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Carnival Inspiration News

New Ocean-Themed Children's Program for Carnival Cruise Lines

posted April 20, 2014

Carnival Cruise Lines today unveiled Camp Ocean – an exciting, new marine-themed children’s program coming to its fleet of 24 “Fun Ships.” Set to debut on Carnival Freedom on May 24, the expansive new program will immerse children ages 2-11 in the wonders of the sea through fun, engaging and educational experiences. Read more...

Carnival Offers Shore Excursion Guarantee

posted January 15, 2014

Carnival is guaranteeing the lowest prices on over 1,100 shore excursions. In the event passengers find a shore excursion from another tour operator booked before or during their cruise can fill out a claim form for a 110 percent shipboard credit. Read more...

Carnival Announces New Dinner Dining Concepts

posted December 4, 2013

Carnival Cruise Lines is launching new dinner concepts for the ships' main dining rooms, American TABLE and American FEAST, both designed to evoke a modern restaurant experience while showcasing American and international cuisines. Read more...

CDC Ratings

Sanitation Report

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2009 Rating 96 (Nov)
2010 Rating 99 (May)
2010 Rating 100 (Nov)
2011 Rating 95 (Jun)
2011 Rating 88 (Oct)
2012 Rating 96 (Apr)
2012 Rating 94 (Dec)
2013 Rating 93 (Aug)
2014 Rating 95 (Jan)
2015 Rating 94 (Nov)
2016 Rating 96 (Oct)

Itinerary

The Carnival Inspiration sails from Los Angeles, CA offering:

3-day Baja Cruise: Ensenada, Mexico

4-day Baja Cruise: Catalina Island, CA; Ensenada, Mexico

Updated March 2017

Deck Plan

Sun Deck

Jogging track, sports park, mini-golf

Sports Deck

Gym, Spa Carnival, Steam and Sauna rooms, Slide Entrance

Veranda

Carnival Waterworks, Camp Carnival, Passenger staterooms,

Lido

Resort-style pool and bar, pool stage, Brasserie Restaurant

Promenade

Paris Main Show lounge, Candlelight Aft Lounge, Chopin Lounge, Inspiration Promenade, Rock'n'Roll Dance Club, Avant-Garde Lounge, Violins Bar, Cafe des Artistes, Cherry on Top, Club O2, Video Arcade, Monte Carlo Casino, Serenity adults-only lounge, Taste Bar

Atlantic

The Fun Shops, Mardi Gras and Carnivale main dining rooms, Paris Main Show Lounge, Shakespeare Library, Rhapsody-in-Blue Piano Bar, Circle "C"

Empress

Art gallery, Internet cafe, Passenger staterooms

Upper

Passenger staterooms

Main

Passenger staterooms

Riviera

Passenger staterooms

Adults Only Serenity Retreat

The Serenity area is designed as an oasis for tranquility and relaxation, offering colorful, oversized umbrellas, comfortable chaise lounges and chairs, whirlpools, and breathtaking sea views.

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Carnival Inspiration

carnival sensation

Carnival Inspiration is a Fantasy class cruise ship launched in 1995. Carnival committed $250 million to enriching all eight Fantasy-class ships with more features and guest services.

Upgrades include the addition of new lobby bars in the grand atriums, tropical island theme in every main pool area, WaterWorks park, Serenity adults- only retreat, and a resort-style pool. Staterooms have been upgraded with new, flat-screen TVs and restyled bathrooms.

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Itinerary Outdoor Areas
CDC Ratings Adults Only
Deck Plan Kid's Camps
Dining Venues Smoking Policy
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Specifications

 

Sister ship - Carnival Sensation
 

Ship Class: Fantasy

Launched: 1994

Refurbished: 2008

GRT: 71,000

Length: 855 ft.

Draft: 25.7 ft.

Speed: 21 Knots

Passengers: 2,054

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Accommodations

Carnival Comfort Beds in all staterooms with two twin beds that convert to a queen or king, sitting area, desk, bathroom with shower, phone, and TV with first-run movies and amenity basket displayed in the bathroom.

The amenities are subject to change and are only sample sizes. The basket may include such things as: his/her razors; shampoo and conditioner; body wash; Tylenol; deodorant; hard candies. Supplies will be replenished by the room steward, if quantities allow.

