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Carnival Fantasy Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
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5 Night Bahamas (Charleston Roundtrip)
Sail Date: May 25, 2011
Ship: Carnival Fantasy
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 6 years ago
This cruise was well worth the money. My advice is to take advantage of every meal offered. There are extended hours for breakfast, lunch, elegant/classy dinners, 24-hr pizza and icecream, a sushi bar, sandwich bar...basically food all day long. Another piece of advice is to attend as many activities provided as possible. Once you get to know the activities people, you will be sure to have an amazing time as they call you by name every time you see them.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner..don't skip out on the assigned seating dinners. They are weeeeeell worth it even if you miss a fun activity in the mean time. There are other options for dinner (such as a buffet line) but the food quality and atmosphere won't be the same.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
The activities are extremly variable from a hairy chest contest, to dancing, to bingo, to ping pong tournaments...take advantage of these planned events even if you just watch and cheer on other people.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Every single staff member was helpful and friendly. Hello, good morning, how are you...I never got a bad vibe or felt uncomfortable for a second with the staff.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
We stayed in an interior room which lacks a window. As long as you take advantage of the activities and are in your room very little, this is not a problem at all. The only tricky thing is trying to convince your body that it is morning time already.lol
3 out of 5
Anywhere in freeport requires a taxi to get to (or taking an excursion which you have to take a taxi to get to). We once again didn't set up an excursion buuut took a $5 taxi to the market. We ate lunch there, walked around the market, and across the street was a beach where we went in for free. There happened to be an excursion set up there that surprisingly people paid around $40 a piece to do. So you can save a lot of money if you trust that you can handle figuring out your ride etc once at the port.
5 out of 5
We didn't take a planned excursion but teamed up with a couple families on the pier to take a $25 dollar van excursion around the island. It took us to the market, around the slums, the rich area, atlantis (beautiful), and dropped us at the beach which is walking distance from the cruise ship.

Pros: Activities on board

Cons: Overlapping fun activities with dinner

Recommends Carnival Fantasy? Yes!

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