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Carnival Fantasy Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 10

Overall Rating:

2.0 out of 5
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5 Night Bahamas (Charleston Roundtrip)
Sail Date: July 29, 2014
Ship: Carnival Fantasy
Cabin Type: Suite
Cabin Number: V14
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 3 years ago

We have taken quite a few cruises with carnival, and in comparison, this boat is older which gives it issues with having an a/c system that doesn't really ever cool you off.  We were in one of the suites on the top of the ship, and you would think paying over $2500 for 5 nights we would stay cool, but nope. It stayed 80 degrees in our room and that was with a fan that we had to run the entire time. We were miserable, temperature wise. You can tell by looking inside the ship it just looks dated.  They preached the entire cruise about shopping, which is very boring if you don't want to shop. The dinner staff was very slow. There was only 2 of us and it would take 1 1/2 hours each night for dinner, and the food was mediocre at best (compared to the other ships). This is not a horrible cruise, but is just not up to expectations with the other cruises with carnival.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
Slow, slow slow... inaccurate at the bars, and slow and bland at dinner

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
more activities with less "Shopping" would be nice

Entertainment

3 out of 5
very crouded

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Dinner waiter was polite, but slow... we really didn't associate with anyone else

Ship Quality

1 out of 5
A/c in our room never got cool, ruined the cruise. We can't sleep at 80 degrees. We were miserable.

Cabin / Stateroom

1 out of 5
A/c didnt get cool in our room. We were very miserable the entire cruise. I consider this a failure on carnival's part. 80 degrees at night is not acceptable. Other than that the room was great.
3 out of 5
The port wasn't the nicest ive ever been to, could use some upgrading, but was acceptable.
5 out of 5
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