Carnival Sensation Virtual Tour

I recently had the chance to board the Carnival Sensation in Miami. While I was touring the vessel, I took the opportunity to photograph the ship for a comprehensive tour. This review will cover the public areas and staterooms.

Bow of Carnival Sensation

All Carnival ships have a theme and some are more subtle than others. The Sensation theme is the senses. It’s also predominantly royal purple all over.

The ship is a Fantasy-class vessel. It was delivered from Kvaerner Masa-Yards (now Hietalahti shipyard or Helsinki New Shipyard) in 1993. Her latest refurb was just last year when she had the latest FunShip 2.0 ammenities added to her.

Let’s start the tour with our noted obligatory photos:

Obligatory hallway photo

Hallway on Carnival Sensation

Obligatory random carpet photo

Carpet on Carnival Sensation

Deck 04

DECK PLAN

The bottom-most deck normally accessed by the public contains only cabins. There’s both inside and outside cabins with windows and portholes on this deck.

Deck 05

DECK PLAN


This deck also contains only cabins. Both inside, outside and balconies are on this deck. During her FunShip 1.0 drydock, cabins amidships and aft all received balconies.

Deck 06

DECK PLAN


This deck also contains only cabins. Inside, outside, balconies and suites are on this deck. This is another deck that got the additional balconies. The 8 Grand Suite Extended Balconies are on this deck, the largest on the ship.

Deck 07

DECK PLAN


Deck 7, Empress deck, is where the public areas start. The deck is mostly cabins, and it’s the last of the cabins, except for a few tucked away on deck 11. A little bit forward of the center of Empress deck is the bottom of the Grand Atrium and atrium bar.

Atrium on Carnival Sensation

On the starboard section is the internet café.

 

Just past the atrium is the art gallery.

Art gallery on Carnival Sensation

Deck 08

DECK PLAN


At the very front of the deck, on the forcastle, is the crew sun deck and hot tubs. Just past that is the bottom level of the Fantasia Main Lounge.

Fantasia Main Lounge on Carnival Sensation

Fantasia Main Lounge on Carnival Sensation


Exiting the lounge there are shops on either side.

Shops on Carnival Sensation

Duty Free on Carnival Sensation


Past the shops is the Circle “C” teen lounge for 12-14 year olds.

Circle C on Carnival Sensation

Walking around the atrium there’s the Touch of Class piano bar on the port side.

Entrance to Piano Bar on Carnival Sensation

Piano Bar on Carnival Sensation

And on Starboard side there’s the Oak Room Library.

Library on Carnival Sensation


Walking through there you pass the second floor of the atrium.

Carnival Sensation’s Atrium

At the end of that you enter the first of the main dining rooms. The one midships is called the Fantasy Dining room. Named after the sister Carnival Fantasy.

Fantasy Dining Room

Fantasy Dining Room

This is one of those split decks where on most carnival ships, you cannot walk the full length of the deck as the galley sits in between the two dining rooms. To reach the aft dining room you need to either, go a deck down and walk through the cabin hallways, or go one deck above and stroll down the Sensation Boulevard promenade.

When you reach the end there’s the Ecstasy dining room. Also named for another sister, Carnival Ecstasy.

Ecstasy dining Room on Carnival Sensation

Ecstasy dining Room on Carnival Sensation

Ecstasy dining Room on Carnival Sensation

Ecstasy dining Room on Carnival Sensation

Ecstasy dining Room on Carnival Sensation

 

Deck 09

DECK PLAN


At the very front there is the second floor of the Fantasia main lounge.

Fantasia Main Lounge on Carnival Sensation

Lounge on Carnival Sensation

 

Exiting that you are at the atrium.
On the port side is the video arcade which leads into the Club O2 teen lounge.

Arcade on Carnival Sensation


On the starboard side is the photo gallery.

Photo gallery on Carnival Sensation


Walking past the atrium, you are at the start of the Sensation Boulevard promenade.

Sensation Boulevard promenade


Tucked in the corner as you enter is the Taste bar.

Sensation Boulevard promenade

There’s also a large seating area here. On the port side is the Club Vegas casino.

Casino


This part of the ship sticks out over the side by about a meter, maybe a meter-and-a-half.

Sensation Boulevard promenade


Also in this area is the Cherry on Top candy store.

Cherry on Top

Past that is the casino/promenade bar, the Mirage.

Sensation Boulevard promenade

Past that down the promenade a bit is another large seating area.

Sensation Boulevard promenade

On the port side is the Michelangelo Lounge and next to it is the Kaleidoscope Dance Club.

Michelangelo Lounge

Kaleidoscope Dance Club

In between them is Joe’s Café coffee bar.

Joe’s Café coffee bar on Carnival Sensation

Towards the end is a small shop.

Shops on Carnival Sensation

At the end of the promenade is a large open area.

Sensation Boulevard promenade

At the opposite side of the end of the promenade is the conference room. It was down this hall but was closed. I didn’t want to go barging through a closed conference room door.

Conference room hallway on Carnival Sensation

Conference room hallway on Carnival Sensation

Past that is my favorite lounge on the ship, the Alchemy Bar. The stairs here go down into the Ecstasy dining room.

Alchemy bar on Carnival Sensation

Alchemy bar on Carnival Sensation

Alchemy bar on Carnival Sensation

Past the bar is the Plaza aft lounge.

Plaza lounge on Carnival Sensation

Plaza lounge on Carnival Sensation

At the very back of the deck is the adults only area, the Serenity.

Carnival Sensation’s Serenity deck

Part 1

(You are Here)

Part 2

Deck 10-14

Cabins

Cabins