Carnival Fantasy Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

1 cruise (first)


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4 out of 5

First Time Cruiser

Sail Date: April 11, 2016

Reviewed: 6 months ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Oceanview

Was fun for a first time cruise experience. Certainly a young crowd and massive party ship. Good food and great service. Older boat but I guess we wouldn't know better never having been on a cruise before. There were some details we didn't know about or couldn't get the information on despite checking out the web site numerous times and even calling customer service before we departed. Including the nice surprise of airport check in desk .... which we would never even have known about had our luggage carousel not been right next to it. Carnival is good for a purpose but will probably try a different cruise line or experience next time.

Cabin / Stateroom
Our stateroom attendant was fantastic and took care of and anticipated all our needs!
Embarkation and Disembarkation
Embarkation was fantastic but have to rate poor as there were gangway issues upon debarkation so hundreds of us that were scheduled to have to be first off the ship stood in a hot hallway all queued up for two hours with no bathroom or refreshments unless we wanted to risk losing our place in line. Horrible experi nice and not much information until about an hour into the wait.
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Miami, Florida
Key West, Florida
If you are just there for a few hours, just walk. We made it all the way to Hemmingway house and Key Lime Pie with time to spare.
Cozumel, Mexico


Never much of a wait on Your Time Dining but go early so you can easily hit all the nighttime entertainment.mservice can be slow in the main dining room later. Room service menu is very limited so hit the dining establishments while they're still open.

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