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Carnival Fascination

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Price: $     Size: L     Refurbished: 2 yrs ago    

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jconn1944 reviewed 12 days ago

What people said about this ship:

"...a we for our scheduled formal dining and were told the dining room was already closed." in 121 reviews.

"the ship was very good this was my third carnival cruise and have to say was very unimpressed with the camp..." in 58 reviews.

"The Lido deck was definitely not a family friendly environment." in 33 reviews.




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3 out of 5

5 day Bahamas cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Fascination | Sail Date: May 04, 2015

The staff was great. All of them we're friendly and really took care if you. The food is just ok. Some days were better than others. The food on Lido deck for lunch is the same every day, but was definitely my go to. Drinks are way over priced, but that's to be expected. The desserts were not my favorite at all. The shows werebgood but they were the same at the beginning and end of the week. Would've been nice to see something different.

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small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Fascination | Sail Date: May 04, 2015

it was a good cruise enjoyed all the ports of call. the food was great, staff was very polite and friendly, got sea sick but made it through just fine.

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The ship was a little small, but it was a good quick getaway!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Fascination | Sail Date: May 04, 2015

My family and I enjoyed this cruise ship. There was a few things that we missed that are on other carnival cruise ships ie: The large movie screen, sushi stand, specialty restaurants, and there were not very many deck parties. The week we went, the seas were very rough. A lot of people were sick. I would say the big problem I had with this cruise was that they damaged my hard sided suitcase. It was cracked half way up the front side. The food was ok, I have had better, but considering they feed thousands of people a day, it's hard to complain.  The beach shore excursion we went on in Freeport, Bahamas was good until the end. Our shuttle was super late and we almost didn't make it back to the ship on time. They were an hour late. We were not too happy about that, especially since it was 100 degrees and my 6 year old was hot, tired, and frustrated! 

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needs lots of improvement

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Fascination | Sail Date: May 04, 2015

elevators  not working

food in sensation mediocre

self assist disembarkment chaotic...people carrying luggage down several flights of stairs

some staff on disbarkment stairs were rude

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kimbass1
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Awesomeness

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Fascination | Sail Date: May 04, 2015

This cruise was AMAZING! The crew was so nice and full of life, all smiles. Its so much to do for all ages. Im so happy we did the 5 day cruise. We we're able to get to every event scheduled. I didnt know about the kid area, they actually keep them busy and out your hair if you just want a night to relax. Next time I will definitely be bringing my kids

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Simply beautiful The towel animals we so awesome. Beds we soft and comfy. Everything was clean.

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greenl
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Great Week

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Fascination | Sail Date: May 04, 2015

We were first time cruisers and were not sure what to expect.  The experience was great from start to finish.  Best customer service I have seen in a long time.

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Amazing Cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Fascination | Sail Date: Apr 30, 2015

Had a wonderful time on the Carnival Fascination.  The ship is well cared for and in excellent shape.  AMAZING SERVICE PROVIDED BY THE WHOLE STAFF, BUT ESPECIALLY POOL BAR SERVER WINA ANTARA.  Activities were great.  Ship has some dated decor in the public spaces, but who comes on the ship for the decor.  Cabin was well cared for, and I especially recommend the aft view extended balcony cabins.  A would be nice item is more than one pool.  Serenity area only had 2 whirlpools and no pool, that would have been nice to have.

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Average Cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Fascination | Sail Date: Apr 30, 2015

Beautiful weather, enjoyed the music on the ship as well. The food could have been better. We ate the same burger, fries, chicken tenders and pizza majority of our time there. The formal dinner was not up to pair.

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Fabulous , great cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Fascination | Sail Date: Apr 30, 2015

Carnival staffs were so pleasant, always trying to make our stay the best ever. Food was delicious, always made sure you were satisfied, if you changed your mind and wanted something different there was no problem and would get something different. There were hardly any kids in the cruise or young crowds which made it much pleasant to cruise. I spent a lot of my time in the serenity area, shows, comedy and live band were off the hook. Big shout out to the director George was great. for those that love alcohol the drinks are not that strong, however if you ask for a little extra alcohol to make it stronger Big Smileyou will get it. I would definitely do Carnival again, off peak best time to go.

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Excellent service aboard Carnival

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Fascination | Sail Date: Apr 30, 2015

The cruise itself was worth every penny spent. Freeport was very nice...friendly people, lots of deals, and the water was beautiful. Nassau was not as liked as Freeport. The traffic was terrible, the people were rude, and around every corner was someone trying to rip you off. Our beach experience wasn't the greatest either. Our tour guide, however, was very nice and showed us a lot. I definitely recommend "Uncle Gus". We'll for sure be cruising with Carnival again. The service was excellent, the crew was very helpful and curteous. There wasn't one bad thing aboard the Carnival Fascination Cruise Ship

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We brought our GoPro and used it for our excursions and just while sitting around the pool to take pictures and videos! They turned out amazing! I also brought a mini fan to use in the room. Best idea I had!

Every chance you have to eat in the Sensation Dining Room - DO IT! You will not be disappointed by the staff or the selection!

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