March 2013

Carnival Fantasy Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 8

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
Verified Review
Carnival Fantasy

7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Charleston Roundtrip)

Sail Date: March 10, 2013

Ship: Carnival Fantasy

Cabin Type: Oceanview

Cabin Number: Cabin No

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 5 years ago

Review Summary

We decided at the last minute to take a cruise, which we love, and this one fell on the date that we needed. This was the first time we cruised out of Charleston, SC and really enjoyed it. This is a short 2 hour drive for us and that was much nicer for us. The Fantasy, was smaller than we expected, but only a few time did we experience no chairs on the deck for sunning, but other than that not over crowded or anything. The food was excellent, as always. We had the Anytime dinning, which we were not used to, and it works great, but we do like having our set time with the same waiters and staff each night. I know planning earlier, could assure we get our choice. We were not able to port at Grand Turk, because of some sickness other cruise ships had experienced after this port, so the captain decided it was best for the welfare of all not to stop. This was a little discouraging, since we had never been there before, but we were very happy, the captain made that chioice for our health benifet. He did schedule a stop in Freeport and was very nice. We would cruise Carnival again and the Fantasy again!

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
would rather have set dinning time, but always food was excellent

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
good, even though my husband didn't win the hairy chest contest


Comedy needed to be in a bigger stage area

Children's Programs

5 out of 5
We enjoyed seeing the younger ones running around trying to complete scavenger hunts, etc

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
The staff was always working on keeping things clean, painting and taking pride in the ship

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
one day we will make it to a balcony room

Ship Tip

We did breakfast on Liddo deck most of the time and was great. Also, loved the 11:30 meal on Liddo, even though we didn't need anything else. I can honestly say I was never hungry on the ship, don't know why I ate all the time!

Ports Of Call

Charleston, South Carolina

5 out of 5
only 2 hour drive for us

Nassau, Bahamas

5 out of 5
been there many times always fun

Half Moon Cay, Bahamas (Private Island)

5 out of 5
Leave a tip or comment

Grand Turk Island

1 out of 5
did not get to port
Was this review helpful? 8

Be the first to comment

Leave A Comment

Remember: Be polite and respectful. Our diverse community is home to members with different opinions and a broad range of cruise experiences.

Other Reviews Of This Sailing