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Carnival Fantasy Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 71

Overall Rating:

4.7 out of 5
Verified Review
Carnival Fantasy

5 Night Western Caribbean (Mobile Roundtrip)

Sail Date: October 02, 2017

Ship: Carnival Fantasy

Cabin Type: Inside

Cabin Number: M22

Traveled As: Couple

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review Summary

Our honeymoon was phenomenal and a trip that we will remember forever! We are so grateful that we found Book It and were able to afford the vacation of our dreams!


5 out of 5
Smooth and quick. We did not purchase Faster to the Fun and really I don’t think you need to. Embarkation doesn’t take too long as long as you have all your documents and bags prepared correctly.

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
We ate in Celebration Dining room with Your Time Dining. The meal options can be hit or miss but the great thing is you can order as many items as you want. If you want three appetizers or two meals, you can have them! The appetizer portions are small so I recommend getting at least one and a salad. My favorites were on elegant night. One of the appetizers was scallops with risotto- it was phenomenal! The same night I had a Hazelnut Cake with a warm chocolate sauce. It was my favorite dessert of the trip. If you want to skip the fine dinning, the. Under serves many of the same meal options. They also have a deli with hot and cold sandwiches, 24-hour cheesy pizza, and 24-hour ice cream (I hit the ice cream a ton!). Also on the ship, is the Blue Iguana Mexican. I was not a fan but my husband loved it. My favorite quick meal was definitely Guy’s Burger Joint. I ate probably 4 burgers on our cruise. They are so delicious! We did not buy an alcohol package but I did get my husband a soda package. If you don’t want to spend the extra money, water, lemonade, iced tea, coffee, and hot chocolate are always available for free- just be sure to ask for a glass of ice water or they will bring you a bottle and charge you for it.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
All of the activities we chose to attend were great. We attended several trivia games in The Bistro. We also attended pretty much any and every event C-Love, our cruise director, was hosting. He is a blast and threw the best parties. Adults- definitely attend the late night Carnival Quest game. It’s hilarious and you get to know other guests you might not meet otherwise. Our favorite thing on board was the Comedy Club. We went to almost every show- PG and R. John Mulrooney and JR Brow were absolutely hilarious!


5 out of 5
Our favorite thing on board was the Comedy Club. We went to almost every show- PG and R. John Mulrooney and JR Brow were absolutely hilarious! We only went to one of the Playcast Shows because our trip was very rocky because of Hurricane Nate. Because of this the performers weren’t able to do any dancing or use any props. The show just didn’t hold our attention so we chose to attend more interactive activities. The onboard bands are all fabulous though.

Children's Programs

We don’t have any children. This was our honeymoon.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
We had the best servers possible. If Christopher and Anthony are still in the Celebration Dining room, ask to be seated with them. They never fail to entertain. They only served us two nights but never forgot our names. They were fabulous! Everyone on the ship is friendly and helpful!

Ship Quality

4 out of 5
The ship is kept clean at all times however, the Fantasy is one of Carnival’s oldest ships and has some obvious wear and tear.

Cabin / Stateroom

4 out of 5
The size was fine and the bed was super comfortable. Our steward kept our cabin clean. My only real issue is that there is only one outlet. With technology being such a large part of society, we really needed more outlets. We brought two phones, my Apple Watch, and iPad but only had one outlet. There was an outlet in the bathroom but it didn’t work.

Ship Tip

There are a lot of kids on board. In the pools, hot tubs, running through the halls, touching food with their hands...just be prepared. We didn’t use the pool or hot tubs because they were over run with children.


5 out of 5
We got stuck in the Gulf for two extra days. By the end everyone was going a hit stir crazy. Most decided to carry off their luggage so disembarkation was slow, but once we were off the ship, customs went quickly.

Traveler Photos

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