Carnival Fantasy Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

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3 out of 5

A Fun Ship" - with a great itinerary"

Sail Date: January 01, 2014

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Room Type: Oceanview

After 20+ years in the retail travel industry\, and with over 12 cruises on various lines\, I am a firm believer that there are Nice/Fancy ships and there are Fun ships. Carnival bills itself\, rightfully so\, as a Fun Ship! They knock Fun out of the park! It should not be compared to the nicer/fancier lines. Anyone who prefers great food\, superior service and/or a quiet and refined experience\, stay away. If you are looking for an inexpensive fun experience (read Summer Camp) Carnival is your line. This particular cruise itinerary was perfect for me as I prefer \"at sea\" days. It is also 5 rather than 3 or 4 nights. Finally\, being the only ship calling out of Charleston SC\, the passengers\, for the most part\, were from a specific region of the country that I found to be pleasant and interesting. I've been on so many cruises where you get folks from all over\, this overwhelmingly southern group of passengers was a welcome surprise.

Pros: Unique passenger profile on this cruise made for an enjoyable cruise

Cons: Food was\, as expected\, mediocre

Recommends Carnival Fantasy? Yes!

Ship Quality
The ship met my expectations - Fun\, not Fancy
Food and Dining
The food met my expectations - Mediocre\, but worth the price. The service was better than I expected\, but still not up to par with upper tier cruise lines.
Cabin / Stateroom
For an older ship\, the staterooms and amenities have held up nicely
Service and Staff
No surprises - All were generally helpful
Lots of \"fun\" activities but also the Serenity Deck was a nice place to get away from ALL THAT FUN :)

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