Cruise from Jacksonville, FL
Carnival Fascination Cruise Review to U.S. - Southeast
Review SummaryCompared to other ships, this one was in need of something. I am not sure what. The decks did not go through, so, while we enjoy walking the ship, it was rather difficult to do on this ship. In fact, it got so that we had some difficulty trying how to get from here to there and vice versa. They really need to do something about this. There were no chairs anywhere on the ship that were comfortable enough to sit in for any length of time. In addition, they need to find some other musicians to entertain, as the ones they had were some of the worst I have ever heard/encountered. Coupled together, these two things made the time spent on the ship less than enjoyable. Finally, the rooms were very, very small, compared to other ships I have been on (have take about a dozen cruises), so, though we had to stay in the room a lot, it was rather confining. In addition, just getting around the room was not easy. Thank God it was a five day cruise and not longer! You could barely squeeze around to even get into one side of the bed. Absolutely no place to put your luggage, if you did empty it. In addition, there were very few balconies you could get (we were not able to get one at our booking site), but those that were on the ship, were very tiny and cramped, so we probably did not miss out on much. The food at the buffets was mediocre, at best. Carnival has not met our expectations--we have now taken four Carnival cruises, so have some experiences to compare. One bright spot were the shore excursions and stops, Key West and Nassau, both of which were great experiences.
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Pros: Location for start of cruise
Cons: Ship configuration