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Eastern Caribbean Cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Fantasy | Sail Date: Jun 13, 2015

the convenience factor was the main reason for choosing this cruise. The Charleston cruise port leaves something to be desired, but it was within driving distance. The cruise itself was ok. The Fantasy is showing its age and if it was refurbished two years ago as indicated by the travel agent they didn't do a very good job. 

That being said, the cabin steward and our head waiter were excellent. The cabin was always clean and the service in the Celebrity dining room was wonderful. I would give the food a "B" as to taste and variety. I would give the entertainment a "B-". The pool was always crowded and it is small. I doubt I would take this cruise again on this ship.

 

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small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Fantasy | Sail Date: Jun 13, 2015

Most of the cruise and the ship was very good. The ship was well maintained, the dining experience was very good, and the entertainment was great. The room was what spoiled it for me. My mattress was worn out and there was nothing comfortable to sit on in the room. Also, the pool was small and very crowded. We had asked for anytime dining, but were put on a waiting list and assigned to the late seating. At least we were able to get that moved to the early seating. The crew and staff were all very courteous and helpful at all times. 

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First time cruisers

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Fantasy | Sail Date: Jun 13, 2015

My family had a wonderful time...exceptional service in the restaurants .all the staff were friendly and helpful. The beds were very comfortable, they cleaned the room twice per day. the ports of call were excellent, we snorkeled,, went swimming ,sightseeing, to a couple museums in nassua,shopping and eating some local food.everyone we met were very friendly,,,, we had a great time hope to go again next year♥

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small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Fantasy | Sail Date: Jun 13, 2015

I was very disappointed in this cruise.  I have taken 12 cruises before and this is the first time I have ever given a poor rating.  The service was bad in the state room and also in the dining room.  Two nights it took 2 1/2 hrs. to do the meal.  This is the first cruise that I have ever taken that I didn't go to dinner all nights.  Due to poor service , we did not go to the dining room two night. Also the room steward would not service our room properly. We had to call and ask for everything, even beach towels.  He told me that I could go to the pool, if I wanted beach towels.  How rude can you get.  Do not take this ship. Kathy Willett

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Good time!!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Fantasy | Sail Date: May 25, 2015

Was our first cruise and overall was successful.  Crew was very friendly and helpful for most part.  Managed to see most of the larger shows and entertainment...although some rooms were too crowded to experience some of the talent., ie. piano bar for instance.....and standing room only for the Forum at times, although the young man handling that room was most kind and helped my husband and I as much as possible with seating.  Piano bar seemed like a good time, but never got in. If you want to be seated in some of these areas you must get there pretty early.  Food was great and in abundance. Wait staff very cordial.   My only complaint revolves around the need for more shore excursions that could accommodate those of us needing our scooters, wheelchairs, etc. to get around.  I was discouraged by staff at the excursion desk and given no options that could accommodate my scooter (although it could be broken down into 3 parts for storage)......I would have liked to see more of the local areas and historical spots, not just the shopping areas......but had no options. My husband did enjoy the behind the scenes tour.  Overall we had a good trip and will likely try a cruise again.

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Excellent graduation present

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Fantasy | Sail Date: May 21, 2015

I purchased the cruise for my daughter's high school graduation. This was our first cruise and we had an excellent time. Everyone was so polite and friendly. The cabins were very clean and we always had clean towels and linens. The food was also very good. The only complaint I have is the size of the pool. There was only one pool for over 2,000 people and it was very small.

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Fantastic get-away

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Fantasy | Sail Date: May 21, 2015

My daughter and I took this cruise to "get away from it all" and it was the best time ever! Everything from the food to the entertainment was great! The staff were the best! I can't wait to book my next cruise!

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small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Fantasy | Sail Date: May 16, 2015

OK is the best I can say. The good-wait staff and housekeeping were great. Ship is old but clean. The Comedy Club was excellant. Room was as expected. The ok-overall entertainment was ok. At least something to do. Dining room food menu was ok. At sea the ship rocked back and forth the whole trip . Didn't bother me but could be a problem for some. The not ok-food in the dining room was barely warm upon arrival. Food was cold before finishing. We bought their soda sticker. Cokes and sodas were harder to get than it should be. Had to compete with the bar traffic just to get a coke. This area is very busy. Sodas should be more accessable. The grill area is always crowded. At least this food was hot. They should have 2 seperate areas like this instead of 1. We were suppose to go to Nassau and Freeport. We were going on an excursion in Nassua in 10 minutes when they announced that we were not going to Freeport at all because of problems with the dock. They had to have known about this much sooner because they sail there every week. We should have been told at least a day before we sailed that this could happen so we could plan better. Nassua excursion-overall pretty good. The only problem was the tender put us off in Nassua 5 blocks from the ship.  The problem is my wife has a disability and can't walk long distances. There was construction and we had to walk around that. Taxi would not have helped. Getting on the tender was at the end of the ship-about 1 block. They sail this cruise every week so they should know about these little problems and warn you so you can be prepared. Alot of these problems are management problems. They should be easy to fix. Alot of people were upset about Freeport being canceled. Overall this cruise was better than working but was disappointed. I like this port because I can drive there. I hope they can make things better. 2-1/2 stars is the best that I can do.

 

 

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First Cruise Experience

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Fantasy | Sail Date: May 11, 2015

The flow of the boarding process was very slow.  The line management had people standing in line longer than others which is not a good way to start a vacation.  The service on board was excellent.  The dining experience was the highlight of the cruise.  The combination of our wait team, which we requested after the first night and the food quality and variety was incredible.  The on board activities were limited.  the hot tubs were popular, but too few.  The mini golf was fun, but needed a bit of shielding from the wind. Bean bag game was fun, but only one set was available to play.  Plenty of room to expand that game to the mini golf area. The serenity deck was relaxing. 

I enjoyed my family for five days.  It was fun and relaxing.  A great way to start the summer.

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Nice cruise, Bahamas were just okay...

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Fantasy | Sail Date: May 11, 2015

Pros - affordable vacation. lots of food. clean statesroom. friendly staff. comedians were good. great weather. boat was ontime. easy to get off boat. carried own bag on departure. within 30 minutes of docking we were at our car.

Cons - Charleston: parking $17 per day.

Cons - Cruise Ship - took longer to board probably an hour to get on boat after arriving at parking lot. the food was good, but not great. Anytime dining should be renamed "Long-time dining" as two of our three meals there took about 2 hours. The staff was overwhelmed. We moved our meal plan to set time dining. it worked much better.

Cons - the Bahamas - Freeport appears it's best days are behind it. spent the day at Junkenoo beach. In the Bahamas - Nassau - this is a more upscale beach (next to Atlantis), however, you are constantly harassed to buy things - jet ski, banana boat, drinks, Cuban cigars, conch shells. lots of people always around asking if you want this or that. paid $20 for an umbrella. it was hard to relax at Cabbage Beach

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