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Carnival Fascination

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2657 Psgrs
Refurbished
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Jan 2013

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First Cruise - Definitely will be doing this again!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Fascination | Sail Date: Jul 18, 2014


We had an amazing time!  This was a graduation present for my daughter.  There was plenty to do and we stayed very busy.  The food is a whole other story - the food was AMAZING!  I am pretty sure we ate our cruise fair in just the food!  Definitely worth it for the food alone.  The staff were the nicest people I have ever come in contact with and they definitely make a huge difference in the experience.  We are already discussing taking another cruise next summer but adding a lot more people to it!

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


Our Travel Agent did an excellent job selecting cabin and suggested activities to do for our very first cruise.  She suggested the early dinning experience and it was wonderful.  The food and staff were outstanding.  Would suggest to that they let guest know that there was only one outlet in the cabin.  Suggest a power strip especially to charge cell phones, razors etc. 

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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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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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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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All things considered.

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Fascination | Sail Date: Jun 21, 2014


This was our first cruise, and thanks to multiple messaging boards we use some great packing suggestions,  (over door shoe holder) and had reasonable expectations.  This particular boat seem tired.  I realize the decor was "Old Hollywood Glamour" but that just made it dated even before it left dock the first time. 

 

The positive were friendly staff, clean and well tended boat, and non stop food. LOVED, LOVED, LOVED the Mongolian Wok.  Reliable entertainment.  Half Moon Cay was great.  Snorkeling excursion superb, and the Segway in Nassau fun. Cabins roomy,loved our balcony!  and beds slept well, even if the mattresses were a bit firm.  The comedy was sastifying, and the Diva show was fun and well choreographed.

 

     Improvements could be made in the quality of food, it seemed to diminish over the course of the trip, till we were just about at Golden Corral/Shoneys level, even in the Main Dining rooms.  The coffee was not good.  I tolerated it, but did end up at the coffee shop to savor a real coffee occaisionally.

 

  The disco was dissapointing.  There were plenty people in attendance whom obviously wanted to dance, but song after song of "rap music" kept most if not all of the people shy of the dance floor. When even the drunk chicks whom shake their booty at anything, won't get up and dance, well your're horrible as a DJ.  Consequently  more people left, than sticking around to buy more drinks. 

 

     The pools on the deck are very small.  It was people soup most of the cruise.  The serenity deck was nice, and if the lounges were full, you just had to wait a bit, and some would become available.  Since the serenity deck is aft of the ship at mid level, the was very little breeze back there. So 95 degree days became quicly overwhelming.

 

The Passage to India space seemed empty and under utilzed.  Why not do Bingo there rather that all along the promanade.

    

The photography and the shops seemed crass and tacky, but that's just my personal opinion, but it seem to give as used car lot vibe to the ship.  At little to pushy and desperate.  

 

    Overall, it was a good first cruise experince to get our feet wet, but our next cruise will more than likely include an addition 3 hours driving to depart from Port Canaveral to try a different ship.

    

    

 

 

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food

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Fascination | Sail Date: Jun 21, 2014


i like the dinner, it were good.   But the lunch and breakfast were just ordinary, wait too long to get a hamburger, could not compare with Princesses cruise.

 

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joyous occasion

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Fascination | Sail Date: Jun 12, 2014


my daughter and I had a wonderful experience onboard the carnvial fascination, the service was top notch, i was treated like a celebrity....ready for my next cruise.....

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The whole cruise was great.....until they fumbled the ball at the very end.

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Fascination | Sail Date: Jun 12, 2014


The ship was great, the staff was great, the food was great, the shows were great, the activities were great.......all except for the very last day.  On the last day we waited for 4 hours to get off of the ship, and we weren't provided with anything to do the whole time.  Everyone who was waiting so bored that they all began to fall asleep.  We did too.  No one  provided us with any activities to do at all while we waited.  This detracted at much as 20% of the fun from the entire cruise.  They could have done something as simple as group trivia or bingo for us while we waited, but didn't do anything at all.  Although the rest of the cruise was great, I am less likely to go on another cruise just to avoid the experience of the last day.

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First day dinner

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Fascination

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Fascination | Sail Date: May 24, 2014


The cruise was wonderful.  The crew on board were amazing. The music all over the ship was incredible but our favorite was the Piano Bar sing along with Jonathon. The gentleman with the card tricks was mind blowing.  Had a great time and was very impressed.  Way to go!

