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We are not new to cruising we have been on over 50 cruises. Cruising on the Inspiration 3 times. It had been over 5 years since we sailed on this ship. We drove to the port in LA to embark on a relatives 70th birthday party. We live about 90 miles from the port so it was a easy drive. We arrived at the port around 10AM. We were able to check in at the Platinum line. You are able to sit in the lounge and then be the first group escorted on the boat we boarded by 1:15 am. Ship: The ship is old but it's a 4 day party cruise and served its purpose. After going on the RCL Allure of the Seas and the NCL Bliss it looks really outdated. Dining: We had always loved the food on Carnival however, the quality was just not there as in years past. Especially in the dining room. No tablecloths, it looked more like the local coffee shop. They did bring out the tablecloths on the dress up night. We had fixed dining and our waiters were fantastic. They went above and beyond. Service: Was great no problems. We made our own excursions and disembarkation was quick and easy. We walked off the ship.

A great cruise with some disappointments regarding food

Carnival Inspiration Cruise Review by Razz21

Trip Details
  • Sail Date: February 2019
  • Destination: Mexican Riviera
  • Cabin Type: Interior
We are not new to cruising we have been on over 50 cruises. Cruising on the Inspiration 3 times. It had been over 5 years since we sailed on this ship.

We drove to the port in LA to embark on a relatives 70th birthday party. We live about 90 miles from the port so it was a easy drive. We arrived at the port around 10AM. We were able to check in at the Platinum line. You are able to sit in the lounge and then be the first group escorted on the boat we boarded by 1:15 am.

Ship: The ship is old but it's a 4 day party cruise and served its purpose. After going on the RCL Allure of the Seas and the NCL Bliss it looks really outdated.

Dining: We had always loved the food on Carnival however, the quality was just not there as in years past. Especially in the dining room. No tablecloths, it looked more like the local coffee shop. They did bring out the tablecloths on the dress up night. We had fixed dining and our waiters were fantastic. They went above and beyond.

Service: Was great no problems. We made our own excursions and disembarkation was quick and easy. We walked off the ship.
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Interior
Cabin 4I M204
The cabin was just fine no complaints. These older ships have bigger rooms. The room steward took care of business.
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