Carnival Sensation

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Carnival Sensation, From the modern sculpture in the Grand Atrium to the classical Roman decor of Michelangelo's Lounge, the Sensation is full of splendid contrasts. Indulge in high-spirited fun and entertainment and enjoy great food and service. Book your Carnival Sensation Cruise Today For Less.

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4 Night Bahamas Itinerary

Carnival Sensation
Carnival Cruise Lines
Departing Date: September 21, 2014
Departing From: Port Canaveral (orlando), Fl Dock
Carnival Cruise Lines
Ports of Call: Port Canaveral (orlando), Fl Dock | Freeport, The Bahamas Dock | Nassau, The Bahamas Dock | Nassau, The Bahamas Dock | Port Canaveral (orlando), Fl Dock
Interior

$109

Oceanview

$N/A

Balcony

$309

Suite

$449

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Itinerary: 4 Night Bahamas Itinerary

Itinerary
Location
Arrival
Departure
Sun Sep 21, 2014 Port Canaveral (orlando), Fl Dock -- 4:00 pm
Mon Sep 22, 2014 Freeport, The Bahamas Dock 8:00 am 5:00 pm
Tue Sep 23, 2014 Nassau, The Bahamas Dock 8:00 am --
Tue Sep 23, 2014 Carnival Live Concert Dock -- --
Wed Sep 24, 2014 Nassau, The Bahamas Dock -- 1:00 am
Wed Sep 24, 2014 Fun Day At Sea Fun At Sea -- --
Thu Sep 25, 2014 Port Canaveral (orlando), Fl Dock 7:00 am --

Note: Cruise itinerary is subject to change. Please verify ports and times with the cruiseline directly.

Carnival Sensation Facilities / On Board Activities

Dining / Dinner Entertainment / Recreation Gratuity Policies

Dining Rooms - 2
Grill
Ice Cream Bar
Pizzeria (Open 24 Hours)

No. of Dinner Sittings:
2

Usual Dinner Hours:
Flexible

Special Diet:
Available upon request

Dress Code:
Daytime: Casual / Evening: Resort wear to formal

Art Gallery
Bars/Lounges/ Night Clubs - 13
Casino
Library
Pay-Per-View Movies
Photo Shop and Photo Gallery
Pools - Outdoor - 3
Video Arcade
Dining Team
$5.50 per guest/ per day

Bistro Service
$1.00 per guest/ per day

Cabin Steward
$3.50 per guest/ per day
Services Shopping Health and Beauty
Beauty Salon
Shore Excursion Desk
Shopping Mall Health Spa (with whirlpools)
Athletic/Exercise Facilities Business Children
Aerobic and Exercise Room
Health Club
Jogging Track
Internet Connection Baby Sitting Services
Child Counselors
Children's Playroom - 2
Kids Pool Area
Teen Center

Carnival Sensation Onboard Experience


Carnival CruisesIdentical in all but décor, Paradise is the eighth and last of the Fantasy-class sister ships (Fantasy, Fascination, Ecstasy, Inspiration, Imagination, Sensation & Elation). These ships always seem to have something of interest going on, and thus are ideal for the up-and-at-'em style cruiser. Carrying 2,052 passengers, the ships are big enough to provide a week's diverse entertainment, ample deck space for those whose idea of being entertained is basking in a warm sunshine glow, and separate facilities for passengers of all ages.

Having been launched in 1998, Paradise is not so full of neon, chrome and mirrors as her younger sister ships. But it's there if you know where to look. Like at the Leonardo's Dance Club with her brass barstools and neon-rimmed mirrors and ceiling panels.

In any case, this is still considered an older ship in today's fast-paced market, and as such one can expect to find bargain sailings on her, which is great because in many ways she feels like a brand new ship.

It should be noted that Paradise was built and launched as the first completely "smoke-free" ship, with a strict policy that demanded that anyone even carrying cigarettes (lit or unlit) in public would be put off in the next port. Carnival did actually disembark three teenagers mid-cruise, much to the surprise of their guardians. In the long run, however, the rule became not unenforceable, but unprofitable. It proved too hard to sell the ship to groups and families where there were no smokers. The "non-smoking" rule was revoked when the ship was repositioned to California.