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About Carnival Fascination

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Inside Cabins
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Oceanview Cabins
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Balcony Cabins
54
Suite Cabins
4
Restaurants
1
Pools

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Service and Staff: 75%
Cabin / Stateroom: 69%
Ship Quality: 64%

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Cabins of Carnival Fascination

Interior Stateroom on Carnival Fascination Size:
185 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that convert to a king size bed sitting area individual climate control wall safe private bathroom with shower ample drawer and closet space telephone and a 20" flat-screen television with an interactive system.
- Two twin beds that convert to a king size bed sitting area individual climate control wall safe private bathroom with shower ample drawer and closet space telephone and a 20" flat-screen television with interactive system.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms.

Wheel Chair Accessible Cabins:
M298, E52, E53, E56, E57, R298, E80, E81, E116, E119, E120, E123

Available On Decks:
Upper, Main, Empress, Riviera, Verandah

Reviews:

6 Reviews from travelers who stayed in a Interior Stateroom

Oceanview Stateroom on Carnival Fascination Size:
185 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that convert to a king size bed picture window sitting area individual climate control wall safe private bathroom with shower ample drawer and closet space telephone and a 20" flat-screen television with an interactive system.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms.

Wheel Chair Accessible Cabins:
E64, E65, E66, E67, E68, E69, E70, E71, E72, E73

Available On Decks:
Main, Riviera, Empress, Upper

Reviews:

20 Reviews from travelers who stayed in a Oceanview Stateroom

Private Balcony Stateroom on Carnival Fascination Size:
185 sq ft.; Balcony: 35 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that convert to a queen private balcony chair and coffee table individual climate control wall-safe closet private bathroom with shower telephone and a 20" flat-screen TV with first-run movies.

Please Note: staterooms with upper births lower beds do not convert to a king when both uppers are in use.
Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms. Guests will be permitted to smoke outside on the balcony.

Wheel Chair Accessible Cabins:
U224

Available On Decks:
Main, Upper, Empress

Reviews:

6 Reviews from travelers who stayed in a Private Balcony Stateroom

Junior Suite (obstructed view) on Carnival Fascination Size:
220 sq ft.; Balcony: 30 sq ft.

Amenities:
- A private balcony with obstructed views two twin beds that convert to a king size bed sitting area that consists of a sofa (single sofa-bed) chair and coffee table private bathroom with shower marble counter tops telephone refrigerator (un-stocked) individual climate control wall safe and a 20" flat-screen television with an interactive system.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms. Guests will be permitted to smoke outside on the balcony.

Available On Decks:
Verandah

Aft-View Extended Balcony on Carnival Fascination Size:
185 sq ft.; Balcony: 55 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that convert to a queen private extended balcony with aft-view chair and coffee table individual climate control wall-safe closet private bathroom with shower telephone and a 20" flat-screen TV with first-run movies.

Please Note: staterooms with upper births lower beds do not convert to a king when both uppers are in use.
Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms. Guests will be permitted to smoke outside on the balcony.

Available On Decks:
Empress, Upper

Porthole Stateroom on Carnival Fascination Size:
185 sq ft.

Amenities:
- Two twin beds that convert to a king size bed two porthole windows sitting area individual climate control wall safe private bathroom with shower ample drawer and closet space telephone and a 20" flat-screen television with an interactive system.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms.

Available On Decks:
Empress, Upper, Main, Riviera

Extended Balcony Grand Suite on Carnival Fascination Size:
330 sq ft.; Balcony: 115 sq ft.

Amenities:
- A large private balcony two twin beds that convert to a king size bed sitting area the consists of a sofa arm chairs and a coffee table private bathroom with jacuzzi tub and shower marble counter tops individual climate control walk-in closet with wall safe telephone refrigerator (un-stocked) and a 26" flat-screen television with an interactive system.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms. Guests will be permitted to smoke outside on the balcony.

Available On Decks:
Upper

Reviews:

1 Review from travelers who stayed in a Extended Balcony Grand Suite

Interior Bunk Bed Stateroom on Carnival Fascination Size:
185 sq ft.

Amenities:
- One upper bed and one lower bed (bunk bed) a sitting area private bathroom with shower telephone and a 20" flat-screen television with an interactive system.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms.

Available On Decks:
Empress, Upper, Riviera

Junior Suite on Carnival Fascination Size:
220 sq ft.; Balcony: 30 sq ft.

