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Old February 8th, 2010, 04:49 PM
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Default Any tips about the carnival sensation?

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.
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Old February 8th, 2010, 06:56 PM
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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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If you have assigned dining wait until the time for dinner to go. No need to wait in the herd.
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Old February 11th, 2010, 10:53 PM
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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
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Thumbs up The purple people eater...

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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Old February 12th, 2010, 02:39 PM
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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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I'll be sailing on her next week! I'll let you know what I find out!
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Old February 12th, 2010, 04:24 PM
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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.
How about Mardi Gras ?
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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!
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Hey Sarge....you got me! Yep, Mardi Gras, too. Mea culpa.
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Old February 14th, 2010, 09:06 PM
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cool. awesome guys. the ones leaving in a few days...try to take a few picts and try to get some menus and iteneriary shots as well if you can
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Old February 15th, 2010, 03:18 AM
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Default Great First Cruise

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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Old February 15th, 2010, 09:43 AM
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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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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
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