Carnival Inspiration operates short cruises from Tampa. The ship offers year-round four- and five-day cruises from Tampa to Cozumel and Grand Cayman. Onboard features include WaterWorks, an aqua park with a 300-foot-long water slide, dual-racing slides and water spray apparatus; Serenity, a secluded adults-only area located aft with two whirlpools; and a totally redesigned resort-style main pool on Lido Deck.
|Passenger capacity: 2052-2658|
|Passenger Decks: 10|
|Total Cabins: 1026|
|Cabins (Balcony): 0|
|Cabins (Outside): 618|
|Cabins (Inside): 408|
|Gross Tonnage: 70367|
|Swimming Pools: 1|
|Exclusively For Adults: No|
AVANT-GARDE LOUNGE AND OTHER VENUES
Avant-Garde Lounge, with statues and wall designs that celebrate the cubist art form is a standout venue on Carnival Inspiration. For the chilled out, try the Rhapsody in Blue piano bar inspired by the George Gershwin classic featuring a billowing ceiling of silky blue fabric; and the Paris Lounge, an elaborate multi-decked show lounge housing lavish revues. All of these lounges are easily accessible via the ship’s seven-deck-high Grand Atrium, which offers its own art nouveau-inspired design.
Dining is considered a highlight of a Fun Ship cruise and the Carnival Inspiration offers a wide variety of delectable formal and casual choices to suit any taste.
In addition to the full-service Carnivale and Mardi Gras formal dining rooms featuring extensive menus and wine lists, the Carnival Inspiration includes the Brasserie Bar & Grill, a casual poolside eatery offering full breakfast and lunch buffets, a 24-hour pizzeria and a Seaview Bistro alternative dinner-time service. Complimentary 24-hour stateroom service is available and vegetarian and children’s selections are featured on all dining room menus.
The Carnival Inspiration also features Spa Carnival Fare, gourmet-style health-conscious menu items that are lower in calories, cholesterol, sodium and fat content.
Carnival Inspiration offers organized programs for three different age groups – Camp Carnival for 2- to 11-year-olds, Circle C for 12- to 14-year-olds, and Club O2 for 15- to 17-year-olds – with supervised activities and expansive, modern facilities.
A signature element of the Fantasy-class upgrades is Carnival WaterWorks, a fun-filled aqua park located on Verandah Deck. Designed with an all-ages appeal, WaterWorks encompasses a 300-foot-long twisting, turning water slide – the longest and most elaborate at sea – along with dual-lane 82-foot-long racing slides, and a wide variety of water spray toys.
In addition, Carnival Inspiration’s main pool on Lido Deck – which includes a swimming pool and two large whirlpools – was totally transformed to feature a distinct resort-style ambiance. Vibrant oversized umbrellas, thatched roofing and colorful tile work create a decidedly tropical feel.
ADULTS ONLY RETREAT
Another new feature on the Carnival Inspiration is Serenity, the line’s popular adults-only retreat located aft on Promenade Deck. With design elements that include teak decking, large umbrellas and thatched roofing, Serenity provides an ocean-going oasis for relaxation and comfort. Guests can enjoy icy cocktails and frozen drinks while relaxing in plush chaise lounges and chairs.
HEALTH AND FITNESS FACILITY
Fitness has become an important part of everyday life and guests sailing on the Carnival Inspiration can take advantage of the ship’s updated 12,000-square-foot Spa Carnival facility, which features exercise equipment, a gymnasium, and body and facial treatments, including a number of exotic European-style therapies. A salon offering a variety of hair, nail and make-up services is available, as well.
Golfers sailing aboard Carnival Inspiration have the opportunity to receive personalized instruction and play a number of challenging courses throughout the various ports of call. Shipboard lessons are conducted at a covered and lighted “driving range” and utilize state-of-the-art V1 teaching computers featuring side-by-side comparisons with top tour players and sophisticated video analysis. Lessons are also included during golfing excursions, which feature priority tee times, transportation between ship and course, and cart and green fees. Equipment rental, including clubs, golf shoes and accessories, is also available.
As part of Carnival’s fleetwide stateroom amenities, all of the Carnival Inspiration’s staterooms feature the “Carnival Comfort Bed” sleep system, featuring plush mattresses, luxurious duvets and duvet covers, fluffy pillows and high quality sheets and linens. All accommodations include terrycloth bathrobes and all staterooms offer in-cabin amenity kits with a variety of brand-name product samples for men and women.
INTERNET CAFÉ, WI-FI ACCESS, CELL PHONE SERVICE
Like all Fun Ships, Carnival Inspiration offers an Internet café with private workstations featuring flat-screen monitors, along with Wi-Fi access available in virtually all public rooms and areas. Guests can also make and receive cell phone calls whether the ship is at sea or in port.