Number of Cruises: 3
Cruise Line: Carnival
Ship: Carnival Inspiration
Sailing Date: December 11th, 2004
Itinerary: Western Caribbean
We recently returned from a 5 day cruise on the Inspiration. This boat looks pretty much identical to the Fantasy, both in decor and structure. We went on the cruise with our 2 children. Our room was on the riveria deck and had the pull down bunk for one child and another small bed on the floor for the other. The room was small, but it didnt seem too small for the four of us. Actually, I was quite impressed with how much room we had.
Overall, the cruise was great and the service was wonderful as well. We only ate in the main dining room once and the food was super. The rest of the time, we ate on the Lido deck and had the buffet, which was great as well. My biggest complaint with this cruise and it probably would prevent me from going on this ship again, is that inside the ship they kept the temperature at ice chilly temperatures. This was consistent throughout the entire cruise. I couldnt wear anything strapless and had to wear sweaters constantly. What a bummer to have to do when your on a Caribbean vacation! It was so uncomfortable in our room that we had to have our room steward come and disconnect our air system in our room. Im cold natured anyway, but my husband, who is not, complained as well. It was something we were to constantly thinking about and like I said before, I probably wouldnt cruise on the same ship again because of it. Lots of people were complaining.
Aside from the cold factor, the ship was bustling and activities were always happening. The Christmas show incorporated all of the kids in Camp Carnival and was so great and entertaining!