Carnival Sensation

Carnival Sensation Review and Specifications

Specifications of Carnival Sensation

Year built1993  /  Age : 25
Flag state Bahamas
BuilderRauma Shipyard (Rauma, Finland)
ClassFantasy
Building costUSD 250 million
OwnerCarnival Corporation & PLC
OperatorCarnival Cruise Line
Speed22 kn / 41 kph / 25 mph
Length (LOA)262 m / 860 ft
Beam (width)31 m / 102 ft
Gross Tonnage70538 gt
Passengers2056 - 2467
Crew980
Passengers-to-space ratio29
Decks13
Cabins1028
Decks with cabins5
Last Refurbishment2017
Christened byVicki Freed, Roberta Jacoby, Cherie Weinstein, Geri Donnelly

Current itinerary of Carnival Sensation

Carnival Sensation current cruise is 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean. Prices start from USD 219 (double occupancy rates). The itinerary starts on 13 Dec, 2018 and ends on 17 Dec, 2018.

Date / TimePort
13 Dec 16:00      Departing from Miami, Florida   
14 Dec 07:30 - 13:30     Key West, Florida   
15 Dec 12:00 - 22:00     Cozumel, Mexico   
17 Dec 08:00      Arriving in Miami, Florida   

Review of Carnival Sensation

Launched in 1993, Carnival Sensation is the third of Carnival's eight Fantasy-class ships, together with Fantasy, Elation, Imagination, Inspiration, Paradise and the other “balcony ships” Fascination and Ecstasy.

History - construction and ownership

Carnival Cruise Lines (CCL) is an US company, trademarked brand and subsidiary of Carnival Corporation (shipowner). CCL was founded in 1972 as independent company by Ted Arison (1924-1999, co-founder of NCL Norwegian). Carnival Cruise Lines has Corporation's largest fleet as both number of vessels and GT tonnage (ship sizes and capacities). CCL has over 1/5 of cruise industry's worldwide market.

Carnival Sensation cruise ship

The 70,538-ton, 2,056-passenger cruise ship Carnival Sensation is one of the oldest Carnival ships. In January 2009, Sensation spent over a month in refit. Big-ticket additions included a three-hundred-foot-long corkscrew waterslide, kids' aqua park, tropical-themed mid-vessel swimming pool place, 98 balconies to all cabins and adult-only retreat space. The line also renewed ship's cabins with flat-screen TV's, and updated numerous public spaces - from the main dining venue to the piano bar.

Cruise itinerary program

Carnival Sensation itinerary program is based on 3-, 4-day and 5-day short Bahamas roundtrip cruises departing from Port Canaveral, Florida. Feature port destinations include Bahamas (Freeport, Nassau, line’s private island Half Moon Cay) and Key West FL.

In 2019, the ship offers a total of 17 new 5-day cruises to Cuba leaving roundtrip from Miami. Each itinerary features day-long port stay in Havana. The other ports of call in Caribbean are Grand Turk, Grand Cayman and Bahamas (Nassau, Half Moon Cay Island, Princess Cays). With the new voyages was expanded Carnival's Florida to Cuba 2019 cruise program, also including Carnival Paradise leaving from Tampa.

Cabins

Carnival Sensation has a total number of 1026 cabins (of which 54 Suites, 98 Balcony rooms) in 25 grades. Most Carnival Sensation staterooms are 185-sq.foot insides (408), oceanview (564), balcony (98) and suite (54). Ecstasy also has 25 wheelchair accessible cabins. The number of ship's cabin categories is 26. Sensation's Grand Suites are the largest cabins onboard (330 sq.feet) and can accommodate up to five passengers. They feature sitting areas and spacious bathrooms with whirlpool bathtubs and separate shower. Suite guests benefit from VIP check-in.

Shipboard dining options - Food and Drinks

During dinner hours, the two dining rooms - Ecstasy and Fantasy accommodate all Sensation's guests in two seatings (early at 6p.m., and late at 8:15) or with the flexible option "Your Choice Dining" program - anytime between 5:45 and 9:30p.m. The Sea View Bar and Grill located on Lido Deck has a big traffic flow, but even when crowded, the tables are enough and offer purple plastic seats. The Star Wars decor meets largely high school clientelle. The pizzeria is 24-hour open; fat-free yogurt and ice cream are also offered round-the-clock.

Carnival Sensation cruise ship

Unlike other Carnival ships, there is no specialty restaurant or Supper Club onboard Carnival Sensation. However, as is also available on all of the Fun ships is Chef's Table - a dining experience that affords a dozen guests a multicourse dinner with a private cocktail reception, a tour of the galley and a master chef. This dining option takes place in a non-traditional venue, like the library or the galley, and can be booked onboard for US$75 per person.

Follows the complete list of Carnival Sensation restaurants and food bars.

  • Fantasy Dining Room (658-seat, forward Main Dining Room, with two fixed dinner seatings, or “Your Time Dining”; offers themed breakfasts - “Seuss At Sea”, for $5 cover charge)
  • Ecstasy Dining Room (650-seat, aft Main Dining Room, with two fixed dinner seatings).
  • Seaview Lido Buffet Restaurant (722-seat, complimentary self-service restaurant with various food stations; operates as bistro in the evenings).
  • Sushi Bar (complimentary).

