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Carnival Fascination Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western
Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Vote: 1

Overall Rating:

4 out of 5
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Carnival Fascination

4 Night Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)

Sail Date: February 19, 2007

Ship: Carnival Fascination

Cabin Type: Inside

Traveled As: Singles/Friends

Reviewed: 11 years ago

Review Summary

The ship was very clean. Staterooms taken care of twice a day was awesome. Lay a glass down and it disappeared in less than 5 minutes. The staff were so well trained in customer service. All deserved to be tipped extra. The activities on board kept you busy 24/7. Nightlife was a bit scarce. The staff who were not working, partied in the Diamonds club late at night and would not talk, dance or fraternize with any of the patrons. I think it would have been a little more fun to get to know them better. The casino really does need to pay out a little better, to have people spend more money and stay longer. Also more staff need to be around (standing in remote areas) for when people get lost. Hard to get to the back of the ship for dinner. Up, down, around you go until you finally figure it out ( on your last day)! And definitely don't get a warm drink! They do not credit you, or replace it. They only offer ice! And anybody who travels extensively knows, DO NOT drink any water, except bottled (sealed top) or the ice! Can really mess up your stomach. But overall, those silly little suggestions and personal opinions should not stop anyone from going on this cruise. Wanted to go back next day and looking to book my next one ASAP. Loved It!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! P.S. The dining staff were out of this world, along with the food!!

Ship Experiences

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
One particular Team Headwaiter (Martin) in the Imagination Dining was the BEST I've ever seen in customer service. If you ever get a chance, ask to meet him. What a pure gentleman.


5 out of 5

Service and Staff

5 out of 5

Ship Quality

3 out of 5
Because of the size, can get lost easily. Confusion on how to and what steps or elevators to use to get somewhere. Public restrooms were spotless.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5

Ports Of Call

Cozumel, Mexico

3 out of 5
Too much shopping. The jewelry store owners are so rude, pesky and make you feel totally uncomfortable. Every other store, they hang out front and bug you.
Don't Miss: Senoir Frog and Carlos and Charlie's

Key West, Florida

3 out of 5
Needed more time to explore in this port. Too little time to walk and see everything. Go to Sloppy Joe's for food and drink. It's a blast there. Need night time excursion though to enjoy the best part of Key West. Nightlife!!!
Don't Miss: Sloppy Joe's on Duval St

Pros: The time away from reality with wonderful customer service and anything we needed to spoil us.

Cons: How short it was and the Key West excursion was too short to see or do anything significant

Recommends Carnival Fascination? Yes!

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