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Carnival Fascination

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Traveled As:
Family w/older children

Room Type:
Oceanview

Experience:
2-3 cruises

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A bit more military, a bit less haphazard

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Fascination | Sail Date: Jul 10, 2014

In general, the cruise was excellent. Some significant changes are needed.

1. The embarkation was poorly orchestrated in many areas. Perhaps lengthening the process would help. Many passengers were confused.

2. The food, meals, service, after-hours availability were excellent. Choices were wide and well prepared, service was excellent.

3. Cabin service, clenliness, linen and towels were always clean and nicely done. The young lady we had for cabin service was exceptional. Polite, efficient, helpful.

4. The Off-the-ship events/tours were a distinct failure for us. For example, we bought 4 tickets for the Glass Bottom Boat, and our young son really wanted to go snorkeling. So we managed to change one ticket for him. The womay who sold us the ticket never asked, never alerted us that children HAD to be 18 y.o. or older to go by themseves. We have 2 minor children, leading to a hasty and confusing disaster of trying to change MY Glass Bottom Boat ticket to the snorkling boat, as the escorting adult. The snorkling itself was very good, and our son really enjoyed it. Bus transport was rather confusing, trying to determine which bus was going back to our ship.

5. The debarkation exercise was modeled after a poorly executed Chinese Fire Drill. None of the staff seemed to know what, where, when we would depart. We ended up sitting well over an hour.after our deck debarkation was announced. The elevators and stairs were jam-packed, which lead to the question:  What would have happened if the passengers (and crew) had to leave the ship ASAP in an emergency? More communication and more efficient debarking is necessary. Perhaps hiring a few ex-military would help, such as First Seargents and Warrent Officers.

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Traveled As:
Family w/young children

Room Type:
Inside

Experience:
2-3 cruises

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Carnicsl Cruise Medical Team Saved ny Husband Life

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Fascination | Sail Date: Jul 10, 2014

We arrived to get on the ship and my husband had a very bad neck/headache from a spinal injection three day before our trip. He never got to do anything but stay in the bed. The ship Dr treated with twic a day eith IV and medication.  So need to say we did not enjoy this trip because of his sickness.  May in the near future me will book again. After paying off the medical charges from the ship. The ship  was lovely for what little time I got to walk around

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Traveled As:
Family w/young children

Room Type:
Inside

Experience:
1 cruise (first)

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Excellent costumer service!!!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Fascination | Sail Date: May 10, 2014

This was the very first cruise me and my family took and it was an awesome experience. We loved everyting about it. Food was delicious, rooms, hallways, and everything was very clean. We we're very impressed with the housekeepers, they all rememberd our names and were very friendly (Sumi and Henry especially). All the waiters were awesome too, the shows they put on were so entertaining that even my kids enjoyed them (they are 4 and 1) The very only thing that I wish we would have knonw beforehand is that todddlers that are not pottytrained cannot be in any of the pools or even water park, and that is with a water diaper on:( there wasn't anything else for them to do either. But we managed to get through it. And last thing...to all  working there, especially romanians: "You guys do a great job!! You rock!"

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Traveled As:
Singles/Friends

Room Type:
Inside

Experience:
7+ cruises

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Cruise for 5 days

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Fascination | Sail Date: May 19, 2014

The cabin strewart was great and the dinner crew did well, but the food was poor and the entertainment was sorry.  Will not do this again. No fresh flowers anywhere.  Just plain spaces and people trying to take your pics everywhere.  Of course, that is to make all the money they can.  The pic prices were really expensive. This cruise was by far the pits.  I have cruised all over the carribean and Hawaii.  I have used Carnival in the past, but never again.

 

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Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Oceanview

Experience:
1 cruise (first)

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awesome cruise experience and ship

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Fascination | Sail Date: Jul 14, 2014

My husband and I went on a cruise with carnival and the experience was real. People said use motion sickness pills or patch of some sort so we won't be ill. The whole cruise we didn't use anything it was awesome. I've told so many of my family members about the cruise and encouraged them to book a cruise. We had a lovely time on and off the ship. The crew members were very helpful with everything. We are looking to sail again a little later this year.

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my hubby and I enjoying the Bahamas awesome

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Popular Tips for Carnival Fascination


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

Bring Walkie Talkies, this helped us keep track of our kids! Plan to take a professional pictures and take many each night to get just the right one! You only have to purchase your favorites!

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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Carnival Fascination
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5 Night Bahamas (Jacksonville Roundtrip)

Sail Date: Oct 06, 2014
Ship Name: Carnival Fascination
43 Ship Mate app members

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5 Night Bahamas (Jacksonville Roundtrip)

Sail Date: Sep 13, 2014
Ship Name: Carnival Fascination
40 Ship Mate app members

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5 Night Bahamas With Carnival Live (Jacksonville Roundtrip)

Sail Date: Oct 11, 2014
Ship Name: Carnival Fascination
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