good cruise if you like bingo

Carnival Fantasy Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

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

Overall Rating:

2 out of 5
Verified Review
6 Night Bahamas (Charleston Roundtrip)
Sail Date: June 05, 2010
Ship: Carnival Fantasy
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 7 years ago

The dining room food and service was excellent, but much of the cruise seemed like repetitious attempts to sell something. The pool was generally too crowded to do more than stand in the water. The entertainment was weaker than on previous cruises, and decent seats were hard to get unless you are a bingo player. If you come an hour early and buy a bingo card, youll have prime seating for the show, but otherwise youll have to have the ability to see through things to have a good look. Twice the ship arrived late in port, creating challenges for connecting with shore excursions. With long lines ready to disembark, they tried to make each group stop on the gangplank for a picture.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
The dining room was a big plus with outstanding wait staff and excellent food. However, the buffet and other eating areas were short on diversity of options, quality, and times of availability. Really bad pizza, dull desserts (good frozen yogurt), no berries of any type were available, and many times when most things are closes. Longer lines than others we have been on; but not bad if you want hamburgers and French fries.


1 out of 5
The main show was ok, but I never had a good seat to watch it. The best singing on the ship was the Karaoke. Other than the main show on two occasions from a seat with a poor view, I didnt see any professional quality entertainment.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
The excursion staff did not seem as knowledgeable and helpful as expected, with an emphasis on avoiding excursions not booked with the ship.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Some very attractive areas and adequate rooms. Bathroom plug didnt work. Not as crisp and clean as previous, perhaps due to age.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
5 out of 5
Swimming with the dolphins at Blue Lagoon was an expensive but incredibly worth it experience. From what I was told, don't do the Atlantis tour because it is accompanied with a lot of sales and dead time. Dolphin Encounters at Blue Lagoon had remarkably friendly people in a beautiful environment with dolphins that are well cared for and seemed to be having a great time. (As we were leaving the dolphin area, one was trying to throw me a football,)
5 out of 5
We went to the Wyndotte resort for an all inclusive day. We kayaked and snorkeled, seeing a huge number of remarkably colorfull fish. The beaches were gorgeous and the food was excellent.
1 out of 5
The kayak and snorkel trip we took offerred little wildlife, and not a good time investment. But I think there may be better ones making trips to reefs.

Pros: dining room food and wait staff

Cons: seating for entertainment, weak entertainment, constant sales pitches

Recommends Carnival Fantasy? No.

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