Amenities:
- A private balcony two twin beds that convert to a king size bed sitting area that consists of a sofa (single sofa-bed) chair and coffee table private bathroom with shower marble counter tops telephone refrigerator (un-stocked) individual climate control wall safe and a 20" flat-screen television with an interactive system.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms. Guests will be permitted to smoke outside on the balcony.

Available On Decks:
Verandah

Grand Suite on Carnival Fascination Size:
330 sq ft.; Balcony: 70 sq ft.

Amenities:
- A private balcony two twin beds that convert to a king size bed sitting area the consists of a sofa arm chairs and a coffee table private bathroom with jacuzzi tub and shower marble counter tops individual climate control walk-in closet with wall safe telephone refrigerator (un-stocked) and a 26" flat-screen television with an interactive system.

Please Note: Smoking is prohibited in all guests staterooms. Guests will be permitted to smoke outside on the balcony.

Wheel Chair Accessible Cabins:
U74

Available On Decks:
Upper

Reviews:

1 Review from travelers who stayed in a Grand Suite

Deck Plans for Carnival Fascination

Carnival Fascination

 

Sun

The Sun Deck features a state-of-the-art jogging track where you can run away from it all and enjoy the best views from the Fascination or hit the greens and try your luck on the 9 hole mini-golf course.


2 Upper Beds
2 Upper Beds
1 Upper Bed
1 Upper Bed
Twins/King Bed & Double Sofa Bed
Twins/King Bed & Double Sofa Bed
Queen Bed & Single Sofa Bed
Queen Bed & Single Sofa Bed
2 Porthole Windows
2 Porthole Windows
Unisex Wheelchair Accessible Restroom
Unisex Wheelchair Accessible Restroom
Twin Beds Don't Convert to King
Twin Beds Don't Convert to King
Twin Bed & Single Sofa Bed
Twin Bed & Single Sofa Bed
Twins/King Bed & Single Convertible Sofa
Twins/King Bed & Single Convertible Sofa
Twins/King & Upper Bed & Single Sofa Bed
Twins/King & Upper Bed & Single Sofa Bed
Queen Bed
Queen Bed
Queen & Upper Bed & Single Sofa Bed
Queen & Upper Bed & Single Sofa Bed
Connecting Staterooms
Connecting Staterooms
Twin/King Bed & Single Sofa & 2 Upper Beds
Twin/King Bed & Single Sofa & 2 Upper Beds
Wheelchair Accessible Stateroom
Wheelchair Accessible Stateroom
Obstructed View
Obstructed View
Sun

Dining

Your Time Dining on Carnival Fascination Dine in the main dining room anytime between 5:45 and 9:30 PM. Guests are usually seated within 20 minutes on a first-come, first-serve basis, depending on party size. Parties of 10 or more may need to be accommodated at different tables.

Seating Times: 5:45 - 9:30 PM.
Dress: We suggest smart casual dress attire. On formal evenings, formal attire is required. Shorts and swimwear are not permitted.
Costs: No cost. Specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks are offered at current bar menu prices.
No reservations required.

Imagination & Sensation Dining Rooms on Carnival Fascination Enjoy delicious international cuisine served by attentive staff in these two elegant main dining rooms.

Seating Times: Breakfast: 7:45-9 AM; Lunch: Noon to 1:30 PM; Dinner: Early: 5:45-6:15 PM or Late: 8-8:30 PM.
Dress: We suggest smart casual dress attire. On formal evenings, formal dress is required. Shorts and swimwear are not permitted.
Costs: No cost. Specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks are offered at current bar menu prices.
Reservations required.

This exclusive dining event for 12 lucky guests features a multi-course dinner hosted by one of Carnival's master chefs. The evening includes a private cocktail reception, a tour of the galley led by the chef, and a sumptuous dinner in a non-traditional dining venue, such as the gallery or the library. (Dining location depends on the vessel.)

Seating Times: TBA
Dress: We suggest formal attire.
Costs: $75 per dining guest; the fee does not include specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks which are offered at current bar menu prices.
Reservations are required and need to be made onboard at the ship's guest service desk.

Coconut Grove Bar & Grill on Carnival Fascination This casual tropical-theme café features a wide variety of delicious cuisine.

Seating Times: 7 AM to midnight.
Dress: We suggest casual attire.
Costs: No cost. Specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks are offered at current bar menu prices.
No reservation required.