Paradise now sails regular seven-day journeys to the Mexican Riviera, departing from the port of Long Beach. For west-coasters only familiar with the San Pedro port facilities, Long Beach port is highly recommended. You can fly in too the Long Beach airport, and spend a night before your cruise on the original Queen Mary 1, now one of the best maritime museums in the world.

Ideal as it is for the sort of person who likes to have loads of activities planned, Paradise also offers lots of out-of-the-way places to read or just contemplate the sea. During summer cruises, however, when there are hundreds of kiddies aboard, quiet contemplation might become a luxury reserved for another ship.


Carnival Sensation Things to Do

Entertainment:
Carnival CruisesThe prime entertainment venue is the 1,300 seat Normandie Theater, but karaoke draws big crowds to the Rex Dance Club, while the Queen Mary Lounge offers a variety of dance-music combos from pop standards to even folk and country musicians. A variety of dance music is spinning nightly in the Leonardo Disco. Regardless of what sort of music you like most, you're pretty much assured of hearing it.

By day, there are bingo and Trivial Pursuit contests, not to mention such highbrow events poolside as the men's hairy chest contest.
 
Fitness:
With no fewer than 12,000 sq. ft. devoted to fitness and spa facilities, these ships are a dream come true for those who like to keep in shape during their cruise, and don't mind doing so in either uninspiring (the spa) or aggressively pink (the gym) surroundings. The gyms have a private trainer and 35 state-of-the-art exercise machines. There's a day-long schedule of aerobics, and stretching yoga, and Pilates classes (usually around $10 each), as well as body composition analysis and personal training sessions, $75 for 60 minutes. There's a fully jogging track and a volleyball court. Women who want to sunbathe topless will find secluded areas in which to do so.

Those who prefer to skip shore excursions and snorkel on their own can rent equipment for $26 for three days. The inescapable Steiner's of London operates the ship's spa, which offers lots of different kinds of massage – and pushes its beauty products rather more zealously than most passengers would prefer.
 
For Kids:
Carnival's celebrated Camp Carnival program offers a full schedule of supervised activities, from finger painting and singalongs for younger children to photography workshops, late-night movies, and pool parties for their older siblings. The ships' 2,400-square foot "Children's World" play areas are stocked with a computer lab, a climbing maze, an activity wall, and an assortment of toys, games and puzzles.


Carnival Sensation Dining / Dinner

Cuisine:
From the best pizza afloat (available 24 hours per day) to haute cuisine in the main dining room, Carnival really delivers on the food front.
 
Restaurants:
Total Choice Dining provides for four dinner seatings in the main dining rooms, alternative Bistro dining every evening, and an increased number of service staff. Passengers are assigned a table for dinner in one of the two main dining rooms -- The Elation Dining Room on Atlantic Deck, mid-ship, or the Destiny Dining Room on Atlantic Deck, aft -- at one of four seatings; 5:45 p.m. or 6:15 p.m. and 8 p.m. or 8:30 p.m. There are very few tables for two in either of the two main dining rooms; expect to dine with four, six, or eight fellow voyagers. Both dining rooms are named after future Carnival ships that at the time were only a part of the founder's "imagination."

You typically have a choice of six starters, a couple of salads, and six or seven main courses (pan-fried fillet of red snapper, sweet and sour shrimp, rack of New Zealand lamb and Beef Wellington). The menu also includes Spa Carnival selections for those trying to reduce their intake of calories, sodium, cholesterol, fat, or meat.

Additionally, the poolside Lido eateries are converted into Seaview Bistros between 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. each evening, offering buffet dinner with no reservations or advance notice required. The informal Paris (T-shirts and shorts are OK) Restaurant on the Lido Deck offers both inside and poolside seating. All meals here are served buffet style, with open seating for all three meals.

