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Carnival Inspiration

53 Reviews
Carnival Cruises

Sail away from everyday life on Carnival Inspiration, equipped with everything for a vacation that is fun for all! Adults can drop the kids off at Carnival Waterworks water park or the Video Arcade, and then have their own private time at the Serenity adults-only pool, or even head over to the Casino and have some fun with Lady Luck! As a small snack, guests can try new and delicious delicacies each day at the Taste Bar that features favorite flavors found across the entire Carnival fleet. For a full dining experience, indulge in one of the main dining rooms for delicious award-winning entrees, or try one of the ship’s specialty restaurants such as a Mongolian Wok or Chef’s Table. With a plethora of dining options, activities, games, and live entertainment right at your fingertips, you won’t want to miss the experience of sailing onboard Carnival Inspiration!

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What Should I Pack?
The first thing to remember is that you're on vacation and you are onboard Carnival Cruises’ ‘Fun Ships’ to have a good time. Secondly, remember to travel light. Keeping these two pieces of advice in mind are very important for packing.

Casual attire and resort wear is typically appropriate attire onboard and in-port. Shorts, slacks, sundresses, blouses, sandals, etc., are appropriate for women, and clothing for men is just as casual. Travelers might also want to consider bringing along a sweater or jacket for cool evenings and inexpensive rain gear in case of a sudden shower. While restaurants typically have casual dress code, there are also instances where you may visit a specialty restaurant or attend a special Captain’s Cocktail Party and Gala Farewell Dinner that requires business casual or formal attire. For days in port where you will be participating in various shore excursions, you should dress accordingly to the dress codes of the sites you are visiting, as well as bring a pair of sneakers for strenuous walking.

Formal Wear: Men: suit and tie, sport coat, tie and slacks; Women: evening dresses, cocktail dresses; pantsuits.

Casual Resort Wear: Men: sport shorts, slacks; Women: dresses, skirts, shorts, Capri pants.

*Please Note: Shorts, t-shirts, tank tops, and bathing attire are not permitted in the Dining Room during dinner.

Fitness / Recreation

Stay fit while onboard Carnival Inspiration by taking advantage of the fitness center. Take an aerobics class, go for a jog on the track, or utilize the machines and weights to stay toned while at sea. .


Experience the music, dancing, lights, and costumes that make these spectacular stage shows nothing less than the best. From Vegas to Broadway-styled performances, there is never a lack of variety or excitement during the nightly shows onboard Carnival Inspiration.

Bars and Nightclubs
Toast to old friends and the new ones you're making every day onboard Carnival Inspiration at one of the ship’s many bars, get your groove on at the nightclub, or sing along at the piano bar while enjoying an assortment of wines, brews, and spirits.

Live Entertainment
Catch a rising star as a wide variety of singers, comedians, bands, and musicians perform nightly out on deck or in one of the many clubs and lounges. If you’re looking to break out into the entertainment world, try your vocals at karaoke night.


Look your best while onboard Carnival Inspiration and even while you’re at ports-of-call. Try out a new hairdo from the stylists at the salon or choose a massage or facial for the ultimate relaxation experience.


Sophisticated Dining
Carnival Cruises offers an incredible dining experience in the Main Dining Room. Guests can choose from various pastas, steaks, seafood, and superb wines that are sure to please the palate. Plus, with the cruise line’s attentive staff and creative entrée presentations, you’ll experience a truly excellent culinary experience.

Casual Dining
For a more relaxed atmosphere with a spectacular view, sample the eclectic cuisine at the buffet onboard Carnival Imagination. From Mexican to Indian to Italian, there is sure to be something for everyone.

Satisfy Every Appetite
Carnival Imagination especially loves to cater to all age groups, including even the youngest cruisers. The children’s menu features numerous kid-friendly selections including pizza, hamburgers, hot dogs, roasted turkey, assorted desserts, and much more! If you’re in the mood to lay low for the evening, opt for the 24-hour room service menu, free of charge.


Hoping to win big on your cruise vacation? Check out the casino onboard Carnival Inspiration and try your luck at the poker, craps, and blackjack tables or opt for the slot machines! Maybe you’ll even win enough to pay for your next cruise!


Toddlers (ages 2-5)
Toddlers can enjoy an array of ‘Fun Ship’ activities including bingo, cartoon time, sponge painting, sing-alongs, face painting, arts and crafts, and various contests while onboard Carnival Imagination.

Juniors (ages 6-8)
Junior cruisers will love meeting kids their own age and can enjoy cookie decorating, t-shirt painting, puppet shows, outdoor games, Disney trivia, and more while getting to know all of their new pals!

Intermediates (ages 9-11)
The intermediate group will have a blast competing in ping pong tournaments, and playing video games, or partaking in dance classes and scavenger hunts while onboard Carnival Imagination.

Teens (ages 12-15)
Teens will love some time away from their parents to mingle with young adults their own age. They will enjoy themed parties, games, tournaments, outdoor activities, group dinners, and even late-night movies and munchies!

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Carnival Inspiration
53 Reviews
Departs: Jul 19, 2021
Ports: long beach, california, catalina island, california, ensenada, mexico, long beach, california
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