May 2016 - Carnival Fantasy to Caribbean - Western
It was a ton of fun! If you can get a balcony we recommend it. Also, if you can get a suite or the "Faster to the Fun" program, we recommend that as well as the priority boarding was a very nice suprise. The rooms were small but clean and what you would expect, but not a ton of time was spent in the room. Room service was great, the entire crew was very friendly! The food was slightly better than mediocre, it looked better than it tasted. The ship water was absolutely terrible and the included drinks were all made with that water. If you drink a lot of soda the "bottomless bubbles" program is a good deal but it does not include bottled water. So if that is more up your alley, bring a 12 pack and/or be prepared to purchase a lot on the ship. It isn't too pricey but more than we wanted to pay. I think it was $1.50 for a 20oz and $3.50 for a 1 liter bottle. There was a lot of alcahol consumption, if that is in your plans the "Cheers" program is nice. Be wary of where to go for drinks though. If you drink more beer or wine or alcohol out of a bottle or can you are in the clear. If you do more mixed drinks you have to figure out which bars to get them from. Some bars didn't seem to put any alcohol in your expensive drinks and others allowed an appropriate amount. All of the on board activities were a lot of fun! We didn't get to see the comedy show until the last night but it was fantastic! This was our first cruise so some of you reading this may already know what I have laid out. We would definitely recommend going on this trip!
P.S. For those that care, the cruise was very LGBT friendly. It was subtle but if you were looking you could tell.