Carnival Fascination

3.6 out of 5
Price: $ $ $ $     Size: L     Refurbished: 4 yrs ago    

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Carnival Fascination is a large ship, carrying 2657 passengers and 926 crew, and sails from San Juan, Puerto Rico.

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5 out of 5

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The process of getting on the boat was the best ever- it only took 10 minutes and i had my luggage within an hour. The boat is not the nicest boat i have been on but with all of the ports we stopped at and only one day at sea this was the best cruise i have ever been on due to the itinerary alone.  St. Kitts is the weakest port but the others are amazing. The service was not as good as usual but i would book and go again tomorrow if i could.

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1 out of 5

terrible experience

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the only good parts of the on board  cruise  experience  was our cabin steward IDA...and the shore excursions..

dinner in dining room was ok, not great

 

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1 out of 5

worst cruise experience I have ever had, after over 20 cruises

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This was the worst cruise experience I have ever had.  I have taken over 20 cruises, mostly with Carnival or affiliates.   The room we upgraded too was so small we could barely move in it, as we had a scooter in there for my mother,  The cabin steward was very snippy, turned our air on high every day even though we asked her not to, she said it was too warm in there for her to work.  Asked for ice, said she was busy.  Went to two different talks and no one showed up to give them.  When we got someone to check why there was no one there, he never came back.  Our dinner captain turned us over to his assistant when he had less than a full table.   There were numerous incidents and I wanted this trip to be special as it was a gift to my mother for her 90th Birthday.AngryCrying

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5 out of 5

Fabulous cruise

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We all had the best time, the crew on the ship was so friendly, our room was spacious, bed comfortable, lots of closet room. Very good food, enough variety.  Entertainment was very enjoyable.    We did some wonderful excursions and especially liked the "Land and Sea to Soufrierre" in St. Lucia... don't miss this one.  The only downside was the stop in Barbados, people in town were not very friendly and the town is very depressed.  However the shopping area at the port was very nice.   You could easily skip that port and add another day at sea instead.   I would recommend this trip to anyone!HappyBig SmileLove

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Contributor Level: Purser
4 out of 5

Great Cruise

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Food and accommodations were excellent. Staff was very pleasant and helpful. We had a great time and will certainly will consider another cruise. Entertainment was mediocre.

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4 out of 5

Marie's trip

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The food was the best  I've ever had on any Carnvival ship.   The life boat drill needs much improvement.  If I was the Coast Guard inspector, I would NOT approve the drill on this ship. My family made its living on the Great Lakes for over fifty years. Please feel free to contact me about this. Phone 989-293-1605.

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4 out of 5

My 1st Carnival Cruise

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The entire staff was wonderful.  We did have some problems when we booked an excursion through Carnival, but they took care of the issue and refunded us some of the cost of the excursion.

There was plenty of entertainment, games and family activities to keep us busy every evening. 

The food was GREAT!!!

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1 out of 5

Carnival Fascination

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Needs a total makeover ship & employees ,very worn out, service sucked, employees had atitude. When eating in seated dining area service was not good when main course finally arrived was cold. 

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Contributor Level: Second Mate
5 out of 5

Carnival Fascination

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Wow!!!  This was the best cruise I have ever had!  And I've been on 9 of them!!!  The staff was absolutely amazing and went above and beyond their duties.  The ship was spotless.  The food was excellent and the fun was never ending!  Felipe, the Cruise Director and his staff are out of this world.  My favorites were DJ Cruz, DJ G-One, Jay Jay, Brad, all Felipe's assistants and Carolina from the Sensation Dining Room.  The security guards made sure I was safe at the club every night.  Danny and the rest of the gang from After School Special sang their hearts out and were fantastic!!!  I met some amazing people and can't wait to cruise with them again!!  The excursions we went on were the best yet. 

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4 out of 5

Beautiful cruise

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This was an amazing cruise with great destinations. The only issue I had was with the food. It was not the exceptional cruise food I thought it would be with the exception of the chef's table. That was the best food I have ever experienced. The boat did not have much to do for young adults. The club was sparce ever night. My only suggestion would be for there to be more to do while on the boat. 

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adriannawilshir
Contributor Level: Third Mate

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!

msflatt2012
Contributor Level: Third Mate

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

stephorlo14
Contributor Level: Purser

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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Price

L

Size

Jun 1994

Built

4 yrs ago

Refurbished

2657

Total Passengers

2.87

Crew to Passenger Ratio

10

Number of Decks

1028

Total Cabins

26

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