DORYFERLAND

DORYFERLAND
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Joined: 04/09/2013
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Carnival Fascination

August 2014 - Carnival Fascination to Caribbean - Bahamas

Always love a cruise!

This was our second Carnival Cruise.  It was just as fun as the last one!  The kids had fun at the clubs and we had peace hanging by the pool! Freeport was a bit dull.  We decided to stay on the boat.  Not the prettiest port to come into and didn't inspire you to get off the boat... Nassau was great!  Bought tickets to Atlantis water park with lunch included, and had a wonderful day! Tip: Bring water shoes for hot pavement, Bring Credit card because it is cashless. Bring waterproof camera!  DO NOT bring towels, they have them there!  The lunch provided was just fine and the drink purchase allowed you to refill the rest of the day you were at the park.  Best money spent on the trip!

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Carnival Fascination

March 2013 - Carnival Fascination to Caribbean - Bahamas

Great First Family Cruise Experience!

For Spring Break this year our family of 5 took our first ever cruise! It was awesome for us all! The attendants were all great! The boat was clean! The food was awesome! Our rooms were spacious enough! I was most impressed with the kids clubs. It was wonderful to have our children roam the ship in a safe environment where they could check themselves in and out of their age appropriate clubs. We had a 15 year old in the teen club, a 14 year old in the middle school club, and a 9 year old in the kids club. Our youngest loved her independence. Our teen loved staying out late each night. I loved that they could eat whenever they wanted so no one ever went hungry. My husband and I felt we got a lot of alone time even though our kids were there! They were all sad to leave! THe only suggestion I would like to make would be to think about changing the ages of the kids clubs? My 14 year old did not want to mingle with 12 year olds. Our friend who had a 19 year old found her lost on the boat with the other 19 and 20 year olds who did not have an appropriate club for them. They can not go to the 21 and older night clubs and are to old for the high school one. I would like to come next year, if possible, with both my high schoolers so they can be in the same club. However, if nothing is done for the 19 and 20 year olds, I will be sure to skip those years with my family and find another vacation option. My suggestion...12-14, and 14-18. Let the 14 year olds choose to hang with middle schoolers of high schoolers. High school starts at age 14. And another club for 18-21. Let the seniors/college ages choose the high school club or a college club. 21 year olds can choose a 21 and up environment or a non drinking under 21 environment. The key is the middle ages to be given a choice to the club they would like to go to. Thanks again Carnival!

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DORYFERLAND's Tips

Freeport, Grand Bahama Island - Not very encouraging to get off the boat for a long hot ride somewhere where you can't leave if you are miserable.
Nassau, Bahamas - Went to Atlantis! Best money every spent on the family for the waterpark! Tip: do NOT take tour, just get off bus and walk right in. After hitting bathrooms, tour the aquariums youself when no one is there! Then, procede to pools and slide for a blast of a day!
Carnival Fascination Carnival Fascination - Bring Walkie Talkies, this helped us keep track of our kids! Plan to take a professional pictures and take many each night to get just the right one! You only have to purchase your favorites!
Carnival Fascination Carnival Fascination - 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.

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received a helpful vote on their Carnival Fascination cruise review - Always love a cruise!

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shared a quick tip for Carnival Fascination"Bring Walkie Talkies, this helped us keep track of our kids! Plan to take a professional pictures and take many each night to get just the right one! You only have to purchase your favorites! "

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reviewed their Caribbean - Bahamas cruise on Carnival Fascination and gave it 5 stars!

received a helpful vote on their Carnival Fascination cruise review - Great First Family Cruise Experience!

received a helpful vote on their Carnival Fascination cruise review - Great First Family Cruise Experience!

received a helpful vote on their Carnival Fascination cruise review - Great First Family Cruise Experience!

received a helpful vote on their Carnival Fascination cruise review - Great First Family Cruise Experience!

received a helpful vote on their Carnival Fascination cruise review - Great First Family Cruise Experience!