Carnival Fascination Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

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2 out of 5

hope they don't count on repeat business

Sail Date: February 01, 2007

Reviewed: 10 years ago

Traveled As: Couple

Room Type: Inside

Ship was clean, crew was friendly enough except none of them speak english, so save your questions til you get back. When I booked cruise I had no idea that was only the first step of them slowly draining my wallet dry. Nothing is included but your food. You will pay $15.00 a day for parking, $6.00 a beer plus mandatory 15% on any alchol, $1.75 for 12oz. can of coke, and EVERYONE will have there handout for a tip, and then there is the mandatory tipping on top that you will see on your bill on the last day. I don't have a problem paying, I just don't like it when they surprise you with all the hidden expenses. Also do not go to Tulum, mexico is a joke, there are sick, diseased dogs that just roam around, tons of garbage EVERYWHERE and they are all looking for a handout. I don't know why all the illegals want to come to America when it seems they make more money ripping off tourists.

Pros: ship was clean, and crew worked hard to keep it that way, food was fine.

Cons: rediculously high prices for everything!!! Mexico is NASTY!!

Recommends Carnival Fascination? No.

Ship Quality
ship quality was fine
Food and Dining
buffets were fine. No soda is included and they chare $1.75 for a 12oz. can, the only drinks that are free are water, lemonade, and fruit punch but by the last 2 days the machines didn't work.
Service and Staff
Nice, but don't speak any english
shows were something to do besides watch the grass grow. Again Mexico is gross if you have a wife don't take her. All the Mexicans look like they want to slit your throat.
Cabin / Stateroom
very nice, very clean.

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