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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 3244 guests have reviewed Carnival Sensation, giving it a rating of 3.7 on a scale of 1-5.

Cruiseline Travel Rating:

3.7 out of 5(3244 reviews)

Reviews by Traveler Type

Couples35.2%
Families w/older children17.6%
Singles/Friends14.6%
Families w/young children12.7%
Groups6.4%

Most Recent Reviews

Excellent and Fun. I traveled with 4 young people and they really enjoyed the night club

May 24th, 2019

Really enjoyed the cruise. It was both myself and my daughter's birthday. She never cruised before so this was a good intro to the cruising lifestyle.

Traveler Type

Family (older children)

Room Type

Inside

Experience

7+ cruises

SENSATIONAL

May 24th, 2019

I cant say enough about how great the crew and staff were on this ship. They really engaged with those who were involved! We even made some friends along the way! Huge shout out to Erin, Colette, Becca, and the fun squad for making the trip oh so much better! Also Tyson, Gabriella, Jonathan, and all the performers that appeared on stage, all of which performed and elite levels every time they took the stage! Thanks Carnival!

Traveler Type

Singles/Friends

Room Type

Inside

Experience

1 cruise (first)

Enjoyable 4 days.

May 23rd, 2019

Great cruise for a quick getaway. We were a group of 10, and 5 of them were first time cruisers. Everyone had a wonderful time. The ship is old but well maintained. The food overall was good.

Traveler Type

Large Group

Room Type

Oceanview

Experience

7+ cruises

Excellent first time cruise

May 23rd, 2019

Increase entertainment shows, such as magic. Similar to Cuban song-dance program can be added in all days.

Traveler Type

Couple

Room Type

Oceanview

Experience

1 cruise (first)

Ship could use some updating!

May 23rd, 2019

If you can choose a different ship, go that route! This ship was great 5 years ago but now is in need of a huge upgrade on both ship and tired staff.

Traveler Type

Singles/Friends

Room Type

Inside

Experience

7+ cruises

May 19th, 2019

The sensation is definitely starting to show her age. The entire ship, including the exterior, is rusty. The lido deck wood is in poor shape. It really needs to be dry docked and overhauled or just put out to pasture. The crew was a mix of very good and pretty bad. Our room steward, though nice, did the bare minimum of work that was required of him. The receptionist in the fantasy dining room couldn’t ever sit us with the same wait team despite being asked every night. The chose director was fantastic.

Great time!

May 19th, 2019

Please don’t think the Sensation is not fun because of it being a smaller, older ship. It was SO much fun! One of our friends was nervous to come since there were bad reviews for Sensation. Yes it is older and some things are dated, but we would definitely book that ship again!

Traveler Type

Singles/Friends

Room Type

Inside

Experience

2-3 cruises

Awesome Trip!

May 19th, 2019

Great time great service. Can't wait to book another cruise!

Traveler Type

Singles/Friends

Room Type

Inside

Experience

2-3 cruises

May 18th, 2019

I had a great time on this ship. It is showing its age. Food was ok. Ports were great. The Entertainment was awesome and thoroughly enjoyed. A highlight of my vacation actually. From Deon, the cruise director, Steffon the steel pannist, Punchliner Comedy club and the gutarist with the voice of an angel, just to name a few.

May 18th, 2019

It is a “smaller” ship, but beats extra walking. This was our 3rd cruise with Carnival and no complaints. Shows were great, food was good but there is a noticeable difference since our last cruise in 2014. Deon, the cruise director, is great and keeps the ship alive.

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