Great for families with teenagers!

Carnival Fantasy Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

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

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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6 Night Bahamas (Charleston Roundtrip)
Sail Date: June 26, 2010
Ship: Carnival Fantasy
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 7 years ago
This was our third cruise, first time with Carnival. We were disappointed with the size of the ship as it was too small with only one pool. Our teenagers never even got in as it was full of "drunk adults." They did have a water park area with water slides which was great for the younger kids. It would have been nice to have had another pool in that area as well. That being said, there were so many older children on board that they still had a good time getting to meet new friends. In fact, we didn't see very much of them the entire trip and they had a great time! For being the oldest ship in Carnival's fleet, you would never have known it. It was very clean and well appointed with roomy cabins and comfortable beds. The staff was wonderful, especially our room steward and waiters! The food in the dining room was terrific, some of the best we've had on any cruise. We were seated with another family with teenagers at dinner and became fast friends. As for the entertainment, the shows were average compared to the other cruises we've been on. Our ports of call were Key West, which we enjoyed immensely having never been there, but we were not impressed with Freeport or Nassau in the Bahamas and will probably never go back. Overall, we think Carnival is a great cruise line for young adults traveling with friends or families with older children and will try another one, only on a larger ship with better ports of call.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5


3 out of 5

Children's Programs

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
I'm giving this an average rating only due to the size of the ship.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Pros: Lots of kids for my teenagers, roomy cabins, great staff

Cons: Only one pool, too crowded, limited shows

Recommends Carnival Fantasy? No.

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