Other alternative eating options include a 24-hour pizzeria, a complimentary sushi bar and 24 hour room service. Themed midnight buffets ensure that no passenger will be rendered sleepless by the rumblings of his empty belly.
 
Service:
Don't expect formality. Indeed, expect wacky dances after dessert – and then to come back to your cabin to find that your cabin steward, cutup that he or she is, has left a towel folded to resemble a dog on your bed. The hi-jinx never stop!

Tipping:
Carnival automatically adds $10.00 per person per day in gratuities to your Sail & Sign card unless you're under two years old, and if you're reading this, you're probably not. This includes $3.60 for the stateroom steward; $5.50 for the Dining Room team, and $.90 for service in the alternative dining rooms. Visit the purser's desk during the cruise to raise or lower this amount.

You may also prepay gratuities for all service personnel at a rate of $10.00 per person per day. On Cruises-to-Nowhere, gratuities of $10 per person per day must be prepaid.

A 15 percent gratuity is automatically added to all beverage tabs. Tip the maitre d', room service, spa, casino and other staff as you deem fitting.
 
Attire:
On the two "formal" nights per week, most men wear a dark suit instead of tux. By day, nearly everyone wears shorts, T-shirt, sneakers/sandals, bathing suit, and a hat.


Carnival Sensation Ambience

Decor:
Carnival CruisesEvery Carnival ship, designed by fanciful designer Joe Farcus, has a unifying theme for the decor. The unifying idea behind Paradise's interior decor is ships of the world - from the famous and infamous to the mythical and mysterious. You'll find the the Rex Dance Club with its rotating mirror balls and ceiling mounted lava lamps, , the Rotterdam Bar, the Normandie Theater and the Cafe Ile de France.
 
Public Areas:
The ship consist of 10 decks with most of the public rooms concentrated on Atlantic, Promenade and Lido decks (decks 5,6 and 7). The cabins are mostly concentrated on decks one through four; Riviera, Main, Upper (which is actually a lower deck 3) and Empress decks.

The ships centerpiece is their seven-deck high Grand Atrium, bathed bronze and woods for a nautical touch, with jade green eggs sitting atop redwood pillars. You can stroll on the "Carnival Boulevard", or plop down into a soft banquette to ogle passers-by. The two-level, 1300-seat Normandie Theater at the front of the promenade presents live production shows, comedians, magicians, and passenger talent shows, with exemplary sight lines and good seating throughout.

The ship's most fanciful decor is in such entertainment venues as the popular America Piano bar featuring an enormous circular piano which doubles as a bar for those who like to sing along. You'll also find a vibrant disco and cabaret lounge along the boulevard.

Other public areas include the Galleria shopping mall, the Virtual World arcade, and the ship's photo gallery. Cafe Ile de France Internet offers access for 75 cents per minute; for those who plan to spend more time on the computer, there are 100 minute packages available for $50 (50 cents per minute) and 250 minute packages for $100 (40 cents per minute).
 
Cabins:
Because they were built just before the shift toward lots of verandahs, just the 26 demi-suites (250 square feet) and 28 full suites (400 square feet) have them.

Carnival's cabins are fairly spartan in decor and skimpy on amenities (a color TV with CNN, telephone, radio, no hair dryer, and a basket of "free-sample" toiletries), but among the largest in the cruise industry: inside measure 185 sq. ft, outside 190 sq. feet. Even in the minimum category inside or outside stateroom you'll still enjoy ample space. Cabins for four and five are understandably popular with families, and go fast.

Oceanview staterooms and suites offer a mini bar, bathrobes, and fairly large bathrooms with a hand-held shower and medicine cabinet. There are also 26 mini-suites (226 sq. feet plus 36 square foot private veranda) and 28 suites measuring 350 sq. feet with 71 sq. foot balconies.

