Carnival Fantasy Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

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4-6 cruises


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4 out of 5

Honeymoon Cruise out of Charleston

Sail Date: September 24, 2014

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

We took this cruise out of Charleston because we got married in Myrtle Beach so it was only an hour drive to the ship.  Overall we had a great time, however, there were two "at sea" days and that was really one too many.  The ship isn't big enough and doesn't have enough amenities to spend two days entirely on the ship.  We're also not really fans of Nassau, so we essentially spent 2 1/2 days on the ship as we re-boarded the ship pretty early the day we were at Nassau. 


The ship also goes really fast as compared to other cruises we've taken so that made us a little sea sick the first day.  Have NEVER been sea sick before and we have a pontoon boat so we're always on the water.  Since it leaves from Charleston instead of Miami, it has to get to the Bahamas quickly and I guess that's why it goes so much faster? 


We had a porthole room and usually stay in an interior room.  I won't ever stay in an interior room again, the port hole was def nicer and roomier!


Their private island is a lot more "happening" than Norwegian Cruise Lines private island.  I'd def recommend it if you have a group or a younger crowd.  However, Norwegian Cruise Lines private island has an "adults only" beach which I really like too. 


So overall we had a great time and would def cruise with Carnival again but prob a newer/more expensive ship if we're going to have "sea days"!

Ship Quality
It's an older ship. Really clean but a little dated.
Food and Dining
Only dined at fancy restaurant twice - it was ok - preferred the "wok"
Service and Staff
Our Steward was really great - remembered our names from the start.
Adult comedian too late - we're only 46 but didn't want to wait til 11:30 pm to see a show.
Children's Programs we didn't take kids so no idea
Onboard Activities
Not enough to keep you busy for two sea days
Destinations and Excursions
Loved their private island, not really a fan of Nassau. You HAVE to do an excursion because their public beaches are horrible. Constantly bothered to buy something or get your hair braided!
Cabin / Stateroom
Best/roomiest cabin we've stayed in so far
Charleston, South Carolina
Confusing how to get to the port. Horrible signage
Little Stirrup Cay (Cruiseline Private Island), Bahamas
Music, huge tiki bar, buckets of beer lol - we didn't snorkel but alot of people did amongst other water sports
Nassau, Bahamas
We ate at Sharkey's and went to Senior Frogs and shopped - then reboarded the ship


We sat at the front of the ship to dine outside. Otherwise you had to be by the pool to eat outside. We didn't discover this until the 3rd day.

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