Carnival Fascination Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas

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1 cruise (first)


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3 out of 5

Fun but noisy

Sail Date: February 01, 2008

Reviewed: 9 years ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Oceanview

First-time cruiser. Staff aboard the Fascination were awesome! Very friendly, very helpful and kind. Enjoyed the pool area where it was not hard to find a lounge chair and relax.

The food was not as good as I expected. More like an Old Country Buffet experience, even in the main dining room (Imagination). Steaks were dry and overcooked. My dish the first night wasn't hot. Difficult to get a drink because a different waiter had to be called to the table - the head waiter doesn't bring drinks.

Cabins were very nice. The comforter and pillows are outstanding!!

Some advice - do NOT book a room near the front of the boat! We had U18 and were awoken every morning (5-6 AM) to massive engine noise as the boat docked or left port. Closet doors rattled violently, bathroom door swung about, items walked across the desk. And it's not over quickly.

Lastly, maintenance work began on the ship at 7:30 AM - we were awoken to the banging of metal hammer on metal railings. Again, went on for quite a while.

Overall, not too bad. But needed a nap when we got home.

Pros: Lido deck - excursion

Cons: U18 and the food

Recommends Carnival Fascination? Yes!

Food and Dining
Best meal had was in the Deli at the Coconut Grill.
Ship Quality
Decoration reminiscent of 1989, but in good condition.
Cabin / Stateroom
Stay away from the forward part of the boat!
Service and Staff

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