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Carnival Fantasy

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Price: $     Size: L     Refurbished: 2 yrs ago    

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What people said about this ship:

"...my husband was told he could n't wear a tank top in the dining room ." in 105 reviews.

"This was my fourth cruise sailing with Carnival Cruise Lines and my experience on Fantasy was great!" in 31 reviews.

"The Camp Carnival is a wonderful idea but we found it poorly planned and executed." in 24 reviews.



Carnival Fantasy departs from:

Charleston, South Carolina

Carnival Fantasy sails to:

Caribbean - Eastern Caribbean - Bahamas

1319 reviews from our community




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Awesome cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Fantasy | Sail Date: Mar 06, 2015

went for spring break, Wonderful staff! Even more wonderful food, amazing care and customer service, I am a skeptic and I was satisfied, I would totally do it again.

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Wonderful Vacation

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Fantasy | Sail Date: Mar 06, 2015

Our family thoroughly enjoyed our trip on the Carnival Fantasy.  Each night we had a wonderful set of waiters to attend to us and our room was always just right.  We enjoyed the excursions and the food was excellent.

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small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Fantasy | Sail Date: Mar 06, 2015

My husband and I have a great time on our cruise. I do wish we would have been alerted to the fact that it was college spring break and there would be 1500 college students on our cruise ship! Also, the shore excursion we went on, Glass Bottom Boat Lil' Nassau, was not a great experience. The boat was in disrepair, the tour guide was foul mouthed and rude and the time we were actually stopped to feed the fish was minimal (approx. 10 minutes). I would not go again on that particular boat.  The staff, meals, cleanliness, activities and our room were all wonderful!!!  We are planning our next cruise in the near future. Thank you for making us feel special and for working so hard to keep everything "ship shape"!!  We loved Joey in the dining room and "K" who took care of our room.  They always called us by name and anticipated our every need!  The staff is exceptional!

 

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fun onboard swan ice cream creation

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small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Fantasy | Sail Date: Mar 06, 2015

Do not take this cruise when cold out as the staterooms do not have heat.

If you are an older person do not take this cruise during spring break weeks.

There are limited things to do to keep you occupied while at sea for older people.

Food was good.

 

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Skip this one unless you are under 25!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Fantasy | Sail Date: Mar 06, 2015

Have cruised Carnival quite a lot, but the Fantasy was a disappointment.  While the food and the dining room staff were great, the rooms were extremely small, and the entertainment was minimal at best.  Granted it was spring break, but no one was screening the underage drinkers or the use of the Serenity area or the adult comedy club.  The noise in the staterooms after 2 a.m. was ridiculous! . The worst was 4 a.m. once the casino and disco closed.  Understand that "spring break" is a rite of passage, but not at the expense of other passengers.  Bless security for trying to keep things orderly and the cleaning crews who tackled spilled drinks, sick passengers and staterooms that looked like tornadoes had spun through...  So sad that a student drowned this week on a sister ship, but it could have easily happened on the Fantasy as well.  Too many disgusting happenings to describe…………

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First time was a blast

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Fantasy | Sail Date: Mar 06, 2015

The cruise was a blast, even with half the passengers being spring breakers.  The entire crew went out of their way to make us feel welcome and cared for.  I'd like to especially thank Eugene at Customer service and our stewards for E19 for going above and beyond for us.   There was no problem they couldn't solve with cheer and efficiency. 

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Simple Elegant Beauty

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Fantasy | Sail Date: Mar 06, 2015

Where do you start? Good truly helpful staff. Convenient to where I live ( Athens, Ga.). And then the medium which is not measurable - The quality of the the people who will be traveling with you -  Carnival attracts people from all walks of life that are genuinely appreciative of others and their qualities.

                   David Dunlap

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great time

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Fantasy | Sail Date: Mar 01, 2015

We loved it from start to finish. Crew were all very friendly and helpful. Especially enjoyed dinner experience. Wait staff in Celebration diner was great! Mr V was awesome! Enjoyed all the shows in the Universe Lounge. Will definately return to this cruise line again.

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No heat on cold days

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Fantasy | Sail Date: Feb 19, 2015

This ship should not go anywhere near cold weather as it has no heat.  Also not a good choice for seniors on canes.  Much too long of a walk from ships to get a taxi.  Food was cold most of the time and not exciting.  The ship seemed to be short staffed in restaurants.  During dinner our waiters had at least 60 people they were dealing with at one time. The tables were much to close together and no soft music to enjoy dinner with.  Everything seemed rushed and too noisy.

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So much fun

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Fantasy | Sail Date: Feb 19, 2015

We'd never been on a cruise before so I have nothing to compare it to, but we had a blast.  The ship had a lot going on.  The food was good and Freeport and Nassau were awesome!  We also renewed our vows onboard and the ceremony was beautiful.  The photos were overpriced but the photographer did a fantastic job.  It was nice that the staff recognized us and knew our names.  We ended up playing Bingo several time and Aidan and Lloyd made it very fun.  Wonderful trip!

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Go to the comedy shows early if you want a seat.

Ask for hair dyer and ice bucket

Don't miss brunch on the day at sea. The coffee is special. The shower was the biggest on that I've ever had in a cabin.

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