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Carnival Fantasy Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Cruises: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 12

Overall rating:

3.3 out of 5
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Carnival Fantasy

4 Night Western Caribbean (Mobile Roundtrip)

Sail date: July 04, 2019

Ship: Carnival Fantasy

Cabin type: Oceanview

Cabin number: U193

Traveled as: Family (young children)

Reviewed: 1 year ago

Review summary

We have flown to Mexico a few times, and this is an affordable way to travel outside of the US....BUT a cruise is not for us! We would much rather fly, and stay at an all inclusive resort b/c you can't beat the service and entertainment!!! There were too many people on this small boat, and we were very disappointed with the pool size. There was no way we could enjoy relaxing in the sun b/c it was too hot with no where to cool off! The water slides were fun for the kids, but not all of the water features were working every day. The food was phenomenal, but again, we could have had the same food with better service at an all inclusive resort!


3 out of 5
Quick and easy, but since we had never cruised before, we didn't know where to find our keys and different things. There wasn't anyone offering this information or where we could go while waiting for the ship to leave the dock. We had to figure it out on our own!

Ship experiences

Food and Dining

4 out of 5
Food was delicious, and the drinks were ok! There just isn't a lot of places to get drinks in the main pool area, so the lines are long!

Onboard Activities

1 out of 5
The pool is sooooooo small, and we were not able to enjoy it all! It was packed, and since there was so many people in a small area....the water was nasty! The waterslides were fun, but after a day or so the kids were looking for more things to do!


3 out of 5

Children's Programs

2 out of 5

Service and Staff

3 out of 5

Ship Quality

2 out of 5
It took us a little while to become familiar with where everything was at, and we still were confused up until the last day on how to get to everything.

Cabin / Stateroom

3 out of 5
The main bed was very uncomfortable since it is 2 twins that make the bed. Other than that, the room was clean, and the size didn't bother us at all!

Ship tip

Don't go when it is hot b/c cooling off in the water is not an option!

Ports of call

Mobile, Alabama

4 out of 5

Cozumel, Mexico

5 out of 5
Cozumel never disappoints!!!! We went to Playa Mia, and it was awesome!!!! We will fly straight to Mexico for from now on, but we wanted to try something different.


4 out of 5
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