A great vacation despite the service and

Carnival Fascination Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 2-3 cruises
Reviews: 0
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

3 out of 5
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4 Night Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)
Sail Date: October 09, 2006
Ship: Carnival Fascination
Cabin Type: Inside
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 11 years ago
Overall the service was poor. We think they were either understaffed or poorly distributed. Hey, it was a vaction and we had a blast anyway.

Food and Dining

1 out of 5
I was warned that the food wouldn't be great and they were right. Overdone and dry was the order of most everyday, in addition to very small variety, particularly at breakfast.


3 out of 5
The activities on ship were adequate. We did some fanatastic off ship excursions and had a blast ATVing in the jungle and on the beach in Mexico and dolphin watching, snorkeling and kayaking in the Keys....We would highly recommend them both.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
We bought the fountain card on the first day thiking we'd get our money's worth. WRONG! Apparently the servers don't appreciate the card as they don't get much of a gratuity for it. We waited sometimes 20 minutes for a soda....Are we kidding? We literally had tell them to serve us with one other person at the bar they avoided the people with the card like the plague...if you only drink booze expect to be catered to!

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
The layout was pretty inconvenient. I can't imagine how difficult it was for the elderly or handicapped guests to get around. You couldn't get to every level from the elevators at midship. Very silly.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
The room steward couln't have been better. They did a fabulous job maintaining our stateroom. It was new afterall.
3 out of 5
ATVing was a blast. Also, wish we had more time after our activities to shop. If you want to explore a lot don't book any tours or excursions there won't be enough time.
Don't Miss: HHHmmmmm???
5 out of 5
Ooops I wrote about that above. I wish we had more time there.
Don't Miss: Snorkeling, kayaking and dolphin watching

Pros: The boat was clean and the rooms were new.

Cons: The food and the service.

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