Shipboard entertainment options - Fun and Sport

Carnival Sensation is still an amazing value for families and first-timers, despite her age. The vessel features line's famous Camp Carnival with programmes for youngsters among the ages of 2 and 17 years, an immensely congenial and up-for-anything crew and worthy sun deck additions (waterslide and adults-only place). Fantasia Lounge hosts always-popular Vegas-style show productions that are high energy, with great lighting and special effects. In addition to Fantasia's song-and-dance revues, a late night comic entertains adults in Plaza Lounge. Classical music is often scheduled in the atrium. Live dance and music venues are available daily. The Touch of Class piano bar boasts bar seats that are shaped like big hands. This unique hot spot often turns out to be standing room as guests enjoy the sing-alongs and can take part in the music without having to face the audience a la karaoke. Even though young people make up much of bar's audience, some of the music appeals to George Gershwin and Irving Berlin fans.

Carnival Fantasy-class cruise ship WaterWorks slides (Fantasy, Elation, Imagination, Inspiration, Paradise, Fascination, Sensation, Ecstasy)

Follows the complete list of Carnival Sensation lounges, clubs and other entertainment venues for kids, teens and adults.

  • Sensation Grand Atrium Plaza (7-deck high midship open area served by Grand Plaza Lobby Bar)
  • Internet Cafe (24-hour Internet computers room)
  • Fantasia Theatre (1300-seat, 2-level main show lounge)
  • Sensation Boulevard Promenade (230-seat)
  • Joe’s Cafe (58-seat specialty coffee bar)
  • Michelangelo Lounge and Bar (109-seat, with karaoke and dance floor)
  • Kaleidoscope Disco and Nightclub (230-seat Dance Club)
  • Polo Bar (92-seat cigar bar with piano)
  • Plaza Lounge and Bar (540-seat, hosts Punchliner Comedy Club/brunch)
  • Art Gallery; Photo Gallery and Shop; Formalities Shop (tuxedo rentals, special occasion gifts); The Fun Shops (offer “Bon Voyage” store menu, souvenirs, watches, jewelry, logo merchandise, duty-free liquor, fashion boutiques)
  • Circle C (kids' complimentary club lounge with movies, video games, parties, planned activities)
  • 24-hour Video Games Arcade; Club O2 teens' lounge for movies, karaoke, parties
  • Vegas Casino (450-seat, served by Mirage Bar)
  • Serenity (adults only relaxation area with padded lounges, hammocks and two Whirlpools).
  • Sensation Lido Pool area; Carnival WaterWorks Aqua Park (features the 4-deck high Twister Waterslide, two racing waterslides, fountains, jets, splash pool, kids area)
  • Camp Carnival (kids' club lounge with complimentary programmeand play area)
  • Spa Carnival (Spa and Fitness complex with Relaxation Room, Steam Rooms, Saunas, Massage Rooms, Beauty Salon, Gymnasium with Aerobics Studio)
  • Basketball/Volleyball Court, Jogging Track, Tennis Tables, 9-hole Mini Golf Course, Shuffleboard.
  • The ship's 2017 refurbishment added all the Fun Ship 2.0 venues and amenities, including Guy’s Burger Joint (complimentary poolside burger bar via partnership with Guy Fieri), BlueIguana Cantina (complimentary poolside Mexican food bar for burritos and tacos on home-made tortillas, toppings, salsa bar), Alchemy Bar (cocktail lounge served by professional mixologists), BlueIguana Tequila Bar (Mexican-themed poolside bar serving frozen drinks and draft beer), Cherry on Top (Carnival's signature bulk candy shop), Camp Ocean (kids complex for children ages 2-11).

Carnival Sensation wiki

  • Fun Ship 2.0 upgradese in 2014 and 2017
  • The Carnival cruise ship Sensation is one of the line's oldest Fantasy-class  vessels. Her sisters are the Carnival ships EcstasyElationFantasyFascinationImaginationInspirationParadise.
  • The vessel was christened by 4 godmothers - all Carnival Cruise Line's vice-presidents (Roberta Jacoby, Vicki Freed, Gerry Donnelly, Cherie Weinstein).
  • The ship offers the program Camp Carnival for young passengers (between 2-and 17-years-old), an exceedingly congenial, a nightly sushi cart, all the Carnival's sun deck additions, plus the up-for-anything onboard personnel.
  • The first cruise of Sensation was on November 1, 1993. She was extensively refitted in February 2009 ("Fun Ship 1.0" / "Evolution of Fun") when the new Balcony rooms were added, as well as the "Serenity" resort area, the WaterWorks aqua park and the children's area. Following Hurricane Katrina (2005) the ship was charted by the US Gov to provide accommodation for refugees.

