Any tips about the carnival sensation?

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#1
florida
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Joined Nov 2009
I am about to book a cruise for april on the carnival sensation. This will be my 2nd cruise and my first on carnival. What should I know that makes them different from NCL(my first cruise). Alcohol, coolers or fridge, amenities in the room, clothing for dining, etc..? I appreciate any and all feedback.
#2
224 Posts
Joined Sep 2008
What type of cabin are you looking to book? we sailed her last month and really liked the extended AFT cabin on Empress
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#4
florida
20 Posts
Joined Nov 2009
thanks for the heads up. Looking for a cheap room-probably inside or oceanview. Mainly there because of the wpt poker cruise. Only time in room is to shower, sleep, and have fun with Ladies!!!!!!!!! not in any particular order either. LOL
#5
Roanoke, VA
840 Posts
Joined Feb 2007
My first cruise was on the Sensation back in 2007, its been drydocked and reworked since then. I remember first planning that cruise and all the gripes about the interior color and the frequent "How much purple can you really use in a ship?" questions, but frankly I had a helluva good time and I've been antsy to get back to cruising ever since. We stayed low, on the Riviera, I think it was room 502 at the time but I assume the numbers are different now. Never had problems with noise, smoke, or smells that some had mentioned. But then again, I was out late partying with catnaps just to do it all over again so I too was never in the room much. Enjoy the ship! She treated me well!
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#6
Gulfport, Mississippi
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When I saw this thread, my first thought was..."If you love the color purple, you'll love the Sensation!" The only time I like purple is when it's on LSU football players.
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1987 - Carnival Festivale
1988 - Carnival Carnivale
1989 - Carnival Mardi Gras
1990 - Princess - Pacific Princess
1991 - RCCL - Song of Norway
2001 - Carnival Holiday
2002 - Carnival Holiday
2003 - Carnival Holiday
2004 - Carnival Holiday CTN
2004 - Carnival Sensation
2005 - Carnival Paradise
2006 - RCCL - Sovereign of the Seas
2006 - Carnival Conquest - Platinum!
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2009 - Carnival Fantasy
2009 - Princess - Alaska
Remember - NO irons, heating pads, or candles allowed in cabins!
#7
Georgia
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Joined Nov 2009
I'll be sailing on her next week! I'll let you know what I find out!
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#8
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Joined Dec 2006
Originally posted by Cotton
When I saw this thread, my first thought was..."If you love the color purple, you'll love the Sensation!" The only time I like purple is when it's on LSU football players.
How about Mardi Gras ?
#9
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Joined Jan 2010
Originally posted by toopeachy
I'll be sailing on her next week! I'll let you know what I find out!

I will be on that cruise as well 2/21, but I am sure I will end up not remembering to much of it!
#10
Gulfport, Mississippi
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Hey Sarge....you got me! Yep, Mardi Gras, too. Mea culpa.
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"Laissez les bon temps rouler!"
1987 - Carnival Festivale
1988 - Carnival Carnivale
1989 - Carnival Mardi Gras
1990 - Princess - Pacific Princess
1991 - RCCL - Song of Norway
2001 - Carnival Holiday
2002 - Carnival Holiday
2003 - Carnival Holiday
2004 - Carnival Holiday CTN
2004 - Carnival Sensation
2005 - Carnival Paradise
2006 - RCCL - Sovereign of the Seas
2006 - Carnival Conquest - Platinum!
2007 - Carnival Holiday
2007 - Carnival Paradise
2008 - Princess - Crown Princess
2009 - Carnival Fantasy
2009 - Princess - Alaska
Remember - NO irons, heating pads, or candles allowed in cabins!
#12
London, Kentucky
21 Posts
Joined Feb 2009
Here are some pointers....We cruised in May 09 and had a blast. First off: Tip your room steward....we gave him 20 bucks and he kept ice in our room for our alcohol at least twice a day and plus brought a trash can full of ice for my wifes Mt Dew. Second...DONT lose your "blue" carnival towels...they are 23.00 to replace EACH. The Ocean view room was great for me and my wife...had plenty of room. There is only ONE laundry room with two irons for the WHOLE ship. Get ready for ALOT of pictures being took...BIG money racket. Hope this helped you all.....most of all ENJOY and RELAX!!!
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#13
Gulfport, Mississippi
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[quote=fredasman04;23152061]......
Tip your room steward....we gave him 20 bucks and he kept ice in our room for our alcohol at least twice a day.
The steward will do that whether or not you tip him up front. I've never asked, and the service has been provided for my wine on each cruise...twice every day.

There is only ONE laundry room with two irons for the WHOLE ship.
I'm fairly certain that is incorrect. Like all the Sensation's sister ships, there is a laundry room on each deck.
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"Laissez les bon temps rouler!"
1987 - Carnival Festivale
1988 - Carnival Carnivale
1989 - Carnival Mardi Gras
1990 - Princess - Pacific Princess
1991 - RCCL - Song of Norway
2001 - Carnival Holiday
2002 - Carnival Holiday
2003 - Carnival Holiday
2004 - Carnival Holiday CTN
2004 - Carnival Sensation
2005 - Carnival Paradise
2006 - RCCL - Sovereign of the Seas
2006 - Carnival Conquest - Platinum!
2007 - Carnival Holiday
2007 - Carnival Paradise
2008 - Princess - Crown Princess
2009 - Carnival Fantasy
2009 - Princess - Alaska
Remember - NO irons, heating pads, or candles allowed in cabins!