Carnival Fantasy Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Contributor Level: Purser

2-3 cruises


Helpful Votes

3 out of 5

Changed itinerary

Sail Date: February 22, 2016

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

Only made aware of changed itinerary (from Key West and Cozumel to Freeport and Nassau with return to Miami) upon arriving at cruise terminal.  Ship problem also delayed arrival at pier in Miami by 4-5 hrs. causing all 2000+ passengers to wait in the terminal.  No available food, and very tiring.  Finally, ship arrived, all passengers loaded, and ship departed several hours later than scheduled.  About 4 hrs. late so none of day's scheduled activities on board occurred.  Another ship problem in Freeport delayed that departure.  No dance classes as in listed activities on WEB site.  Only small dance area adjacent to smoking area so could not dance.  Few activities during the day when at sea.  Food, service, and evening entertainment were great. 

Cabin / Stateroom
Very nice cabin with large window, lots of storage space, and in-cabin safe. Well maintained by cabin steward and assistant. No excessive motion from waves.
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Ship was many hours late in arriving at the pier for boarding. Loading passengers was a nightmare - all 2000+ waited in terminal hours and then all loaded. Disembarkation went OK.
Ship Quality
Destinations and Excursions
Ship's itinerary was changed at last minute so did not get to go to expected ports. Bahamas were disappointing.
Onboard Activities
There were few activities. For example: Dance classes advertised, but not offered.
Children's Programs
Service and Staff
Food and Dining
Key West, Florida
Ship's itinerary changed so never got to Key West.
Carnival Live Concert
Show cancelled due to change in itinerary.


Excellent evening shows.

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