for the shortcomings of this older ship

A smaller ship has its benefits: It was easier to get on, get off, find a deck chair, and find a chair at the shows. But this is an older ship, it is worn on the edges, had some bed smells, and had a funky cabin ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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gdisney

5 Reviews Written

25 Helpful Votes

Four Day Getaway for a Solo Cruiser

This cruise was a four-night trip on the Carnival Inspiration, round trip from Long Beach, visiting Catalina Island and Ensenada. This was my 16th cruise lifetime, and 4th on Carnival. My most recent cruises were on ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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Grado

4 Reviews Written

16 Helpful Votes

Surprisingly Pleased

We had 10 cabins and were there to celebrate a birthday. I was expecting an unruly party crowd and was surprised to see people behaving maturely on this ship. Perhaps it was the time of year and the fact that kids ...
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Sail Date January 2020


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tch912

6 Reviews Written

24 Helpful Votes

Second time around

I arrived in Los Angeles on Thursday before the cruise. I had never been to the west coast so I wanted to see as much as possible before the cruise. I am in love with LA and probably will not return anytime soon ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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Tweety0480

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Inspiration wasnt Inspiring

We picked this cruise to go with some friends who were also cruising. It also is conveniently located to some family so we could maximize our vacation over the holiday. This was my first time on carnival. ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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pamommy

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Carnival inspiration

We have taken many cruises but this was our first time on carnival. I would like to summarize my families pros and cons in hopes of helping others. 1. Boarding in Long Beach- was easy, took an Uber to the port, ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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StellaBrin

4 Reviews Written

18 Helpful Votes

I was robbed of Cash and Social Security Card by Room Attendant, Cruise paled...

Class Reunion was to take place on this Cruise Ship. It was set up by the worst Travel Agent in Tehachapi, CA.......... No Meeting set up anywhere... No information provided... That was a worthless gathering... We ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Windrosesg

4 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

A short & relaxing fun ship

We wanted to try out something that’s fun and relaxing and were told Carnival Cruise Line could be one good choice. Since the itinerary was able to fit into our overall schedule touring LA and taking another ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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islandborn

3 Reviews Written

13 Helpful Votes

Nice Time

My husband and I hopped on this cruise for a quick getaway. We’re booked on the Horizon for next year, but couldn’t wait that long, and I needed to get to my happy place: the ocean. It’s been twenty years ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Dirty Red RPV

1 Review Written

12 Helpful Votes

Wal-Mart cruise or 99 cent store cruise ?

We chose this cruise because of the close proximity to Long Beach. Plus it was my birthday and did not have to fly anywhere. I read a previous review about calling the cruise a Wal-Mart cruise. It was every bit of ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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axslingerr

1 Review Written

6 Helpful Votes

Our first cruise but we had a great time!

This cruise was an award to employees of my wife's healthcare facility. I had to pay my own way... We don't have any frame of reference. As a man, I know this may sound strange but I don't like large, tight ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Nita Fay Holliday

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Great Family Vacation

For a family of 7 it was the right price. Boarding was easy and quick. We were able to grab a seat by the pool, take a dip in the pool and made our way to the wonderful buffet. The kids (4 of them) favorite part ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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Tiffanymdc

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Fun entertainment and excellent service

This was our first cruise and definitely enjoyed it! I would give the staff service 5 stars as they always took care of us at all times! The Cruise director kept everyone informed and the passengers entertained ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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sherakay

3 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Ok cruise if you have low expectations

I went on this ship as it was the only thing available at the last minute when trying to find a cruise to take my 30y.o. sister on who has never cruised before. I had done this itinerary twice before (Ensenada twice ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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kalmich

3 Reviews Written

7 Helpful Votes

Kind of Messed Up

I'm just off the Carnival Inspiration and thought I'd share! Our intinerary was supposed to be Long Beach - Catalina - Ensenada - Long Beach. What it turned out to be was Catalina - San Diego - Ensenada - San ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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TravelinFieldGuy

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Good, cheap, average fun

Overall, we had a good time, but I'm not sure I would do it again anytime soon. Here are some thoughts: => Boarding was quick and easy, even though we were early (12 noon arrived for a 1pm reservation) => The ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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MelR18

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Party boat for kids!

We were looking for a family friendly 4 day cruise and we found it! First time on Carnival Crew was very very nice My cabin was clean all the time Orlando our cruise director was a delite! Loved the ...
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Sail Date March 2019


Sudilly avatar

Sudilly

2 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Too Noisy to Sleep

This was the third Carnival cruise for my husband and I. We have previously sailed on the Splendor and Dream. We were part of a group of 56 in a wedding group. We were flying in on JetBlue to the Long Beach ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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imDMC

1 Review Written

7 Helpful Votes

You Get What You Pay For...

We took this cruise to celebrate a friend's birthday. The cost was right and it seemed like a good time was awaiting us on the ocean. Let me start with, THE GOOD: Good friends Funny times at Karaoke The ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Marleyjam

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Great venue to celebrate your special occasion. Chef's table is must!

We live locally in Southern California and went on this cruise to celebrate my husbands birthday weekend. We purchased Faster to Fun - embarkation and disembarkation was a breeze. Our room was ready as soon as we ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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shipsealand

7 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

You get what you pay for, well actually not

DW & I have been on four other cruiselines and this was our first on Carnival. We went on this one since we wanted to join a large group gathering of about 50 folks. Even though it was a four day Carnival Long ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Kjs2006

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Fun Times Aboard

Embarkation was easy and quick , arrived at parking terminal and was on the boat in less then 45 minutes , we arrived early about 1145. Our arrival time was 1230-100. Once on board the buffet, guys , & couple bars ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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JungleIs101

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Great vacation for a great price

Since I live near the Port of Long Beach, the terminal is only about a 15-20 minute drive. Plus, the price was right for a four night cruise. I had never cruised with Carnival before and wanted to give it a shot. ...
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Sail Date February 2019


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Razz21

7 Reviews Written

6 Helpful Votes

A great cruise with some disappointments regarding food

We are not new to cruising we have been on over 50 cruises. Cruising on the Inspiration 3 times. It had been over 5 years since we sailed on this ship. We drove to the port in LA to embark on a relatives 70th ...
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Sail Date February 2019


Carnival Inspiration Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins3.04
Dining4.03.9
Entertainment4.03.8
Public Rooms4.04.1
Fitness Recreation4.03.9
Family4.04
Enrichment1.03.3
Service4.04.2
Value For Money5.04.1
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