Carnival Sensation – Carnival Cruise Lines
In Service – 1993 to Present
Type: Cruise Ship GRT: 70367 Length: 859 ft Beam: 103 ft
Speed: 21 knots
Registry: Bahamas Passengers: 2052 Crew: 920
Shipyard: Kvaerner Masa-Yards
About Carnival Cruise Lines
The Carnival Corporation is the largest cruise company in the world and operates several different brands. The “Carnival Cruise Lines” brand has the largest fleet in the group with 24 vessels. The fleet sails almost exclusively in the seas of North America and the Caribbean. For Carnival Cruise Lines the guest’s experience of the ships is at least as important as the visited destinations.
The Carnival Sensation is sailing for Carnival Cruises since 1993 and is a “Fantasy Class” ship. It has a length of almost 260 meters, accommodating up to 2,056 passengers and has been heavily modernized in 2009 to meet Canival’s “Fun Ship 2.0” standard. It now offers an aqua park, the adult only “serenity deck” as well as cabins with private balcony. The Carnival Sensation usually sails very short tours in the Caribbean.
Atmosphere on board
Carnival Cruise Lines calls their vessels “fun ships” and yes: it is very difficult not to be entertained on board. But this does not mean that passengers will feel disturbed by wildly partying people all day. There is enough room to relax and enjoy some quietness. The dress-code reflects this concept: casual attire is perfect for almost any situation. Only for dinner in the main restaurants a more elegant style is recommended. There are even one or two festive evenings, where evening dress is required, but you may easily escape this when not dining in the à la carte restaurants. Though guests come from all over the world, usually most people on board are US citizens.
The design of all staterooms is modern and comfortable. You will find all amenities you would expect from a good hotel room. With about 17 m² all staterooms are very spacious. If you prefer even more private space Junior Suites provide about 20.5 m² and the Grand Suites even 30 m².
Food and Beverages
Explore the world’s different cuisines in the numerous restaurants or enjoy the daily multi-course dinners in the main à la card restaurants. Here you may choose between early, late and open seating. If you prefer it more casually how about a pizza or a burger? Of course you might also try out the 24/7 room-service. Carnival Cruise Lines caters for every taste.
Entertainment, Sports and Relaxation
As Carnival Cruise Lines calls them “fun ships” you can be sure you will be entertained very well. Take part at “Hasbro, the Game Show”, enjoy a freshly mixed cocktail in one of the lounges, have a laugh in the “Punchliner Comedy” or dance the night away to live music – Expect it all and get it all. Additionally exciting games, clubs and the water park offers some fun for kids and teens.
Of course the Carnival Sensation also offers many ways to relax, such as the spa area where a wide choice of treatments is offered or with the adult only “serenity deck”. For those who feel the urge to move the fitness area and sporting facilities are great choices.