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We took the Carnival Sensation out of Tampa, Florida, on October 4th , 2003, for a five-day Western Caribbean cruise. We had a wonderful trip on the Sensation to Costa Maya and Cozumel.

The Sensation is a great ship: large enough to have plenty of privacy if you wanted it (considering there were 2,100 passengers and 900 crew members on board), but not so large that you didn't get to know people. Most of the wait staff is from Bulgaria, Estonia, Romania, Croatia, and Indonesia. We had all smooth days, all tropical storms were far away. Because Carnival’s main strength is in the activities they present, there was almost always something going on. While most of the activities we preferred centered on music, entertainment and of course, dining, there were many parties and other activities (ping pong tournaments, for one) to keep all travelers busy. Everyone on the ship seemed to be in a great mood, in spite of the fact it was quite crowded, and a most busy time of the year. Carnival presents an adults-only sunning deck, and other easy-going activities without ignoring the high-energy younger set as well. This is their greatest strength. I am sure you will enjoy this cruise, and particularly the ship, which was tastefully decorated, and had ample room with large cabins and wide decks.

If you are looking for a fun vacation at a very reasonable price, Carnival is a great choice. Overall this was a fantastic experience and we appreciated all of the staff, they work long hours and they work hard, but they were always friendly and helpful.

Remember your vacation is anything you make it. We really enjoyed our experience with Carnival and we are already looking forward to booking a 7 day cruise!

  • Last visit to Isla Cozumel: Oct 2003
  • Intro Updated Nov 6, 2003
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  • wcph's Profile Photo
    Sep 11, 2005 at 8:38 PM

    Nice page, I enjoyed reading about your cruise.

  • sargentjeff's Profile Photo
    Jun 30, 2005 at 11:01 AM

    Just returned from the same cruise aboard the Miracle. Also added was Belize. Don't you just love cruising?

  • tpangelinan's Profile Photo
    Jul 24, 2004 at 4:33 PM

    Wonderful page, sounds like the perfect trip. Great account of your visit and very nice photos! Would like to try this one day. :o)

  • kyoub's Profile Photo
    Jul 18, 2004 at 4:00 PM

    Great job discribing your cruise. It looked like you had a great time.

  • garridogal's Profile Photo
    May 17, 2004 at 6:27 PM

    I just took a 5 day Carribean Cruise on the Sensation last week. Had a blast! Really enjoyed looking at your pictures and reading your comments. Check out my Album and pages!

  • Geoff_Wright's Profile Photo
    Jan 28, 2004 at 11:47 AM

    Hi Anatoli. Had to see this page in 2 halves due to thunderstorms, haha. Great page, and a great trip too! Stale tobacco smoke is a real pain, LOL!

  • billus's Profile Photo
    Nov 28, 2003 at 8:53 AM

    Meet you at the Fantasia Lounge on the Empress Deck below the Seaview Bar on the Verandah Deck - Captain Stubey will be introducing the Copacabana Havana Cabana Calypso Band!

  • Nov 26, 2003 at 3:30 PM

    Caribbean magic at its best

  • Nov 25, 2003 at 5:23 PM

    It's my dream to visit the Yucatan peninsula!

  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Nov 15, 2003 at 2:51 PM

    cruising is the best way to travel !!


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