Deck Plans: Carnival Sensation

Deck Plans
Room Category Legend

11  Suite with Balcony
11  Suite with Balcony
12  Penthouse Suite
1A  Interior Upper/Lower
4A  Interior
4B  Interior
4C  Interior
4D  Interior
4E  Interior
4F  Inside Stateroom Twin/King
4I  Interior
5A  Oceanview Stateroom with Portholes
6A  Oceanview
6B  Oceanview
6C  Oceanview
6D  Oceanview
6E  Oceanview
8A  Balcony
8B  Balcony
8C  Balcony
8D  Balcony
8E  Extended Balcony Stateroom
8M  Aft-View Extended Balcony
BL  Balcony Guarantee
ES  Grand Suite Extended Balcony
GS  Grand Suite
IS  Inside Guarantee
JS  Junior Suite
OB  Junior Suite (Obstructed Views)
OS  Ocean Suite
OV  Ocean View Guarantee
PT  Inside Stateroom w/ Porthole Window
SS  Penthouse Suite (Extended)
ST  Suite Guarantee


Riviera Deck
Carnival Carnival Sensation Deck Plans

Staterooms: Carnival Sensation

Carnival Cruise Lines - Carnival Sensation : Aft-View Extended Balcony
Aft-View Extended Balcony
Two twin beds (convert to king). Desk and seat. Full bathroom with shower. 3 closets. Private balcony with patio chairs and table. Twin beds do not convert to king when two uppers in use.
Carnival Cruise Lines - Carnival Sensation : Balcony
Balcony
Two twin beds (convert to king). Chair. Full bathroom with shower. 3 closets. Private balcony with patio chairs and table. Twin beds do not convert to king when two uppers in use.
Carnival Cruise Lines - Carnival Sensation : Balcony Guarantee
Balcony Guarantee
Two twin beds (convert to king). Chair. Full bathroom with shower. 3 closets. Private balcony with patio chairs and table. Twin beds do not convert to king when two uppers in use.
Carnival Cruise Lines - Carnival Sensation : Extended Balcony Stateroom
Extended Balcony Stateroom
Two twin beds (convert to king). Chair. Full bathroom with shower. 3 closets. Private aft-facing extended balcony with patio chairs and table.
Carnival Cruise Lines - Carnival Sensation : Grand Suite
Grand Suite
Two twin beds (convert to king) and single sofa bed. Sofa, armchairs and coffee table. Full bathroom with shower/whirlpool tub. Walk-in closet. Private large balcony with patio chairs and table.
Carnival Cruise Lines - Carnival Sensation : Grand Suite Extended Balcony
Grand Suite Extended Balcony
Two twin beds (convert to king) and double sofa bed. Full bathroom with shower/whirlpool tub. Walk-in closet. Private extended large balcony with patio chairs and table.
Carnival Cruise Lines - Carnival Sensation : Inside Guarantee
Inside Guarantee
Any inside stateroom, or better, dependng on availability.
Carnival Cruise Lines - Carnival Sensation : Inside Stateroom Twin/King
Inside Stateroom Twin/King
Inside stateroom with twin beds that convert to a king.
Carnival Cruise Lines - Carnival Sensation : Inside Stateroom w/ Porthole Window
Inside Stateroom w/ Porthole Window
Two twin beds (convert to king). Desk and seat. Full bathroom with shower. 3 closets. Two porthole windows.
Carnival Cruise Lines - Carnival Sensation : Interior
Interior
Two twin beds (convert to king). Chair. Full bathroom with shower. 3 closets.
Carnival Cruise Lines - Carnival Sensation : Interior Upper/Lower
Interior Upper/Lower
Twin bed and one upper. Desk and seat. Full bathroom with shower. 3 closets.
Carnival Cruise Lines - Carnival Sensation : Junior Suite
Junior Suite
2 Twin Beds (convert to King) and Single Sofa Bed. Sofa and coffee table. Desk and seat.. full bathroom with shower. 3 closets. private balcony with patio chairs and table.
Carnival Cruise Lines - Carnival Sensation : Junior Suite (Obstructed Views)
Junior Suite (Obstructed Views)
Two twin beds (convert to king) and single sofa bed. Desk and seat. Sofa and coffee table. Full bathroom with shower. 3 closets. Private balcony with patio chairs and table. Balcony with obstructed views.
Carnival Cruise Lines - Carnival Sensation : Ocean Suite
Ocean Suite
Two twin beds (convert to king) and single sofa bed. Sofa and coffee table. Full bathroom with shower. 3 closets. Private balcony with patio chairs and table.
Carnival Cruise Lines - Carnival Sensation : Ocean View Guarantee
Ocean View Guarantee
Two twin beds (convert to king). Chair. Full bathroom with shower. 3 closets. Picture window.
Carnival Cruise Lines - Carnival Sensation : Oceanview
Oceanview
Two twin beds (convert to king). Chair. Full bathroom with shower. 3 closets. Picture window.
Carnival Cruise Lines - Carnival Sensation : Oceanview Stateroom with Portholes
Oceanview Stateroom with Portholes
Oceanview stateroom with a porthole and twin beds that convert to a king.
Carnival Cruise Lines - Carnival Sensation : Penthouse Suite
Penthouse Suite
Suite with large balcony and twin beds that convert to a king.
Carnival Cruise Lines - Carnival Sensation : Penthouse Suite (Extended)
Penthouse Suite (Extended)
Two twin beds (convert to king) and single sofa bed. Sofa and coffee table. Full bathroom with shower. 3 closets. Private balcony with patio chairs and table. Balcony with obstructed views.
Carnival Cruise Lines - Carnival Sensation : Suite Guarantee
Suite Guarantee
Two twin beds (convert to king) and single sofa bed. Sofa and coffee table. Full bathroom with shower. 3 closets. Private balcony with patio chairs and table.
Carnival Cruise Lines - Carnival Sensation : Suite with Balcony
Suite with Balcony
Suite with large balcony and twin beds that convert to a king.

