Carnival Fantasy Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western
Sail Date: August 11, 2007
Ship: Carnival Fantasy
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Family (young children)
Reviewed: 10 years ago
Review SummaryThis was obviously not the cruise for our group. I found the constant sales pitching completely annoying and unneccesary. This trip with all of the 'add ons' ended up being much more expensive than a 'nicer' cruise. A 'nicer' cruise does not constantly charge you for every little thing and sock you with tip money that may or may not be deemed appropriate. The over abundance of photo opps was completely went completely overboard. It was downright tacky. There was never an opportunity for a nice, 'real' setting photo. Mainly tacky back drops. The time in the ports of call was far too short and controlled. Seeing pictures of the on board sales maven in the stores on shore was completely revolting. This was not a warm, fuzzy in my book. A sales push is more like it.
A section not included in your cruise review form is disembarking in New Orleans. An important item here- Make your luggage tags for disembarking with an adhesive. We were concerned putting our luggage outside of our door by midnight with an easily removable/reusable tag since our tag number was much lower than the rest on the floor as we had a New Orleans excursion planned. We were concerned because there was so much activity going on that evening and some human nature is to take what is not theirs. Our tags were stolen and when we got off the ship with our tour group- our bags were no where to be found. We had to search through all the luggage from the ship to locate ours. Absolutely avoidable with a better tag system.
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Don't Miss: El Toro restaurant. Off the beaten track and out of Carnival's 'hold'.
Don't Miss: can't think of one. it was such a short trip and completely contrived port of call.
Pros: Being with my family. Our cabin steward.
Cons: Food, Excessive Photography set ups, The constant sales pitch on and off board.