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You can expect between 2056 to 2467 passengers on a typical sailing. This means that at the higher number (usually peak and holiday sailings) Carnival Sensation has a space ratio of 28.5 . (A space ratio less than 33 means that you may find the ship crowded in areas. A space ratio greater than 39 means that there should be plenty of space for each passenger.) When this ship isn't sailing at capacity the space ratio can be as good as 34.2.
The Carnival Sensation has 980 crew members on board. There are 3 passengers for every crew member on board. There are self serve laudromats on this ship.
The ship last major refurbishment was in Feb 2017 .
There are 13 decks on this ship. The highest deck number is 14. The number of decks with passenger cabins is 5.
The following ships share the same class as this ship. This means the basic design and layout of the ship is the same. For the most part the cabins will be identical among these ships, but may be decorated differently.
1990 - Carnival Fantasy
1991 - Carnival Ecstasy
1993 - Carnival Sensation
1994 - Carnival Fascination
1995 - Carnival Imagination
1996 - Carnival Inspiration
1998 - Carnival Elation
1998 - Carnival Paradise
There are 25 special needs cabins on this ship. These cabins have been modified for accessibility purposes.
SENSATION is a member of the Fantasy class series of buildings delivered throughout the 1990's to Carnival Cruises lines.
During drydock Feb 9 to 22, 2017 added Guys Burger Joint, BlueIguana Cantina, RedFrog Rum Bar, BlueIguana Tequila Bar, Achemy Bar, Cherry on Top.
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Fantasia Main LoungeWith a revolving turntable stage and orchestra pit, the ship's stage shows with singers, dancers and musicians are performed here.
Club O2Provides a supervised area for 15-17 year olds to watch movies, play video games or try karaoke.
Conference RoomLarge room near bathrooms for conferences.
Mirage BarThe ship's promenade bar also features a piano for live music entertainment.
Michelangelo LoungeThis lounge has a bar and seating area and hosts karaoke sessions.
Kaleidoscope Dance ClubFeatures a bar, large dance floor and range of seating; during the day this room is also used for some seminars and art auctions.
Joes CafeA patisserie serving specialty coffees, tea, milkshakes, pastries and cakes.
Plaza Aft LoungeServed by a bar, the lounge also has plasma screens showing some sporting events and plays host to, amongst other entertainment, Punchliner Comedy Club.
SerenityAn adult only area (over 21's) featuring two hot tubs padded sun loungers and chairs with a shaded area also.
Club Vegas CasinoCasino with gaming tables and slot machines
Sensation BoulevardInside promenade deck with lounge seating
Alchemy BarServes a range of cocktails served at the unique vintage-themed cocktail pharmacy. Seats 92 guests.
Cherry on TopWell stocked candy and more store with confectionary favourites, cupcakes, chocolate bars, branded Cherry On Top gear, tuxedo rentals, and gifts for special occasions such as flowers and wine. Includes a premium ice cream counter with goodies for mixing and topping.
Taste BarFree samples of food items from resturants on the ship.
Jewelry ShopSmall shop on Sensatin Boulevard selling hats, bags and other items.
Video ArcadeVideo Arcade open 24 hours.
Photo GalleryGallery displaying photos taken by ships photographers for purchase. Also sells photo equipment and supplies.
Grand Atrium PlazaShips atrium. On first level is bar, shore excursions, guest services, internet and lounge area
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= 1 Upper Bed
= 2 upper beds
= Balcony with obstructed views
= Connecting Staterooms
= Extended balcony (50% larger)
= Stateroom with 2 portholes
= Twin beds do not convert
= Twin/king w double sofa
= Twin/King w single sofa
= Twin/king, single sofa & upper