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Carnival Fantasy 11/15/2014

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What people said about this ship:

"Our wait staff in the dining room was top notch and the food was really good." in 83 reviews.

"First time Carnival Cruise." in 27 reviews.

"I was very dissappointed in Camp Carnival." in 21 reviews.



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Traveled As:
Family w/older children

Room Type:
Oceanview

Experience:
1 cruise (first)

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Best vacation ever!!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Fantasy | Sail Date: Aug 08, 2014

This was my families first cruise experience and we fell in love! No other vacation we took in the past can compare. You truly get the most bang for your buck when you cruise. The Carnival Fantasy crew members completely spoiled us....they helped to make our vacation just what we needed, nothing but fun and relaxation!! We are already planning to book our next cruise !!

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Traveled As:
Family w/older children

Room Type:
Suite

Experience:
4-6 cruises

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Great Trip for the entire Family!!!!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Fantasy | Sail Date: Jul 29, 2014

The complete trip went well.  From parking at the Charleston port to coming back through customs when the cruise was over, everything went smoothly.  Had a great time in Nassau.  We booked a snorkeling excursion and it was a blast and very reasonably priced.  Next stop was at Little Stirrup Cay.  What an unbelievable place.  Great times on the ship, enjoying the food and entertainment.  We booked a balcony suite - definitely worth the extra money.  This was our fourth cruise - all with Carnival.  We are already planning our next cruise. 

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coltinac
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Traveled As:
Singles/Friends

Room Type:
Oceanview

Experience:
4-6 cruises

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Fun Cruise But Not My Style

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Fantasy | Sail Date: Aug 23, 2014

My adult daughter and I had a good time on this cruise but I will not cruise with Carnival again.  Our lowest guest deck cabin was very basic; the air conditioning was too cold, there was a lot of engine noise, and no blow dryers were supplied.  Cabin service was a little hit-or-miss:  one of our pool towels was taken but not replaced until requested.  The daily schedule was not provided at first.  Food ranged from excellent to mediocre; I got tired of searching for a table at lunch and breakfast.  The Lido Deck grills prepared food to order (omelets, Mongolian Wok) and was consistently good.  Sometimes the offerings at Windows on the Sea dining were not appealing; the Caribbean days were the best. The public areas of the ship were nicely decorated; however, there seemed to be no good seat in the Universe Lounge to be able to see the stage with an unobstructed view.  There was too much smoking, too much drinking, too much loud music, too much picture-taking, and too much emphasis on shopping at the Carnival-preferred stores.  Positives:  staff were friendly and polite, there were a number of games and activities during sea days.  More shows, movies or cultural presentations would have been nice.  My daughter overheard a younger cruiser say it was a "granny cruise"; I can't imagine how rowdy a young adult cruise would have been!  Guests ranged from kids in diapers to elderly people in walkers and wheel chairs; there were a lot of kids and younger adults.  Carnival seemed to have a good program for children so I would recommend for families.  Even bored teens seemed to have a good time.  I've cruised on four other lines and this cruise is near the bottom.  To have a better experience, I would recommend a more expensive cabin, earplugs and some good reading material.

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Chad666
Purser

Traveled As:
Singles/Friends

Room Type:
Inside

Experience:
1 cruise (first)

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Worst Experience of My Life

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Fantasy | Sail Date: Sep 09, 2014

Ship smells like human feces.  There was no indication to the age group going on the trip with me.  The staff all made me feel terrible about not having a girlfriend.  Every time I wanted to dine I was asked multiple times by the same person if I was alone and what alone means and then asked why I was alone.  The shows were not entertaining.  There were no activities because bingo is not an activity.  The tiny pool was always to packed to fit one more person in the pool.  Oh, how about a massage and hair cut, how does that sound?  Pretty good?  Yea, $300, thanks very much.  Was the massage at least good?  No, it was forgettable.

 

Conclusion, if you think bingo is an activity and want locked in an obese elderly population playing bingo in a ship that smells like feces, enjoy your cruise.  If that doesn't cause you to leap out of your chair with excitement, probably do something else.  

 

I will never go on a cruise again.

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Traveled As:
Family w/older children

Room Type:
Oceanview

Experience:
2-3 cruises

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Cruise was good not great but good.

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Fantasy | Sail Date: Aug 13, 2014

The room was always clean. The wait staff was wonderful. The dinners were really good.  We had a room that had a window but it was dirty on the outside so you really couldn't see really well or take a picture of the outside. If you are older I really liked the Royal Caribbean. This was a ship great for younger people who like to party. Lots of bars and plenty of drinking. We went to some of the shows and enjoyed most of them. Some were cheesy. I do realize that this was a really small ship and am really trying to take this into account. I wish that you didn't have to upgrade to a Jr suite to have a balcony. We spent almost the same amount of money on the Royal and got one.

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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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