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Carnival Sensation: Photo tour & ship overview
Carnival Sensation sails to the Bahamas twice a week and is ideal for cruise passengers looking for a quick getaway. While you and Carnival Sensation are en route to or from the Bahamas, you will enjoy a wide variety of activities to spark excitement or to simply relax. If you're looking to get wet, Carnival Sensation features a resort-style pool and three waterslide options. If you're looking for places for the kids, there's Camp Carnival, Circle "C" and Club O2. If you're looking for a place away from the kids, there's Serenity, the adult-only oasis, and Spa Carnival. There's also plenty for families — or group — to do together.
Where Carnival Sensation sails
Home port: Port Canaveral (Orlando), Florida
Destinations: Carnival sails in and around the Bahamas. Shorter cruises sail to Freeport and Nassau in the Bahamas. Longer cruises to Half Moon Cay in the Bahamas are also an option for you.
Top dining options
The Taste Bar
Stop into The Taste Bar for a new and different delicacy each day.
Enjoy a multicourse dinner hosted by one of Carnival’s master chefs. The VIP experience starts with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres for a select group of 14, followed by a tour to see the galley in operation and then a full-service dinner of appetizers, entrees and desserts not found on the regular dining menus. The experience is $75 per guest, and reservations are required.
Carnival's Lido Restaurant is your one-stop destination for casual dining options such as Carnival Deli, Chef’s Choice, Mongolian Wok and Salad Bar. Seating is available indoors and outdoors.
Take a break from all the fun you're having and grab a cup o' joe at the new coffee bar. It's located on the Carnival Sensation Promenade deck and the specialties include tasty coffees and sweets.
Entertainment & activities
The Punchliner Comedy Club
Carnival teamed up with renowned comedian and TV personality George Lopez, who helped select talent for the fleetwide Punchliner Comedy Clubs. Guests can enjoy an evening laughing along to the comedians’ jokes.
This onboard water park features two waterslides: Drainpipe and Twister. At the center of Carnival WaterWorks is a giant, 300-gallon dump bucket that combines water and gravity in a way that's sure to soak.
Serenity Adult-Only Retreat
The Serenity area lets adults spend time with other adults. Read a book, enjoy the view, sip something from the bar or just enjoy some quality time to yourself.
Feeling lucky? Head over to the onboard casino to try out a wide selection of slots and table games including blackjack, roulette and poker.
Carnival's DJs have all been trained by DJ IRIE, the Miami Heat's official DJ, to drop beats that inspire dancing in all areas of the ship.
Bars & lounges
Grand Atrium Plaza & Bar
People watch with a friend and a cocktail in this central location on the ship.
Carnival Sensation Disco
You'll love the music, moves and mood at the Carnival Sensation Disco. Shake it off as you dance to some of your favorite hits.
Carnival Sensation Fantasia Lounge
The lounge features a revolving turntable, orchestra pit and a recessed speaker system.
The Piano Bar is the swanky, jazzy bar setting designed for laid-back, fun times. The live music may even encourage a sing-along or two.
Spa & fitness
Renew yourself with premium beauty and wellness therapies, like hot stone massages, aromatherapy or full-body wraps.
There’s no excuse for leaving your fitness routine back on land with the fitness equipment available on board in the fitness center. Plus, there are also fitness classes such as yoga, Pilates and indoor cycling.
Camp Carnival is the place where the youngest cruisers (ages 2 to 11) will experience games, finger painting, story time, movies and more in a supervised environment, while their parents can be off having fun of their own. Carnival's babysitting program also offers, for a fee, a fun late-night option for kids while their parents stay out until as late as 3 am.
Youths ages 12 to 14 can enjoy video games, scavenger hunts and dance parties at Circle "C" as well as enjoy getting outside with sports, pool parties and special shore excursions. Plus, they can enjoy all of this excitement with kids their own age.
Teens 15 to 17 can enjoy the latest music with exclusive dance parties at Club O2, as well as video games and movies from the club's comfy seating and video monitors all over the place. They'll even have fun outside of the club, with pool parties, team sports and special teen-only shore excursions.
Carnival's video arcade brings out the winner in everybody, not only with a slew of the latest arcade games, but a selection of classic analog favorites like air hockey. There are fun times for all here, but bring a skilled friend for the ultimate two-player challenge.
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Top highlights on this ship
- Relaxing at Serenity Adult-Only Retreat
- Laughing along to comedians at The Punchliner Comedy Club
- Slipping and sliding at Carnival WaterWorks
- Dancing to beats by DJ Irie