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Price: $     Size: L     Refurbished: 2 yrs ago    

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randhillfarms reviewed 22 hours ago

What people said about this ship:

"...be a bit... it was very `` fast-food '' like, but the dining room s for regular meals could not be beat!" in 96 reviews.

"I had taken a Carnival Cruise 20 years ago, and was highly disappointed." in 45 reviews.

"long waits before leaving port stops too short at key west stateroom smells like sewer at times too few stations..." in 34 reviews.



Carnival Fascination departs from:

Jacksonville, Florida

Carnival Fascination sails to:

Caribbean - Bahamas

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small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Fascination | Sail Date: Jan 22, 2015

Shows were the same for 2 nights in a row only 2 shows for a 4 day cruise , nothing ever started on time always late. Noisy stateroom and noisy  ship and not a lot to do. This was my first Carnival Cruise and my 10th overall cruise usually do Norwegian or Royal Caribbean and have to say both are better choices.

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frankreno52
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Grand Suie Not Worth The Money$$$$$$

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Fascination | Sail Date: Jan 22, 2015

Went on this cruise booking grand suite, extremely disappointed.  Got nothing other than embarking early.  Don't waste your money.  Older ship, food and service average at best.  Don't waste your money on a suite, not worth it!!!

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nekisha1
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it was ok

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Fascination | Sail Date: Jan 22, 2015

It was ok for a 1st time experience with my girls I guess because it was an older ship that could be why I didn't enjoy it as much. I won't give up with carnival I'll just do more research on ships and make sure it's a lil up to date

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my opinion of the cruise?

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Fascination | Sail Date: Jan 17, 2015

Very nice crew;  clean orderly stateroom; waiters were superb.   Likec the piano club very much.

I would like to have had more mexican food (tacos, etc)   I did not consider the food so great.  It was fine and nourishing...but nothing fancy.   Of course I considered this an "economy cruise" and accepted it as that.  We enjoyjed a brief visit to Nassau...taking no off ship trips.   We walked and entertained ourselves;   Half moon cay was a highlight of the trip.  The beach was pristine and the water a clear blue.  The beach was safe as was the entire trip.  Lifeguards were alert and doing the job. 

There was no sickness that I noticed I(no norovirus)...we washed hands often and the Carnival  did   a good job of keeping us alert. 

 

Overall a nice , winter   vacation trip for us.    RBA

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Half Moon Cay was great

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Fascination | Sail Date: Jan 17, 2015

great cruise for the money...close to home...friendly staff...good food... and good weather which enable us to go to half moon cay.  Smaller boat has less people aboard which makes it nicer as well.

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Amazing

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Fascination | Sail Date: Jan 12, 2015

Couldn't beat it for the price!! WAs very happy with the food! The comedy club was a must and we ended off our nights dancing away in the clubs. The islands were gorgeous! 

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You only Honeymoon Once.

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

It was our Honeymoon cruise.  No one on the boat even said congratulations.  Our room was decorated, with honeymoon banners.  They were purchased through Carnival.  The safe in our room did not work.  This held us up from getting into nassau. The closet door fell off its hinges, almost hitting me.   There were no instructions about priority disembarking. The sushi bar that is promoted in the ship was shut down and discontinued, but still on the site.  We felt very let down by Carnival.  And when we spoke to them on the phone after.  All we got were apologizes.  For our botched Honeymoon.  

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Great family vacation

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

This was a family vacation and we had a blast. The staff was soo nice, they really go out of their way to make sure we are having a good time. Our room was always taken care of. The food was good. My little one loved the water slides and the pool and when she was out of the water she had a blast at the Camp Carnival, the staff at the camp was outstanding. Half Moon Cay is just breath taking i would have loved to stay there longer. My daughter experience the Dolphins and is just a once in a lifetime exprience i wish i had done it as well.We are definitely planning another cruise . Ps. If you are planning on doing some drinking and is worth getting the drinks special per day. Book it and enjoy!!

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loriski76
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Small, Dirty, Old Ship

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

The bedrooms were way too small, and dirty.  Everything on the ship seemed dirty and dated.  Also, I think it is ridiculous that they charge for soda!  Their private island was miserable...no shade provided, unless you wanted to pay for it, again ridiculous!  On Disney's private island umbrellas are free and on their ship, soda is free...and their ships are spotlessly clean.  I will NEVER take another Carnival cruise again.  Oh, and my husband got a stomach virus on board!

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Great Time

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Fascination | Sail Date: Dec 29, 2014

Excellent boat and a super crew. Every minute was enjoyable. The spa was very nice which we used almost everyday. The facility was excellent. The exercise room was a perfect spot on front of the boat so you could look out the windows going across the ocean as you ran on a treadmill. The shows were excellent especially the comedy club. We went there every night and belly laughed at the comics.

Food was superb!!!!!

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Chelle
Purser

Take a snorkeling tour in the Bahamas....I do not like water I can't see through but I overcame my fear and it was the best experience ever!!!! Just make sure you purchase an underwater camera so you can capture all of the beauty

The ship's self-service laundry was easy clean, well organized and easy to use.

We just loved the staff. They are the friendliest staff on any Carnival ship we have been on and this was our 33rd cruise !

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Sail Date: Feb 14, 2015

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