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December Carnival Cruise

danure1958 reviewed 3 days ago

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Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Suite

Experience:
2-3 cruises

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December Carnival Cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Fascination | Sail Date: Dec 06, 2014

The cruise was delayed on the first day due to fog. This made boarding very difficult for my wife who is recovering from knee replacement. Due to the lack of wheel chairs she had to wait in a very long priority boarding line. This put her in too much pain to enjoy the first two days of the cruise. The food was fair. Room was nice. Ship looks dated.

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Traveled As:
Large Group

Room Type:
Inside

Experience:
2-3 cruises

3 out of 5
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Good, not Great

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Fascination | Sail Date: Nov 27, 2014

I enjoyed this cruise.  The staff and service was very good.  Friendly, helpful, attentive staff.  We waited way too long during the embarkation.  It took about 2.5 hours and this was frustrating.  We arrived at the port at 1 p.m. and didn't get on the ship until about 3:30.  By this time we missed lunch and had to sit through the security/safety briefing.  I would have liked more shops on board.  Very limited selection.  The ship was very clean and in very good shape.  The cruise director could use some work.  He did the game show and it was very, very boring waiting for the good part while he selected the contestants.  I would select the contestants ahead of time and actually play the game longer.  Make it more like the price is right...I know this is very specific, but if you truly want to improve, this show needs to change.

But, overall, I had a great time.  Thank you.

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Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Oceanview

Experience:
1 cruise (first)

5 out of 5
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Nice time

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Fascination | Sail Date: Nov 17, 2014

My wife and I had a wonderful time! Very relaxing and fun. The crew was friendly and helpful. Never had to lift a finger for anything except waving my hands with excitement.

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Nassau Port

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bshell
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Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Balcony

Experience:
1 cruise (first)

3 out of 5
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Good

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Fascination | Sail Date: Nov 13, 2014

Dissatisfied with my seating arraignments at dinner.  My bed in my room was 2 twin beds pushed together to make king size.  Uncomfortable sleeping with husband.  Was under the impression that food would be plentiful 24 hours.  On 2 occasions I went to get some late food and it was closed.  

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Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Balcony

Experience:
1 cruise (first)

5 out of 5
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GreatestExperience ever!!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Fascination | Sail Date: Nov 03, 2014

I recommended everyone get a chance to take a cruise at least once in their lifetime it was amazing it was my wife and I's first cruise and it was our honeymoon. you guys made it very memorable.we definitely appreciate the staff.everyone was so hospitable and just so thoughtful. there was never a dull moment on the ship they had many activities to keep us busy and having fun. the beaches were breathtaking ,never seen anything like it.

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svoykin
Purser

Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Oceanview

Experience:
7+ cruises

5 out of 5
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perfect quick getaway !

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Fascination | Sail Date: Nov 03, 2014

A short five hour drive from Atlanta and we were at Jacksonville, FL. Stayed overnight at the Comfort Suites Hotel, very clean, large rooms and I'd stay there again. They have a shuttle to the port too, with parking for your car in a well lighted lot, right in front of the main office. The port itself, is nice a small and the people extremely nice. In fact, my Husband mentioned on our last day that it was as if the Carnival people had been given a "Happy Pill" on this cruise, since every single person we met, was so very friendly and wanted to talk to us. This was our 33rd cruise and the staff was probably the friendliest we have ever met. Even the Matre' D got up and danced with the other servers after the dining service ended. We had never had that happen before. The ship itself, was older, only 70,000 tons, but has been recently redone. There wasn't a hair dryer in our outside cabin, which was a shock to me; I thought all cabins had them ! There were plenty of drawers though and we even had some empty ones. I think the cabins are small, compared to most Carnival ships, but who cares; you aren't in them much anyway. It was plenty big enough for the 2 of us. The shows were typical Carnival Los Vegas type shows, complete with the Punch Line Comedy Club offering several shows every night. there was a long line every night for the Dine Around Dining Room, but we never choose that type of dining plan anyway, so we didn't care. We never had to wait for our seating, which was the late seating. Since we have been to these ports several times in the past, we did not even get off the ship at all. So, I can not comment about them. In the past, they have both been enjoyed though. This trip, we just stayed onboard and stayed by the pool.  Getting off the ship was pretty well organized, it went much faster than on most ships, but I guess that was due to having less passengers. We were in our car by 9:45, on our way back to Atlanta. We both decided we will defiantly take this cruise again. For the cost, we could not have taken another vacation and had as much fun or relaxation as we did on this cruise. We are already booked again, this time out of LA on Carnival Miracle for my 34th cruise and I can't wait !

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trudytina
Third Mate

Traveled As:
Singles/Friends

Room Type:
Oceanview

Experience:
4-6 cruises

3 out of 5
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Relaxing Cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Fascination | Sail Date: Nov 03, 2014

My friend had a UTI and had to see the doctor which was a surprise expense but our cabin attendant was outstanding.   He knew us by name the first day, brought us extra blankets for the chill in the room, and always asked about my friend in a concerned manner. 

The food was delicious but the Lido (?) dining room seemed understaffed.  I didn't need their half-time show, I needed my dinner.  Table settings (Perfect each time) seemed to take away from the wait staff.

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alys
Purser

Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Oceanview

Experience:
7+ cruises

3 out of 5
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It deserves to be called the fun ship

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Fascination | Sail Date: Nov 03, 2014

We had a good time aboard the ship and all of the workers were very friendly and helpful. We found the food to be good (no complaints) and loads of activities if you wish to do them.  Love the music around the pool and the line dancing and yet if you wanted quite, there were many places to hid out in the sun to just meditate.

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Traveled As:
Family w/young children

Room Type:
Balcony

Experience:
2-3 cruises

5 out of 5
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awesome vacation

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Fascination | Sail Date: Oct 30, 2014

First time cruising with my kids and they loved it. Also loved our balcony! Will definitely take this opportunity again and go back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We had an amazing dining room experience and awesome room service staff

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Traveled As:
Singles/Friends

Room Type:
Inside

Experience:
1 cruise (first)

5 out of 5
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Carnival is Worth the Trip!!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Fascination | Sail Date: Oct 30, 2014

The Carnival Fascination was the first time my friends and I had ever went on a cruise! I was a bit nervous and excited! But the service from the staff and my fellow travelers made it worth while! the only small issue my roommate and I had was finding left behind swimsuit gear in our closet. The maintenance crew took care of that right away! This Carnival cruise will definitely not be my last cruise. I killed two birds with one stone by going on a cruise and being outside of the US for the very first time, when we went to the Bahamas! I would recommend this cruise to anyone that is looking for the experience because even though we were miles at sea, I was comfortable! It's so worth it!!

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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

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

I would suggest anyone that has never been on a cruise take motion pills with them just in case. I didn't get seasick, but took them just in case. On the last day at sea, where it was extremely rocky, I still didn't get seasick! Great job to the captain and his crew!

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Sail Date: Dec 20, 2014

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5 Night Bahamas (Jacksonville Roundtrip)

Sail Date: Jan 17, 2015

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5 Night Bahamas (Jacksonville Roundtrip)

Sail Date: Dec 24, 2014

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