Just the other day we posted about the Carnival Ecstasy completing its dry dock and just before that it was the Carnival Dream back in action after a major refurbishment. Now it’s Carnival Sensation to be the latest ship to get a multi-million dollar upgrade.
The 2-week dry dock in Freeport, Bahamas upgraded the Carnival Sensation with the very latest FUN 2,0 features. The Fantasy-class vessel went back into service today where the first guests have been able to enjoy all the new enhancements.
New Features Added:
Guy’s Burger Joint: a free-of-charge poolside venue developed in partnership with Food Network personality Guy Fieri serving hand-crafted burgers and fresh-cut fries enjoyed amidst a décor that celebrates the chef’s California roots and love of car culture.
RedFrog Rum Bar: a poolside watering hole offering the quintessential Caribbean vacation vibe with refreshing Caribbean rum-based frozen drinks and beers, including Carnival’s own private label draught brew, ThirstyFrog Red.
BlueIguana Cantina: a complimentary poolside Mexican eatery where guests can enjoy authentic, freshly made burritos and tacos on homemade tortillas, as well as an elaborate toppings and salsa bar.
Alchemy Bar: a “cocktail pharmacy”-themed lounge with mixologists who “prescribe” concoctions from different elixirs and ingredients with creative monikers like Forty is the New Twenty and The Restorative Basil Drop.
Cherry On Top: the “sweetest spot on board” which celebrates the joys of simple indulgences with bins of bulk candy, fun fanciful gifts and novelties, custom apparel and more.
BlueIguana Tequila Bar: a fun and festive outdoor bar offering a laid-back Mexican-themed atmosphere and tequila-based frozen drinks and beers, perfect for chillin’ by the pool.
Camp Ocean: a colorful marine-inspired play area designed for kids ages 2-11 that showcases the wonders of the sea through fun and engaging interiors and more than 200 ocean-themed activities, including arts and crafts, science-oriented programming, and more.
Carnival Sensation is now sailing year-round 4- and 5-day cruises from Miami, Florida. The vessel is 70,300 gross tons and was built back in 1993 but after the recent refurbishment, it will feel a lot more fresh and new. As usual during dry docks the ships hull is painted and many technical aspects are seen to. Onboard hotel operations will often receive new bedding, decor, carpets and more.