My Humble Opinion-no Fantasy
Carnival Fantasy Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western
Sail Date: August 22, 2009
Ship: Carnival Fantasy
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 8 years ago
Having enjoyed approx. 30 cruises in the past 20 years, there are good cruises and great cruises. This cruise was not on par with any of them. The staff, I must say was very friendly and helpful. The cabin was adequate for what we paid for on this ecconomy level ship. However, the dining room food left the ten of us at the table disappointed. The Carnival Holiday that they are retiring is superior in the quality/taste of the entrees. Thank goodness, we had the chocolate melting cake to look forward to each evening. The fantastic table mates made up for the meals.
The ship was realatively clean, restrooms were neat and well serviced. The A/C was definately working.....I actually saw one young lady wearing a blanket one evening.
Entertainment was hit and miss. Good comedy, ho hum song and dance routines with the exception of the Beatles Review which was very well done.
Embarkation and debarkation: long lines, and obvious delays upon arriving back in New Orleans was not the way to end the cruise. We are usually off the ship by 9 or 9:30 a.m. It was 11:30 before we cleared customs with no explanation of why the passengers were held so long.
Have had several great Carnival cruises and will sail with them again though not on this ship....it looks a little tired.
Pros: Hospitality of staff
Cons: dining room entrees leave a lot to be desired