by S. Marris
August 11, 2002
This is our second cruise with Carnival and we found ourselves comparing the Sensation to the Destiny, which was the last Carnival Ship we sailed on. First of all there are way too many "out of control" kids on the Sensation - drunk teenagers and kids running up and down the halls screaming. The food was good, but not excellent like it was on the Destiny. I would have to say the same for the service and the entertainment. I was disappointed that I could not use cash to purchase pictures and items from the gift shop - you could on the Destiny. We tried to get in to see shows on the Sensation two different times and could not find a place to sit down. On the other hand it was never a problem trying to get a chaise lounge at the pool - more chairs than they had on the Destiny.
We were not impressed with the cocktail bars on the Sensation. The Destiny had that wonderful "Martini Bar" where we meet some really great people. I don't want to make it sound like it was a horrible cruise, because it wasn't. The Sensation is smaller and older than the Destiny and we felt just not as nice. The Sensation is a good value for the money if you are traveling with your family.