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Carnival Fantasy is a large ship, carrying 2675 passengers and 926 crew, and sails from Miami, Florida and Mobile, Alabama.

Price: $     Size: L     Refurbished: 3 yrs ago    

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What people said about this ship:

"The dining room staff was fantastic." in 128 reviews.

"Would definetly go on a Carnival cruise again." in 34 reviews.

"The Camp Carnival experience was a good one for our 5 yr. old." in 28 reviews.


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great getaway with family and friends!

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Booking our trip through was quick, easy and painless.  First time having done so and definitely not the last!  

 

The ship itself, the Carnival Fantasy, to be honest is old, and in need of an update.  Also, the smallest ship we've been on between the Carnival and RC cruise lines. This will be the last time we book a smaller ship. Food quality needs improvement, major improvement.  Have always had a great selection with at least meets expectations in terms of quality for a large number of people. sadly, not this cruise.

 

kids? tons of activities for the under 15 crowd, minimal for the 15-17 year old crowd per our friends kids and my step daughter's comments.  

 

Would we book another cruise? for sure. Through Carnival? You get what you pay for...

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Good value, but some drawbacks

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For the price, it is difficult to beat. But you also get what you pay for. The food was not up to par with the last cruise I took, and the boat was aged and ready for retirement. Lunch was a disaster. There was only one "buffet" that was always open, and it was mainly just french fries and hotdogs. The boat definitely limited the good food. For example, the Mongolian Wok (an Asian food buffet) seemed to never be open, and the one time I got there and stood in line they told me it was closed by the time I tried to order! There were not nearly enough pools or hottubs on the boat. If you wanted a square inch of hottub space, you basically had to be rubbing shoulders with a hairy neighbor at any given time. 

 

Staff were very friendly and excellent. Dinner was always a pleasure. The Comedy night for the families was good. They should do more clean events, and not so many 18+, R rated shows. 

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Enjoyable

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The cruise overall turned out very good.  We enjoyed all 5 days.  The shows, stores, food, excursions, and time sailing were great.  The only complaint was the Veterans Meet and Greet.  We were provided with snacks and drinks and a nice place to meet.  But, it was unorganized.  The ladies tea time was scheduled at the same time and the assigned location for us soon became overwhelmed with tea time participants.  We had veterans sitting mixed up with tea time and no one to talk too.  And some eventually left.  Someone needed to keep us separate from others and someone should have organized a way for all the veterans to share with each other their stories and etc.  We kept waiting for someone to start the meeting but it never happened.  So alot of us just sat there and stared at each other.  Eventually we all just left disappointed.

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Great Time on the Carnival Fantasy!

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The weather wasn't the best but we had a wonderful time anyway! Carnival Staff was excellent esp. Anthony our Head Waiter, Kristijan our Team Waiter and out Staeroom Stewart, Jesse! All of these people made the cruise mor enjoyable! 

 

Since the weather wasn't great, the Fun Team on the ship added more activities and movies to keep us busy and having Fun!

 

Of course, the Food was flowing in all directions! Everything was delicious!

 

The comedy shows  in The Punchliner Comedy Club were off the hook! We really enjoyed them!

 

The music around the ship keep in you in an up mood all day long. Very talented musicians and Singers through out the ship!

 

 

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Not a great time

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Most of the cruises if taken i found the staff to be very happy and willing to help in any way..not this cruise..turns out they knew they were going to be in dry dock soon and really just didnt care about service..not a great time!

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first time cruisers

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First cruise had an awesome time.  We were amazed at how clean everything was! We really enjoyed every minute of it. The food was very good .  We will definitely go on another crises in the future. 

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Awesome

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It was our first cruise ever and we loved it. We enjoyed all the food provide and the entertainment. The music and comedy show were great. The staff was beyond helpful. 

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The only negative was the temperature  of the on board pool, freezong! (Supposed to be heated) Everything else was great, room service, bathrobes, etc.

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Mostly a Good Time!

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We just got home from our cruise. It was my husbands first cruise and my second. We also brought along our 4 year old. We stayed in a Grand Suite. The space was awesome! We were thankful to have a nice room because we were in it a lot. Our son got sick so we ended up staying in a lot. Our room was clean and we were very well taken care of! Our son enjoyed Camp Carnival and we were impressed with the activities they offered. All of the Dr. Seuss activities we great!  We never had a bad meal. We ate in the dining room and on the Lido deck. We really enjoyed the Mongolian Wok and I was impressed with the gluten free pizza. There were always lots of options for people having to watch what they eat for various reasons. The staff in the Celebration dining room were great with us! The staff in Window's of the Sea were not as helpful. The cons for this trip really couldn't be helped. The weather was never really warm enough to swim (unless you were a fearless child!). The Bahamas were having a cold front so it was a little chilly when getting off the boat. Freeport is not a fun port so make sure you have something planned to do. There is very little to do without catching a taxi. 

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exceptional

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first ever cruise , will go back and will be on a carnival cruise , exceptional service , food , everything was wonderful  , could not believe all the food we had and the variety to choose from , unreal and so nice to be able to sit and watch the waves and dine and meet new friends 

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