Great First Experience

Carnival Fascination Cruise Review to Caribbean - Bahamas


Contributor Level: Deck Hand
Experience: 1 cruise (first)
Review: 1
Helpful Votes: 0

Overall Rating:

4.0 out of 5
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Sail Date: May 24, 2010
Ship: Carnival Fascination
Cabin Type: Oceanview
Traveled As: Couple
Reviewed: 7 years ago
Overall it was a great first cruise. I do not have anything to compare it too, but I know what fun is and this was very fun. We are very excite about going on another cruise soon. It was a great experience, so go hop on a ship and see for your self!

Food and Dining

5 out of 5
food was great on the buffets, quick in and out and full! The dining room food was great also, but the dining experience just took too long.

Entertainment

5 out of 5
there was music and smiles around every corner. The comedians were funny, the bands and singers were all good, just wished there were more times available to see them.

Service and Staff

5 out of 5
everyone was very friendly and hard working and there was always someone available when you needed them.

Ship Quality

5 out of 5
Great rooms, beautiful decor and very clean!

Cabin / Stateroom

5 out of 5
seemed like it had been cleaned everytime we left and returned. The room was nice in size and easy to relax in.
5 out of 5
This is a beautiful town on a beautiful island! A Clean looking place with very friendly people. We did a Pub Crawl and it was great! It consisted of a small walking tour and stops at 5 local pubs to enjoy a complimentary beverage. The guide was funny and nice and also helpful on the do's and dont's. For those of you over 21 I would recommend doing this excursion.
1 out of 5
The water is amazing and paradise island is gorgeous. Thats about all the positives I have for Nassau. We now know that some of the shore excursions are a rip off and either need to be fixed or just removed. We did the "Blue Lagoon Private Island Getaway" and it was a complete disappointment. Yeah the lagoon was pretty, but the water was only 3 feet deep at its deepest points. So "swimming and playing in the carribean sea" (as it was advertised) really consisted of sitting in crowded, waveless water trying to cool off. I guess it would be great for children, but other than that i would not recommend this excursion. After the excursion we walked around the town and shopping areas. The town was dirty looking and half of the stores were closed at 5 (which is when we got back from Blue Lagoon island). We had until 9:30 to visit, but we just decided to go back to the ship and judging by the line of people getting on board they had the same idea.
Don't Miss: Dont miss the sunset if you get a chance to see it, I took some great photos (from the ship) of the gorgeous evening

Pros: Friendly staff, cleanliness, great room, great food, the shows were pretty good also

Cons: Most of the shore excursions were not worth the money they cost, entering and exiting the ship seemed unorganized except for the firs and last days.

Recommends Carnival Fascination? Yes!

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