Carnival Fantasy Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

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2-3 cruises


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3 out of 5

Worth what you pay.

Sail Date: February 23, 2011

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Traveled As: Family w/young children

Room Type: Oceanview

Room are adequate- normal cruise size, normal condition. Room steward is EXCELLENT! Go Victor! Everyone is friendly without being intrusive. The overly expensive coffee bar is well run. The Barrista is well versed and remembers EVERY customer as well as the kids!

Most children were well behaved. Most parents controlled their children. Pool was small, but not overly crowded.

Pros: Well Organized. Friendly staff, nice fellow travelers.

Cons: Not enough to do onboard. Dinner is rather cheesy.

Recommends Carnival Fantasy? Yes!

Ship Quality
This isnt to sy the ship is bad, just that it is, in reality, very small. There is not much to do. We were looking for a 6-8 day cruise, this ship should be used for 2-3 day cruises.
Very little to do if you arent into drinking and gambling.
Food and Dining
I cant give a better rating. Meals are un-imaginative. There is noting wrong with the food, it just does not stand out.
Its better than fast food, better than a turnpike restaurant, but a chain restaurant stake house is better....
Wait staff are EXCELLENT! Dining entertainment is the same day after day. Cheesy....
Cabin / Stateroom
We had a room aft. Even in choppy seas it was adequate. Cabins are cleaned 3 times a day. They are kept clean and fresh.
SLIGHT oder from bathroom at times.
Service and Staff
NO complaints. Only a whiner could find fault with the people. There are somethings people cant change.
Children's Programs
Our 3 and 5 year old had to be dragged out of there. Children incapable of social skills and spoiled to be given their own way hated the place, and it was obvious with 10 minutes of observation the first few nights to see which children fit this profile.
Nassau, Bahamas
Straw market should only be entered by those who like to negotiate price. Designer knock off purses are $20-$50. Streets by the dock are safe-even the side streets. Atlantis is beautiful. There is a lot to do here. Cuban cigars can be found all over. Very high quaility cigars and most could be found for cost of $6 to $12 each. You may take them onboard, but must smoke them onboard or in the Bahamas. Tylenol 3 is OTC. Cost here is about $15 for 100 p.
Don't Miss: Straw market.
Key West, Florida
Wait til you get here if you are bargain shopping beach wear. Go to the toy store, just to see the decore. The building is historic. Scooter rental is reasonable priced. Bikes available too, not much cheaper. Everything is close enough you really dont need transportation though, unless you want to go to both the light house and the butterfly conservatory. Walk to the lighthouse then take a taxi.... Butterfly museum not to be missed.
Don't Miss: toy store
Freeport, Grand Bahama Island
All activities are far from port. Transportation is $10 round trip. Shops and 2 markets. No knock offs here. Mostly costume jewelry and beach wear. Over priced. Tylenol 3 at the pharmacy it $9 otc for 100 p.

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