A disappointing 5 day vacation

Carnival Fantasy Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

1 out of 5
Sail Date: January 01, 2013
Ship: Carnival Fantasy
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 5 years ago

Overall\, you could tell it was a bit outdated and cheesy. The carpet and decor wasn't that nice\, the staterooms were a bit rugged and cheap. Our sink was broken and squirted water everywhere with every single use. The dining room was a bit clustered. I was not very happy with the ship. There was only one small pool and 3 hottubs which were always occupied. Not a lot of choices for a ship with approximately 1500-2000 guests on board.
Nassau was a wonderful experience but I don't quite understand why they stop in Freeport. It is just a port city and very trashy with nothing to do. Clearly\, it benefits the cruise line in some way or it is just the only way to make it a 5-day cruise. I rather would have stayed overnight in Nassau- but it is probably too expensive for them to dock overnight... disappointed. I felt like I only had one day (not even a full day) to enjoy the Bahamas\, which was the sole reason for this cruise

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
Our dining time was nice as we were able to go whenever we wanted\, but only in one dining room. It would have been nice to be able to eat in any dining room we wanted but we were not allowed. The food was awful. It was like eating in a hospital. They would literally bring our food out on trays while we had our first course and it would sit there until we got done. Weird. Very disappointing as the advertisements make you think the food is amazing.


1 out of 5
There were a few things to do but the things for free were not that great. The other things were so expensive (Bingo for $20 a sheet?! wow.)

Children's Programs

3 out of 5
Almost everything was age appropriate. This was almost a downfall b/c everything was fit for families with little ones and not adults.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Overall\, everyone who worked on the ship was very nice.

Ship Quality

1 out of 5
It was very clean for the most part. People were always cleaning the ship. The decor was outdated and cheesy. Public space was okay but I did not like the smoking on the boat and inside the casino b/c the casino is open and the smoke drifts into other parts of the boat. Disgusting.

Cabin / Stateroom

1 out of 5
The pillows were nice. Not a lot of space\, but not really expecting space with a cruise. Everything was outdated.

Pros: The pillows in the stateroom were very nice\, as well as the soft-serve icecream...

Cons: We were all seasick the entire time. The food was awful\, getting one of my friend's sick on the first night. The ship was a little outdated and the events were either free and cheesy or okay and very expensive. It was also very loud the entire time from all the music being place.

Recommends Carnival Fantasy? No.

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