Sleeping over a bowling alley..NO FUN!

Carnival Fantasy Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 7+ cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 9

Overall Rating:

2 out of 5
Verified Review
5 Night Bahamas With Carnival Live (Charleston Roundtrip)
Sail Date: September 04, 2014
Ship: Carnival Fantasy
Cabin Type: Inside
Cabin Number: R16
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 3 years ago

Not only is the Port of Charleston the most horrible port to sail from, the Fantasy has taken a definite turn for the worse.  The pool area was not well serviced at all...plates, cups, trash sat around while staff walked by intent on selling drinks.  They actually seemed put out when we asked for a table to be cleared.  The men's restroom on the LIDO deck was under construction and inaccessible.  And,  BTW, avoid the front of this ship when choosing a state room.  We we're offer an upgrade and should have stayed INSIDE, instead.  At 2:30AM on the first night we had engineering in our room trying to explain to us why it sounded (and FELT) like we were sleeping over a bowling alley!  Apparently the waves slapping the front of the ship were "normal and expected." With almost 25 years of cruising under our belts and Platinum status on Carnival, we can honestly say "This was the worse cruise we have ever been on".  What a shame!  We love Carnival and would love to be able to sail more often from our home state, but we're thinking that a drive to Florida is worth the trouble!

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Wonderful waiter. Went out of his way to please

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


3 out of 5

Children's Programs


Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Jeremy at Guest services did everything he could to make our experience more pleasant

Ship Quality

1 out of 5
Dirty and in disrepair

Cabin / Stateroom

1 out of 5
Noisy and BUMPY!!!

Ship Tip

Avoid front of the ship when choosing state room

Charleston, South Carolina Did not visit port

No VIF courtesies. Not sure how a handicapped person is supposed to walk up long ramps
3 out of 5
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