- Carnival Fantasy - Disappointed
Review by cascelia
In response to review, WarnerAthey says ...
I have been on the Fantasy twice. Keep in mind that this is the oldest ship that Carnival has. You don't find many balconies. If you are taking a cruise out of Charleston don't expect to be going on a brand new ship. At least they have a ship stationed there. In Norfolk we don't even have that. They don't even give us as much respect as Charleston. If you are expecting them to pick up your suit case from your car, that would not be someone working on the ship. That would be someone working for the port. Don't blame that on the Fantasy. The Fantasy may be an old ship but at least they have a ship that you can get to the Bahamas on in the winter. Virginia doesn't even have that. You would think someone somewhere in the world would have an old rusty worn out ship that they nobody else wanted that they could send to Virginia.
It is really funny how passengers want a younger clientele on ship and when they find that they complain that the kids take over the pool and run around the ship all night long. It is hard to have it both ways. As for me, I like a mix. I often go on Carnival and have reached a high enough level to get free laundry. I also enjoy HAL even though on the longer cruises that I chose with them, there are a preponderance of older people. You have to be adaptable and go with the flow. I try to be positive about mishaps on a cruise and do go to the front desk if I encounter a problem. It doesn't pay to stew inside for the whole cruise and let it spoil your fun. You have to blame the parents rather than Carnival for unruly kids. Hope that you next cruise is a better one for you. Try to stay away from summers and holidays. Thats when more kids are on cruises. OH, and do know what you mean when you say that the kids take over the pool and run around the ship unsupervised. I have run into that problem, too. I talk nicely to the kids & ask them to splash somewhere else. They do have just as much right to have fun in the pool as I do. I try to go to adult pools and the Serenity areas.
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