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Carnival Fantasy Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

Experience: 7+ cruises
Reviews: 2
Helpful Votes: 18

Overall Rating:

2 out of 5
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5 Night Bahamas (Charleston Roundtrip)
Sail Date: January 12, 2016
Ship: Carnival Fantasy
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Cabin Number: E94
Traveled As: Family (older children)
Reviewed: 2 years ago

If you want a no-frills quick cruise to the Bahamas, this is it.

Keep your expectations low and you will be okay.

Ship had no heat, which is not good for a January cruise out of Charleston, SC.  Everyone wore jackets and sweaters for the first two days.  Two of my friends slept in their housecoats and wore socks in bed to keep warm.  Someone commented that he thought this was an Alaskan cruise.  Our steward brought us two blankets, which helped us stay warm in bed.

Staff was cheerful and helpful.  Room steward was great.  Restaurant wait staff were good.

Food was mediocre - little variety and bland tasting.  Burgers were overcooked - almost burnt.  One bite was enough.

One steward upcharged me by asking if I wanted Bombay gin in a martini.  I quickly learned all the martinis are made with Bombay gin.

I was told the ship is due for refurbishment in Feb 2016.  It needs it.

Food and Dining

1 out of 5

Onboard Activities

3 out of 5


3 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

1 out of 5

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
Typical stateroom. Clean and tidy.
3 out of 5
go into town to get a taxi for a tour of Nassau. We paid $100 for six for a 3-hour tour. The dock taxis wanted $180.
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