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Carnival Fascination

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What people said about this ship:

"They were so rude to the servers in the dining room that I was embarrassed." in 94 reviews.

"Our first Carnival cruise." in 43 reviews.

"Had a good time at Ripley 's in Key West and the beach in Calica, Mexico." in 34 reviews.



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jcabino
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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:
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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Traveled As:
Family w/older children

Room Type:
Inside

Experience:
4-6 cruises

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Enjoy your cruise

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Fascination | Sail Date: Oct 11, 2014

The Fascination is a really good ship to travel for  short cruises. I liked the port , it was close to home. The serenity deck for adults is very relaxing, and I spent many hours there. Food in the dinning room is good; service is better, dessert even better. We had an interior room with four persons residing, and found it to be very comfortable with plenty of room. I booked especially to attend the carnival live concert, but was told it had sold out before the cruise and not to attempt to be put on the wait list :( very disappointed. So if your going to see one of the concerts, my advise is .. buy your ticket online. 

For a nice get away .. This cruise is affordable and fun. Probably the highlight of the cruise was half Moon cay, the cruise lines private island; the beach and the water well make your day! Please enjoy your vacation!Big Smile  

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Traveled As:
Family w/older children

Room Type:
Balcony

Experience:
2-3 cruises

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Great vacation with family!

small verified icon Verified Review | Ship: Carnival Fascination | Sail Date: Aug 07, 2014

I must first thank Cruises Only for all of their help getting our cruise rescheduled after the unexpected loss of my mother.  The staff were very friendly and outgoing and stayed on top of the process.

 

We had a great time on our cruise.  The Carnival Fascination staff were all friendly and helpful and the variety of food was great.   I took three teenagers with me on this cruise.  They enjoyed hanging out by the pool; however, there wasn't a lot for them to do in the evenings.  I recommend that Carnival have more fun activities each night on the Lido deck.

 

The islands were great.  We went to the straw market which I will never do again.  It is crazy in there and people are badgering you to buy something.  Just go to shops on the streets.  Better quality merchandise at reasonable prices.  We chartered a private boat in Nassau from bahamaboattour- Captain Carl.  That was the highlight of our trip.  We had so much fun.  We spent time snorkeling and tubing.  I highly recommend chartering a private boat for your family instead of signing up for the tours where 40 to 50 people are on one boat.

 

We also went to Freeport.  This island is more industrialized.  We went to a beach called Junakoo or something like that.  Please note that there are jet ski rentals, banana boat rides, etc. on the beach.  You can negotiate the price for the rentals.  When you get off the ship, there will be taxi drivers encouraging you to go to Junakoo for $14 round trip.  Once you get there,   DO NOT fall for the $2.00 per person charge to go to the "Beach Club".  Just walk to your left when you get out of the taxi and you can walk right onto the beach without paying $2.  There really isn't a lot to do at Freeport.  There are a few shops at the port, but I would recommend waiting until you get to Nassau to shop.

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Traveled As:
Family w/older children

Room Type:
Oceanview

Experience:
1 cruise (first)

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1st time cruise

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

This was our first cruise, and it was amazing!!!! Loved the crew, accommodations, food, entertainment, pool, hot tub--everything!!!! You have to go! Great value for the money spent! Just one problem. Where do we go next???

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Chelle
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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

We just loved the staff. They are the friendliest staff on any Carnival ship we have been on and this was our 33rd cruise !

I would suggest anyone that has never been on a cruise take motion pills with them just in case. I didn't get seasick, but took them just in case. On the last day at sea, where it was extremely rocky, I still didn't get seasick! Great job to the captain and his crew!

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5 Night Bahamas (Jacksonville Roundtrip)

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5 Night Bahamas With Carnival Live (Jacksonville Roundtrip)

Sail Date: Dec 01, 2014

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