All sorts of little stuff goes wrong

Carnival Fantasy Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 7

Overall Rating:

2 out of 5
Verified Review
5 Night Bahamas (Charleston Roundtrip)
Sail Date: June 22, 2014
Ship: Carnival Fantasy
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Cabin Number: E194
Traveled As: Family (young children)
Reviewed: 3 years ago

All whole bunch of little things should have been better.  Any one could have been excusable, but compounded together are too much:

First, the 1 pool and hot tubs are  too small: you can never do anything but stand in the water because of all the people.

The alcohol is not consistent.  Two of the exact same drinks will never taste the same.

The casino rules change per dealer:  some will show the burn card, others will give you time to surrender in BJ, others go too fast.

The lines were a little too long: like Carnival doesn't know that 4:45 pm EVERYDAY was a peak buffet time so enough staff wouldn't show up till 6pm.

Nothing started quite on time.

The music in the clubs and decks was just too loud:  you couldn't have a conversation on the decks. Really loud music is ok for the clubs, but not the deck areas.  Even in the clubs it was excessive: people would cover their ears and leave.

The food was hit or miss.

Positively, I think the boat is well decorated and the room staff great.  Camp Carnival is VERY well done: it gives the kids a time to have kids only time and the staff is very professional and fun.


Food and Dining

3 out of 5


3 out of 5

Children's Programs

5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
I don't have a picture, but my cabin did NOT look like that.
1 out of 5
if you can, have someone drop you off
5 out of 5
walk to Junkanoo beach if you just want to be a beach bum for a day.
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