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The Carnival Sensation was my home to celebrate my 50th birthday. I took the cruise along with many of my college friends for a 3 day trip out of Florida through the Bahamas.

Embarkation went as smooth as anything. You should definitely know what you need before you get to the pier though, just follow instructions and you will get on very easily.

Our rooms were not ready until the afternoon which was a bit of a bummer, not when we first boarded. We stayed on the Lido Deck to kill time for awhile and ordered drinks. One thing which I did not appreciate though was the way in which the wait staff tried to push drinks on people. They had to come by at least each and every 5 minutes asking if we wanted a drink, it became frustrating at times.

My cabin stewards did a very good job of keeping up with everything in terms of keeping our room clean. Our main steward Robert was just fantastic as he did a good job of making sure the Oceanview room I stayed in was up to snuff all hours of the day.

During the evening, the Carnival ship was filled with many people who simply drank too much. I know Carnival is known for this party atmosphere, but the foul language from some of these people was disturbing, as the class of people was definitely not the atmosphere I wanted.

I did not try out the casino as I do not gamble, but the comedy club was a lot of fun as the shows were great for friends as well as family. We even have a video of a friend doing karaoke after a few too many martinis.

The chair hogs were non-existent on this cruise thankfully, as we had no problem finding a chair in the sun whenever we pleased!

Carnival is certainly not for everyone as there was a lot of selling of drinks and such to try and push people to spend more than the cruise fare. Overall though, this was a good 3-day getaway.

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I would reccomend this cruise to others.

I think this cruise is suitable for Party Animals.

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commentsAbout Tom239

Date of Birth: 04/May/1962
Country: Orlando, FL
Sail Date: 01/Sep/2012

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