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Old August 4th, 2006, 08:19 PM
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We're going on a group chamber networking cruise
the first weekend in October. The last time I was on
the Sensation, it was in dire need of updating, cleaning, etc.
There was even an odor in the hallways by the cabins.

Does anyone know if the Sensation has had any
refurbishment? Carnival switched Fantasy to Sensation
awhile ago for this cruise. I realize ships that do the
shorter itineraries usually are in less than desirable
condition.

I'm travelling with 3 friends, and I don't want this to
be an embarrassment (even tho I didn't make the plans)
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The ship was refurbished after its lease to the government for Katrina. Because of this, from a passenger comfort perspective, it is in great shape.

The itineraries of the Fantasy and Sensation were switched as the Sensation developped a propulsion problem. The ship cannot go full speed, so Carnival put the Sensation on sailings to Nassau, or Freeport and Nassau, since the distance between those ports and Port Canaveral are not very far.
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Thanks for the info...can you be more specific as to what
was done to her?
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I'm leaving on her next week! Have they changed the bedspeads and
carpeting and such?
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The Sensation has Carnival's new bedding. In addition they installed a 9 hole mini golf course on the Sun deck (surrounded by the jogging track). The art gallery was moved to where the photo area used to be on the Empress Deck. The photo area now surrounds the atrium.

I experienced no problems whatsoever on her in May.
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I was on the Sensation on her first cruise after Katrina - you know, the one where we were delayed and stuck in the terminal for 8 hours, but it was still one of my best cruises to date.

Once we got on the ship, things were great. They were still doing a lot of the refurb while we were sailing, but from what I could see them doing, the ship should be in good shape now. We did have the new bedding, but the cabins themselves could have used a little more refurb.

I think you will have a great time - so much fun that you won't notice little details that maybe have not been addressed yet.

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Old August 5th, 2006, 08:14 PM
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Thanks for all your information..I'll pass it along to my friends.

Did you notice if the purple (ugh) walls in the hallways were
changed? What about an odor?

What about carpeting and upholstery?
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