Carnival Fascination Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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4 out of 5

Detour to Calica/ Playa del Carmen

Sail Date: May 08, 2006

Reviewed: 11 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

Getting checked in and on the boat was easy, it just required you flashing your passport every 5 seconds. Once on the boat, it was awesome! The rooms are small; but clean, and the entire staff was really nice and helpful. The food was amazing and the waitstaff and maitre'd were great. The decks were always clean, as was our room, and there were always nice little surprises left in the room for you (I won't spoil it!). We were meant to go to Cozumel after Key West; but for some reason we were diverted to Calica--but it was really great. The locals were nice and our excursion went beyond perfectly--A+!!! The only problem I had was how expensive alcohol was from the bars; but that was to be expected.

Pros: cruise staff, food

Cons: expensive alcohol

A bit cheesy
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Key West, Florida
A tour is a must have if you're not going to rent a vehicle. We ate at Jimmy Buffetts Margaritaville--you have to, its in Margaritaville!! expensive and ok food though...
Don't Miss: a tour to learn the history
Cozumel, Mexico
actually we went to Calica on the mainland. It was fantastic!
Don't Miss: you HAVE to do an excursion and go shopping

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