Carnival Fantasy Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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2-3 cruises


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3 out of 5

If it fits, book it!

Sail Date: March 17, 2008

Reviewed: 7 years ago

Traveled As: Family (young children)

Room Type: Oceanview

Choose this cruise, only if it fits your vacation time, and you can wrap a night or two in New Orleans around it. The itenerary is a little weak, although the snorkeling in Cozumel is very good. Progreso has some minor Mayan ruins, and that tour is OK, but, if you take it, don't miss swimming in the senote' (sinkhole, incredibly clear water, and refreshing after the hot hike).

Pros: Attentive staff, good food, New Orleans as port of origin.

Cons: Nickel-and-dime additional charges.

Recommends Carnival Fantasy? Yes!

Progreso (Merida), Mexico
This has only been a port for two years. The Mayan ruins are OK, but not spectacular. Good shelling on the beaches. Stick with the tours.
Don't Miss: Rather weak, overall.
Cozumel, Mexico
Take a snorkeling tour. Very nice reefs with abundance of coral and sea life. Keep an eye out, during the sail, for the flying fish!
Don't Miss: Snorkeling. Don't waste your time shopping.

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