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Carnival Fantasy Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 6

Overall rating:

4.9 out of 5
Carnival Fantasy

5 Night Western Caribbean (Mobile Roundtrip)

Sail date: July 09, 2018

Ship: Carnival Fantasy

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: U165

Traveled as: Family (older children)

Reviewed: 2 years ago

Review summary

I very much enjoyed our cruise. It was relaxing and fun! Will go again soon.


5 out of 5
We purchased Faster to the Fun and it was well worth the priority everything throughout the entire cruise

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Main dining room food was wonderful! Buffet Food on the Lido desk Restaurant was hit or miss. Midnight limited buffet was a nice extra, especially the grilled ham and cheese sandwiches. Dinner in the Jubilee Dining Room was awesome and did not disappoint!

21st Century Bar

5 out of 5

Nice open area, room to sit at the bar or at tables. Bartenders did their best to keep the smokers on the Casino end of the bar. Had a live band every night. Juice Caboose (band) was AWESOME!

Jubilee Dining Room

5 out of 5

Excellent dining experience every night. Staff was awesome and very entertaining! Food was yummy and cooked exactly as ordered.

Windows on the Sea Bar and Grill

3 out of 5

The food was average at best for lunch & dinner. Not horrible, but nothing special. I don't remember going back for 2nd's except for ice cream.


4 out of 5

Pizza was okay. Crust was way too thin. Not very impressed at all.

Guy's Burger Joint

5 out of 5

I thought the burgers and fries were top-notch. Some in my group were not impressed. But all agreed it was better than the buffet food for the most part.

Blue Iguana Cantina

3 out of 5

Went here one morning for a breakfast taco. It was not the best. Servers were nice and friendly, but that didn't make the food good.

Onboard Activities

5 out of 5

The Serenity

4 out of 5

Didn't have a pool, only two hot tubs. Almost too quiet for me, but it was a place to go to not have to listen to kids running around and carrying on non-stop.


5 out of 5

Grand Spectrum Plaza

5 out of 5

Really cool area with several levels. Lots of opportunity to people watch and hang out.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
This ship is the oldest in the fleet. You can see it in some places, but it was not an issue. The service is top-notch, the staff are top notch, the food is good, entertainment is everywhere.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ship tip

Buy the Faster to the Fun. It is money well spent!

Ports of call

Mobile, Alabama

5 out of 5
Do not bother showing up early trying to get in the garage as you will be wasting your time and gas $. There is a Mobile cop sitting at the entrance to turn you around.

Costa Maya (Mahahual), Mexico

5 out of 5
First time to visit this port. It's very nice. Highly recommend the Taco place (can't remember the name of it, but just ask for "the Taco Place" and the natives will point you in the right direction). The two restaurants that are right up front are very much over priced - $10 for chips and salsa!

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5
Lots and lots to do. This could easily be a two day stop and you still wouldn't get to 1/4 of all there is. We went to Mr Sanchos, great choice!


5 out of 5
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