Carnival Fascination Cruise Review to Caribbean - Western

Contributor Level: Deck Hand

Experience
1 cruise (first)

Review
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Helpful Votes
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2 out of 5

First Time Cruiser

Sail Date: May 29, 2006

Reviewed: 6 years ago

Traveled As: Family (older children)

Room Type: Oceanview

With just a little bit of care and investment in the decor, service, food and entertainment this 4-day cruise can go from below average to good. This was my first cruise and I chose this one specifically for the short number of days and the price. For the price, it was fair. Would I cruise again? No, not on Carnival or any other cruise line if this is typical.

Pros: Tommy Drake - Comedian

Cons: Food

Ship Quality
The ship could use an overhaul. In the public areas the decor is outdated and tacky. The public restrooms were clean although hard to find.
Food and Dining
Overall quality of the food, the variety and specialty items were poor. But the convenience of the dining times were good.
Cabin / Stateroom
I was located in a great area of the ship,- at the very end, but the stateroom was in poor condition. The furniture was chipped and cracked, there were not enough electrical outlets and the television is old and remote barely worked. The only good item in the stateroom was the comfort bedding. The size of the room was fine.
Service and Staff
The only fun friendly staff were the entertainment/activity staff. It seemed most of the staff did not speak English and if they did speak the language they didn't assist or have the information or know where to find out nor were they willing to.
Children's Programs
Entertainment
Cozumel, Mexico
Not much to see or do on this hurricane ravaged island.
Don't Miss: The ATV Jungle Tour was a lot of fun.
Key West, Florida
Key West is a party town and arriving at 7:00am only to leave at 2:00pm just doesn't make sense, can't even see the sunset - a highlight of Key West's Mallory Square. With that in mind the best sites are the Mel Fisher Museum, Southernmost Point and Hemingway House.
Key West, Florida
Key West is a party town and arriving at 7:00am only to leave at 2:00pm just doesn't make sense, can't even see the sunset - a highlight of Key West's Mallory Square. With that in mind the best sites are the Mel Fisher Museum, Southernmost Point and Hemingway House.
Cozumel, Mexico
Not much to see or do on this hurricane ravaged island.
Don't Miss: The ATV Jungle Tour was a lot of fun.


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