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Carnival Sensation Itineraries

The below listed Carnival Sensation cruise prices on itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Carnival Cruise Line fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

DateCruise NameDeparture PortPrice from
2018 Nov 10 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Miami
2018 Nov 15 4 days, round-trip The Bahamas Miami
2018 Nov 19 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Miami$529
2018 Nov 24 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Miami
2018 Nov 29 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Miami
2018 Dec 03 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Miami$318
2018 Dec 08 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Miami$339
2018 Dec 13 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Miami$219
2018 Dec 17 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Miami$373
2018 Dec 22 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Miami$599
2018 Dec 27 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Miami$498
2018 Dec 31 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Miami$638
2019 Jan 05 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Miami$323
2019 Jan 10 4 days, round-trip The Bahamas Miami$229
2019 Jan 14 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Miami$284
2019 Jan 19 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Miami$284
2019 Jan 24 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Miami$259
2019 Jan 28 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Miami$279
2019 Feb 02 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Miami$339
2019 Feb 07 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Miami$249
2019 Feb 11 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Miami$359
2019 Feb 16 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Miami$409
2019 Feb 21 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Miami$284
2019 Feb 25 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Miami$344
2019 Mar 02 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Miami$424
2019 Mar 07 4 days, round-trip The Bahamas Miami$299
2019 Mar 11 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Miami$439
2019 Mar 16 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Miami$419
2019 Mar 21 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Miami$334
2019 Mar 25 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Miami$449
2019 Mar 30 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Miami$404
2019 Apr 04 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Miami$309
2019 Apr 08 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Miami$414
2019 Apr 13 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Miami$444
2019 Apr 18 4 days, round-trip The Bahamas Miami$324
2019 Apr 22 5 days, round-trip Cuba Miami$464
2019 Apr 27 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Miami$439
2019 May 02 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Miami$289
2019 May 06 5 days, round-trip Cuba Miami$339
2019 May 11 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Miami$409
2019 May 16 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Miami$304
2019 May 20 5 days, round-trip Cuba Miami$399
2019 May 25 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Miami$449
2019 May 30 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Miami$329
2019 Jun 03 5 days, round-trip Cuba Miami$399
2019 Jun 08 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Miami$534
2019 Jun 13 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Miami$394
2019 Jun 17 5 days, round-trip Cuba Miami$539
2019 Jun 22 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Miami$559
2019 Jun 27 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Miami$389
2019 Jul 01 5 days, round-trip Cuba Miami$469
2019 Jul 06 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Miami$559
2019 Jul 11 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Miami$409
2019 Jul 15 5 days, round-trip Cuba Miami$549
2019 Jul 20 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Miami$559
2019 Jul 25 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Miami$394
2019 Jul 29 5 days, round-trip Cuba Miami$434
2019 Aug 03 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Miami$499
2019 Aug 08 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Miami$349
2019 Aug 12 5 days, round-trip Cuba Miami$444
2019 Aug 17 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Miami$419
2019 Aug 22 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Miami$284
2019 Aug 26 5 days, round-trip Cuba Miami$294
2019 Aug 31 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Miami$319
2019 Sep 05 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Miami$239
2019 Sep 09 5 days, round-trip Cuba Miami$279
2019 Sep 14 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Miami$309
2019 Sep 19 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Miami$229
2019 Sep 23 5 days, round-trip Cuba Miami$314
2019 Sep 28 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Miami$309
2019 Oct 03 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Miami$229
2019 Oct 07 5 days, round-trip Cuba Miami$289
2019 Oct 12 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Miami$289
2019 Oct 17 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Miami$229
2019 Oct 21 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Miami$309
2019 Oct 26 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Miami$289
2019 Oct 31 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Miami$219
2019 Nov 04 5 days, round-trip Cuba Miami$319
2019 Nov 09 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Miami$279
2019 Nov 18 5 days, round-trip Cuba Miami$314
2019 Nov 23 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Miami$269
2019 Nov 28 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Miami$279
2019 Dec 02 5 days, round-trip Cuba Miami$309
2019 Dec 07 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Miami$269
2019 Dec 12 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Miami$219
2019 Dec 16 5 days, round-trip Cuba Miami$359
2019 Dec 21 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Miami$559
2019 Dec 26 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Miami$499
2019 Dec 30 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Miami$619
2020 Jan 04 2 days, round-trip The Bahamas Miami$149
2020 Jan 18 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Miami$289
2020 Jan 23 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Miami$219
2020 Jan 27 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Miami$309
2020 Feb 01 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Miami$289
2020 Feb 06 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Miami$259
2020 Feb 10 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Miami$319
2020 Feb 15 5 days, round-trip Cuba Miami$339
2020 Feb 20 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Miami$259
2020 Feb 24 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Miami$339
2020 Feb 29 5 days, round-trip Cuba Miami$369
2020 Mar 05 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Miami$299
2020 Mar 09 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Miami$419
2020 Mar 14 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Miami$409
2020 Mar 19 4 days, round-trip Cuba Miami$329
2020 Mar 23 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Miami$429
2020 Mar 28 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Miami$399
2020 Apr 02 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Miami$319
2020 Apr 06 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Miami$459
2020 Apr 11 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Miami$409
2020 Apr 16 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Miami$279
2020 Apr 20 5 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Miami$379
2020 Apr 25 5 days, round-trip Eastern Caribbean Miami$369
2020 Apr 30 4 days, round-trip Western Caribbean Miami$279