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Carnival Sensation Review

Carnival Cruise Lines
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  • Overall Rating: 3.5-stars 3.5
  • Expert Rating:3.0-stars 3.0
  • Traveler Rating:3.5-stars 3.6
    • Couples: 3.5
    • Families w/ young children: 3.7
    • Families w/ older children: 3.6
    • Singles/Friends: 3.7
    • Groups: 3.4
  • Health Rating:
    5.0
    5.0
  • Price: $$$$
  • Year Built: 1993
  • Refurbished: 2009
  • Ship Size: L
  • Total Cabins: 1,028
  • Restaurants: 4
  • Pools: 1

How it Ranks: Carnival Sensation ranks #15 out of 24 Carnival Cruise Lines Cruise Ships based on an analysis of expert and user ratings, as well as health ratings.

Set sail for fun-filled days and nights aboard the Sensation. Soak up the sun, cool off in one of the pools and zip down the waterslide for a refreshing splash. The Ecstasy Dining Room serves up savory gourmet fare, and the Seaview Bar & Grill is perfect for a casual bite; kids can choose their favorites from the special children's menus. Camp Carnival has lots of fun activities for the young ones, while older kids can hang out at the Teen Club for music, movies and video games. At night, take in a show in the Kaleidoscope Dance Club. Or, unwind with a drink at the Mirage Bar before heading to the exciting Club Vegas Casino.

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Carnival Sensation Cabins

Carnival Sensation offers a wide range of accommodation options. Browse cabins to find the stateroom that suits your needs.

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Carnival Sensation Deck Plans

Carnival Sensation contains 10 decks. Find out which features are available on each Carnival Sensation deck.

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Disclaimers about ship ratings: A ship's Health Rating is based on vessel inspection scores published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). If a ship did not receive a CDC score within 24 months prior to the calculation of its Overall Rating, its Health Rating appears as N/A; in such a case, the ship's Overall Rating is calculated using the average Health Rating of all CDC-rated ships within the cruise line. All ship Traveler Ratings are based on ratings provided under license by Cruiseline.com.