June 2015 - 5 Night Bahamas (Jacksonville Roundtrip) Cruise on Carnival Fascination
I have NEVER had a vacation where I felt SO disconnected from the stresses of work, the hustle & bustle of keeping appointments & schedules, the "life" issues of extended family/friends, and the daily chores of cleaning, cooking, etc. as I was able to UTTERLY ENJOY while on board the Carnival Fascination!!!! By being at sea and away from all that, I had no choice but to focus on just ENJOYING every moment. It was wonderful!!! Our cabin steward Ketut was SUPER sweet! He was always asking if we needed anything else. The comedians on board were hilarious, and the shows were more entertaining than I ever imagined. The room size was pretty small, but when you're only in it to sleep & shower, it's not so bad after all. The bed was way comfortable. All the food was DEEEE-licious!! We chose the "your time dining" & it was perfect! I loved how every night the waiters would put on a show for dining room. In fact, on the last night of our cruise I found myself getting a tear in my eye at the thought that I was at my last cruise night's dinner. I didn't want to leave the crew that works so hard to make sure all the passengers enjoy their cruise! Our 2 excursions were worth EVERY penny! In our spare time since we've returned, we've done nothing but research if we can make it work to go on another cruise! The only negative thing I have to say is when 2500 to 3000 passengers can fit on a ship, you should really have more than 1 small to average size pool. But as packed as the pool always was, the pool ladders were always kept clear to allow access in & out. I'd give this vacation a 9.9 out of 10 (darn .1 pool!).