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What people said about this ship:

"The food in the Dining Room was excellent along with the service!" in 83 reviews.

"My husband and I will never go on another Carnival cruise." in 27 reviews.

"...kids loved the waterpark on the top of the ship, and camp carnival kept them quite busy, and allowed me and my wife to on..." in 21 reviews.



Carnival Fantasy departs from:

Charleston, South Carolina

Carnival Fantasy sails to:

Caribbean - Bahamas Caribbean - Eastern

990 reviews from our community




Jheretired
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Excellant cruise despite the weather

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Fantasy | Sail Date: Jan 13, 2015

Of course, with any cruise departing in mid-January, one can expect some less-than-ideal conditions...so it was no surprise that the seas were a bit rough and the weather cooler than ideal. None-the-less, the staff and crew aboard the Carnival Fantasy went out of their way to ensure that the guests were kept safe, entertained and happy. Even missing our port call at Little Stirrup Cay was taken in stride and extra entertainment was provided. The food was great and the entertainment was top-notch. I recommend this cruise as a cure for the winter blues!

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Fun Family Cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Fantasy | Sail Date: Jan 13, 2015

My husband and I, our two middle-school-aged sons, and my parents went on this cruise. The stateroom and dining staff were wonderful--very polite, always remembering our names, and treating us like royalty. We enjoyed ourselves and would recommend this cruise, but would want to inform future travelers of a few things that surprised us. There was not as much family-friendly evening entertainment as we would have liked. Of the 5 nights, we were able to attend family-friendly entertainment 3 nights (2 comedians and 1 magician--very good). However, some shows interfered with dining times and were not offered again. There were no musical review type shows. I would suggest Your Way Dining so that you can chose your evening entertainment. (We had 8:15 dining.) Overall, this cruise is a great value and very enjoyable.

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Meh.

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Fantasy | Sail Date: Jan 08, 2015

The cruise itself was nice, but the housekeeping staff are ridiculous. One of them lost my girlfriends 22 year old crocheted blanket that her grandmother, who has since passed away. The guy moved it our first 2 nights off the bed and on the chair in our room. The third night it was missing and he claimed to have never seen it before in his life. So, if you're going to bring anything with you on your cruise, make sure it stays in your bags or in your closet, because the idiots will lose it and pretend to have never seen it before. Then give you a smug grin because they know they won't get in trouble for it.

 

The food was pretty good, I can't say I was ever disappointed.

 

Alcohol is ridiculously overpriced, and I mean ridiculously. Almost a 300% markup if you want to drink at a bar. (A rum and coke cost me $14, and came in a small cup)

 

All in all, it was nice. Just super overpriced and the housekeeping staff is useless.

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First time Cruiser- Had an Awesome time!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Fantasy | Sail Date: Jan 03, 2015

My whole family went and we all had a blast! the ocean view rooms were very comfortable and relaxing. The staff was very nice and took care of everything well and happily. The food was great! I tried different fun foods every day and enjoyed it all. Best family vacation I could hope for!HappyBig Smile

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Graduation Cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Fantasy | Sail Date: Dec 27, 2014

Cruise was good, however there are things I would change:

1.  Stay the full day in Grand Turk

2.  Allow the Beverage Pass to work at Half Moon Cay.  We were told the island is an extension of the boat, etc.  Spent way too much $$ on that beverage pass for it not to be allowed there.

3.  Maybe 2 levels of beverage passes.  I spent $400 for 21 drinks total since I was required to purchase it because my cabin mate purchased one.

4.  Way to long of dining lines.  Add some other restaurants (like Norwegian) and allow dining whenever.

5.  The area for the kids with the slide was basically wasted space.  It was empty 9 times out of 10.    Put a kids only pool there and keep the main area for adults only.  No kids should be allowed in the hot tubs.  1 - there was never any room for adults and 2 - not healthy for young kids.

6.  The Serenity Area should be MUCH larger. 

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cascelia
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Disappointed

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Fantasy | Sail Date: Dec 27, 2014

I have been on several cruises an I can say this is the worst cruise I have encountered thus far.  There were not enough activities on the ship, children ran up and down cabin hallways all night and day and took over the only pool on the ship.  Lastly the porter in charleston did not remove my bag from the car so I was without clothes for the entire 7 days.  I would not recommend this cruise to anyone. 

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armiger
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Worthy Traveling

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Fantasy | Sail Date: Dec 22, 2014

Big Ship, Clean Room, Different Acitivites, Wonderful Feeling, Cute Towel, Polite Service, Beautiful Scene, Friendly People, A Little Pity, High Price Internet Connection, Included the Wifi.

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Merry Christmas Cruise!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Fantasy | Sail Date: Dec 22, 2014

The Carnival Fantasy cruise to the Bahamas was a very relaxing way to spend our holiday vacation time!  Pre-planning is key to making sure all the activities you would like to do fall into place once you are onboard.  While onbard, guest services provides a daily itinerary of events for each of the days so you can do the onboard pre-planning.  There is so much for all ages to do that you really have to decide whether to just relax or be busy all the time.  Both the relaxed dining and fine dining were highlights to mealtimes because the food was plentiful and delicious!  Who could ever have enough bacon for breakfast each morning?  The desserts were my favorite way to end each meal.  The dining staff were always courteous, accomodating, and very attentive.

The excursions on each of the islands Freeport/ Nassau were a great way to break up the travel.  Freeport seemed pretty basic.  The "beach getaway" package made for a relaxing first day with our toes in the sand and cool ocean breeze with clear blue waters to visually sooth the senses while kicked back in a lounge chair sipping on a Pina Colada.  Our second day in Nassau was doing the full day at Atlantis enjoying the water park.  Alot of exciting aquariums/ sealife to see, beaches and pools to relax around, lazy rivers to float on a water tube on, and lunch included.  While the package was a little pricey per person, it was definitely worth it, not to mention it was Christmas Day!  Nice present to treat everyone to.

The entertainment staff onbard keep the days and nights lively and the holiday spirit was definitely felt with the entertainment shows in the Universe show room.  Jacque, Connor & Kelly, Jenna, Sunny, and so many more of the crew really help to personalize your time while cruising.  The only area I saw for improvement was with the dancing activities.  It could be a little more structured to have all involved with the dancing, including the teens.  At times I felt there was no structure to keep everyone involved especially in the "Caribbean Night" dance time and it tended to fall apart with the teens taking over the dance floor dancing to emo music in a mosh pit.  What up with that?  Don't recall having any great Caribbean music songs to have danced to which was the theme of the night.   But overall, my wife and I  got some dance time in doing the "Wobble" among several other group favorites.  Fun times for all!!

Already pre-planning our next cruise.  Thanks Carnival for a happy holiday experience!!

 

 

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Steak taste like fish.

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Fantasy | Sail Date: Dec 22, 2014

Poor food. The fish, lobster, and shrimp was frozen prior to serving , and you can certainly tell with the poor taste quality.

Poor Security ( Children were running in hall ways and in packs at times.)

 

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