As the inaugural Inspiration-class ship, Carnival Inspiration made a real splash when she joined Carnival's fleet in May 2016. Not only has she got the latest on-board innovations, such as the open-air SkyRide, the first IMAX theatre at sea and the 450-foot Kaleid-O-Slide water slide; but she is also the first to have an on-board microbrewery and a dedicated family-only zone with games lounge. With fourteen decks and luxury staterooms, more than twenty restaurant and bar options, and a vibrant entertainment scene, Carnival Inspiration is sure to impress from the moment you step aboard. On top of this, the ship docks in some amazing ports of call, opening up a variety of sightseeing and adventures ashore.
The restaurants and eateries on board Carnival Inspiration offer an amazing a mix of flavours and dining styles. Start the evening with pre-dinner drinks at Horizons Bar before tucking into a daily-changing menu of culinary treats in either Horizons or Reflections Restaurant. Dine in the casual surroundings of Lido Marketplace 24/7, with Mongolian Wok, Chef's Choice, Carnival Deli, and Fresh Creations Salad Bar adding to the food choices. Guy's Burger Joint is the go to for authentic, American-style burgers or sample gourmet taster dishes in Taste Bar. Tuck into freshly-baked pizzas at Pizzeria del Capitano or spicy Mexican tacos and burritos at BlueIguana Cantina.
Indulge in healthy Japanese cuisine in Bonsai Sushi, while at Fahrenheit 555 Steakhouse the steaks are as tasty as the views. Cucina del Capitano presents a choice of family-style sharing dishes with an Italian flavour, or you can savour Asian-inspired dishes in the mystical surroundings of Ji Ji Asian Kitchen. Seafood Shack combines New England style seafood and fish cuisines with ocean views. Take a seat at The Chef's Table for the ultimate foodie experience as the chef creates culinary magic before your eyes. Cherry on Top combines a mouth-watering sweet shop with an ice cream bar.
The mix of bars and lounges on Carnival Inspiration caters for all tastes. Treat the kids to a milkshake while you sip a latte at JavaBlue Cafe and Shake Spot. The intimate Library Bar is the perfect spot to relax with an ice-cold glass of wine as you take in the views. Ales, tours and tastings are available at RedFrog Rum Bar, and you can savour exotic cocktails in BlueIguana Tequila Bar and Alchemy Bar. Relax in Piano Bar, enjoy drinks at Casino Bar, and take part in mixology competitions and martini tastings, before enjoying music and dancing at the nightclub.
Day or night there is plenty you keep you entertained on Carnival Inspiration. Head to SportSquare and meet the challenge of the SkyRide and the SkyCourse ropes circuit. Unwind under the unique sensory shower in the Cloud 9 Spa, or chill out in the tranquillity of the adult-only Serenity retreat. Discover fun times and lots of activities for all ages in Camp Ocean and Dr. Seuss Bookville library. As evening falls; take your seat in Liquid Lounge for revue-style stage shows from Playlist Productions. Limelight Lounge presents live music and cabaret acts or enjoy live acts at Punchliner Comedy Club. Film buffs can head to Thrill Theater and IMAX Theater to watch the latest blockbusters and 3D films. Or why not have a go on the slot machines and gaming tables at Inspiration Casino?
Day 1: UK to Las Vegas, Nevada
Fly from your chosen UK airport to Las Vegas and make your way to your four-star hotel for a four-night stay.
Day 2 - 4: Las Vegas, Nevada
With its roulette wheels, dazzling shows and little white chapels, Las Vegas doesn't really need an introduction. Cruise along the iconic strip and you'll feel like you're on the set of a hundred Hollywood films as you pass the gleaming arcades and show-stopping hotels.
But there's more to this desert city than neon lights and late nights; head into the wilderness on a drive to Death Valley or take a trip to the breathtaking Grand Canyon. Best viewed by helicopter, this jaw-dropping wonder has to be seen in real life to be believed. Back on the glittering Strip, there's non-stop shopping, spectacular entertainment, white knuckle rides and gargantuan all-you-can-eat buffets to enjoy
Day 5: Las Vegas, Nevada to Los Angeles, California
After check out, make your way to the airport for your continued journey to Los Angeles. On arrival make your way to your four-star hotel for your two night stay.
Day 6: Los Angeles, California
Los Angeles is most famous for its role in the film and entertainment industry and in particular, for Hollywood. Take a photo with the Hollywood sign in the background, stroll along Hollywood Boulevard, or spot famous names on the Walk of Fame. Enjoy thrilling rides, a guided tour of the studio, or explore behind the scenes on movie sets at Universal Studios Hollywood, or experience dozens of action and adventure rides at Disneyland Resort. Admire the 2000+ works of art at The Broad or visit the vast collections of Asian, Islamic, and Latin American art at Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Head to Griffith Park where you can see animals in Los Angeles Zoo or explore the moon and planets at Griffith Observatory. Escape the busy city and relax in Santa Monica; a chic and laid-back beachfront location.
Day 7: LA (Long Beach), California (Embarkation Day)
After check out, make your way to the port to board Carnival Inspiration for your four-night cruise.
Day 8: Catalina Island, California
The rocky Catalina Island lies in the Gulf of Santa Catalina 35km off the coast of the USA state of California. The island is 35km long and 13km wide at its widest part with Mount Orizaba the island's highest point at 2,097 feet. The majority of the island's population live in the main town of Avalon where you can visit the idyllic Botanical Garden or climb up Mount Ada to The Inn on Mount Ada, once the private home of the chewing gum magnate William Wrigley Jr. Tour the Catalina Casino; home to the Casino Ballroom, Avalon Theatre, Catalina Island Art Association Art Gallery, and Catalina Island Museum. Indulge in retail therapy or enjoy a tasty meal along Crescent Avenue. Snorkelling fans will enjoy the crystal clear waters and abundant marine life at Casino Point and Lover's Cove. View the island from 500 feet above sea level on a zip lining adventure at Catalina Zip Line Eco Tour attraction or live it up in a private cabana by the sea at Decanso Beach Club.
Day 9: Ensenada, Mexico
Ensenada is a picturesque seaside town on the Baja California coast and is surrounded by small mountain ranges. The town is a shopper’s paradise, especially along Paseo Calle Primera and Avenida Lopez Mateos with its locally-made silver jewellery and pottery. The Malecon path down by the harbour is the perfect spot to sample fine seafood from the authentic restaurants. Explore the fascinating exhibits at Museo de Historia de Ensenada in Riviera del Pacifico and also at Museo del Instituto Nacional de Antropologia e Historia. Visit La Bufadora marine geyser at Punta Banda that rises more than 30m above sea level.
Day 11: Los Angeles, California to UK
Today your cruise comes to an end. Disembark and make your way to the airport for your return flight back home.