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Carnival Fantasy Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas


Contributor Level: Purser
Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 3

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
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5 Night Bahamas (Charleston Roundtrip)
Sail Date: May 11, 2015
Ship: Carnival Fantasy
Cabin Type: Inside
Cabin Number: E32
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 2 years ago

The flow of the boarding process was very slow.  The line management had people standing in line longer than others which is not a good way to start a vacation.  The service on board was excellent.  The dining experience was the highlight of the cruise.  The combination of our wait team, which we requested after the first night and the food quality and variety was incredible.  The on board activities were limited.  the hot tubs were popular, but too few.  The mini golf was fun, but needed a bit of shielding from the wind. Bean bag game was fun, but only one set was available to play.  Plenty of room to expand that game to the mini golf area. The serenity deck was relaxing. 

I enjoyed my family for five days.  It was fun and relaxing.  A great way to start the summer.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Highlight of the trip.

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5
Fun but limited volume.

Entertainment

3 out of 5
Comic was funny, but even the adult show didn't need every phrase to contain cursing. Music shows were fun. Piano bar seemed to have the same songs every night. I don't want to hear "love Shack" for a very long time.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Jose was the head waiter for our dining in celebration. Made us feel like we were the center of his attention.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Showing its age a bit. On deck

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Tight but fine. Keep the TV on the channel that shows the bow camera, otherwise waking up in an interior room has no reference of daylight.

Ship Tip

Board early, start the trip relaxed. Choose excursions wisely.

3 out of 5
Industrial area. Need to travel to sights.
5 out of 5
Allow time for walking around beyond any planned excursion.
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