My family and I have cruised once before. We have never been on a carnival before. We are going in October on the Sensation. There is like 25 of us going. Do you think this would be a good ship and line to cruise. I have never heard anything bad. I was just wondering. And my mom was wanting to know how are the cabins... When we went on the spirt we had a port hole and it wasnt bad. What do you think.. Please help!
Do you like purple? <> I say this because that is the loud color of the Lido deck. We took out very first cruise on the Sensation back in 96 and that is the reason we fell in love with cruising and have taken about 24 since them with 16 of them on CCL. Go and enjoy and let the fun just wash over you. Let us know how you liked it when you return by writing a review and of course let us know when your next cruise is. <VBG>
If you have cruised before on another line, & are now going to be on Carnival, you may wind up disappointed. That's what happened to my wife & me.
If you had never cruised at all, you might be able to put up with the Carnival experience because you wouldn't know what you were missing (like a friendly staff that actually seemed to care about you).
I disagree with JUGL11. I've been on multiple NCL, Carnival and RCL ships (though not the Sensation). There has never been a problem with staff friendliness on any of them. Carnival has the most lively atmosphere. If you're looking for a line that will really pamper you with white glove service, then you may want to try Oceania, Silversea or another high end line. Carnival should not be compared this lines like those.
I will now only cruise Carnival after cruising Royal Caribbean last year. The staff is always great on Carnival. It's the small things like your waiter and room steward remembering your name after the first time you are introduced, to the janitor in the hallway that always greets you with a smile on their face while you walk by. You will have a blast!
The rooms are larger than most cruise lines, so don't worry about that.
Ooooh, I LOVE purple! I guess I'll have to book the Sensation next!
heatherK, I'm sure you will enjoy this ship. We've done 3 Carnival cruises, and are booked for another one in April. No complaints. Enjoy!
you will have great time on carnival i have only sail twice but i have fond that the rooms
neat and clean we had great wait staff both times staff is always friendly and helpfull
the food is great and the shows are fun when go cruise again it will be carnival
Having previously sailed RCCL, Princess, & Costa, we sailed Carnival for the first time aboard the Destiny 2/27/05. Had a great time!!! Not disappointed at all! Staff was very friendly, & the service was great. Food was some of the best we've ever had,and we loved the shows put on by the wait staff in the dining room every night. Cabins are a bit larger than most cruiselines also. It will be Carnival again for us next year!
I have sailed with Carnival 5 times and have never been disappointed. I always had a great time. the staff and crew were always terriffic and took good care of us.
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.“
thanks guys for all of your help.. there is about 25 of us going so im sure we will have a blast. my sister loves purple so im sure she will enjoy it.. well im sure we all will enjoy it.. and thanks again and i will be sure to let you know how it was..