Cruise staff were EXCELLENT, Ports not so much.

Carnival Fantasy Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
Sail Date: June 08, 2015
Ship: Carnival Fantasy
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Cabin Number: R165
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 2 years ago

Freeport was very industrial, basically docked at a shipyard.  Had to taxi to small area where you could shop, but basically every shop sold either jewelry, or souvenirs, very disappointed.  Nassau, was better but unless you went to Atlantis the beach was rocky, and were constantly bombarded with peddlers.  The crew onboard could not have been better, they all treated us with excitement and continually surprised us with knowing our names no matter where we were.  The Debarkation process is a total pain and took entirely too long.  When we put the luggage outside at night, we expected it to be delivered to the parking garage, but instead it was only brought to the dock, which then needed to be loaded again on to a trailer connected to a van, and then hauled to car.  It should go directly to where we were taken in the garage to help speed up the process of debarkation.  There was only 1 pool, and often was overrun with children.  Food was great, entertainment was great, piano bar needs to be in a better venue, the Egyptian motif and placement of the piano made it hard to interact unless you were directly at the bar, but Elizabeth was phenominal !  This may sound like more complaining, but we really did have a blast on the ship, it was the ports that were more of a let down.  PU, Pedro, Julius, Darris, Elli and Elizabeth made our trip such a memorable experience.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Gosh I think we ate every 30 minutes and it was all good.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Loved the piano bar, needed better location and setup

Entertainment

3 out of 5

Children's Programs

3 out of 5
Children (10-15) were running amuck at all hours, not sure where the parents were

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Could not have been any better , PU, Julius, Elli, Elizabeth, Pedro were all exceptional

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Ship was big, but dated

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Cabin was clean, the third person in our room need to sleep in bunk which was unexpected, but was still comfortable, would be hard if that third person were elderly.

Ship Tip

Choose to take own luggage off ship, you can leave early and beat others saving a ton of time. Don't expect too much of ports, and enjoy the time on the ship.

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