We had a very good time. We want to think all the staff members who worked really hard to make our stay aboard Carnival Fantasy a Fun time especially Rolando from the Celebration dining room who was amazing and John who kept on cleaning our room every time we walked out.
This cruise was an improvement over the identical cruise in June. The food was very good, had variety and presentation. The terminal in Charleston is inadequate resulting in long lines and walks for those with mobility issues. Grand Turk, the first stop, has a very large area with inter connected pools and a wave rider feature. Skip the rock bottom beach and head for the pool, just a short 2 block walk. Half Moon Cay is Tender access, but worth the wait. Don't stress, you have plenty of time here. A beautiful, clean, sugar sand beach with crystal clear water, and no surf to beat you up. Plenty of free beach chairs,use sunscreen for sure! Nassau is fun, the Straw Market has unique shopping, with good deals if you can bargain well. This cruise is a good value for the family.
We had a great time on the Fantasy. We had a nice big Grand Suite and balcony, beds were ok, although the neighbors were rude and loud. Food was good, until around day 5 when we got really tired of the same foods. The boat was beautiful and staff was very nice. The pool was too small for the amount of people in it, but the water park area was not as crowded. The excursions were the best part of the trip, book with the cruise line so you get transportation and you are always with someone who knows the safe places. Seven days was too long for us, so our next cruise will be shorter, but fantastic time overall.
Over all it was a great experience. The service was the best, as always with a cruise. The ship was good, I just didn't like that we were in the front and the food was all the way in the back, so we did a lot of walking back and forth. Comedy and dance shows were good, esp loved the Motown show! First excursion was Nassau, we didn't get one offered through the cruise, instead we grabbed a taxi, went over the bridge, and went to the "free" beach right beside Atlantis. The taxi ride cost 4$pp, so not so bad, but then you're getting harassed the whole time (buy this, take a jet ski, wanna chair) a chair and umbrella was 40$ and 2 bottles of water was 7$. Still not as much as a real excursion would have been, but the harrassment was crazy! But the water was beautiful! We did a cruise offered excursion in Freeport, the beach getaway. The beach and the ppl working were awesome! The water wasn't as clear as Nassau but no harrassment which made up for it! Over all we enjoyed this cruise. Oh, ps if you have kids younger than 2, camp carnival only keeps them for like 20 minutes all day so we had to go to all the "family friendly" shows since we didn't have anyone to keep the kids. That was a bummer since I specifically asked to make sure camp carnival was offered for her. But either way for the most part it was enjoyed by our whole group. Thanks again carnival!
I enjoyed the cruise very much. The dining room staff was fantastic. The entertainment was great. The cowboy comedian was hilarious. I took my daughter, son-in-law and 3 grandchildren. My daughter and son-in-law loved the cruise. They just said they wish we had an overnight in Nassau instead on only a few hours. Wish the elevators and pizza line were faster. Took forever to get an elevator and had to wait up to 10 minutes on pizza even with being the first in line.
For this to be my first cruise, I had such an amazing time. I love the people on board. All the people were friendly and amazing, that includes the people on the vacation and the crew. The different types of foods were really good. Also the nightly entertainment was incredible. It was never a dull moment for me on there. I am looking forward on booking my next cruise next summer.
We booked this cruise to have our wedding on, and it was the BEST decision EVER! The staff was amazing, the food was outstanding, there was always something to do on the ship, and all of my guests for the wedding were able to spend so much time with us before and after the wedding! We are already planning our next cruise!!!!!!
This was a great first cruise for my son. He enjoyed many firsts on this cruise....first massage, first try in the casino, first trip to the Bahamas, first taste of rum. We had nice bonding times together that will always remain in our memories.
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