Carnival Fantasy Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

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3 out of 5

A relaxing cruise!

Sail Date: July 02, 2010

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

The ship may be one of the older ones in the Carnival fleet but it has been refurbished and everything looked to be in fine shape. Would sail again on the Fantasy with out hesitation.

Pros: Good food, good service,a good comediene and a great ships band and quick debarkation.

Cons: Over the hill stale singer & entertainer that performed not once but twice.

Recommends Carnival Fantasy? Yes!

Service and Staff
The smiles and greetings might be a bit canned but almost everyone did their job as expected and would greet you if you made eye contact
Great ships band with a phenomenal singer and sax player. They should have been available to entertain more on their own. Other entertainment was a mixed bag. Average Ships revue, a good comediene and juggler and then the horrible Tia Thompson. You be the judge
Ship Quality
Cabin / Stateroom
Pretty standard cabin with a small bath room. Nothing special but everything you needed.
Food and Dining
The food in both the Dining Room and the Buffets was very good. Better than I experienced on earlier Carnival cruises, which is not to say they were bad but simply that this was even better. Much better than my last Princess cruise.
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island
I would say nothing is a must see. Port is kind of industrial with a small market area just off the ship with the usual tourist type junk. For $5/ea a cab will take you to the Lucaya resort area about 20 min. away which claims 350 store market. Market was largely just more of the same with a few bars, restaurants and up scale shops thrown in. There is abeach and casino at Lucaya which we did not use. Ingeneral the whole Freeport area seemed rather dead with little activity and quite a number of empty plazas and store fronts to be seen along the highways.It really has never recovered from 2 hurricanes and now the recession.
Don't Miss: Your own boat! LOL
Nassau, Bahamas
Much more vibrant and alive island. Atlantis just towers over the whole area. However going to Atlantis unless you intend to gamble or buy the $110/ea day pass to use their facilities is largely a waste of time. Virtually everything there is off limits and inaccessible to even see to tourist that simply walk in. Beyond that there are a myriad of other standard island things to do
Don't Miss: Straw market in town

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