Short little getaway with the teenagers: Carnival Inspiration Cruise Review by we5fullers

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Short little getaway with the teenagers

Sail Date: May 2017
Destination: Mexican Riviera
Embarkation: Los Angeles
My hubby was going out of town with his brother-in-law, so I decided to take my 2 teenagers along with 2 of there friends ( all ages 16 & 17) on this short cruise by myself. We have done this itinerary before, on the Imagination. I did have to call to book this sailing because we needed side-by-side cabins since I was traveling with minors... we ended up booking 2 ocean view cabins E241 and E245, which had a connecting door.

I will start by saying we did get FTTF, and our embarking process was quick and easy... we were happy to have our cabin ready from us when we boarded, so we were able to drop all our carry-on items and go explore right away. We were very pleased with our cabins location and ease to areas on the ship. We usually get a balcony cabin, but having a window was great for natural light... although the outside of it was very dirty :( We were surprised to find there are no refrigerators in the cabins.

The ship itself was set up nicely, easy to More find what you were looking for. Inspiration is upgraded with Guy Burger and Blue Iguana, both of which were very good. I just don't understand why they don't serve chips to go with there great salsa bar. We were pleasantly surprised by the ease of getting our food, they stayed well staffed and lines never got too long at any station.

We really enjoyed the shows and other entertainers on the ship... all of which were top notch.

We were disappointed not to get early dinning, and had to do anytime instead. We did have the same wait staff our first two nights, but after that we were seated in different areas. We never had to wait all that long to be seated, we just prefer the experience of having the same team each night. In regards to the meals, we were pleased with all we got.

Catalina is a lovely laid back sea side town, which we explored via golf cart. Shopping in the quaint shops is always fun. In stark contrast, we then went to Ensenada, where we were harassed by store owners the entire time we were there. It makes trying to enjoy the people and culture difficult.

All in all, we had a very fun and memorable trip. The entire staff were friendly and went over and above to make our stay amazing. Less


Published 06/13/17
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Cabin review: E241

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