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Carnival Fascination Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western


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Experience: 2-3 cruises
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

3.0 out of 5
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4 Night Western Caribbean (Miami Roundtrip)
Sail Date: July 07, 2008
Ship: Carnival Fascination
Cabin Type: Suite
Traveled As: Family (young children)
Reviewed: 9 years ago
The ship was nice and the staff was welcoming.

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
Food in the main dining area was great. The other food was good but in the dining room, it was awesome!

Entertainment

3 out of 5
The on-board ship activities were okay. Could have more shows and entertainment. There are only so many games of bingo one person can play ( and lose!).

Children's Programs

1 out of 5
This was my biggest disappointment. My kids are 7 and 8 and they only went to Camp Carnival a few times because it was boring. The couple of times they went, when I went to pick them up, they were playing video games. They did go to the end of the cruise late-night party which basically consisted of a midnight water balloon toss. I was so disappointed over the program because I had heard how great it was. My kids stayed with us the majority of the time. The staff seemed very competent, just didn't have a lot planned.

Service and Staff

3 out of 5
Initially, I was quite happy with my room steward. Then my gold earrings turned up missing. I had put them in my glasses case for the formal dinner night and they were gone when I went to get them. Very disappointing but I guess that is the world we live in these days. I would advise everyone to leave any valuables at home unless you want to have them rooted through and/or taken.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
The ship size was okay but wouldn't want to be on anything smaller. The decor was really nice and it was continuously kept clean.

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
Our room was nice and large with comfy bedding and pillows. Everything we needed was provided and there was a lot of storage for our luggage.
3 out of 5
We did the Big 3 excursion (boat ride, snorkeling & kayaking). That is the only thing we were able to do because of the short time at Key West. And it was running behind so we were a little late getting back to the ship. Next time I wouldn't plan any excursions and would just walk around myself. Also, the kayaking and snorkeling was not off the shore; it was done off a boat in the middle of the ocean. Not what I expected and the water wasn't too clear.
5 out of 5
I love Cozumel! We have been before and there is always a lot to do. We rented a VW bug and drove around the island. Be careful though because the verdors there all try to rip you off with the peso/dollar "conversion."
Don't Miss: This time we went to the Chakanabah Park and went snorkeling. It was awesome!!!

Pros: Our room

Cons: Ship Schedule

Recommends Carnival Fascination? Yes!

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