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Carnival Fantasy Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 4-6 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 3

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
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5 Night Bahamas (Charleston Roundtrip)
Sail Date: June 22, 2014
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Cabin Number: R97
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 3 years ago

Overall, our experience was favorable.  However,we found the area very confusing to get to the parking area and board the ship in Charleston.  Likewise, getting off the ship and back to our car was also confusing.  Our car was parked close to the terminal, and we could have walked as we carried our own luggage off the ship.  But, we were directed to stand in a long line and board a van that drove us about 1/2 block into a building where we had to wait for our luggage and then walk out to our car.  Both on and off the ship were confusing and time consumming.

 

We had the late dinner seating to allow us more time to clean up after our excursions.  Dinning staff were excellent!!!  But the late dining hour meant that we could not attend the family friendly shows that were presented while we were at dinner.  Our younger family members could not attend the late shows because of the xrated content.  Suggest having some family friendly shows scheduled for both early and late diners.

 

We felt safe letting our teen agers come and go on the ship although they were not overly excited about the activties planned for their age groups.  You might survey these groups to see what activities they would enjoy.

 

I would not choose Carnival for an adult only cruise, but it worked fine for our familly to take the grandchildren on their first cruise.  I find smaller ships and more adult activites work better for me.

 

 

Food and Dining

3 out of 5

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5

Entertainment

1 out of 5
Not as professional as I have seen on othere ships. Show times don't always work with dinning times.

Children's Programs

3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Steward was courteous and room was always cleaned when requested.

Ship Tip

The elevator numbers and letters are confusing. The combining system is confusing and not consistent in all of the elevators.

5 out of 5
The city is full of history; allow an extra day to explore. Resturants are very busy allow time to wait. Parking is hard to find; look for a parking garage.
3 out of 5
Hot and humid; good beach; plan an excursion or take a taxi into the shopping area. Cost for taxi about $10 a person both ways.
5 out of 5
Kids enjoyed swimming with the dolphins and the water park at Paradise Island. Pricey but fun.
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