Carnival Fantasy 11/15/2014

Carnival Fantasy Cruise Review to Caribbean - Eastern


Contributor Level: Second Mate
Experience: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 4
Helpful Votes: 26

Overall Rating:

2.0 out of 5
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7 Night Eastern Caribbean (Charleston Roundtrip)
Sail Date: November 15, 2014
Ship: Carnival Fantasy
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Cabin Number: U63
Traveled As: Singles/Friends
Reviewed: 2 years ago

I have been on 25 Carnival cruises, and this by far was my least favorite. Embarkation and debarkation at the Port of Charleston is painstaking compared to Port Canaveral, Ft Lauderdale or Miami. Stood outside in the freezing cold for about 1 hour, then sat on a bus for about another hour until the ship was ready for boarding. The 'terminal' is very small and does not lend itself to the number of passengers boarding the ship. The Fantasy itself was very clean and easy to navigate.  The food was bland, Lido salad bar was very limited and had same items every day. Main Dining room service at times was slow. The majority of the crew appeared to be in the 'training' mode. While there weren't a lot of kids on the ship, those that were thought that constantly running up and down the public walkways was their entertainment. No security to discipline. Only 1 pool, very, very crowded on sea days. Nightly entertainment lacked the high quality that some of the bigger ships have. The trivia team, Jessica, Michael, Alan and Sunny were the hi-light.  Very funny and actually acted like they really enjoyed what they were doing.  The length of stay on Turks and Caicos was way too short. Half Moon Cay is a beautiful island stop. Nassau, in my opinion, is not worth visiting. Why stop at a port that warrants alerting passengers about crime, and safety and how to avoid?  Would rather stay longer on Turks and Caicos and Half Moon Cay, and skip Nassau altogether. I realize this review is mostly negative, but as I stated 24 out of 25 of my previous Carnival cruises were 100% better, and I do have 4 more Carnival cruises already booked for 2015.

Food and Dining

1 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5

Entertainment

1 out of 5
Outside of the trivia team Jessica, Alan, Sunny and Michael the other entertaiment was not very good

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Wi, cabin steward, Remberto, waiter

Ship Quality

5 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Very clean, no floor length mirror, no hair dryer.

Ship Tip

If you use a hair dryer, take one, none in the staterooms.

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