Mongolian Wok on Carnival Fascination Indulge your craving for Asian fare at this design-your-own-stir-fry bar. Experienced chefs man the woks while you choose your preferred noodles, veggies, meat and sauce.

Seating Times: Late morning to early evening; check onboard for exact hours of operation.
Dress: Always casual attire.
Costs: No cost. Specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks are offered at current bar menu prices.
No reservations required.

Sushi Bar on Carnival Fascination Watch the sushi chef prepare fresh Nigiri salmon, California rolls, Nigiri Toro, and other delicious Japanese delicacies for your enjoyment. Then grab some chopsticks and sample these colorful creations.

Seating Times: Open nightly prior to dinner.
Dress: Casual attire.
Costs: No cost. Specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks are offered at current bar menu prices.
No reservation required.

The Taste Bar on Carnival Fascination Sample complimentary bite-sized appetizers before dinner for a taste of flavors that await at the ship's most popular dining venues.

Seating Times: Check onboard for hours of operation.
Dress: Always casual attire.
Costs: No cost. Specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks are offered at current bar menu prices.
No reservations required.

Stop by for a warm delicious slice of pizza any time, day or night.

Seating Times: Open 24 hours.
Dress: We suggest casual attire.
Costs: No cost. Specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks are offered at current bar menu prices.
No reservation required.

Conveniently located poolside, this snack bar serves freshly made sandwiches, salads, and desserts.

Seating Times: Noon to 6 PM.
Dress: Always Casual.
Costs: No cost. Specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks are offered at current bar menu prices.
No reservations required.

Café on the Way on Carnival Fascination Enjoy a freshly brewed cup of coffee, as well as a tempting selection of cakes, cookies and pastries at this charming cafe.

Seating Times: Check onboard for times.
Dress: We suggest casual attire.
Costs: There's a nominal fee for all items sold at the café.
No reservations required.

Room Service on Carnival Fascination Nobody goes to bed hungry aboard Carnival ships. No matter what time your appetite catches up with you, complimentary and cheerful stateroom service is just a phone call away.

Seating Times: Available 24 hours.
Dress: No dress code.
Costs: No cost. Specialty beverages, beer, wine, and soft drinks are offered at current bar menu prices.

Entertainment

Art Gallery on Carnival Fascination Deck: Lido
Type: Other
Description: Browse the diverse and stunning array of fabulous artwork.

Camp Carnival on Carnival Fascination Deck: Sports
Type: Kids Zone
Description: From finger painting to cartoon time, the little ones will have a blast at this supervised camp for kids ages 2-11.

Casino Royale on Carnival Fascination Deck: Sports
Type: Gaming
Description: Play like a pro - Try your hand at poker, blackjack, roulette, craps and more. This is just a sampling of the games at Casino Royale. It's your turn...show 'em what you got.

Circle C on Carnival Fascination Deck: Verandah
Type: Kids Zone
Description: One of the coolest spots on board is Circle C and it's just for kids 12-14... video games, dance parties, late night movies, Karaoke and more. What could be more fun?

Club O2 on Carnival Fascination Deck: Sports
Type: Kids Zone
Description: We know just what teenagers 15-17 like... Music, video games, new friends and BIG fun - Club O2s got it; the perfect round-the-clock' hangout full of funtastic things to do.

Fascination Atrium on Carnival Fascination Deck: Sun
Type: Other
Description:

Fascination Atrium on Carnival Fascination Deck: Verandah
Type: Other
Description:

Fascination Atrium on Carnival Fascination Deck: Lido
Type: Other
Description:

Fascination Atrium on Carnival Fascination Deck: Sports
Type: Other
Description:

Formalities on Carnival Fascination Deck: Sports
Type: Other
Description: Rent your formal wear here.

Hollywood Boulevard on Carnival Fascination Deck: Sports
Type: Shop
Description:

Internet Cafe on Carnival Fascination Deck: Lido
Type: Other
Description: Send friends and family a quick email and don't forget to include a picture. They'll be so jealous.

Library on Carnival Fascination Deck: Verandah
Type: Other
Description: Catch up on your reading, write family and friends back home or stimulate your brain with a game of Chess, Checkers, or Scrabble in the Library.

Palace Main Lounge on Carnival Fascination Deck: Verandah
Type: Entertainment
Description: Choose a great seat and check out a spectacular stage show full of music, dancing, lights and costumes that could rival any Broadway performance.

