Go Back   CruiseMates Cruise Community and Forums > Cruise Lines (Mainstream) > Carnival Cruise Lines
Register Forgot Password?

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old December 27th, 2002, 11:09 PM
Member
Passenger
 
Join Date: May 2001
Posts: 52
Default Sensation 2-8-03

Hi. I am going on the Sensation in February and was wondering if anyone has been on this one before? I am a first time cruiser! Also, I am a little worried about motion sickness. What is it like sailing in the Gulf of Mexico? Is it calmer? Also, what should I take to prevent it. Also the ports of call (cozumel & Grand Cayman) What would you recommend. Thanks!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
  #2 (permalink)  
Old December 28th, 2002, 08:34 AM
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Posts: 1,355
Default Re: Sensation 2-8-03

The Sensation was my 1st cruise ever and we really loved it so I am sure you will too. As for things to do in Coz and Grand Cay do a search with that and you will see many posts on this iten. I know I have responded to many in the past. But definately in Grand Cay do the stringray tour. As a 1st timer I would probably go with the tours the ship books. They will have a "talk" on the ship about the various tours and recommendations either the 1st or 2nd day on board. Be sure to look at your Carnival Capers (a daily paper of events) for the time and place. These places are safe to go on your own and you will have enough time if you do a tour at each stop to also do some shopping. The prices are better in Coz and they will haggle. Grand Cay is expensive and you won't find any haggling. I found the booze to be better priced in Grand Cay. Go to Tortula Liquors, it is also a ship recommendation. Also in Grand Cay be sure to sample the rum cake. The samples are in many shops and it is so good! I know you will enjoy this cruise. Happy sailing!

__________________
Diane

Golden Princess 12/04
Galaxy 1/04
Elation 2/03
Enchantment of the Seas 4/02
Fantasy 11/01
Triumph 4/01
Sensation 4/97
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old December 28th, 2002, 09:55 AM
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Columbus, Oh.
Posts: 2,183
Default Re: Sensation 2-8-03

I, along with my wife and several other relatives, will be a first time cruiser on that same ship, same date. We range in age from late twenties to mid fifties and hope to play a lot of Scrabble, if the shipboard excitement permits. I'll be the one getting accused of making up words. Say hello, if you see us. And don't believe it if someone runs into a meeting room, announcing a whale sighting. I've heard that some Caribbean Cruise Directors who like to play practical jokes on first timers.

Steve

42 days until Sensation
Reply With Quote
  #4 (permalink)  
Old December 28th, 2002, 12:24 PM
David Sousa
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Sensation 2-8-03

My wife and I just took our first cruise on the Sensation 12/9 for the Nascar cruise. We were very impressed with the entire staff on the Sensation, they all seemed very happy at their job and went WAY out of their way to make you feel like royalty.We were seated in the Fantasy dining room and had early seating. George the Greek who runs this dining room is awesome he makes it a very fun and delicious dining experience.The shows were fantastic and the cruise director has a great personality. We were on the main deck in M172 an oceanview cabin which I found to be much roomier than I expected.We found people watching on Sensation Bivd to be one of our favorite spots to start the nightlife and have a few drinks which are served very generously I might add no water down here.Sensation Blvd is also the best way to get around front to back from cabin to dining casino and shows and the like. We would definitely sail on the Sensation again and very well could be in April right now it's between the Fascination or the Sensation for the kids spring break we are considering. You will ENJOY your stay on the Sensation !
Reply With Quote
  #5 (permalink)  
Old December 28th, 2002, 02:00 PM
Member
Passenger
 
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 70
Send a message via AIM to MattADL
Default Re: Re: Sensation 2-8-03

hey im going on spring break on the sensation 4-14-03 David how old are your kids??
Reply With Quote
  #6 (permalink)  
Old December 28th, 2002, 02:55 PM
David Sousa
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Re: Re: Sensation 2-8-03

The girls are 11 & 14. Right now we are leaning toward a Bahama cruise on the Fascination, just to see a different ship and destination.Grand Cayman & Cozumael are very fun stops you will like them.
Reply With Quote
  #7 (permalink)  
Old December 28th, 2002, 04:55 PM
Mary Margaret
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: Sensation 2-8-03

Well as far as I can advise, since I have only been on one cruise, take Drammime or

Bonnine....DO NOT TAKE THE PATCH...IT MADE ME FEEL HORRIBLE!
I am curious as to how the waters will be there too, since we will be on a cruise in that area March 30, so how are the waters there?
Mary Margaret
Reply With Quote
  #8 (permalink)  
Old December 30th, 2002, 08:04 PM
Junior Member
Beginner
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 7
Default Re: Sensation 2-8-03

Hi Sunny

Are you going by yourself or with friends? I will be on that cruise also with a friend.
Trying to meet people before i get onboard. SBF 39. IF you are interested
let me know. email me at ladyd38d@cs.com. Wnet on the Imagination out of Miami
this year and loved it! Just a bit of sea sickness at first, but wnet away.
Deb
Reply With Quote
  #9 (permalink)  
Old December 31st, 2002, 02:37 PM
Member
Passenger
 
Join Date: May 2001
Posts: 52
Default Re: Re: Sensation 2-8-03

Going with my husband
Reply With Quote
  #10 (permalink)  
Old January 1st, 2003, 09:42 PM
Eric's Avatar
Senior Member
Cruise Maniac
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Nebraska
Posts: 246
Send a message via Yahoo to Eric
Default Re: Sensation 2-8-03

I took a cruise on the sensation myself it was really cool. We did goto cozumel and Grand Caymen. At Cozumel, we went on the Mayan Ruin Tour. A Bit spendy, but it was nice.

I am looking for a picture while I was on the cruise. It is a pictue of a map, which traces out the path we went during the cruise. It was located in the hallway between the stairs and the casino. If it shows you leaving from Tampa to Grand Caymen to Cozumel, to New Orleans, and then back Tampa, Could you take a picture of it for me?


Thanks,

Eric
Reply With Quote
  #11 (permalink)  
Old January 2nd, 2003, 07:27 AM
Senior Member
Admiral
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Columbus, Oh.
Posts: 2,183
Default Re: Re: Sensation 2-8-03

Eric, thanks for mentioning that map. I will look for it and try to get a picture. Just send me an Email reminder before Feb-06.

Steve
Reply With Quote
  #12 (permalink)  
Old January 11th, 2003, 06:57 PM
Junior Member
Beginner
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 7
Default Re: Re: Re: Sensation 2-8-03

Okay. Thank you for your response. Male friend and I were looking for other singles/couples to hang with for excursions, nite clubs etc.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sensation 09/10 Ricky Sr Carnival Cruise Lines 0 June 17th, 2005 01:20 PM
sensation taminark Carnival Cruise Lines 1 March 4th, 2005 04:17 PM
Sensation Guest Carnival Cruise Lines 5 February 25th, 2005 04:12 PM
SENSATION 5?7 HOSEMAN262 Carnival Cruise Lines 0 February 21st, 2005 02:05 AM
Sensation 5/13/01 anyone else? Donna Mae Carnival Cruise Lines 0 March 24th, 2001 02:37 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


 

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:12 AM.
design by: Themes by Design

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1