Other Dates: Carnival Sensation

Date
Bonus
Itinerary Name
Inside From
Outside From
Select
September 18, 2014 --- 3 Night Nassau Cruise $229 $269
September 25, 2014 --- 3 Night Nassau Cruise $169 $199
October 5, 2014 --- 4 Night Bahamas Itinerary $279 $299
October 19, 2014 --- 4 Night Bahamas Itinerary $249 $299
October 23, 2014 --- 3 Night Nassau Cruise $179 $219
October 26, 2014 --- 4 Night Bahamas Itinerary $149 $199
November 6, 2014 --- 3 Night Nassau Cruise $219 $259
November 9, 2014 --- 4 Night Bahamas Itinerary $189 $229
November 27, 2014 --- 3 Night Nassau Cruise $389 $439
December 4, 2014 --- 3 Night Nassau Cruise $209 $249
December 7, 2014 --- 4 Night Bahamas Itinerary $194 $214
December 18, 2014 --- 3 Night Nassau Cruise $259 $299
December 21, 2014 --- 5 Night Bahamas Cruise $519 $599
December 26, 2014 --- 4 Night Bahamas Itinerary $479 $569
December 30, 2014 --- 5 Night Eastern Caribbean Cruise $581 $637
January 4, 2015 --- 4 Night Bahamas Itinerary $214 $244
January 18, 2015 --- 4 Night Bahamas Itinerary $199 $239
February 8, 2015 --- 4 Night Bahamas Itinerary $239 $279
March 1, 2015 --- 4 Night Bahamas Itinerary $294 $339
March 8, 2015 --- 4 Night Bahamas Itinerary $354 $399
March 12, 2015 --- 3 Night Nassau Cruise $299 $339
March 15, 2015 --- 4 Night Bahamas Itinerary $329 $369
April 2, 2015 --- 3 Night Nassau Cruise $349 $389
April 5, 2015 --- 4 Night Bahamas Itinerary $439 $499
April 9, 2015 --- 3 Night Nassau Cruise $269 $309
May 21, 2015 --- 3 Night Nassau Cruise $299 $349
August 2, 2015 --- 4 Night Bahamas Itinerary $369 $429

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