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Carnival Fascination Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas


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Experience: 2-3 cruises
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Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
Sail Date: May 01, 2006
Ship: Carnival Fascination
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 11 years ago
As a 4day/3night cruise...this was fun! Great mix in age groups and diversity. There were kids, but it wasn't disruptive to adult fun. Offers many fun options for everyone of all ages. Overall a great cruise!

HIGHLIGHT OF TRIP:

The best part was being docked in the Bahamas from 7:00am Saturday until 5:00am Sunday. We were able to do soooo much knowing, that we had the entire day and night in the Bahamas.

Food and Dining

3 out of 5
The food was good, however, there didn't seem to be very many options after 9:00pm. The sushi bar was delicious!

Entertainment

5 out of 5
PRO: Lots of activities and entertainment around the clock. The comedian & game show nights were great. Lots of jacuzzi's was a plus, which we enjoyed.

CON: Only 2 pools on the whole boat.

Service and Staff

1 out of 5
The staff just seemed uninterested and lacked warmth. They could use a little hospitality training.

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
This seemed to be one of their older ships. If you've been on Carnival's 5day or more cruiseships you will notice the difference in the Fascination and their other ships.

Cabin / Stateroom

1 out of 5
PRO: Oceanview Stateroom good for 2 people. Even three if necessary.
Cabins well maintained, cleaned daily and restocked.

CON: The closets had an old moldy odor and all of the dresser draws were misalinged or just broken.
5 out of 5
Hanging out on the island of the Bahamas for the day was the best! We went on a great 2 1/2hr tour of Bahamas for $25 given by the locals. They drove us all around, gave the history of The Bahamas, took us to Paradise Island, showed us The Altlantis Hotel, the aquarium, and finished it off at the beach all for $25pp. Stayed at the beach from 12:30 to 6pm, go $10 drinks all day at the beach, jet skied for $45 for 35minutes, layed out in the sun. Afterwards, had late lunch at a Bahamian Restaurant close to where the ship docked and had a maginficient lunch of Appetizer: Conch Fritters & Jhonny Cakes Entrees: Ribs. mac & cheese, Stewed Red Snapper & Rice and Peas, Fruit Punches all for $35! Got back on the ship, layed out on the deck for a few hours, then got ready to go back to Paradise Island for a late dinner and party! It was great.
Don't Miss: Bahamia Cafe at the Port and of course Atlantis Hotel on Paradise Island!

Pros: The overnight stop in the Bahamas

Cons: The ship was one of the older Carnival Ships. Staff ok, but could be more hospitiable.

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