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Carnival Sensation Cruise Reviews

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Carnival Sensation
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334

Very Good

210

Average

164

Poor

107

Terrible

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953 Carnival Sensation Cruise Reviews


margarita50 avatar

margarita50

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Pleasantly Surprised

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My husband & I had low expectations after reading the negative reviews. We have been on 20 prior cruises between multiple cruise lines. We decided a few weeks out to go on a short winter getaway and this cruise fit ...
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Sail Date March 2020


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CB0341

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Good Experience on the Sensation

We chose this cruise based on price and sail dates. It was Thursday-Monday which made getting off work much easier. I was concerned about the boat after some of the reviews but soon realized it was much better. I ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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PartAnimalPartMachine

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Great Party Cruise

We had a group of 31 and the intent was for a party atmosphere and fun at sea, this was achieved. You will find this is a very very casual ship. If your your looking for opulence and serenity you may want to ...
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Sail Date February 2020


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jgeorges

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Great Time

My wife and I went on this cruise for our 25th Anniversary. The itinerary was Grand Turk, Princess Cays and Nassau. We embarked on the ship quickly and our room was ready as soon as we boarded the ship, Our luggage ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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toby2012

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Old ship. Bad management. Shortage in staff!

I like going on a new year's cruise and I had experienced carnival cruises at least 6 times; this cruise was renovated in early 2017 according to their website. It's not acceptable to me how there were people ...
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Sail Date December 2019


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JulieOH

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

An honest review of our 1st Carnival experience

This was our first Carnival experience. I did the research on this boat far ahead of time and knew exactly what I was getting myself and my family into. Having done several DCL and RCL cruises prior we had low ...
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Sail Date December 2019


JoCam avatar

JoCam

3 Reviews Written

5 Helpful Votes

Not Sensational

We chose this cruise because Carnival gave us casino rates and Drinks on us it also fell on the dates for our anniversary .We have been on 7 cruises now and this was by far the worst but its still a cruise right. ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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tammyjw305

6 Reviews Written

12 Helpful Votes

Our not-Cuba cruise that became a great get away

We are a 40'ish couple from Texas traveling without our kids. We chose the cruise to get to visit Cuba and had it booked before the latest change in June that Americans cannot travel to Cuba, so cruise ships would ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Baxter12345

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

Best retirement gift ever!

This cruise to the Dominican and Grand Turk was a retirement gift from my co-workers. It was our first cruise and it was great. I will remember it always. Deon, who was our cruise director and a lot of the ...
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Sail Date November 2019


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Pattym567

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Not worth it!

My daughter and her boyfriend booked this cruise on Carnival Sensation leaving Miami going to Key West and Cozumel for 4 nights and invited us to come along. We have cruised with Royal Caribbean 5 other times prior ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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my kids mama

1 Review Written

Small ship, fabulous time!

I am embarrassed to admit that this is my 8th cruise, but my 1st review. I finally decided to write a review for 2 reasons. because I have had the benefit of reading other reviews to help me make a decision and ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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Lssherrill

1 Review Written

1 Helpful Vote

They try to make it fun but it feels disorganized

It looks like Deon who is the star of the entire trip: is probably the hardest worker. Yes- everyone looks like they work hard but the teamwork is needed. Deon excellent with Motown event. The piano singer with ...
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Sail Date October 2019


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basketballdad

2 Reviews Written

8 Helpful Votes

What I wish I knew before I sailed 5 day

5 day Sensation Miami Nassau Half Moon Cay and Grand Turks. Embarkation fastest ever about 10 minutes.   Ship was at Port D if you take Uber.   Not allowed in state rooms until 130 pm so if u come early just ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Ssunny09

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Crew 10/10

I’ve travelled on this cruise ship 3 years ago and I remember the food being so amazing and I was super excited to have that again. Unfortunate, that was not the case. Guys burgers and all those workers there 100% ...
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Sail Date September 2019


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Svill

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Very old and dirty ship

We booked a couple months in advanced but were still able to get a balcony room. The room was still very tiny. We were on the 5th floor and out floor smelled moldy. There were holes in our curtains and the deck was ...
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Sail Date August 2019


lfresa avatar

lfresa

5 Reviews Written

2 Helpful Votes

Old ship that needs to redone

I was on the Sensation many many years ago. There was a sale I couldn't pass up. Cost for both my husband and I 377.00 with a 100.00 OBC for an inside room. I did get a call the night before because I am platinum ...
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Sail Date August 2019


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OceanLover1963

7 Reviews Written

32 Helpful Votes

Had a wonderful time

Platinum cruisers. We chose this cruise because of the itinerary and cruise length. Embarkation in Miami was the best we have ever experienced in Miami. Parking garage could use a bit of TLC but overall the ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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cruisecarnivalnomore

1 Review Written

5 Helpful Votes

Please Retire This Ship

DO NOT BOOK THIS CRUISE! We had a family reunion / birthday party on the ship. The ship/cruise line was picked by someone in the family who cruises often and promoted the trip as a "great deal" . Although I was ...
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Sail Date July 2019


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cheezfrys

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

Unbothered by an older ship and had a great time.

This was my first cruise, so I don't have anything to compare this ship to. Embarkation was fast for me. The food was decent. I didn't eat as much as I thought I would. I think the heat suppressed my appetite a ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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kahlijr

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Some people just love to complain!

We chose this cruise because the itinerary included Cuba, which we wanted to visit. I most likely wouldn't have chosen this ship otherwise. That said, I don't get what all the complaints are about! I'm on my 20th ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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crzynurs

2 Reviews Written

3 Helpful Votes

Better than reviews described

We were looking for a quick long weekend getaway. I was a little worried based on reviews and a co-worker's experience. We were pleasantly surprised! Yes, the ship is older and shows wear and tear. The bathroom ...
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Sail Date May 2019


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spencerfloyd

1 Review Written

2 Helpful Votes

Need Authenticity

Highly recommend priority boarding option. There was a very long line regardless if you had an appt. Loved George's food outside of the gate in Bahamas. Carnival should really allow/bring the Bahamas experience ...
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Sail Date April 2019


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Canejean

7 Reviews Written

64 Helpful Votes

Ugliest Ship I've ever seen...but they still make it fun.

I was invited to join a family group to celebrate a birthday, and as the group was amazing, I did have a good time on this cruise. However, the decor of the ship was definitely the ugliest I have seen. The ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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chdwyy

1 Review Written

3 Helpful Votes

It was pretty good for my first cruise!

First of all—getting onto the cruise went really smooth and quick, that was great. Although, it was very difficult getting off. The crew blocked stairways and hallways so it was very hard to find where you’re ...
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Sail Date March 2019


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Nadinelopo

1 Review Written

4 Helpful Votes

Ports were great but ship was horrible

We visited Jamaica and grand Cayman. Both ports were amazing! Would recommend to anyone. The ship was an older ship, which we knew entering the cruise. This was our 3rd cruise so my husband and I are familiar ...
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Sail Date March 2019


Carnival Sensation Ratings

CategoryEditorMember
Cabins3.53.7
Dining3.53.6
Entertainment3.53.6
Public Rooms4.03.8
Fitness Recreation4.03.6
Family4.03.6
Enrichment2.03.2
Service4.04
Value For Money4.53.7
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