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Carnival Fantasy Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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Overall rating:

4.8 out of 5
Carnival Fantasy

8 Night Western Caribbean (Mobile Roundtrip)

Sail date: April 21, 2018

Ship: Carnival Fantasy

Cabin type: Inside

Cabin number: M21

Traveled as: Large Group

Reviewed: 3 years ago

Review summary

We took 3 first-time cruisers with us and they loved it. This cruise included 5 ports in 8 nights. There was only 1 night that it rained, so we had beautiful weather throughout the week. The ports were all beautiful and the seas were very calm, too. You just can't get enough of the blue waters in the Caribbean. It's breathtaking! I will sail on the Fantasy again, especially out of Mobile, AL!

Embarkation

5 out of 5
Best ever! We walked into the port in Mobile, AL, went through security, walked up to check in and walked onto the boat. Never stopped, waited or sat down. Less than 10 minutes total.

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Ate mostly in main dining rooms. Food was always delicious, perfectly cooked, hot and loved the variety and the "Have you ever tried...?" options

Guy's Burger Joint

5 out of 5

Excellent burgers!

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5
Pool deck, water slide, walking track, Comedy Club, shows, trivia events, music - they added so many new events to this 8-day cruise.

Shore Excursions / Guest Services

5 out of 5

Very friendly and helpful - went above and beyond (spent a lot of time) to work on my cell phone to get the Carnival App to load.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
Best comedy shows ever - loved the variety, with 4 different comedians switching out.

Art Gallery

4 out of 5

Beautiful artwork. Informational art sessions. Great variety.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
Friendly, welcoming, always striving to do their best to serve you. Love that they remembered our names from day One.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Love the design of this smaller ship - easy to get around quickly. Common areas were very clean. I woke up early to watch the sun rise, and they were out cleaning everything from the deck to handrails.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship tip

You'll love the "resort style" pool with all the palm trees over the pool. You get a feeling that you're really at a resort. As an older, smaller ship, it still has beautiful architecture/designs and I love the all marble staircase in the Atrium. Very elegant.

Ports of call

Mobile, Alabama

5 out of 5

Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico

4 out of 5
Shopping in the port was good. Took a $3 shuttle about 5 min. to Mahahaul to a nice beach with shops/restaurants.

Mahogany Bay, Roatan, Bay Islands, Honduras

5 out of 5
LOVED this port. It was so beautiful with perfectly manicured walkways and a huge beach that easily accommodated the 2 cruise ships that day. There were plenty of loungers (shaded, too) for everyone. We loved the beach, ocean was clean, and we could walk back 5 min. to the ship for lunch, then back to the beach again!

Belize City, Belize

4 out of 5
We did an online excursion to Goff's Cay for about $49/person. It was a beautiful, small beach where we relaxed and did snorkeling.

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5
We went to Mr. Sancho's all-inclusive resort for about $50/person. Beautiful, relaxing and never had to wait for food/drink!

Progreso (Merida), Mexico

3 out of 5
We only shopped in the cruise port area and found some really great deals! (On a previous cruise, we took the shuttle 3 miles to Progreso and we were hassled by sellers so much that we never wanted to come back.)

Disembarkation

5 out of 5
Very organized!! Best Disembarkation in the past 8 cruises. The Carnival staff made announcements of how/when and then actually stayed in the area to enforce the instructions so it was not chaotic. Walked off the ship by 8:20 and was outside of Customs before 8:30.

Traveler Photos

Goff's Caye island - Snorkeling excursion Goff's Caye
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