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The Carnival Sensation was built in 1993 and is among Carnival’s 25 ships in its fleet. The Sensation is included in the cruise line’s Fantasy Class. In the cruise ship stats below, you’ll find the Carnival Sensation vs all of the other Carnival ships.

Carnival Sensation Size

How big is the Carnival Sensation? Below, you’ll find all of the relevant cruise ship stats, specs and dimensions for the Carnival Sensation. Included in these statistics are passenger capacity, length, year built, year renovated, cost to build, gross tonnage, engine info, number of rooms, deck counts and more!

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Carnival Sensation Capacity

Passenger Capacity refers to the total number of people that the Carnival Sensation can accommodate. Of course, there are also crew members on board. Below, find the total onboard capacity, including staff and cruise guests.

2,606

passengers

Carnival Avg: 3,868 guests

Carnival Sensation Passenger Capacity: The passenger capacity for the Carnival Sensation is 2,606 guests. The average capacity for the 25 active ships in Carnival’s fleet is 3,868 passengers. The passenger capacity range for all Carnival ships has a minimum of 2,606 guests and a maximum of 6,630 passengers.

920

crew

Carnival Avg: 1,185 staff

Carnival Sensation Crew Members: Staff on the Carnival Sensation include 920 crew members. That’s a guest to staff ratio of 3.5:1. The average Carnival ship includes 1,185 employees and has a passenger to staff ratio of 3.1:1.

Carnival Sensation Passenger Capacity and Crew

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Carnival Sensation Length

How long is the Sensation? From end to end, the Carnival Sensation length equals 855 feet (261 meters). Compare that to the average ship length of all 25 active vessels in Carnival’s fleet, measuring 964 feet (294 meters).

855

feet long

Carnival Avg: 964 feet

The smallest Carnival ship (in terms of length) measures 855 feet (261 meters) from end to end. The longest vessel spans 1130 feet (345 meters).

Our chart below shows the length of the Carnival Sensation vs all other active Carnival ships.

Carnival Sensation Ship Length

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Carnival Sensation Built Date

When was the Carnival Sensation Built? The Carnival Sensation was built in 1993 and joined the cruise line’s Fantasy Class.

Carnival includes 25 active ships. The oldest in the fleet was built in 1991. The average Carnival ship is 16 years old and the median build date for all active ships is 2004

1993

built date

Carnival Avg: 2007

When was the last Carnival Sensation Dry Dock? The Carnival Sensation experienced dry dock improvements in 2020.

2020

renovation date

Renovations included the following: In April 2020, the Carnival Sensation went into dry dock. The ship was refurbished with technical improvements. Cosmetic upgrades included new carpets and tiling. In 2017, the Carnival Sensation was refurbished and received a significant upgrade. Newly added features include Guy’s Burger Joint, Blue Iguana Cantina, Alchemy Bar, and Cherry On Top Ice Cream Shop, and Red Frog Rum Bar. The ship will be going into dry-dock again in January, 2020.

Carnival Sensation Deck Plans

The Carnival Sensation has a total of 10 passenger decks. The lowest level available to guests is Deck 4. The highest passenger deck is Deck 14.

What does the Carnival Sensation offer in terms of “things to do?” The ship features 11 restaurants, 5 bars, 33 activities, and 8 other features for your enjoyment.

Click below to access deck plans for the Carnival Sensation. The resulting page will provide a floor plan and summary of all “things to do” offered on that level of the ship.

Carnival Sensation Info

Frequently Asked Questions

On which deck is the Carnival Sensation Casino located?

You will find the Carnival Sensation Casino on Deck 9 of the ship.

On which deck is the Carnival Sensation Buffet located?

You will find the Carnival Sensation Buffet on Deck 10 of the ship.

When was the Carnival Sensation last refurbished?

The Carnival Sensation experienced dry dock improvements in 2020. Renovations included the following: In April 2020, the Carnival Sensation went into dry dock. The ship was refurbished with technical improvements. Cosmetic upgrades included new carpets and tiling. In 2017, the Carnival Sensation was refurbished and received a significant upgrade. Newly added features include Guy’s Burger Joint, Blue Iguana Cantina, Alchemy Bar, and Cherry On Top Ice Cream Shop, and Red Frog Rum Bar. The ship will be going into dry-dock again in January, 2020.

What is the Carnival Sensation ship class?

The ship belongs to the Carnival class of ships known as the Fantasy class.

What does the Carnival Sensation offer in terms of things to do?

The ship features 11 restaurants, 5 bars, 33 activities, 2 shows and 8 other venues for your enjoyment. You can click on our ship deck plans or details pages for a full list of activities, sorted by feature type.

How many decks are on the Carnival Sensation?

The Carnival Sensation has a total of 10 passenger decks. The lowest deck is Level 4. The upper most passenger deck is Level 14.

What is the Carnival Sensation capacity?

We're often asked how many passengers are on the Carnival Sensation. The ship's capacity is 2,606. When comparing the occupancy to the average Carnival passenger capacity, you'll find that the average ship in the fleet holds 3,868 guests. Feel free to look at our graph above to see where this ship falls in line with all other live Carnival ships.

How old is the Carnival Sensation?

The Carnival Sensation was built in 1993. Carnival includes 25 active ships. The oldest in the fleet was built in 1991. The average Carnival ship is 16 years old and the median build date for all active ships is 2007

Is the Carnival Sensation a good ship?

Each of Carnival's ships offers a unique layout with features and activities catered to all. Whether the Carnival Sensation is right for you will depend on your individual preferences. Do you prefer a larger or smaller ship with many or fewer guests? Are you hoping for many family activities or entertainment options for an older clientele. Our deck maps layout and activities list provide a helpful guide to what you'll find on board. Feel free to explore the see if this ship is suited towards your preferences.

How long is the Carnival Sensation?

From end to end, the Spectrum of the Seas length equals 855 feet (261 meters). Compare that to the average ship length of all 25 active vessels in Carnival fleet, measuring 964 feet (294 meters). Please see our size comparison chart above to see how this ship falls in line with all other active ships in the fleet.

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