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Carnival Inspiration

Carnival Inspiration is no longer part of the fleet. However, visit Carnival Cruise Line to find out which other fantastic ships are on offer.

All Carnival ships inspire guests to have a great time and memorable holiday, but it won’t surprise you to learn that the inspiration for Carnival Inspiration was nothing less than inspiration itself! This ship’s uniquely creative spirit is on display, and definitely shines as you cruise the Western Caribbean.

From the moment you step into the Grand Atrium, you’ll realize that it isn’t just a room with a high ceiling, it’s a place of high art. Your dinner at one of the two main dining rooms is more than just a dish in front of you, it’s the result of the chefs’ culinary creativity, while the Paris and Candlelight Lounges aren’t just rooms with some seats and a stage, they’re spots for talented performers to transport you to another place and time.

All of the above and everything else you love about a Carnival cruise- from food to pools to waterslides- are present on this ship, one where you can’t help but find that creative spirit behind all the fun around you.

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Ship Stats and Features

Year Entered Service 01/01/1996
Tonnage 70367
Wheelchair Accessible Cabins 28
Number Of Decks 14
Number Of Elevators 14
Number Of Pools 3
Number Of Restaurants 6
Formal Nights Yes
Kids Clubs Yes
Maximum Capacity 2054
Crew 920
Refurbished 01/01/2016

Ship Facilities


Guests will be delighted to learn that Carnival Inspiration is home to many of Carnival’s most popular restaurants. Whether you enjoy casual buffet dining, exclusive multicourse meals or comfort classics, the perfect menu is just waiting to be discovered.

Bonsai Sushi ExpressFresh sushi made to order.
Guy’s Burger JointBurgers, hot dogs and fries with all your favourite toppings.
The Chef’s TableBehind the scenes tour and gourmet dining make this exclusive and intimate experience as delicious as you could imagine.
Dining RoomThe main restaurant on the ship, guests can enjoy all their meals here, with everything from delicious cuts of meat to perfectly prepared sides and decadent desserts.
SwirlsSatisfy your sweet tooth with this self-serve ice cream.
Lido MarketplaceA buffet-style restaurant with dishes from all over the world.
Steakhouse SelectionsPay a little extra and be treated to sumptuous steaks and tasty seafood.
The Carnival DeliPerfect for a sandwich with all your favourite fillings.


Boredom is not an option when it comes to evenings onboard Carnival Inspiration. With a whole range of bars, live entertainment, a casino and a nightclub, there’s something to make every night on this ship as special and memorable as possible.

  • Playlist Productions- if you like musicals then you’ll love watching this talented troupe put on some of the best shows at sea.
  • The Punchliner Comedy Club- laughing until there’s tears in your eyes is a guarantee at the onboard standup comedy club.
  • Mega Deck Party- taking place throughout the cruise, these onboard parties are a great way to meet other guests, have a drink and dance to the latest hits.
  • BlueIguana Tequila- for tequila lovers (and everyone else too) this is a great place to enjoy an ice-cold Mexican-inspired drink.
  • Karaoke- fancy yourself as a bit of a singer? Test out your vocals at the onboard karaoke nights.
  • Piano Bar- for piano singalongs and your favourite drinks, look no further than the Piano Bar.
  • Nightclub- the night never has to end too soon onboard Carnival Inspiration. If you like to dance until the early hours, this is the place to go.


Carnival like to pride themselves on being family-friendly and Carnival Inspiration showcases this inclusive approach to cruising. If you want to make memories as a family that will last for a lifetime, this is the place to be. There are also a range of clubs catering for all ages, meaning parents can enjoy a bit of peace and quiet knowing that their little ones are having fun and making friends.

  • Camp Ocean- a club dedicated to 2-11 year olds, helping them to stay active and have ocean-themed fun.
  • Circle “C”- the place to be for guests aged between 12-14.
  • Club O2- if the teens want to escape their parents for a while, this cool spot is the place to go. Featuring video games, tv screens and even a disco, they’ll be able to socialise with others their age and have as much fun as you can imagine.

Things to do

Spa and fitness

No holiday is complete without the opportunity for some rest and relaxation, and where better to do this than Carnival Inspiration’s very own spa. Offering an extensive menu of treatments, as well as a sauna, steam room and hair and beauty salon, there’s no reason to leave your cruise without being pampered.

For anyone looking to stay on top of their workout during the cruise, the ship’s fitness centre is fully equipped with all the exercise machines and free weights you could need to work up a sweat. If you prefer competitive sports, there are also courts for volleyball, basketball and tennis, the perfect way to enjoy some competition and stay active at the same time.


While holidaymakers choose a cruise so they can see some of the most beautiful destinations in the world, this doesn’t mean that they shouldn’t be able to make the most of time spent onboard the ship as well.

If your idea of the perfect holiday is laying by the pool and topping up your tan, there is plenty of space on Carnival Inspiration to do just this. Grab your book, find a sun lounger and let the afternoon hours pass you by in peace and comfort. However, while you’re there, you may also want to get involved in the fun at the water park, where twisting water slides lead to a fun pool area. Out on deck there’s also a mini golf course which gives guests the unique opportunity to test out their putting skills in the middle of the ocean.

If the weather isn’t looking so great, or you just want to escape other guests and the sun for a while, head inside and see what you can find. Featuring cafés, shops and a library, the Atrium is the impressive heart of the ship.

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