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

Price: $     Size: L     Refurbished: 4 yrs ago    

What people said about this ship:

"Absolutely no dress standards adhered to in the dining room except for `` dress '' night." in 142 reviews.

"My family enjoyed their first cruise with carnival cruise line." in 71 reviews.

"The Lido deck was definitely not a family friendly environment." in 38 reviews.


Where does Carnival Fascination sail to?


1689 reviews from our community



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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. 

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Three beds in a two bedroom cabin. Horrible!!!

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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. 

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My Cruise Review

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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  Some of the staff was not as friendly or approachable and the ship was very outdated.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!!

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Customer service desk too busy

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On the Cruise ship, the Service desk was overwhelmed with guests needing help. Huges lines!

When I tried to call, they would hangup the phone when they are too busy.

Canival needs to fix this issue.  Also, alot of the cruise entertainment was pretty lacking & very corny.  Especially, the juggling act.  Also, stand-up comedy act was not funny.

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Best cruise ever!

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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!

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Not the worst...

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This was my third cruise and, by far, my least favorite. The activities seemed to be lacking and the food was not as good as it has been on previous cruises.

The positives include the fact that there were many ports to see.

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7 Days Of Paradise and Bliss

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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!

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Disappointed

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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. 

 

 

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Great Ports, Awful Ship

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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.  

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1st time experience

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I liked the cruise, they made sure they add a ton of stuff to do.  The crew members do their best for passengers to have a great time.  Lots of food and drinks.

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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!

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

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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