Stateroom sizes

Inside 195 sq. ft.
Outside 220 sq. ft.
Suite 210 sq. ft. and veranda

 

Interior

Interior staterooms use Carnival Collection Linens, a private bathroom, three closets, and 24-hour room service. Upper/lower rooms maximize space using an upper pullman or sofa bed. Twin beds can be converted to a King bed. Some interior rooms include a porthole for viewing.

Ocean View

Ocean view staterooms provide you with views of the sea right from your stateroom from a picture window. Included in the space is a private bathrooms, three closets, and 24-hour room service. Two twin beds covert to a king bed.

Suites

All suites come with VIP check-in and balcony views. The suites have ample space to stretch out and move around. The junior suite features a standard-sized balcony and a whirlpool tub. The Grand Suite has expansive space and a dressing vanity.

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Dining Venues

($) = Specialty restaurant, surcharges apply

Main Dining Rooms

Located on Empress deck, the Mardi Gras and Carnivale dining rooms offer fixed seating and anytime dining.

Main Buffet

The Brasserie Restaurant grand buffet also features the Mongolian Wok, a chicken rotisserie, a sushi bar, a pizzeria and grill. Located on Lido deck.

Cafe des Artistes/Internet

A complimentary coffee, ice cream, and pastry shop located on Promenade deck.

Room Service

24-hour room service menu. Room service orders are delivered to guests’ staterooms any time of the day or night at no charge.

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Notable Rooms

Paris Show Lounge

Sit back and enjoy musical and stage productions in this main show lounge. During the day, this lounge is also used for things like bingo, trivia and other games and well as feature-length 3D movies!

Mirage Piano Bar

A venue for live music and sing-alongs located on Atlantic deck.

Candelight Aft Lounge

Cabaret style lounge offering activities during the day and music and comedy in the evenings featuring the Punchliner Comedy Club. Five 35-minute shows on multiple nights during each voyage, with at least two comedians performing each night. The two early-evening shows offer fun for the whole family while the later performances will feature adult-oriented comedy. Located on Promenade deck.

Rhapsody in Blue

Intimate piano lounge offering music and dancing on Promenade deck - midship.

Rock and Roll Dance Club

Party late into the night with today's latest hits at this main dance lounge. Located on Promenade deck.

Monte Carlo Casino

Full gaming casino located on Promenade deck midship featuring blackjack, slots, craps, and more.

Chopin Lounge

A contemporary cigar bar.

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Outdoor Venues

WaterWorks

An expansive aqua park towering over Verandah Deck. Designed with all-ages appeal, the sprawling, open-air facility includes a 300-foot-long spiral water slide – the longest at sea – along with twin 82-foot-long racing slides and various water spray apparatus.

City Sports Park

Located on the Sun Deck, the City Sports Park includes a 9-hole mini-golf course, padded jogging track, volleyball, shuffle board, basketball, ping pong.

Lido Deck

Offers a "resort-style” pool located mid-ship on Lido Deck featuring thatched roofing and large faux palm trees. Vibrant oversized umbrellas, comfortable deck chairs and a colorful tiled “beach” encircling the pool’s edge enhance the decidedly tropical ambiance.

Carnival’s Seaside Theatre

This 270-square-foot LED screen and poolside seating is the perfect spot for guests to sit back, relax and watch classic and first-run movies, sporting events, news, concerts and other programming, either during the day or night. Panorama deck.

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Kids Areas

Camp Carnival (ages 2-11)

Camp Carnival features games, finger painting, story time, movies and more all in a supervised environment, while their parents can be off having fun of their own. The fun doesn't end at bed time, either; Carnival's babysitting program offers, for a fee, a fun late-night option for kids while their parents stay out until as late as 3 A.M. 

Circle C (ages 12-14)

Video games, scavenger hunts, dance parties, sports, pool parties and special shore excursions.

Club O2 (ages 15-17)

Teens can enjoy the latest music with exclusive dance parties, video gaming and movies from the club's comfy seating, with video monitors all over the place. Outside of the club, activities include pool parties, team sports and special teen-only shore excursions.

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