Mediocre, not great

Carnival Fantasy Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
Verified Review
4 Night Western Caribbean (New Orleans Roundtrip)
Sail Date: November 22, 2007
Ship: Carnival Fantasy
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 10 years ago
Overall the ship is outdated and the common areas need to be cleaned in detail. The spa consists of a gym adjacent to a tiny steam room and sauna and a few showers with absolutely NO ammenities. The dining areas seem like a casino and the buffet food is less than spectacular. There's a vast array of shore excursions but also way too pushy with the sales of jewelry, art and aythinbg else they try to push on guests. Too sales-y.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Hit or miss, some dinners are great - the buffet is just average. There is no high end restaurant on this ship.


5 out of 5
Good comedy shows, midnight shows, bands, dancers etc.. good production value.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Misinformed staff, constantly got bad directions or information from staff. The waiters, housekeeping provided good service.

Ship Quality

1 out of 5
Outdated, lightbulbs are filthy and there are no automated hand sanitizers.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
The size is nice, comfortable beds and bedding, large bathroom/shower, very clean.
5 out of 5
We visited the ruins at Tulum -- swam at the foot of the castle, it was AMAZING!
Don't Miss: THE BEACH!

Pros: Nightly shows are a good mix of comedy, magic and broadway type productions

Cons: Outdated ship, not very clean, no real spa or premium restaurant on this ship

Recommends Carnival Fantasy? No.

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