Palace Main Lounge on Carnival Fascination Deck: Sports
Type: Entertainment
Description: Choose a great seat and check out a spectacular stage show full of music, dancing, lights and costumes that could rival any Broadway performance.

Passage To India Lounge on Carnival Fascination Deck: Sports
Type: Bar
Description:

Photo Gallery on Carnival Fascination Deck: Sports
Type: Shop
Description: The photo gallery is loaded with some of your best Fun Ship moments. Pick your favorites; then take home your fondest and most fun memories.

Resort Style Pool on Carnival Fascination Deck: Sun
Type: Pool
Description: Think palm trees, a cool breeze and relaxing with your favorite drink in your hand. Take a swim or just chill out. Nothing says vacation like the new resort-style pools.

Serenity on Carnival Fascination Deck: Sports
Type: Other
Description: Chill out in this kid-free oasis that's the hub of relaxation. Take in the ocean view, hop into one of two hot tubs, or just kick back and chat with friends and enjoy the serenity.

The Fun Shops on Carnival Fascination Deck: Verandah
Type: Shop
Description: Everything from t-shirts to high-end timepieces, trinkets to your favorite spirits (duty-free) - That's what you'll find at the shops of Carnival. Find the perfect Fun Ship gifts for friends, family and yourself.

Video Arcade on Carnival Fascination Deck: Sports
Type: Kids Zone
Description: If you love to play video games we've got just the spot for you - no matter your age. Check out The Warehouse video arcade, which is equipped with the latest high tech games.

83 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

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

Don't miss the new Brunch on sailing days it is great! Don't miss the talent show!

There is a small Adult Only section called Serenity just off the back of the Lido deck. If you exit the doors to the left of the Pizza Bar just go down the steps. Its for 21 and older so go enjoy the quiet and two hot tubs for adults only. Unlike the other "sardine" hot tubs full of kids!!

We enjoyed being pampered for breakfast, lunch and dinner in the dinning rooms!

Have sailed on Fascination three times now. The food is delicious, staff wonderful and had a great experience. It is not the newest or biggest ship but we enjoy smaller venues. The ship was not full and just made for better experience-no lines, free chairs, etc. Would recommend the Gospel Fest

If you like quiet and lack of movement, stay on the lowest deck, in the middle away from the elevators.

Go to the Lido deck for meals they had a lot of of food, and every meal was a variety that all could chose from. The hours that they were open was great, we were able to get food almost 24 hours a day. There was always fresh fruit and ice cream and lost of different deserts depending on your taste

In Nassau, shop on the side streets not the Straw Market, you'll save a lot.

We did enjoy the slide. Seemed that the crew was not orginized or just tired. Food and bar staff at times was snappy.

Go to the grill early for lunch, the lines get long

Enjoyed some time on the Serenity Deck. It was very peaceful.

Ask for Wayman, he is the best!

Taking our luggage off self service in the morning was much faster than putting it out the night before. We did have to carry it down one flight of stairs but it made for quicker debarking at the end of the cruise, we'll definitely self service from now on.

See my comments from earlier about changing the kids club ages. This was a clean ship. I would recommend it to anyone! Spring Break was a great time to go with families. Not to many crowds. 50% kids on board so not to many partying adults to deal with. I felt kids were safe and supervised even when I wasn't around. I would like to suggest bringing or having Carnival provide walkie talkies the next time we go. The only thing I didn't like was not being able to communicate with my kids when I wanted to. I will brind post--it notes for the doors next time too! We were in a separate room from our kids. I would also like to suggest having guest services create a key for mom and dad to have for their kids room to be able to check on them. I didn't to this, but I will next time for sure. I couldn't locate my daughter one evening because she was sleeping in her room the whole time and I did not have a key to get in.

If you want privacy, but still want the ocean air and some sun, spend the extra money for a balcony!! We wish we had!!!!

Get to the Serenity area early, or you won't get a chair! If you are hungry, order more than one portion from the dining room restaurant, it's included. Try something new!

Very clean and up to date. 500 stars if I had too.

Passengers: Try to arrive to be at the front of the line boarding the ship. Parents with young children will be extremely frustrated if they are further back in line! Perhaps a large cabin IN the embarkation area, staffed with excellent care takers, a few nurses, would greatly help!Too much red tape

Remember to bring at least one change of really nice clothes for dress code on certain nights.

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