please do not waste your money on this. Well at least not with carnival. Maybe you should try Royal Carribean. The food was not good basically the same thing every day. The ship was proabaly their first fleet. All in all it was a bad experience Royal Carribean is the way to go.
I was so upset and sadden that carnival speaks so highly of safety and yet my sleeping headquarter had 3 beds (2 beds and a trundle - not even technically a trundle) parallel to each other obstructing the narrow entry way/passage to the restroom. This was my second and last cruise with carnival. Sad because next year I planned to go to Alaska and then to Europe. They lost a good customer because of their greed to maximize money. Our first cruise had bunk beds and one bed, I was totally fine with that but it's unfortunate that carnival screwed us over. I had no other option but to play Tetris with our beds to be able to walk safely through the cabin. Especially at night because I get up to urinate often because I'm diabetic. I took pictures to share with corporate. I will be sharing that with corporate once I recuperate from a bad cold I got in Puerto Rico.
This cruise was okay. It did not live up to the standards of other Carnival Cruises that I've taken. Some of the staff was not as friendly or approachable and the ship was very outdated. Our dinner servers (Francisco and Julien) were excellent though! My traveling partner, this was his first cruise, and he absolutely enjoyed it! Of course he had nothing to compare it to so, first time cruisers will thoroughly enjoy the experience!!
I loved having 8 hours at each port of call, you have enough time to explore the island. The service was attentive. The drinks were devine, and the overall feel of the cruise was pure relaxation. I would recommend Carnival to anyone. There is always something to do to fit the mood you are in. It's all about you on a cruise....a perfect vacation!
The best part of our cruise besides celebrating our anniversary was the stellar service provided by the Carnival Fascination staff. Everyone was so super pleasant, energetic, friendly and fun and addressed us by our first name from beginning to end. They took the time to speak with us daily and get to know us and this made a qorld of difference. It was more personal n intimate. The itinerary was great and jam packed with options in every port. The food was great, although i would have loved to see more non-meat options as well as certain food stations having extended hours (ex: the Wok station). Onboard activities and shows were fun as well. Overall, we had a GREAT time!
Pros: Great itinerary. Towel Art was entertaining. Breakfast was the best meal.
Cons: Fascination is too small. I felt the motion of the ship. The food wasn't that good. We stood in lines to get food. Strawberry ice cream was only offered one day. The Oceanview window was dirty. Also, bunk beds are NOT for adults.
The ship is very old, and the staff were incredibly rude. The food that was served at the buffet and dining room can be described as high school cafeteria food. Worst food ever. The ports were a lot of fun, so I would suggest visiting those ports just on another ship.
Purchase a (waterproof) camera! We loved capturing photos of our time onboard, as well as our excursions. When we went swimming with the dolphins and kayaking, we were able to take our camera in the water with us, giving us amazing photos and video!
Also, bring an air freshener for your cabin!
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!
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