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Price: $     Size: L     Refurbished: 3 yrs ago    

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3 out of 5

Very nice staff

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

This was my first cruise with Carnival.  It was a nice experience.  The staff was very friendly and accommodating.  The only criticism I have is there was never enough staff behind the bars.  In most cases there would only be one bartender servicing many people.  This caused very long delays in getting drinks.  I would recommend adding more people especially during busy times.

 

 

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Graduation celebration surprise!!!!

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

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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kids first time

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Fantasy | Sail Date: Jun 20, 2015

Everyone enjoyed the experience. Was just a little too long for first time cruisers. Should have picked a bigger boat with more activities for the kids (movie screen, volleyball, basketball,etc.) Other than that the experience was great. From the Service to the food, especially having a gluten allergy. If you do have an allergy make sure to note it when you book your cruise and tell someone as soon as you board. Because of this exemplary service I was happy to tip extra. We took $1000 extra for our sail card (family of 6) and still Had money left when we returned. Great trip but will stick with no more than 5 day cruises

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Fantastic Family Vacation

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Fantasy | Sail Date: Jun 20, 2015

We have been taking beach house vacations to North Carolina/Virginia for the last few years and we wanted a beach vacation w/o the hassle of packing up car, renting a house and cooking meals.  This gave us the best of a beach vacation and all the fun time for both Mom, Dad and our kid.  We knew we were booking booking an older ship so we were not expecting a five star ship - but the memories made, the activities and the great staff made this a fantastic trip. We'll do it again and we'll book a larger ship the next time. 

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Pro's and Con's

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Fantasy | Sail Date: Jun 20, 2015

The cruise was a success, my granddaughter thoroughly enjoyed her first cruise. Kathy Patterson did a fine job at Cruise's Only. The ship and the ports were safe and clean. The staff and crew were all top notch in all categories. The current port terminal at Charleston had a difficult time processing the 2000 passengers aboard the Fantasy. Wish we could have boarded in Norfolk. The coral beach at Grand Turk was tough on the feet, make sure to wear beach shoes. This was a good value, just don't expect extras. Once again, it was a good cruise, and Grampa will repeat it with the grandson in a month. Happy cruising, Tom

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Carnival Fantasy

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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poor service

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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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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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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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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