As the inaugural Fantasy-class ship, Carnival Sensation made a real splash when she joined Carnival's fleet in November 1993 and has had an extensive refurbishment in Feburary 2009. Not only has she got the latest on-board features, but she has all new food venues and on-board activites for both adults and children. With fourteen decks and new balcony staterooms, more than sixteen restaurant and bar options, and a vibrant entertainment scene, Carnival Sensation is sure to impress from the moment you step aboard.
Days at sea are your chance to enjoy the highlights of Carnival Sensation. Feeling active? Head to Waterworks and splash around on the onboard waterpark. Looking to relax? Why not chill out in the tranquillity in the adult-only Serenity retreat. What about the kids? Discover fun times and lots of activities for all ages in Camp Ocean or make cuddly new friend at the Build-A-Bear Workshop at Sea Dr. Seuss. 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 Sensation offer an amazing a mix of flavours and dining styles. Start the evening with pre-dinner drinks at the new Alchemy Bar before tucking into a daily-changing menu of culinary treats in either Fantasy or Ecstasy Restaurants. Dine in the casual surroundings in Guy's Burger Joint, BlueIguana Cantina, Pizza Pirate, Carnival Deli, or try the delicous desserts at Swirls. 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.
The mix of bars and lounges on Carnival Sensation caters for all tastes. Treat the kids to a milkshake while you sip a latte at the Coffer Bar. Vist the tropical RedFrog Rum Bar which is the perfect spot to hangout with an ice-cold draft beer or exotic rum cocktail as you take in the views. 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 Sensation 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. Or why not have a go on the slot machines and gaming tables at the onboard Casino?
Day 1: UK to Miami, Florida
Fly from your chosen UK airport to Miami and make your way to a four-star hotel for your 2-night stay.
Day 2: Miami, Florida
Be spoilt for choice on how to spend your time here. This vibrant city stretches from the serene Everglades to the stylish haunts of the rich and famous on Miami Beach. Indulge in retail therapy at Lincoln Road Mall or enjoy a touch of culture at Wolfsonian-FIU museum. Escape to the idyllic Miami Beach Botanical Garden or chill out on the white sand of South Beach. Explore the art galleries and elegant eateries at Miami's Design District or visit the historic and bohemian Espanola Way. If you're travelling with children, spend time at Jungle Island zoo and Miami Children's Museum.
Day 3: Miami, Florida (for embarkation)
After check-out, be privately transferred to the port to board Carnival Sensation for your Taste of Cuba cruise.
Day 5: Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
The ship drops anchor at British-style Grand Cayman in the Cayman Islands. Stroll around the shops, cafes and museums in nearby George Town and spend time relaxing on the white sand of Seven Mile Beach. Swim with marine life at Stingray City or go snorkelling in search of local angel and parrot fish at Coral Garden. Keep your eyes peeled for indigenous rare blue iguanas when you visit Queen Elizabeth II Botanical Park. Make sure to see the original Batmobile and Batcycle from the Batman TV series at the Cayman Motor Museum before you depart, too.
Day 7: Havana, Cuba
The capital of Cuba, Havana captures the imagination with its faded glamour and irresistible colour palette. Walk along El Malecón and view the stunning views of the bay. Take a tour of a live cigar factory or the Havana Club Rum Factory; both of which offer insight into local manufacturing. Listen to salsa music open-air bazaars in bohemian bars and cafes or escape to Museo Nacional de Bella Artes and engage with the variety of art collections. Attend a baseball game at Estadio Latinoamericano and soak in the atmosphere of the popular national sport.
Day 8: Miami, Florida to UK
Today your cruise comes to an end. After disembarkation make your way to the airport for your return flight back to the UK.