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Overview

Launched in 1993 and last renovated in early 2017, Carnival Sensation features "Fun Ship 2.0" amenities like Guy's Burger Joint, the Alchemy Bar and BlueIguana Cantina. The 2,056-passenger ship also offers family activities such as mini-golf, a water park and stage shows. Kids ages 2 to 17 can participate in age-appropriate youth clubs while parents sip cocktails at eight bars and lounges.

When it's time for dinner, guests can pick between the main dining rooms and the Lido buffet. The ship also offers a unique three-course Chef's Table culinary experience (starting at $75 per person), as well as 24-hour room service and a coffee bar. Notably, there are no specialty restaurants in the traditional sense. 

As far as cabins go, Sensation's Interior staterooms are the most budget-friendly option, while Balcony, Ocean View and Suite category cabins offer more space. All cabins come equipped with flat-screen TVs.

In 2019-20, Carnival Sensation departs from Miami for sailings in the Caribbean and the Bahamas.  

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Launched in 1993 and last renovated in early 2017, Carnival Sensation features "Fun Ship 2.0" amenities like Guy's Burger Joint, the Alchemy Bar and BlueIguana Cantina. The 2,056-passenger ship also offers family activities such as mini-golf, a water park and stage shows. Kids ages 2 to 17 can participate in age-appropriate youth clubs while parents sip cocktails at eight bars and lounges.

When it's time for dinner, guests can pick between the main dining rooms and the Lido buffet. The ship also offers a unique three-course Chef's Table culinary experience (starting at $75 per person), as well as 24-hour room service and a coffee bar. Notably, there are no specialty restaurants in the traditional sense. 

As far as cabins go, Sensation's Interior staterooms are the most budget-friendly option, while Balcony, Ocean View and Suite category cabins offer more space. All cabins come equipped with flat-screen TVs.

In 2019-20, Carnival Sensation departs from Miami for sailings in the Caribbean and the Bahamas.  

Ship Size
L
Price
$$$$
Year Built
1993

Pros & Cons

  • Recent guests enjoyed entertainment

  • No specialty restaurants

3.60Scorecard
  • 3.0Expert Rating »
  • 3.7Traveler Rating »
  • 4.0Health Rating »

Rankings

Carnival Sensation ranks #24 out of 26 Carnival Cruise Line Cruise Ships based on an analysis of expert and user ratings, as well as health ratings.

Cabins

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

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Deck Plans

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

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Traveler Reviews

A ship’s traveler rating is provided under license by Cruiseline.com , which manages one of the largest databases of cruise reviews and ratings by travelers. A total of 0 guests have reviewed Carnival Sensation, giving it a rating of 3.7 on a scale of 1-5.

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Reviews by Traveler Type

Couples36.4%
Families w/older children18%
Singles/Friends15.3%
Families w/young children13.1%
Groups7.2%
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