Carnival Fantasy Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Contributor Level: Purser

Experience
4-6 cruises

Review
1

Helpful Votes
6

3 out of 5

Decent Cruise

Sail Date: April 27, 2015

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Inside

I took my three teenage kids on this cruise.  Parking was $85 at the pier and according to a police officer I spoke with is the safest and best price for the downtown Charleston area.  Wait time to board was average and the Police and Carnival people were all very friendly.   Departure took about 30 minutes and the shuttle service to the parking lot was quick and efficient.  I read a review that said a couple had to wait five hours to get off the ship and to their car because of a lack of shuttle service.  This was not our experience. 

As with most Carnival cruises it can be frustrated being constantly approached to purchase something.  A picture, drink, mug, shore excursion...it is non stop and annoying.  I'm guessing Carnival breaks even on the cost of the cruise and makes there profit from the charge cards.  Anything and everything can be charged on your room card.   I spoke with a 35 year old guy in the hot tub who told me his friend's tab was $750 and we were mid way through the cruise.

Our cabin was cleaned three times a day by "Lee" who was a very pleasant Asian man.  Fitness centre was adequate but small. 

We did not take any Carnival excursions but opted to go to the beach at both Freeport and Nassau.  The locals are very pushy and will try to sell you anything.   They roll their eyes when you say no thanks.  Within a 30 yard distance we were approached 5 times to purchase a jet ski or banana boat ride.  Both these stops are dirty and sub standard.  I will try to avoid any future cruises that stop at these ports.

Overall we had a good trip.

Ship Quality
Food and Dining
Service and Staff
Entertainment
Onboard Activities
Destinations and Excursions
Cabin / Stateroom


Was this review helpful? 6

Be the first to comment


Leave a Comment

Remember: Be polite and respectful. Our diverse community is home to members with different opinions and a broad range of cruise experiences.

Anonymous



*Cruiseline.com is not a booking agent or travel agency, and does not charge any service fees to users of our site. Our partners (travel agencies and cruise lines) provide prices, which we list for our users' convenience. Cruiseline.com does not guarantee any specific rates or prices. While prices are updated daily, please check with the booking site for the exact amount. Cruiseline.com is not responsible for content on external web sites.

Back to Top