Carnival Fantasy Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Contributor Level: Deck Hand

Experience
1 cruise (first)

Review
1

Helpful Votes
7

1 out of 5

Disappointment

Sail Date: January 01, 2011

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

Upon first impression of the ship, I thought it looked old. The food was "Golden Corral" quality, which disappointed me. The shows were cheesy and I left most of them after the first five minutes.

Pros: Key West

Cons: Freeport, food, entertainment, aesthetics of the shp

Recommends Carnival Fantasy? No.

Ship Quality
Very 90's. Some aspects of the ship were updated, but mostly older looking.
Food and Dining
The breakfast and lunch food left much to be desired. If you don't like chicken fingers and cold fries, you are mostly out of luck... those were the best flavored items. Dinner was better, but nothing "high quality". I want to be generous b/c I realize that they are serving 2,000 ppl on the ship, but it just wasn't that great.
Entertainment
The shows were DUMB. Let's just say that one of them had a talking COUCH as the host.
Service and Staff
They were very helpful, but it was difficult to communicate with some of them as English is not their primary language.
Cabin / Stateroom
Nassau, Bahamas
The city of Nassau is a dump, and the taxi ride to the beach is a serious danger... We almost wrecked 4-5 times! Once we got out on the water, it was gorgeous.We went to Blue Lagoon, which was nice, but definitely not worth the price from Carnival. We took a taxi to Paradise Island ferry, and saved money that way by only paying 45 to Blue Lagoon. Ultimately, it still wasn't worth the money for us b/c the water was too cold in Jan. to swim.
Don't Miss: The color of the ocean.
Key West, Florida
We loved Key West. Beautiful city. Great food. Great history. Clean, gorgeous, and had many activities.
Don't Miss: Ernest Hemingway House and train tour
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island
Awful. DON'T LEAVE THE SHIP. It is a waste of money and time.
Don't Miss: None


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