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gareyfamily
Third Mate

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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jcabino
Purser

Traveled As:
Family w/older children

Room Type:
Inside

Experience:
1 cruise (first)

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Excellent for first time cruisers

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Fascination | Sail Date: Jul 28, 2014

This was our first cruise and just like buying a home your first time out you don't get a mansion - you have a starter home.  This cruise was reasonably priced and if you don't spend money on all the extras it can be very economical.  Yes, the ship is one of the older in the fleet but it has undergone some renovation and has some nice accommodations.  New ship or not, the crew was extremely friendly and went out of their way to be hospitable.  I would highly recommend this cruise to first timers because if you're like me you'll be easily impressed.  More experienced cruiser will want to move up to new ships with more exciting ports of call but for first timers and bargain hunter this cruise is ideal.

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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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Traveled As:
Couple

Room Type:
Oceanview

Experience:
2-3 cruises

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excellent

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Fascination | Sail Date: Jul 28, 2014

We really had a great time everything was really nice. The staff was excellent, and the stops were amazing. We met some really nice people and had a great time,I would recommend cruising to anyone and can't wait to book the next one.

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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

You don't need your own water .. water is good. Make sure you have money on an international credit card. Small bills for casino and off the ship. Bring a lot of pool side clothing. Your own blow dryer. And last but not least .. a positive attitude your going to be around a lot of people.

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