Originally posted by Anna81:
I sailed the Inspiration the beginning of February...it was beyond bad!
I have sailed before. With Disney Cruise Line. The next time I sail, I will spend the extra $$ and go on a different cruise line. This was one of the most un organized ships I have ever been on. We didn't get to dock at Grand Cayman cause the waters were too rough and we were told that we would be in Cozumel from 8-6. What a lie! We went to the Lido deck at 8:30 in order to get off the ship and we were given a sticker with the #16 and we were told that we had to wait until our group was called. Well 3 hours later, we FINALLY got off the ship!! They didn't hurry to get us off the ship so we could enjoy our day but, you can bet your bottom dollar that they were ready to tender us back at 5 pm sharp! Don't go on Carnival Inspiration, it will surely be a waste of $$.
Anna, I understand your frustration concerning the tendering, but you have to remember that it is not the cruiseline's fault if the weather is bad and the water is choppy, it is almost impossible to drop anchor and put people on the tenders to get to shore. I am sorry you missed your call at Grand Cayman, but when this happens it is for the safety of the passengers. As far as Cozumel, before the hurricane ripped the docks apart, there were as many as 8 or more ships docked in Cozumel and people just walked off the ship, now that has changed. The tenders hold a limited amount of people, its not the cruiselines fault that it takes time to get the people off the ship. These tenders can hold only a limited amount of people, you have to also factor in the weather conditions and the water conditions plus the time it takes the tender to get to the ship load the people on, get them to the dock, unload, then turn around and go back to the ship. It is a time consuming process.
It sounds like your biggest complaint of the Inspiration, was getting off the ship. Other than this factor was there anything positive about your cruise?