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Carnival Fantasy Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 11

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
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5 Night Bahamas (Port Canaveral Roundtrip)
Sail Date: May 13, 2006
Ship: Carnival Fantasy
Cabin Type: Suite
Traveled As: Family (young children)
Reviewed: 7 years ago
The ship is not like some of the newer ones, however, it still hosts a great ambiance. The Category 12 suite's are perfect when traveling with children. The ship stays very, very clean. The rooms smelled nice. THE LAYOUT: Getting used to the ship, that's tough. The elevators seem to bounce you all around. But you eventually figure it out. There is mini golf, a decent size pool with a water slide, two jacuzzi's on top deck. There is also a perfect kids pool to the rear. There are about 7 different bars and clubs, and two buffet restaurants, and I believe three dining rooms which are all nice.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
The quality was just above par. Food selection was great. Ambiance was great. Don't buy the soda cars for everyone in your party, they hardly check, just flash one or two and they are fine.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Great shows, dont listen to the other reviews, stay away from Karoke unless you find it funny no matter how long the song. Country, pop, blues, music playing all over the ship. Parents, unless you pay a baby sitter, which you might think to do, you nights end without much other than a "PG" show, and the casino. Most of the good stuff starts at around 9:00pm.

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
2-5 range is geared around 3.5, so the staff makes up for it by going off the schedule, both our boys got face paintings daily, good disney movies, free play. They both made friends. The staff is qualified. No language barrier in the camp, where it is sometimes a problem on the rest of the ship. They give you pagers. Forget what you read online about the opening and closing of the camp. Here it is. Go for the 6:15 or later dinner. The camp will actually take your kids to dinner and they will eat with thier age group. The kids had a good time, we watched them from a distance. When you get into port, they like you to pick up the kids by noon, but do not close, they again, take them to lunch. They are only closed between 4:45 - 5:45 for the staff to eat, then they open back up. Safety did not appear to be a problem at all. They log your kids in, the signer must be the one to pick them up using the stateroom key.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
The great staff make up for the not so great. There are some of those. Our cabin steward was the best. Members of Camp were wonderful, one was not so pleasant. Kids had a great time, parents, DO NOT WORRY. Take them if it matters.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
4 stars for accessability! Deserves a 5 for cleanliness.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
My stateroom, a category 12, perfect. Cleaned twice a day, jacuzzi, great shower pressure, beautiful view, location U94 was just right. Decor, well, interesting!
3 out of 5
Atlantis is cool to visit, you will want to go back. Straw market was packed, be prepared to sweat.
Don't Miss: The people.
3 out of 5
Atlantis is cool to visit, you will want to go back. Straw market was packed, be prepared to sweat.
Don't Miss: The people.
5 out of 5
Jimmy Buffets Margaritaville. Fun, exciting for all. Intro to scuba, great first experience. Water was clear to the bottom, like tap water.
Don't Miss: Bathrooms were not open at port.
5 out of 5
Best place in the world for kids. Has a water slide, water shoots, water clear to the bottom.
Don't Miss: Drinks were warm.
5 out of 5
Jimmy Buffets Margaritaville. Fun, exciting for all. Intro to scuba, great first experience. Water was clear to the bottom, like tap water.
Don't Miss: Bathrooms were not open at port.
5 out of 5
Best place in the world for kids. Has a water slide, water shoots, water clear to the bottom.
Don't Miss: Drinks were warm.

Pros: Grand Turk, Camp Carnival & The Food Spread

Cons: Weak Drinks, Some Service Staff & Bad Coffee

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