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No heat on cold days

gunny471 reviewed 4 days ago

What people said about this ship:

"The food was great and having the choice of the dining room or the buffet was great." in 91 reviews.

"Our first Carnival cruise, fourth cruise total." in 29 reviews.

"...the were the steward in the next block of suites, the camp carnival staff( although some of them were n't pleasant),..." in 21 reviews.



Carnival Fantasy departs from:

Charleston, South Carolina

Carnival Fantasy sails to:

Caribbean - Eastern Caribbean - Bahamas

1091 reviews from our community




gunny471
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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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hedy4421
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Wonderful time!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Fantasy | Sail Date: Feb 14, 2015

We really enjoyed this cruise adventure and are already planning our next trip! The service was outstanding - from our room steward to the fabulous dining room servers, we just couldn't have asked for more. The food was great and there was such a wonderful selection... the only difficulty was in deciding what to eat and when! My only suggestions for improvement on this cruise adventure would be more variety in entertainment - and more time at port (especially in Nassau). Thanks for a wonderful vacation!

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Brrr...

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Fantasy | Sail Date: Feb 14, 2015

This was our first cruise and I learned alot over the 5 days at sea. The weather was really cold in Charleston, SC and also on the ship. I couldn't believe that there was no heat on this ship!!! We should have been told that there was no heat so we could have taken warmer clothes. Also, the day time activities were boring (bingo, bean bag toss and trivia). The evening entertainment was ok and the meals were fine. What impressed me most was the dedication of the staff. Everyone was helpful and personable. My husband became ill and was confined to our stateroom. The nurses in the clinic were very helpful. All in all it was a pretty good cruise and we hope to go on another one soon.

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rogbelz
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Had a great time

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Fantasy | Sail Date: Feb 14, 2015

The only negative was the size of the ship. Otherwise everything from Harry our steward to Jorge our head waiter was excellent.

A special kudos to the band Good Times. They were outstanding and should have been headlining inside one of the clubs instead of out in the hallway.

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VERY HAPPY

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Fantasy | Sail Date: Feb 07, 2015

WELL THIS CRUISE WAS UP TO THE HIGHEST STANDERDS AS USUAL FOR CARNIVAL. EVEN WITH THE SEA BEING A LITTLE ROUGH THE SHIPS CRUE DID EVERY THING TO KEEP US SAFE. I STILL HAD A GREAT TIME AN MET A LOT OF NEW FRIENDS. THE FOOD WAS GREAT AN IN THE JUBILEE DINING DINING ROOM MY WAITERS WERE GREAT.   IM SURE IF PEOPLE WANT A GREAT TIME FOR THERE MONEY THEN ANY CARNIVAL SHIP IS THE WAY TO GO. I HAVE BEEN ON 6 CARNIVAL CRUISES AN HAVENT BEEN LET DOWN YET.    IM A VERY HAPPY CRUISER WITH CARNIVAL.

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we enjoyed it

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Fantasy | Sail Date: Feb 07, 2015

The cruise was fun. We missed half moon Kay because the waves where so bad the Little boats could not come take us to the island. So that was sad. Grand turk was nice. We toured the island and saw some beautiful water and the light house. nassau was great for shopping. we liked playing bingo and listening to music on the boat. There was karaoke and a club. And the food was good. I wish there was a little more to do on the boat but all in all we enjoyed it and would go again

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Bad time of year I guess, terrible pool, small

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Fantasy | Sail Date: Feb 07, 2015

This ship is small and has one small unheated pool for the 2000 ppl on the ship. Some food was good, mostly mediocre. Watch for the hidden fees. Missed port and really rough seas. Will not be cruising again on this ship. First cruise was a bust... 

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Not enough things to do.

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Fantasy | Sail Date: Feb 07, 2015

Good news the food in dining room is great, room steward is great. The 2 shows are great.  Now if you like to lay in a lounge chair all day, if you get on deck in time to claim one and if you want to get in hot tub with 10 children.  entertainment during the day hairy chest contest, corn hole toss for 4 people.  Music so loud you can't stand it.  So you end up in your room reading your book of which you can do at home in your own bed.  In the bar's music is so loud you can't stand it. Now a 7 day cruise 5 days on the ship 2 days on land at your expense.  If you like this it was great if not take a cruises on a ship that provides something to do.

 

 

 

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burdetter
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Disappointed

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Fantasy | Sail Date: Feb 02, 2015

We were very disappointed in this cruise.  The food was not good. The ship was old.  The entertainment was tiresome.  Just not a good trip.  We expected a lot more from Carnival.  We have been on 3 other cruises 2 Carnival and Royal Caribbean all were better.  The staff was friendly and helpful but that is really the only good thing I have to say.

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