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. Days at sea are your chance to enjoy the highlights of Carnival Inspiration. Feeling active? Head to SportSquare and meet the challenge of the SkyRide and the SkyCourse ropes circuit. Looking to relax? Unwind under the unique sensory shower in the Cloud 9 Spa, or chill out in the tranquillity of the adult-only Serenity retreat. What about the kids? Discover fun times and lots of activities for all ages in Camp Ocean and Dr. Seuss Bookville library. 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.
The evening scene on Carnival Inspiration offers something for everyone. Take your seat in Liquid Lounge for a selection of revue-style stage shows from Playlist Productions. Limelight Lounge presents live music and cabaret acts and you can 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 - 4: Fly from the UK to Las Vegas
Fly from your chosen UK airport to Las Vegas and make your way to the 4* Luxor Hotel^ for your 4 night stay.
Day 5 - 6: Los Angeles
After check out, fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles and travel to the 4* Omni Los Angeles Hotel at California Park^ for your 2 night stay.
Day 7: Los Angeles
Check out of your hotel and make your way to Long Beach port where you will board Carnival Inspiration for you Baja Mexico cruise.
Day 8: Catalina Island
Step ashore at the sunny Southern California playground of Catalina Island - just 35km from the mainland. Window-shop along the Avalon waterfront and enjoy a zip line experience at Descanso Beach Club. Step back in time at Catalina Island Museum before strolling Avalon Canyon Road to explore the Wrigley Memorial and Botanical Gardens. The island's coastal waters are perfect for flying fish tours, kayaking, scuba-diving, paddle boarding, and dolphin and sea lion adventures.
Day 9: Ensenada, Mexico
The next port of call is the vibrant Mexican coastal city of Ensenada. Shop for handmade pottery and Taxco silver jewellery on Avenida Lopez Mateos and Boulevard Costero and sample the 'catch of the day' at Mercado de Mariscos fish market. Explore the sights of Plaza Civica and step back in time at Museo de Historia de Ensenada at Riviera del Pacifico. Visit the La Bufadora marine geyser on the Punta Banda Peninsula or challenge yourself on the zip lines, hanging bridges and canopies at Las Canadas Canopy Campgrounds.
Day 11: Los Angeles to UK
Disembark and make your way to Los Angeles airport for your flight home to the UK.